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Treasury Report for 1832—Appropriations for Pensions—for support of Gov

ernment-for Naval Service--for Fortifications—for Military Service-for

Indian Department--for District of Columbia--for Internal Improvement

-Light House Bill lost.



ENGLAND—Dissolution of Parliament- Elections—Meeting of Reformed

Parliament --Re.election of Speaker-Debate on Address---Condition of

Ireland-Bill for repressing Disturbances-Proclamation of Lord Lieuten.

ant-Suppression of Irish Volunteers-Do. of National Trades Union-Re.

form of Irish Church-Abolition of Slavery in Colonies— East India Com.

pany--Renewal of Charter-China Trade Free-Bank of England-Re-

newal of Charter-Factory Children Bill— Parochial Saving Banks Bill-

Reduction of Taxes—Tumult in Cold Bath Fields.



CONTINENTAL EUROPE-France-Policy of Louis Phillippe-Return of

French Army from Belgium-Meeting of Chambers in 1833—Duchess of

Berri-- Prorogation of Chambers-Second Session of Chambers-Common

School System-American Indemnity.

PORTUGAL- Parties in Peninsula-Siege of Oporto-Algarves invaded-

Don Miguel's Fleet captured--Lisbon taken-Donna Maria proclaimed

Measures of Don Pedro.

SPAIN–Salic Law abolished-Dissatisfaction of Don Carlos--Illness of

Ferdinand-Salic Law re-established- Again abolished- Death of Ferdi.

nand-Donna Maria Isabella proclaimed— Rebellious movements of Car.

lists-Liberal Policy of Regency.

TURKEY_War between the Pashas of Egypt and Syria-Capture of

Acre-Rebellion of Pasha of Egypt-War between him and the Porte-

Defeat of Grand Vizier-Interference of Russia-Peace and Annexation

of Syria and Palestine to Egypt-Treaty of Constantinople.

GREECE-Arrival of Otho---Greck Ministry-Courts of Justice estalished

-Departure of French Troops-Greek Church declared independent,

State of Commerce--Conspiracy suppressed.






Message of President Santander, to the congress of New Granada,...

Treaty between Peru and Equator,....

Great Britain-King's Speech Feb. 5, 1833,.

Do. August 29, 1833,......

Speech of Lord Mulgrave to Assembly of Jamaica, 1832,

Do. dissolving Assembly,

Proclamation suppressing colonial unions, Jan. 25, 1832,....

Speech of Lieutenant Governor to Legislature of Lower Canada,..

Address by Legislature of do.......












THE YEARS 1832—33.



General view of the course of Administration.- Foreign Policy

Domestic Policy.- Temporizing.Poor arraigned against the Rich.-Foreign Influence. Naturalized Voters.- Principles of the Government of the U. S.-Popularity of President.— Result of Election.Policy after

Election.Measures against U. S. Bank.-Appointment of W. J. Duane, Secretary of the Treasury.-Refuses to Remove the Deposites.-Dismissal of Mr. Duane.-R. B. Taney appointed.Removal of Deposites.Commercial distress.

The term for which General those promises had been perJackson was elected was now formed. This could be no longer drawing to a close; and he being a question. The annual reports again presented as a candidate, of the secretary of the treasury, the electors were called upon to showed that there was no dimi. express their opinions as to the nution of the public expenditure, merits of his administration. but, on the contrary, an increase.

During the canvass between The professed disinclination of Mr. Adams and himself, the the president to serve for more principles by which he intended than one term no longer conto be guided in conducting the trolled him, as was evinced by government were so explicitly his becoming a candidate for reset forth, and the pledges of re- election. His determination to trenchment and reform so posi- secure the legislative department tively given, that there could be of the government from execuno difficulty in determining if tive influence, by rendering


members of congress ineligible cient in a master mind capable to office during the term for of devising and promoting a syswhich they were elected, was tem of policy calculated to adabandoned, and a greater num

the prosperity of the ber were appointed in his first country, or that it was unwilling term, than had been appointed to assume the responsibility of by all his predecessors. Whe- deciding among conflicting intether these departures from the rests; certain it is, that the princourse he promised to pursue, ciples by which it meant to be grew out of a subsequent con, guided, were promulgated in viction, that the government oracular phrases of equivocal could not be administered upon meaning, and easily construed such principles, or that these to suit the purposes of all parties. pledges were given merely to Not that it was without a poinfluence the popular choice, it licy of its own; but this aimed is unnecessary to determine. rather to follow than to lead The course of the president was public sentiment, and to propia practical refutation of the pro- tiate the people, by deferring, on mises of the candidate, and it all occasions, to popular opinonly remained for the people to ion. decide upon the policy adopted Its own views on the great after his accession to power. questions which had divided the

There were many circum- community, such as the tariff stances, however, co-operating and internal improvement, were to prevent an unviassed decision consequently cautiously advanof this question. The policy ced in propositions of ambiguous pursued by the administration, import, until the public mind was in the management of the foreign prepared for a full developement relations of the country, indeed, of its policy, and its partisans was easily understood and gene- enlisted in its support. Thus the rally approved. The adjustment recommendation by the presiof the controversy respecting the dent, of a reduction of the tariff, intercourse between the United to a revenue standard,

was States and the British colonies, coupled with an admission of it is true, presented an unfortu. the necessity of protecting all nate exception, in which both articles required for the defence the dignity and interests of the of the country; and his doubts country were forgotten; but in as to the constitutional right of general, the claims of the Ame- congress to appropriate moneys rican government upon foreign to internal improvement, were countries, whether for indemnity declared not to extend to any for old spoliations, or for the pro- appropriations for the constructection of existing interests, were tion of works of a national chaurged with ability and success. racter. These declarations seem

The domestic policy was not ed to be put forth rather to proso clearly developed. Whether it pitiate popular favour, than as was that the cabinet was defi- the settled convictions of a mind


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