The history of England: from the revolution in 1688, to the death of George II. Designed as a continuation of Hume (Google eBook)

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Printed for T. Cadell, and R. Baldwin, 1800 - History
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Page 244 - An Act to explain and amend an act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, ' An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Page 15 - Great-Britain in the American feas ; and for fettling all matters in difpute, in fuch a manner as might for the future prevent and remove all new caufes and pretences of complaint.
Page 422 - ... permitted from time to time to view and examine the accounts of money, or value of money disposed of by virtue of laws made by them, which you are to signify unto them as there shall be occasion.
Page 99 - British pay, without consulting the parliament, seemed highly derogatory to the rights and dignity of the great council of the nation, and a very dangerous precedent to future...
Page 25 - ... throne : that he was seized by the vigilance of the then government, and pardoned by its clemency, but all the use he had ungratefully made of that clemency, was to qualify himself according to law, that he and his party might some time or other have an opportunity to overthrow all law.
Page 183 - Others embarked on board of a ship on the coast of Buchan ; and were conveyed to Norway, from thence they travelled to Sweden. In the month of May, the duke of Cumberland advanced with the army into the Highlands, as far as Fort Augustus, where he encamped ; and sent off detachments on all hands, to hunt down the fugitives, and lay waste the country with fire and sword. The castles of Glengary and Lochiel were plundered and burned : every house, hut, or habitation, met with the same fate, without...
Page 180 - Cumberland having made the proper dispositions, decamped from Nairn early in the morning, and after a march of nine miles perceived the Highlanders drawn up in order of battle, to the number of four thousand men, in thirteen divisions, supplied with some pieces of artillery.
Page 352 - At length, however, it was floated through both houses on the tide of, a great majority, and steered into the safe harbour of royal approbation.
Page 275 - Commerce and manufacture flourished again, to such a degree of increase as had never been known in the island : but this advantage was attended with an irresistible tide of luxury and excess...
Page 123 - Spithead, with which he sailed round to the Downs, where he was joined by some ships of the line from Chatham, and then he found himself at the head of a squadron considerably stronger than that of the enemy.

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