The Edinburgh annual register (Google eBook)

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Page 104 - That there is at present an excess in the paper circulation of this Country, of which the most unequivocal symptom is the very high price of Bullion, and next to that, the low state of the Continental Exchanges ; that this excess is to be ascribed to the want of a sufficient check and control in the issues of paper from the Bank of England ; and originally, to the suspension of cash payments, which removed the natural and true control.
Page 58 - If he shall disobey any lawful command of his superior" (and, of course, if he shall disobey any lawful commands of his superior Officer to attend divine service- and sermon) " he shall suffer death, or such other punishment as by a General Court-Martial shall be awarded.
Page 179 - House rang again with his lusty old voice, as he denounced the bad measure and the worse cabinet, and moved that the bill be read a second time that day six months. The...
Page 38 - At the same time the Prince owes it to the truth and sincerity of character, which, he trusts, will appear in every action of his life, in whatever situation placed, explicitly to declare, that the irresistible impulse of filial duty and affection to his beloved and afflicted father, leads him to dread that any act of the Regent might, in the smallest degree, have the effect of interfering with the progress of his Sovereign's recovery. This consideration alone dictates the decision now communicated...
Page 28 - I AB do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to His Majesty King George...
Page 258 - It is to be hoped that the example of what has occurred in this country will teach the people of this and of other nations what value they ought to place on such promises and assurances ; and that there is no security for life, or for any thing which makes life valuable, excepting in decided resistance to the enemy.
Page 190 - American property seized and condemned under edicts which, though not affecting our neutral relations, and therefore not entering into questions between the United States and other belligerents, were nevertheless founded in such unjust principles that the reparation ought to have been prompt and ample.
Page 191 - With this evidence of hostile inflexibility in trampling on rights which no independent nation can relinquish, Congress will feel the duty of putting the United States into an armor and an attitude demanded by the crisis, and corresponding with the national spirit and expectations.
Page 262 - I intended they should be, I consider the action that was fought by the Light division, by Colonel Beckwith's brigade principally, with the whole of the 2nd corps, to be one of the most glorious that British troops were ever engaged in.
Page 447 - Your lordship will perceive that the capitulation is in strict conformity with the spirit of your instructions, with a single exception, that the garrison is not to be made prisoners of war. Although the determined courage and high state of discipline of the army, which your lordship has done me the honour to place under my command, could leave not the smallest doubt in my mind in respect to the issue of an attack upon the town, I was nevertheless prevailed upon to acquiesce in this indulgence being...

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