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THE

SPEECHES

or

THE LATE EIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR ROBERT PEEL, Bart.

UELIVEREI) IN

THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

WITH A GENERAL EXPLANATORY INDEX,

AVn A

BRIEF CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF THE VARIOUS SUBJECTS ON WHICH
THE SPEECHES WERE DELIVERED.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOLUME IV.

FROM 1849 TO 180O.

LONDON:
GEORGE ROTJTLEDGE AND CO., FARRINGDON STREET.

1853.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME IV.

A BRIEF CHR0N0L06ICAL SUMMARY 0F THE VARI0US SUBJECTS 0N WHICH
SIR R0BERT PEEL'S SPEECHES WERE DELIVERED.

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1842 Spain; the French Ambassador—Corn Importation Bill—Income Tax—Copy-
right—The National Petition; the Charter—Customs' Acts l the Tariff-
Sugar Duties—Bribery at Elections—Captain Warners Invention— War
in Affghanistan—Distress in the Country—Lord Auckland—Repeal of the
Corn-Laws—Election Proceedings—Public Bills; late and present Minis-
ters

184 3 The Address—Lord Ellenborough; Gates of Somnanth—Distress of the
- Country—Affghan War; Vote of Thanks—The New Poor-Law—Supply
—Commander-in-Chief sitting in the Cabinet—Church of Scotland—Lord
Ellenborongh's Proclamation—Peculiar Burthens on Land—Treaty of
Washington—Suppression of the Opium Trade—British Museum—Import
Duties; Commercial Treaties—The Budget—Abolition of the Corn-Laws
—Arms (Ireland) Bill—Sugar Duties—Postage Reform; Mr. R. Hill—
State of Ireland—State of the Nation—Opium Compensation—Slave-Trade
Suppression

1844 I The Vldress—Stopping the Supplies—Vote of Thanks to Sir. C. Napier and
I the Army in Scinde—State of Ireland—Hours of Labour in Factories—

Bank Charter; the Currency—The Sugar Duties—Abolition of the Corn-
Laws—Slave Trade—Captain Warner's Invention

1845 The Address—Financial Statement; the Budget—Opening Letters at the

Post-Office—Income and Property Tax—Agricultural Interest—Maynooth
College—Corn-Laws; Trade with Australia—Suppression of the Slave-
Trade—Academical Institutions (Ireland)—Repeal of the Corn-Laws—
Maritime Defences—New Zealand—National Defences

1346 The Address—Commercial Policy; Corn-Laws—Thanks to the Army in
India—Customs and Corn Importation Report—Victory of Alinal—Pro-
tection of Life (Ireland) Bill—Pensions to Viscount Hardinge and Lord
Gough—Sir R. Peel's Explanation—Resignation of Ministers

1*47 Factories Bill—Railways, &c. (Ireland); Monetary Crisis—Colonisation—Com-
mercial Distress

1818 Disabilities of the Jews—The Income Tax—Navigation Laws—Sugar Duties—
Currency

1s49 Poor Laws (Ireland); Rate in Aid Bill—State of the Nation

1850 Agricultural Distress—Taxation of the Country—Supply; New Houses of
Parliament—Lord-lieutenancy Abolition (Ireland) Bill—Affairs of Greece..

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