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Motion Militia Bill; Motion :- Budget reso

Motion :- Sebastopol

Motion :--Second read. substitution of"regu- lutions.

Committee of Inquiry. ing of Conspiracy to lar" for "local."

Murder Bill.
For

For
286 For
148 For

215
Against
135 Against
305 Against
305 Against

234 Majority

Majority
19 Majority
157 Majority

19 (see Feb. 20, 1852, p.

(See Dec. 16, 1852, p. (See Jan. 29, -1855, P. (See Feb. i9, 1858, p. 347) 371) 429.)

510.) Duration, 5 yrs. 7 ms. Duration, 10 months. Duration, 2 yrs. 9 ms.

Duration, 3 years.

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Lord Privy Seal.
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Home Secretary
Poreign Secretary
Colonial Secretary
Secretary-at-War.

Marquis of Salisbury Earl Granville

(Duke of Argyll Earl of Hardwicke

(Marquis of Clanricarde) B. Disraeli, Esq. W. E, Gladstone, Esq. (S. H. Walpole, Esq. (res.) Sir G. C. Lewis (S. Estcourt, Esq.

Sir G. Grey Earl of Malmesbury Lord J. Russell (Lord Stanley

Du. of Newcastle (res.) Sir E. B. Lytton

E. Cardwell, Esq.

War Secretary

Board of Control (India) Indian Secretary

Board of Trade .

Duchy of Lancaster.

Postmaster-General.

(S. Herbert, Esq. Colonel Peel

Sir G. C. Lewis

Earl De Grey
\Ld. Ellenborough (res.)
Lord Stanley
Lord Stanley

Sir C. Wood
J. W. Henley, Esq.

T. Milner Gibson, Esq. Earl of Donoughmore

(Sir G. Grey, Duke of Montrose E. Cardwell, Esq.

Earl of Clarendon

Earl of Elgin Lord Colchester

Duke of Argyll

Ld. Stanley of Alderley Sir J. Pakington

Duke of Somerset Earl of Eglinton

Earl of Carlisle

(E. Cardwell, Esq. Lord Naas

Sir R. Peel
Lord J. Manners H. Fitzroy, Esq.
Earl of Donoughmore w. Hutt, Esq.

W. F. Cowper, Esq.

(Sir R. Bethell Sir F. Kelly

Sir W. Atherton

Sir William Atherton Sir H. M. Cairns

Sir R. Palmer Charles Baillie, Esq. J. Moncreiff, Esq.

First Lord of Admiralty
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland
Chief Secretary of Ireland.
Woods and Forests (Public Works).
Vice-President of Board of Trade

Attorney-General .

Solicitor-General .
Lord Advocate of Scotland

Motion :- No confi. Lord Palmerston died dence.

in office, Oct. 18,

1865. For

325 (See p. 718.) Against

Resigned July 5, 1865. Majority

Majorities determining the fate of

13 (See p. 708.) (See June 10, 1859, p.

547)
Duration, i yr. 4 ms.

above Ministries.

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Motion :-Borough Fran- The Earl of Derby re

crise: "rating in- signed through failing
stead of "rental." health, Feb. 25, 1868.

304(See p. 805.) Against

315

* Resigned on Reform Majority

Bill, March 2, 1867. (see June 18, 1866, p. (See p. 776.)

Ministerial Majority. Irish Church Bill (third

reading) For

361 Against

247 Majority

114 (See May 31, 1869, p.

742) Duration, 6 yrs. 5 ms.

872.)

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ANNALS OF OUR TIME.

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1837.

of allegiance and supremacy, kneeling before

the throne. The former surrendered their seals June 20.-Accession of Queen Victoria. On of office, which her Majesty returned, and Tuesday mornir shortly after 2 o'clock, the Ministers kissed hands re-appointment. A Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Cham- declaration was drawn up, and signed by all berlain (Marquis of Conyngham) left Windsor present, stating that, “Whereas it has pleased for Kensington Palace-where the Princess Almighty God to call to His mercy our late Victoria was residing with her mother-to in- Sovereign Lord King William the Fourth, of form her Royal Highness of the King's death. blessed and glorious memory, by whose decease The details of the interview current in society the imperial crown of the United Kingdom of at the time were thus set down by Miss Wynn : Great Britain and Ireland is solely and right" They reached Kensington Palace at about fully come to the High and Mighty Princess 5: they knocked, they rang, they thumped for a Alexandrina Victoria, saving the rights of any considerable time before they could rouse the issue of his late Majesty King William the porter at the gate ; they were again kept wait- Fourth which may be born of his late Majesty's ing in the courtyard, then turned into one of consort : we, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and the lower rooms, where they seemed forgotten Temporal of this realm, being here assisted by everybody. They rang the bell, and de- with those of his late Majesty's Privy Council, sired that the attendant of the Princess Victoria with numbers of others, principally gentlemen might be sent to inform her Royal Highness of quality, with the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, that they requested an audience on business of and citizens of London, do now hereby, with importance. After another delay, and another one voice and consent of tongue and heart, ringing to inquire the cause, the attendant was publish and proclaim that the High and Mighty summoned, who stated that the Princess was Princess Alexandrina Victoria is now, by the in such a sweet sleep she could not venture to death of our late Sovereign of happy memory, disturb her. Then they said, 'We are come become our only lawful and rightful liege, to the Queen on business of state, and even her Lady Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of sleep must give way to that!' It did; and to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and prove that she did not keep them waiting, in Ireland, Defender of the Faith, saving as a few minutes she came into the room in a aforesaid. To whom, saving as aforesaid, we do loose white nightgown and shawl, her night- acknowledge all faith and constant obedience, cap thrown off, and her hair falling upon her with all hearty and humble affection ; beseechshoulders, her feet in slippers, tears in her ing God, by whom kings and queens do eyes, but perfectly collected and dignified.” reign, to bless the Royal Princess Victoria with Lord Melbourne was immediately sent for, long and happy years to reign over us." Her and the Privy Council summoned to assemble Majesty was pleased to make the following at Kensington at 11 o'clock. At that hour the declaration :-" The severe and afflicting loss Queen, with the Duchess of Kent, entered the which the nation has sustained by the death of council chamber, attended by her officers of his Majesty my beloved uncle, has devolved state, and took her seat on a throne erected for upon me the duty of administering the govern. the occasion. The Lord Chancellor then ad- ment of this empire. This awful responsibility ministered to her the usual oaths, binding is imposed upon me so suddenly, and at so her to govern the kingdom according to its early a period of my life, that I should feel laws and customs. She thereafter received the myself utterly oppressed by the burden were I homage of her uncles, the Dukes of Cum- not sustained by the hope that Divine Proviberland and Sussex, the Queen with admirable dence, which has called me to this work, will grace standing up and preventing the latter give me strength for the performance of it, and from kneeling

The Cabinet Ministers and that I shall find in the purity of my intentions, other privy councillors present took the oath and in my zeal for the public welfare, that

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