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CHAPTER VIII.

Law Reforms—The Lord Chancellor gives notice of Bills relating to

Bankruptcy, Lunacy, and County Courts-His Speech on the Second

Reading-They pass the House of Lords-County Courts' Bill is post-

poned till the following Session-The other two Bills carried_Lord

Cainpbell proposes Bills to alter the constitution of Courts of Appeal-

They are rejected in the House of Lords—Marriage Law-Motion of

Lord F. Egerton, for leave to bring in a Bill to legalise Marriages con.

tracted with deceased Wife's Sister-Speech of Sir R. Inglis against

the Motion-It is supported by Mr. Milnes, Mr. Borthwick, Mr. C.

Buller, and Mr. C. Wood; and opposed by Mr. Goulburn, Lord Ashley,

the Solicitor-General, and Mr. O'Connell-On a Division it is negatived

by 123 to 100_Bill for the better Protection of the Royal Person, intro.

duced by Sir Robert Peel, in consequence of the outrages of Bean and

Francis-It is carried immediately in both HousesChurch Rates ; Sir

John Easthope's Bill for their Abolition-It is opposed by Sir R. Inglis

and Mr. Goulburn, and rejected by 162 to 82-Grant' to Maynooth

College-Mr. Plumptre, Mr. Bateson, Sir H. Smith, Colonel Verner,

and other Members speak against it-Speech of Lord Eliot-It is

affirmed by a majority of 47— Poor Law Amendment Bill, introduced

by Sir J. Graham-Principal Objects and Provisions of the Measure

A few of the Clauses are carried, and the rest postponed-Mr. Escott

makes a motion against the principle of excluding Out-door Relief-Sir

James Graham opposes it, and it is rejected after a Discussion, by 90 to

55_Review of the Session-Lord Palmerston moves for Returns to

show the number of Bills brought into the House of Commons, and the

Result as to each—He reviews the Domestic and Foreign Policy of the

Government at great length, and with much sarcasm–He is ably an-

swered by Sir Robert Peel, who retorts severely on the Whig party-

Prorogation of Parliament by the Queen, on the 12th of August-Her

Majesty's Speech-Concluding Remarks

[198

-Sir Robert Sale sent to force the Khoord Cabul Pass-The Pass

carried—March of Sir R. Sale to Jellalabad-Severe contest in the

Jugdulluck Pass—Arrival at Jellalabad - Position of the British Forces

at Cabul-Situation of the Cantonments-Outbreak of the Insurrection

at Cabul-Cause of this-Murder of Sir Alexander Burnes and other Offi-

cers—Troops withdrawn into Cantonments from the Seeah Sung Camp

--Attacks of the Affghans upon the British Cantonments-Sir W. Mac-

naghten negociates with the hostile Chiefs— Terms agreed upon-Plot

laid for the Envoy-Secret Agreement entered into between Sir W.

Macnaghten and Akbar Khan-Murder of Sir W. Macnaghten and

Captain Trevor-Renewal of Negotiations with the Affghan Chiefs-

Additional Terms agreed upon--The British troops leave the Canton-

ments—Treacherous Attacks of the Affghans-Perfidy of Akbar Khan

-Hostages given up to him—Continued attacks of the Affghans—The

Ladies are placed under the Protection of Akbar Khan-Destruction

of the native Indian Troops in the Huft Kothul Pass-Miserable Situa.

tion of the British Forces in the Tezeen Valley-General Elphinstone de-

tained Prisoner by Akbar Khan-Destruction of H. M.'s 44th Regiment

-Massacre of the Officers, and Escape of Dr. Brydon—The Affghans

invest Jellalabad-Gallant Conduct of Sir Robert Sale-Measures taken

by the Indian Government-Lord Ellenborough arrives at Calcutta-

Troops collected at the Mouth of the Khyber Pass under Brigadier Wild

-Failure of attempt to force the Pass

[233

AFFGHANISTAN continued-General Pollock takes the command, and de-

termines to force the Khyber Pass-Description of the Defile-The Fort

Ali Musjid taken by the British Troops—March of the Army through

the Khyber Pass-Arrival at Jellalabad-Account of the Operations there

previously-Important Victory of the Garrison over the Affghans headed

by Akbar Khan-Death of General Elphinstone-Occurrences at Cabul

-Murder of Shah Soojah-His son Futteh Jung proclaimed King-Long

Detention of the British Troops at Jellalabad-Akbar Khan treats for

the Surrender of his Prisoners-Situation of the Prisoners - State of

Affairs at Cabul-General Pollock advances from Jellalabad-Futteh

Jung joins the British Camp-Conflict at Jugdulluk—Description of

the different Passes and Defiles-Final Defeat of Akbar Khan in the

Tezeen Valley—The British Army reaches Cabul-Release of the Pris

- Proclamation by the Governor-General for the Evacuation of

Affghanistan-General McCaskill sent into Kohistan-Defeat of the

Affghans at Istaliff-Destruction of the Grand Bazaar at Cabul-The

British Forces evacuate Cabul–March to Peshawur-Jellalabad de-

stroyed-Arrival at Peshawur-Evacuation of Quetta by General Eng-

land-March through the Bolan Pass--Proclamations by the Governor-

General.-CANDAHAR and GHUZNEE.-The Insurrection spreads to the

Candahar District-Colonel Maclean fails in attempting to reach Cabul

-Candahar invested by the Insurgents—Victory gained by General

Nott-Failure of the Affghans in a nocturnal Attack on Candahar-

General England attempts to reinforce General Nott-Ill-success of this

Enterprise - State of Garrison at Ghuznee-Treachery of the Inhabit-

ants--Surrender of Ghuznee hy Colonel Palmer-His Reasons for

evacuating the Fortress-Treachery of the Ghazees-Attack upon the

British Troops-Destruction of the Sepoys, and Captivity of the Officers

-Prisoners sent to Cabul-General Nott advances from Candahar to

join General Pollock at Cabul-Description of his Line of March

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TRIALS, LAW CASES, &c. Financial Statements ending

5th January, 1842

342

Common Pleas-Evans v. Pratt Trade and Navigation - 358

Betting on a Steeple Chase - 310 List of the General Acts - 361

Court of Exchequer-Jervison Local and Personal Acts • 366

r', Dyson

311 Private Acts (printed)

- 372

Arches Court - The Office of Private Acts (not printed) . 374

Judge promoted by Sanders Prices of Corn, Hay, Clover,

against Head

315 Straw, and Butchers' Meat - 377

Vice - Chancellor's Court

Bills of Mortality-Bankrupts

Campbell v. Scott and Geary 317 -Meteorological Table 378

Court of Exchequer-the Go- Quarterly Average of the Week-
vernor and Company of the

ly Assets and Liabilities of

Bank of England v. Tomkins the Bank of England-Ac-

-Exchequer Bill Frauds 319 count of the Notes in Circu-

Vice-Chancellors' Courts-At- lation by the Banks of Issue 379

torney-General v. Lord Car. University Honours-Oxford - 380

rington

322

Cambridge -

382

Consistory Court - Snow v. The Census-Abstract of the

Snow -

324 Census of Ireland

- 384

Vice-Chancellors' Courts-Bul- Queen's Person Protection Act 385

teel v. Lord Abinger - 327 Corn Importation Act (Ex-

Western Circuit

Rooke v.

tracts)

386

Conway

332 Table of Duties to which the

Tipperary Summer Assizes, Act refers

· 390

Trial of James Shea alias Schedule of Cities and Towns

Smyth for Murder

335 to which the Act refers 392

Surrey Sessions House-Ash. Summary of the Answers re-

worth and others v. the Earl ceived from Her Majesty's

of Uxbridge

- 337 Consuls

. 395

Central Criminal Court

Mines and Collieries Act - 396

Charge of Murder on the Copyright Act (Extracts) . 399

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