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CHAP. V. The national faith broke. Certain

infamous correspondencies. The Duke of New-

castle resigns,

51

CHAP. VI. The Favourite made a Knight of

the Garter. Note from the Monitor, and an ac,

count of the prosecution of that paper. The Fa.

vourite made firft Lord of the Treasury. Sweeps

the Cocoa Tree for a Ministry. Curious account

of him. Turns out all who had been put in by

the Duke of Newcastle. Bars up all the avenues

to the Royal Closet. Peace is his only object. A

number of Peers created. Lords of the Bedcham:

ber increased. The power of the crown extended,

and the law evaded,

57

CHAP. VII. The Duke of Devonshire dil,

missed, and itruck off the List of Privy Counsellors.

Great influence of corruption. Several refignations,

A want of unanimity in the resigners. Contrast

between Mr. Pitt and the Duke of N. Briton,

North Briton, and Auditor published. Remarks, 70

CHAP: VIII. The Peace made. A list of the .

Minority who voted against the peace. Scandalous

corruption to procure addresses on the peace. The

principal persons in the Minority dine together,

The opposition formed, Attempt to divide them, 8;

CHAP. IX. The Favourite's loan. The

North

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North Briton's account of it. Mr. Legge's opinion

page 93

CHAP. X. The Excise upon Cyder. History

of Excise. Proceedings of the City of London :

Of both Houses of Parliament. Tampering with

Sir James Hodges, and the City. A remarkable

falfity detected. ineffectual opposition,

CHAP. XI. The Earl of Bute resolves to resign.

Again attempts to divide the Opposition; is foiled.

Promises never more to interfere in Public Affairs,

Provides for his relations. Resigns; and retires.

The Lords Le Despencer and Holland created. Re-

marks on Lord Bute's disinterestedness, 126

CHAP. XII. Mr, Grenville fucceeds Lord Bute.

The opinion which the Minority entertain of the

new Ministry. The forty-fifth number of the

North Briton published. The Printers and Pub-

lishers apprehended by a general warrant. Mr.

Wilkes apprehended. His house entered: his pa-

pers seized. He is carried by violence before the

Secretaries of State. Committed a close prisoner

to the Tower. The writ of Habeas Corpus e-

vaded. Discharged by the Court of Common Pleas.

The opinion of that Court,

135

CHAP. XIII. Reflections. Lord Temple dis-

approyes of the acrimony in the North Briton.

Makes a distinction between the supposed criminal.

ty of that paper, and the public cause which it

gave rise to. Determines to support that public

cause Is dismiifed from the lieutenancy of the

county of Rucks. . Is deserted by the old leaven of

the party; who pay their compliments at St.

James's, and enter into a league to betray, and fa-

crifice the i'ublic Liberty,

175

233

CHAP. XVI. The Parliament meets. His Ma-

jesty's message concerning Mr. Wilkes. Remark.
The North Briton voted a Libel. Mr. Wilkes

complains of a breach of privilege. Complaint

against the Essay on Woman. Letters between

Mr. Wilkes and Mr. Martin : Duel between them.

Both Houfes vote away privilege in the case of a

Libel. Proteft againft it. Duke of Newcastle ree

fuses to fign that Proteft,

225

CHAP. XVII. Continuation of the proceedings

against Mr. Wilkes. He retires to France. Cards

between

1

Views of both parties,

pers.

268

CHAP. XIX. Ineffectual attempt to relieve the

Cyder Counties. The Minority broken. Dismis-

fions of the Generals Conway and Acourt. Mr.

Webb tried for perjury, &c.

288

CHAP. XX. Of the club in Albemarle-Street,

with a list of the members. Deaths of the Duke

of Devonshire and Mr. Legge,

297

CHAP. XXI. Mr. Yorke accepts a patent of pre-

cedence. Lord Bute returns; and becomes uneasy

to the Ministry, whom he wants to change. The

Parliament meets, and the question concerning

General Warrants is again agitated. Lord Tem-

ple's declaration to the Duke of Newcastle. The

Minority totally ruined,

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CHAP. XXII. Lord Bute reconciled to the Duke

of Cumberland. His. Lordship's view in that re-

conciliation. History of the Regency Bill : and

an intended speech against it. Conference between

the Duke of Cumberland and Lord Temple. The

Minority, and particularly Lord Rockingham, desire

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