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CONTENTS.

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31

Short Interval of Happiness and Repose ..

33

State of Ireland....

34

National Convention held at Dublin..

37

Mr. Flood's Motion for a Reform of Parliament.

38

Mr. Flood's second Motion of Reform....

44

State of Irish Commerce..

46

Second Irish National Convention....

52

Commercial Propositions moved by Mr. Orde..

53

Mr. Flood's third Motion of Reform.

57

Session of Parliament, January 1785..

58

Farther Proceedings on the Westminster Return.

ib.

Mr. Pitt's ultimate Plan of Parliamentary Reform. 61

Beneficial Regulations of Office....

65

Shop-Tax imposed.....

66

Unjust Imposition on Hawkers and Pedlars..

ib.

Irish Commercial Propositions introduced into the English

House of Commons ....

68

VOL. VIII.

Page

Irish Propositions altered and new-modelled....

Their final Rejection by the Irish Parliament.

88

Session of Parliament, January 1786..

90

Fortification Project of the Duke of Richmond.

91

Mr. Pitt's Plan for redeeming the National Debt.

97

King's Debts a fifth Time discharged.....

101

Motion of Sir W. Lewes for a Repeal of the Shop-Tax.. 105

Humane Attempt for the Relief of Hawkers and Pedlars ib.

Wine Excise Bill. ...

106

East-India Regulations--Lord Cornwallis nominated

Governor-General of India. ....

107

Mr. Hastings formally accused by Mr. Burke.

109

Mr. Hastings's premature and arrogant Defence...... 112

Decision in Favor of Mr. Hastings respecting the Rohilla

War....

113

Decision against Mr. Hastings on the Benares Charge. 114

Frantic Attempt to assassinate the King ..

ib.

Treaty of Commerce with France.

116

Convention with Spain relative to the Mosquito Settle-

ments

117

Session of Parliament, 1787-Debates on the Commercial

Treaty with France.

120

Consolidation of the Customs.

123

Post-Horse Tax farmed......

ib.

Mr. Fox's Motion for the Repeal of the Shop-Tax...... 124

Mr. Beaufoy's Motion for the Repeal of the Test-Laws 125

Application for Payment of the Prince of Wales's Debts 136

Charge against Mr. Hastings respecting the Begums of

Oude...

146

Ferruckabad Charge..

149

Charge respecting Contracts..

151

Charge relative to Fyzoola Khan.

153

Charge respecting Presents.

ib.

Charge relating to the Revenues...

154

Mr. Hastings impeached at the Bar of the House of Lords 156

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