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T. C. Hansard, Printër, 32, Paternoster-row, London.

T. C. Hansard, Printer, 32, Paternoster-row, Loudon.

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CHAPTER VI.

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CHAPTER VIII.

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CHAPTER IX.

THE NETHERLANDS.-Discontents in Belgium-Union of the Liberals

and the Catholic Priests-Petitions to the States General against Griev-

ances-The States General refuse the Supplies-Concessions of the

Government-Dismissal of Belgian Officers who had opposed the

Government-Discontents on that account in Belgium-Subscriptions

to indemnify them-De Potter's Plan for opposing the Government-

He and his Friends are tried for Conspiracy, and Banished-Close of the

Session-Riots in Brussels-Contest between them and the Military--

The Military withdraw from the Streets-The Inhabitants form them-

selves into a Burgher Guard, and suppress the Mob-The Burgher

Guard frame a Statement of Grievances, and send an Address to the

King-Troops march upon Brussels-They are prevailed on by the

Burghers not to enter the City so long as order shall be maintained—

-M. Van Maanen resigns-The King convokes the States General—

The Prince of Orange arrives at Brussels-He is refused admittance,

unless he enter alone-A Commission appointed to state Grievances to

the Prince-Answer of the King to the Deputation from Brussels-The

Commission of Grievances demands that the Union shall be Dissolved,

the reigning Dynasty being preserved-The Prince of Orange leaves

Brussels, and orders away the Garrison, the Burghers pledging them-

selves that the Dynasty and public order shall be preserved-Brussels

insists that the King shall immediately grant the Separation without

the sanction of the States-A Committee of Public Safety is appointed

-Progress of the Revolt in other towns-The States General assemble

-Royal Message-Displeasure of the Revolted at the King's Speech-

They demand that the King's troops shall be entirely withdrawn from

the Belgian territory-Riots at Brussels-The Populace compel the

Committee of Public Safety to arm them-The Committee disapproves

of their proceedings-The Populace overpowers the Burghers, and

dissolves the Committee-Provisional Government appointed-The

Troops attack Brussels-Fighting in the City,-The Troops retreat-

The States General decide in favour of a Separation-The King appoints

a Belgian Administration under the Prince of Orange-Demands of the

Provisional Government—It orders a National Congress to be elected-

Progress of the Rebellion, and defection of the Army-The Prince of

Orange proposes to withdraw the Dutch Troops-Answer of the Provi-

sional Government-The King recals the Commission of the Prince,

who retires to England-The Insurgent Army advances against Antwerp

-Insurrection in Antwerp-The Insurgents admit the Rebel Army-

Bombardment of Antwerp-The insurgents are forced to retire-The

Allied Courts interfere, and obtain a Suspension of Arms and an Ar-

mistice The National Congress of Belgium assembles at Brussels-It

declares Belgium Independent-Resolves to adopt a Monarchical form of

Government, and passes a Vote of Exclusion against the House of

Orange-New Constitution

CHAPTER X.

CHAPTER XI.

CHAPTER XII.

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