Excerpt:Signs of the times and remarks upon the year AD 1849 The narrative of the year 1849 forms A remarkable Chapter in the History of the world. Perhaps no single year has embraced a greater number of important events or involved so great & lasting consequences in such a variety of relations. The overthrow of the Sikhs. The esstablishment of the British Power on the ruins of the Sikh dynasty. The deposition of the pope. The declaration of the Roman Republic and its early extinction by the French intervention & the struggles in sardinia. The movements of the people ...