The Union took effect in January with little notice.
22 Jan first parliament of United Kingdom opened.
There was a scarcity of food.
Taxes: 10 shillings for each pleasure horse. Taxes also
on raisens, lead, paper, windows, candles, and sugar. The
Penny Post was increased to tuppence.
Some peace negotiations.
1 Oct. the preliminary draft of a peace treaty with
France was accepted.
London illuminated by special lamps or colored lanterns
often placed on a specially painted board. Family houses
had to have lamps out windows were sometimes broken if mob
didn't like your illuminations.
The Mail Coaches carried placards with the news.
9 Nov. Lord Mayor installed
Pitt resigns when the king refuses to assent to Catholic
Emancipation. Addington becomes Prime Minister.
The Danish fleet seized at Copenhagen.
Bowles: Sorrows of Switzerland
Hogg: Scottish Pastorale
Moore:Poems of Thomas Little
Lewis: Tales of Wonder
Street: Sports and Pasttimes of the People of England
Williams: Sketches of Manners and Opinions in the French
Edgeworth: Moral Tales, Belinda, Early Lessons one book
Opie: Father and Daughter
Pestolozzi, a kindergarten authority: How Gertrude teaches
her Children: to educate a woman is to educate a family.
Britain: 10.4 million population. Ireland: 5.2 million;
USA: 5.3 million. London: 864,000; Manchester: 75,000.
Jacquard looms in France.
Health and Morals of Apprentices Act: no hiring of pauper
children to mills until they are nine,children should not
work more than twelve hours a day with no night work. This
act was repealed in 1809.
The Stock Exchange had 500 members.The brokers did business
through jobbers who speciallized in certain stocks. Shares
sold in South Sea Stock, India Bonds, East India Trade,
Irish 5%consoles and Imperial 3% consoles.
3 Mar. Lady Nelson sued for separate maintenance.
5 Apr. Easter