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THE

RELSE jisR;
ANNUAL REGISTER:

:
REVIEW OF PUBLIC EVENTS AT HOME

AND ABROAD
1877.

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FOR THE YEAR

UNIVISITY,

CAIR

NEW SERIES.

LONDON:
RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE.

LONGMANS & CO.; HAMILTON & CO.; SIMPKIN & CO.;
HOULSTON & SONS; SMITH, ELDER, & co.; E. BUMPUS; J. WALLER;
H. BOTHERAN & CO.; BICKERS & SON; W. HEATH; J. TOOVEY;

J. WHELDON; R. WASHBOURNE;
AND RIVINGTONS, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE,

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CONTENTS.

PART I.

CHAPTER I.

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Peter the Great's Will—Aspect of the Eastern Question—Lord Salisbury—
The Empress of India—English Interests—Changes in the Commons and
prospects of Parties—Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Disraeli–Speeches in the
Country—Mr. Lowther, Sir W. Harcourt, &c.—Mr. Gladstone at Hawar-
den—Failure of the Conference—Prince Gortschakoff's Note—Recall of
Sir Henry Elliot—Sir Stafford Northcote at Liverpool—Mr. Gladstone
at Taunton—Absence of interest on Domestic Questions—Depression of
Trade—Opening of Parliament: Debates on the Address—Further De-
bates on the Eastern Question—Mr. Chaplin and Mr. Gladstone—Minor

matters—The Army and Navy Estimates—Death of Mr. Ward Hunt ... [1

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