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the Nation-Speeches of General Peel and Lord Palmerston—Observa-
tions of Mr. J. G. Phillimore, Mr. Warner, Major Reid, and Mr. Murrough
-Resignation of Sir J. Graham, Mr. Gladstone, and Mr. S. Herbert-
Their Speeches explaining their conduct-Speech of Mr. Bright-Debate
on the nomination of Mr. Roebuck's Committee-Mr. Gaskell, Mr. Drum-
mond, Mr. Scott, Mr. Laing, Sir J. Pakington, Mr. Walpole, Mr. Disraeli,
and Mr. Muntz speak in its favour; and Lord Seymour, Mr. Lowe, Mr.
Wortley, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Palmerston, and Sir G. Grey against it—
Nomination of the Committee-Members constituting it-Reconstruction
of the Cabinet-Lord John Russell a member of it-Death of the Czar
Nicholas-Profound sensation occasioned by its public announcement-
Discussion on Mr. Roebuck's proposal for a Secret Committee-The prin-
cipal speakers are Lord Seymour, Mr. W. Patten, Sir J. Pakington, Sir
J. Graham, Mr. Layard, Lord Palmerston, Mr. Disraeli, and Mr. H. Drum-
mond-In the House of Lords, the Duke of Richmond draws attention to
the Light Cavalry charge at Balaklava-Observations by the Earl of
Ellenborough Statement of Lord John Russell respecting the Four
Points-Earl Grey moves his Resolutions relative to the War Department
-Speeches of the Duke of Newcastle, Lord Hardinge, and the Earl of
Ellenborough-Discussion in the House of Lords on the Army Service
Amendment Act-Speeches of the Earls of Ellenborough, Malmesbury,
and Grey, and of Lord Panmure-In the House of Commons Mr. Lindsay
originates a discussion on the Army Administration-Admiral Berkeley,
Mr. F. Peel, Lord Hotham, and several other Members address the House
-Debate on Lord Goderich's Motion respecting promotion in the Army
-He is supported by Mr. Otway, Mr. Warner, Captain Scobell, Mr. J.
Ball, and Sir De Lacy Evans, and opposed by Mr. F. Peel, Lords Seymour,
Elcho, and Lovaine, Sir J. Walsh, Mr. S. Herbert, and Lord Palmerston
-The motion negatived-Debate on Mr. Malins' Motion relative to Sir
C. Napier and the naval operations in the Baltic-Reply of Sir J. Graham
—Admirals Walcott and Berkeley, Captain Scobell, Mr. M. Gibson, Mr.
Whiteside, the Attorney-General, Lord Palmerston, and others address the
House-Further discussion of the proceedings of the Black Sea Fleet,
upon Mr. Scott's Motion-Statements of Mr. F. Peel and Lord Palmerston,
in reply to Mr. Stafford's inquiries respecting the Hospitals for the
Lord Palmerston's reply-The subject again mooted by Mr. Disraeli-
The formal close of the Conferences announced to both Houses-Discus-
sion on the Conferences and conduct of Austria originated by Lord Lynd-
hurst His speech-He is answered by Lord Clarendon-Resolutions of
the Earl of Ellenborough condemnatory of the conduct of the war-His
Speech-He is supported by the Earls of Hardwick, Winchelsea, and
Derby, and opposed by Lord Panmure, the Earls of Elgin and Granville,
the Duke of Newcastle, and the Marquesses of Clanricarde, Londonderry,
and Lansdowne-The resolutions are rejected on a division-Debate on
Earl Grey's resolutions-Speeches of the Earls of Clarendon, Malmes-
bury, and Derby, the Dukes of Argyll and Newcastle, Lord Lyttelton, and
the Bishop of Oxford
Mr. M. Gibson gives notice of his intention to move an Address to the
Crown-Mr. Layard's notice of his resolution on the condition of the
country-State of public feeling on both questions-After some in-
quiries by Mr. S. Herbert, and a discussion, in which several Members
take part, Mr. Gibson postpones his motion-Mr. Disrael's notice of his
resolution-His speech-Sir F. Baring and Sir W. Heathcote move
amendments-Mr. Ker Seymer, Mr. Wilkinson, the Marquis of Granby,
Mr. R. Phillimore, Mr. Gladstone, and Lord John Russell address the
House The Debate is adjourned, and continued by Mr. Whiteside, Mr.
Lowe, who moves a further Amendment, Mr. Cayley, Mr. Roundell Palmer,
Lord Stanley, Mr. Layard, and Lord Palmerston-After a reply from Mr.
Disraeli, his resolution is rejected on a division-Debate on Sir F. Baring's
Amendment-Speeches of Mr. M. Gibson, Sir W. Molesworth, and Sir E. B.
Lytton-Several other Members also express their opinions-The Debate,
being again adjourned, is opened by Mr. Cobden, and continued by Mr.
Collier, Lord H. Vane, Sir S. Northcote, Mr. J. G. Phillimore, and others
-Speeches of Sir J. Graham and Lord J. Russell-Further adjournment
of the Debate, which is resumed by Mr. Roebuck-Speeches of Mr. S.
Herbert and Mr. Bright—Mr. Drummond, Sir H. Willoughby, Sir W. Clay,
Lord R. Cecil, and other Members also take part in it—On the motion of
Mr. Scott, it is once more adjourned-Speeches of Sir F. Baring, the
Attorney-General, Sir F. Thesiger, Mr. Cardwell, Lord J. Russell, Mr.
Horsman, Mr. Disraeli, and Lord Palmerston-After speeches from several
other Members, Mr. Lowe's Amendment is rejected, and Sir F. Baring's
carried without a division .
Resolutions upon the subject-Debate thereon-Speeches of Sir S. North-
cote, Mr. Gladstone, Sir E. B. Lytton, the Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Lord Goderich, Mr. F. Peel, Mr. Drummond, Mr. J. G. Phillimore, Mr.
Disraeli, and Lord Palmerton-The question is again introduced by Mr.
V. Scully-A long Debate ensues, in the course of which the Chancellor
of the Exchequer, Sir S. Northcote, Sir F. Baring, Mr. Gladstone, and
Lord Palmerston address the House-Position of Lord John Russell upon
the publication of the Nesselrode Circular-His Explanation-Comments
of Mr. Cobden, Lord Palmerston, Mr. Roebuck, and Mr. Disraeli-Sir
E. B. Lytton gives notice of a Vote of Censure on Lord John Russell-
Further explanations and comments-Lord John Russell announces his
Resignation Statements of Explanations and Opinions by various Mem-
bers, amongst whom are Sir E. B. Lytton, Mr. Bouverie, Lord Palmer-
ston, Mr. Disraeli, Mr. Roebuck, and Mr. Gladstone-Debate upon Mr.
Roebuck's Resolution on the Report of the Sebastopol Committee-Ge-
neral Peel moves the Previous Question-Speeches of Mr. Lowe, Sir J.
Graham, Sir J. Pakington, Sir C. Wood, the Attorney-General, Mr. White-
side, Lord John Russell, Mr. Bright, Mr. S. Herbert, Sir G. Grey, Lord
Palmerston, Mr. Disraeli, and several other Members-Upon a Division,
the Previous Question is carried-Discussion on Mr. Laing's Motion-
Remarkable Speech of Mr. Gladstone-Speech of Lord John Russell on
the Prospects of the War and Position of the Country-Reply of Lord
Palmerston-Speech of Sir De Lacy Evans on the War-Lord Palmer-
ston's observations in reply.
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS-The Estimates for the Navy are moved by Sir James
Graham-Those for the Army and Commissariat by Mr. F. Peel-And those
for the Ordnance by Mr. Monsell-Supplemental Estimates afterwards
moved for the Navy, the Transport Service, the Commissariat, and Ord-
nance-The Chancellor of the Exchequer introduces the Budget-His
Speech-A Debate ensues, in which Mr. Laing, Mr. Gladstone, Sir F.
Kelly, Mr. Williams, Mr. Heyworth, Mr. Muntz, Mr. Masterman, Mr.
Thornley, and Mr. Malins take part—Discussion on the Loan-Speeches
of Mr. Goulburn, Mr. F. Baring, Mr. Gladstone, the Chancellor of the
Exchequer, and other Members-Upon the Second Reading of the Customs
Duties Bill, the Debate on the Budget is renewed-The principal
speakers are Mr. Baring, Mr. Laing, Mr. Labouchere, Mr. Malins, and
Mr. Gladstone-A Discussion arises upon the Sardinian Loan, in which
Mr. Disraeli, Lord Palmerston, Mr. Bowyer, and Mr. Gladstone take part
-The Turkish Loan Guarantee meets with an expected and formidable
opposition in the House of Commons-The Debate-Speeches of Lord
Palmerston, Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Disraeli, Mr. Cobden, Mr. Cardwell, Mr.
Walpole, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and others-The Indian
Budget Discussion upon it-Review of the Session-Prorogation of
Parliament-The Queen's Speech
WAR WITH RUSSIA continued-Death of Lord Raglan-General Simpson
appointed Commander-in-Chief-Battle of the Tchernaya and Traktir
Bridge Instructions found on the body of a Russian general—Final
Assault of the 8th of September-Capture of the Malakhoff by the
French-Failure of the English at the Redan-General Simpson's de-
spatch-Criticism upon it-Evacuation of Sebastopol by the Russians—
Description of the interior of the Malakhoff-Prince Gortschakoff's de-
spatch-Interesting letter from a Russian Sister of Mercy giving an account
of the Final Assault-Description of Sebastopol when taken by the Allies
-Cavalry action near Eupatoria-Terrific explosion of a French park of
artillery on the 15th of November-Imperial progress of the Emperor of
Russia to Odessa and the Crimea-Addresses to the Army-New Russian
Loan-Expedition to Kinburn, and capture of the forts there, by the
Allies-Seizure, by the Allies, of Taman and Fanagoria in the Straits of
WAR IN ASIA-Lieutenant-Colonel Williams appointed Her Majesty's
Commissioner to attend the Turkish Army in Asia-His interviews with
Lord Stratford de Redcliffe and Lord Raglan, and departure for Erzeroum
-Shameful arrears of pay in the Turkish Army-Colonel Williams arrives
at Kars-Omar Pasha sails, with a body of Turkish troops, to relieve
Kars, and lands at Redoute-Kaleh-Description of the fortress of Kars
and its defences-The place closely invested by the Russians, under
General Mouravieff-Desperate Assault by and repulse of the Russians
on the 29th of September-Sufferings of the garrison, and Surrender of