History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons

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Page 51 - He then moved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, that he will be gracioufly pleafed to give directions that there be laid before this Houle an account of the amount of his Majefty's quit-rents in the feveral provinces of North-America.
Page 70 - But although it might be inconvenient for such persons to attend such assembly for the term of seven years, they might be able to give their attendance for one, or even for three years, without any danger or inconvenience to their commercial concerns. By a septennial bill the country of Canada might be deprived of many of the few representatives that were allowed by the bill. If it should be said that this objection applied to Great Britain, he completely denied it ; because, although there were...
Page 483 - Ame" rica ; and for more elfectually preventing the " clandeftine running of goods in the faid colonies " and plantations;" might be read. And the fame being read accordingly; he moved, " That this houfe will, upon this day feven" night, refolve itfelf into a committee of the " whole houfe, to take into confideration the duty
Page 84 - ... times with the boats to Broken Bay, in order to examine the different branches in that harbour, a river was found ; but...
Page 55 - Report in his place ; and afterwards delivered it in at the clerk's table : Where the same was read ; and is as followeth ; viz.
Page 37 - Moved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, to return his majefty the thanks of this houfe for his moft gracious fpeech from the throne.
Page 74 - ... very few people among those colonies, who would not be ready to admit every person belonging to this country into a participation of all their privileges, and would receive them with open arms. The Governments now established in North America were, in his opinion, the best adapted to the situation of the people who lived under them, of any of the Governments of the ancient or modern world; and when we had a colony like this, capable of freedom, and capable of a great...
Page 417 - The order of the day being read for the Houfe to go into a Committee on the bill for regulating the office of the clerks of aflize and bills of indictment, Mr.
Page 333 - He had been warned by high and most respectable authorities, that minute discussion of great events, without information, did no honour to the pen that wrote, or the tongue that spoke the words.
Page 55 - Parlialiament, relating to the Public Income and Expenditure, and to report to the Houfe what has been the whole Amount of BOOKS printed for J.

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