Political papers, chiefly respecting the attempt of the county of York, and other considerable districts, commenced in 1799 ... to effect a reformation of the parliament of Great-Britain: collected by C. Wyvill, Том 1

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Страница 397 - That it is the opinion of this house, that the farther prosecution of offensive war on the continent of North America, for the purpose of reducing the revolted colonies to obedience by force, will be the means of weakening the efforts of this country against her European enemies, tends, under the present circumstances, dangerously to increase the mutual enmity so fatal to the interests both of Great Britain and America...
Страница 2 - ... prove fatal to the liberties of this country. Your petitioners, conceiving that the true end of every legitimate government is not the emolument of any individual, but the welfare of the community, and considering that by...
Страница 206 - Whereas by the ancient laws and statutes of this kingdom frequent Parliaments ought to be held, and whereas frequent and new Parliaments tend very much to the happy union and good agreement of the king and people...
Страница 442 - It had always been considered in all nations as the greatest source of danger to a kingdom when a foreign influence was suffered to creep into the national councils. The fact was clear that the influence of the nabobs of India was great. Why, then, might not their imaginations point out to them another most probable circumstance that might occur, the danger of which would be evident as soon as mentioned? Might not a foreign state, in enmity with this country, by means of these boroughs procure a...
Страница 219 - That it is competent to this House, to examine into, and to correct abuses in, the expenditure of the civil list revenues, as well as in every other branch of the public revenue, whenever it shall appear expedient to the wisdom of this House so to do : 3.
Страница 271 - ... grievous, and painful. Look back, for a moment, upon the things which have been done, or (being done) have been approved of, by that body, of which I have been -a conftituent part. Compare the prefent with the paft fituation of public affairs. Whether glory, conqueft, and riches ; or peace, content, liberty, and the enjoyment of your conftitutional rights, be your principal objefts— In which of them have you been gratified?
Страница xlviii - Gentlemen be appointed to carry on the necessary correspondence for effectually promoting the object of the Petition, and to prepare a plan of an association on legal and constitutional grounds, to support that laudable reform, and such other measures as may conduce to restore the freedom of Parliament...
Страница 2 - ... taxes, will be injurious to the rights and property of the people, and derogatory from the honour and dignity of parliament.
Страница xxxvii - House, as being subversive of the rights of the whole body of electors of this kingdom.
Страница 227 - Alfred ; they were cherifhed by the wifeft princes of the Norman line ; they form the grand palladium of our nation ; they ought not to be efteemed the grant of Royal...