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FRANCE.—State of Trade in Paris

at the beginning of the Year-Debate in

the Assembly on the Policy of France in the River Plate-Amendment of

M. de Rancé carried-Government has a Majority of only One on the

Education Bill-Depraved Character of Schoolmasters in France-Debate

on the Education Bill-Speeches of MM. Victor Hugo, Poujoulat,

Lavergne, Fresneau, Soubier, Montalembert, and Thiers-Second Reading

carried by a large Majority-Circular addressed by the Minister of the

Interior to the Prefects—General Jerome Bonaparte created a Marshal

of France—Speeches of M. Piscatory and General la Hitte on the Affairs

of Greece-Bills for curtailing the Licence of the Press—Speeches of the

Minister of the Interior, MM. Molé and Thiers, General Caraignac, and

M. de Lamartine-Proposition of M. Larochejaquelin for consulting the

Nation on a Change of the Form of Government-Election of Ihree

Socialist Deputies for Paris-Monies voted for Ecclesiastical Bodies

Budget for 1851-Debate on the Bill for the Transportation of Criminals

-Speeches of MM. Victor Hugo, de Lamartine, and Others-Opinion of

M. de Lamartine on Socialism and Communism-Bill for modifying the

Electoral Law_Report of the Committee-Long Debate in the Assembly-

Masterly Speech of M. Thiers—The Minister of Foreign Affairs announces

the Recall of the French Ambassador from London-Bill for the Dotation

of the President Report of the Committee-Amicable Termination of

the Dispute on the Greek Question between Great Britain and France-

Debate on the Dotation Bill—The Amendment proposed by the Minority

of the Committee agreed to on the part of the Ministry

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PORTUGAL.-Opening of the Portuguese Cortes—Royal Speech.

GREECE-Claims of the British Government upon Greece Narrative of

Facts relating to these Claims-Exaggerated Demands of M. Pacifico-

His Claims not a subject for State interference according to the Law of

Nations-Dispute respecting the Islands of Cervi and Sapienza-Inter-

views and Correspondence between Mr. Wyse and M. Londos—Seizure of

Greek Vessels by Admiral Sir William Parker—Acceptance by Lord Pal-

merston of the good offices of France-Baron Gros sent to Athens as

Mediator-Result of his investigation of the Claims of M. Pacifico-

Abortive Attempts at Agreement between Mr. Wyse and Baron Gros-

Convention agreed to in London between Lord Palmerston and M. Drouyn

de Lhuys-Delay by Lord Palmerston in communicating this Convention

to Mr. Wyse-l'nfortunate consequences of this delay—Mr. Wyse resumes

Coercive Measures, and the Greek Government yields—Letter from Mr.

Wyse containing a List of the Demands of the British Government-

Termination of the Dispute—Strong Remonstrance addressed by Russia

to the British Government

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CHAPTER XI.

PIEDMONT AND SARDINIA.—Address of the Senate in answer to Speech from

the Throne-Question of Exemption of Ecclesiastics from the jurisdiction

of Secular Tribunals—The Siccardi Laws-Contumacious conduct of the

Archbishop of Turin-He is arrested and sentenced to fine and imprison-

ment-Denial of the Sacraments to M. Santa Rosa-Consequences of this

- Second arrest of the Archbishop-He is tried and sentenced to banish-

ment- The Archbishop of Cagliari also banished.

DENMARK.—Renewal of hostilities between Denmark and the Duchies of

Schleswig and Holstein in 1849—Terms of Convention of 10th of July,

1849, between Denmark and Prussia-Opening of Session of Danish Cham-

bers—Question of renewal of Armistice between Denmark and the Duchies

of Schleswig and Holstein—Treaty of Peace between Denmark and the

Germanic Confederation concluded at Berlin-Manifesto of the King of

Denmark—Exchange of Ratifications of Treaty-Hostile attitude of the

Duchies—Proclamation by the Stadtholders--Letter from the Prussian

Foreign Secretary-Proclamation by the King of Denmark—The Danish

Army enters Schleswig-Renewal of hostilities–Battle of Idstedt, and

Victory of the Danes-Further operations of the Campaign-Failure of

Attack on Friederichstadt by General Willisen-Offer of mediation by

Prussia, The Federal States order a cessation of hostilities—General

Willisen resigns his command—Final termination of the War [295

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