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Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third, Volume 2 (of 4)

Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third, Volume 2 (of 4)
Title: Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third, Volume 2 (of 4)
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MEMOIRS
OF THE REIGN OF
KING GEORGE THE THIRD.

VOL. II.


Benj. West. pinx.t

J. Cook, Sc.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE.

London, Published by Richard Bentley, 1844.


MEMOIRS
OF THE REIGN OF
KING GEORGE THE THIRD.

By HORACE WALPOLE,
YOUNGEST SON OF SIR ROBERT WALPOLE, EARL OF ORFORD.

NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MSS.
EDITED, WITH NOTES,
By Sir DENIS LE MARCHANT, Bart.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET,
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
1845.


LONDON:
Printed by S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley,
Bangor House, Shoe Lane.


v

CONTENTS
OF
THE SECOND VOLUME.

A. D.   PAGE
CHAPTER I.
1764. Appearance of “An Address to the Public on a late Dismission” 4
  Walpole’s Answer to that Pamphlet ib.
  Charles Townshend’s “Defence of the Minority in the House of Commons on the Question relative to General Warrants” 8
  July 8th. Death of the Earl of Bath 13
  July 10th. Trial of the Chevalier d’Eon 14
  Aug. 23rd. Death of Mr. Legge 17
  Of the Duke of Devonshire 20
  Nov. 1st. Outlawry of Wilkes 35
  Nov. 4th. Death of Churchill ib.
CHAPTER II.
1765. Church Preferments 41
  Jan. 10th. Meeting of Parliament 42
  Lord Chatham’s Legacy from Sir William Pynsent 44vi
  Jan. 23rd. Debate on Dismissal of Officers 46
  Jan. 26th. Duel between Mr. Chaworth and Lord Byron 51
  Jan. 29th. Renewal of the Question of General Warrants ib.
CHAPTER III.
1765. Jan. 30th. Distinction between late Motions on General Warrants shown in the Votes 63
  Dismissal of Officers 64
  Feb. 6th. Proceedings against Almon deferred 67
  Mr. Grenville’s Resolutions 68
  Dr. Browne’s Pamphlet 79
CHAPTER IV.
1765. Isle of Man Act 81
  King’s Illness 82
  March 4th. Motion respecting Ex-officio Informations 84
  March 29th. Budget opened by Grenville 87
  April 3rd. Newfoundland and Virginia Petitions 89
CHAPTER V.
1765. State of Parties 93
  King’s Illness 95
  April 24th. Regency-Bill 106
CHAPTER VI.
1765. May 7th. Debates in the House of Commons on the Regency-Bill 127
CHAPTER VII.vii
1765. May 9th. Debates on the Regency-Bill 138
  May 13th. The Princess-Dowager’s name reinserted in the Bill 149
  Bill for altering the Duties on Italian Silks 154
  May 15th. Riots of the Weavers on its introduction 155
  Projected Change in the Ministry 160
CHAPTER VIII.
1765. May 18th. The King’s differences with his Ministers 163
  May 20th. Negotiations with Mr. Pitt to form a new Administration 165
  Contemplated appointment of a Captain-General 170
  Reconciliation of Lord Temple and Mr. Grenville 171
  Ministers recalled 172
  Dismissal of Mr. Mackenzie 175
  May 25th. Parliament Prorogued 179
CHAPTER IX.
1765. June 12th. Differences between the King and his Ministers 182
  June 17th. Further Negotiations with Mr. Pitt 186
  Attempts to form a Whig Administration 187
  Summary of the Negotiations 189
  July 8th. New Ministry formed 192
  Mysterious Behaviour of Mr. Pitt 202
  Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Brunswick 209
CHAPTER X.
1765. Walpole’s Separation from his Party 210
  His Character of Mr. Conway 213
  Commencement of the Troubles with North America 217
  Oct. 31st. Death of the Duke of Cumberland 223
  Negotiations with the Courts of Versailles and Madrid 227
CHAPTER XI.viii
1765. Dec. 17th. Meeting of Parliament 235
  Debates on the Stamp Act and the State of North America 236
  Dec. 29th. Death of Prince Frederick, the King’s youngest brother 238
  Walpole’s Observations upon the state of France at this period 239
  Death of the Dauphin 241
CHAPTER XII.
1766. Jan. 1st. Death of the Pretender 255
  Intrigues against the Ministry 257
  Jan. 14th. Debate on the Stamp Act 260
  Jan. 27th. On the Petition from America 270
  First Speech of Mr. Edmund Burke 273
CHAPTER XIII.
1766. Irksome Position of the Ministers 276
  Feb. 3rd. Debate on Five Resolutions on American Affairs 277
  Feb. 5th. Continuation of the Debate 283
  Pitt’s eccentric Conduct ib.
  Feb. 7th. Mr. Grenville moves an Address to the King, to enforce the Laws 284
  Opposed strenuously by Pitt 285
  Violent Scene in the House 286
  Double Dealing of George III. 289
  Feb. 17th. Warm Debate on the Production of Papers 290
CHAPTER XIV.ix
1766. Lord Bute humiliates
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