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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER:

A

REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD,

FOR THE YEAR

1869.

NEW SERIES.

LONDON:

RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE;

LONGMANS & CO.; HAMILTON & CO.; SIMPKIN & CO..
HOULSTON & SONS; SMITH, ELDER, & CO.; E. BUMPUS; J. WALLER;
L. BOOTH; BELL & DALDY; H. SOTHERAN & CO.;

BICKERS & SON; W. HEATH; J. TOOVEY; J. WHELDON;
AND RIVINGTONS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE.

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CONTENTS.

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The Irish Church Bill in the House of Lords-Mr. Bright's Letter to his con-
stituents-Offence taken at his reflections on the House of Lords-Great
Debate on the Second Reading of the Bill-Remarkable display of eloquence

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Miscellaneous Measures-The Bankruptcy Bill meets with general approval
in the House of Commons-Referred to a Select Committee of the House of
Lords, and finally passed-Habitual Criminals Bill-Legislation on Trades

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