The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons [and of the House of Lords] Containing an Account of the Interesting Speeches and Motions ... During the 1st Session of the 14th [-18th] Parliament of Great Britain

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Página 304 - Majefty towards defraying the extraordinary expences of his Majefty's land forces, and other fervices incurred to the third day of February, one thoufand feven hundred and fixty feven, and not provided for by parliament...
Página 268 - Th« chancellor of the exchequer moved the order of the day for the houfe to refolve itfelf into a committee of the whole houfe, to confider of ways and means for raifing a fupply.
Página 95 - ... writs may, by the proper officer or his deputy, be duly returned and delivered to the clerk of the crown, to be by him filed, accord» ing to the ancient and legal course : be it enacted by the king's most excellent mat jesty, &c.
Página 18 - That an humble addrefs be prefented to His Majefty, " to return His Majefty the thanks of this Houfe for his...
Página 33 - House, complaining of an undue Election or Return of a Member or Members to serve in Parliament, or complaining that no Return has been made to any Writ issued for the Election of any Member or Members to serve in Parliament...
Página 92 - ... election of Vandeput and Trentham, could by any possible means be over before the 18th ! Surely not, A tolerable knowledge of Mr Thomas Corbett, the high bailiff of Westminster, gave me no extravagant hopes of success, in any scrutiny where he was to be the sole...
Página 151 - Britain, and for their benefit) fhall be conftructively furrendered, or even weakened and impaired under ambiguous phrafes, and implications of cenfure on the late parliamentary proceedings. If thefe claims are not well-founded, they ought to be honeftly 'abandoned; if they are juft, they ought to be fteadily and refolutely maintained. Of his majefty's own gracious difpofition towards the true principles of our free conftitution, his faithful commons never did, or could entertain a doubt: but we...
Página 155 - ... to their purpofes. If our authority is only to be held up when we coincide in opinion with his majefty's advifers, but is to be fet at nought the moment it differs from them, the houfe of commons will fink into a mere appendage of adminiftration ; and will lofe that independent character which, infeparably connecting the honour and reputation with the acts of this houfe, enables us to afford a real, effective, and fubftantial fupport to his government. It is the deference fhewn to our opinion,...
Página 110 - It is most true, that I have had my doubts upon the effects of that bill, when it first passed into a law : but, sir, it is exerting the worst tyranny upon the understanding of men, if they are to be for ever condemned for having entertained doubts upon a subject purely theoretical. Extinct is every idea of freedom, and lost is the boasted liberty of debate, and the spirit of...

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