The History of England: From the Revolution in 1688, to the Death of George II : Designed as a Continuation of Hume, Volume 4

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J.F. Dove For Baynes, 1822 - Great Britain

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Page 333 - XXXVI. The lord-mayor, aldermen, and commons, of the city of London, in common-council assembled, having drawn up a petition to the house of commons, alleging that the toll upon loaded vessels or other craft, passing through the arches of London-bridge, granted by a former act, passed in the year
Page 380 - act. If it was the first military scheme of any Quaker, let it be remembered it was also the first successful expedition of this war, and one of the first that ever was carried on according to the pacific system of the Quakers, without the loss of a drop of blood on either side.
Page 262 - II. The auxiliary troops of the army of the duke of Cumberland, namely, those of Hesse, Brunswick, Saxe-Gotha, and even those of the count de la Lippe Buckbourg, shall be sent home; and as it is necessary to settle particularly their march to the respective countries, a general officer of each nation shall be sent from
Page 322 - to enable his majesty to defray any extraordinary expenses of the war, incurred, or to be incurred, for the service of the current year; and to take all such measures as might be necessary to disappoint or defeat any enterprises
Page 170 - day of October, in the year 1753, proceeded on a manifest misapprehension of the king's instruction to his governor, requiring him not to give his assent to any bill of an unusual or extraordinary nature and importance, wherein his majesty's prerogative, or the property of his subjects, might be prejudiced, or the trade or shipping of the kingdom any ways
Page 181 - judgment, or differing in opinion from my judges, and if yet the error in judgment should be on their side, God forgive them, as I do ; and may the distress of their minds, and uneasiness of their consciences, which in justice to me they have represented, be
Page 170 - day of October, in the year 1753, implying a claim of right in that assembly to raise and apply public money without the consent of the governor and council, was illegal, repugnant to the terms of his majesty's commission to his governor of the said island, and derogatory of the rights of the crown and people of Great Britain : that the last six resolutions
Page 322 - on account, towards enabling them to defray the expense of a military force in their settlements, to be maintained by them in lieu of the battalion of his majesty's forces withdrawn from those settlements ; the sum of
Page 178 - fault with other men's opinions; all I endeavour at, is to give reasons for my own; and all I desire or wish is, that I may not be misunderstood; I do not pretend to judge admiral Byng's deserts, nor to give any opinion on the propriety of the act. " Signed, 6th February 1757, at the admiralty.
Page 215 - of December, the fleet proceeded up the river: next day colonel Clive landed, and, with the assistance of the squadron, in twenty-four hours, made himself master of Busbudgia, a place of great strength, though very ill defended. On the 1st of January, the admiral, with two ships, appeared before

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