The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - Vol. 2

The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - Vol. 2

The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - Vol. 2

The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham - Vol. 2

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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME

CHAPTER

PAGES

XIV. THE CROWNING MERCIES 1-34

I. ANNUS MIRABILIS, 1759 1-16

II. THE CONQUEST OF CANADA AND INDIA, 1760 16-34

XV. CAUSES OF PITT's DECLINE 35-57

I. DOMISTIC POLICY 37-41

II. IRELAND 41-46

III. PITT AND THE FINANCE OF HIS WAR 47-57

XVI. THE NEW REIGN, 1760-1761 58-73

XVII. PITT'S PEACE NEGOTIATIONS 74-102

I. EARLY ATTEMPTS AT PEACE, 1758-1760 76-80

II. THE NEGOTIATIONS OF 1761 80-102

XVIII. PITT's DOWNFALL, 1761 103-125

XIX. PITT AND THE PEACE OF PARIS, 1762-1763 126-149

XX. PITT UNCONNECTED, 1763-1765 150-178

XXI. PITT AND THE TAXATION OF AMERICA, 1765- 1766 179-207

XXII. CHATHAM'S MINISTRY, 1766-1768 208-247

I. THE ATTEMPT AT UNION 208-218

II. CHATHAM'S FAILURE 219-229

III. CHARLES TOWNSHEND'S TRIUMPH 229-240

IV. THE TRAGIC CLOSE 240-247

XXIII. THE GREAT COMMONER IN THE LORDS, 1769- 1771 248-281

XXIV. AUTUMN DAYS, 1772-1775 282-313

I. THE PHILOSOPHER IN THE VILLAGE 282-292

II. THE PEACEMAKER 292-313

XXV. THE LAST STAGE, 1775-1778 314-332

APPENDICES

A. LIST OF SPEECHES DELIVERED BY WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM, WITH A NOTE ON THE AUTHENTICITY OF PITT'S SPEECHES 335-351

B. BIBLIOGRAPHY 352-368

INDEX 369-421

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