The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons, Volume 1

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J. Debrett, 1785 - Great Britain
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Page 1 - Majefty that it may be enacled ; and be it enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, by and with the Advice and Confent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this prefent Parliament affembled, and by the Authority of the...
Page 312 - If the meaneft fubjeft in the land had died fuddenly, or by violent means, an inqueft would have taken cognizance of the cafe, and enquired into the caufes of his death, but the Parliament of Great Britain...
Page 322 - ... effectual for anfwering their ends. His majefty may receive the opinions and wifhes of individuals under their fignatures, and of bodies corporate under their feals, as expreffing their own particular fenfe: and he may grant fuch redrefs as the legal powers of the crown enable the crown to afford.
Page 1 - Britain, from time to time to nominate, constitute and appoint, during his or their pleasure, such members of the Privy Council (of whom the two principal secretaries of state and the chancellor of the Exchequer for the time being shall always be three), and such other two persons as his Majesty, his heirs or successors, shall think fit, to be and who shall accordingly be and be styled Commissioners for the Affairs of India.
Page 214 - Parliament for the future, or writs for the choice of any new member to ferve in Parliament; and to the end fuch writs may, by the proper officer or his deputy, be duly returned and delivered to the Clerk of the Crown, to be by him filed, according to the ancient and legal courfe: Be it enacted by the King's moft excellent Majefty, &c.
Page 325 - Above all, we fhall take care that none of the rights and privileges, always claimed, and fince the acceffion of his majefty's illuftrious family conftantly exercifed by this houfe (and which we hold and exercife in truft for the commons of Great Britain, and for their benefit) fhall be conftructively furrendered, or even weakened and impaired under ambiguous phrafes, and implications of cenfure on the late parliamentary proceedings. If thefe claims are not well-founded, they ought to be honeftly...
Page 3 - Committee shall, from time to time, upon receipt of any such secret orders and instructions concerning the levying of war or making of peace, or treating or negotiating with any of the native princes or states of India...
Page 351 - ... alfo difcovered that their commercial affairs are in the greateft diforder, that their debts have accumulated beyond any prefent or obvious future means of payment, at leaft under the actual adminiftration of their affairs ; that this condition of the Eaft India company has begun to affect the finking fund itfelf, on which the public credit of the kingdom refts, a million and upwards being due to the cuftoms, which that houfe of commons, whofe intentions towards the company have been fo grofsly...
Page 189 - The noble lord repeats again, that 'tricks' were used on my side in the election, although he very properly omits the epithet which preceded that term when he used it in a former debate; but does it appear in evidence that any tricks were practised on my part ? Not a word.
Page 208 - ... election of Vandeput and Trentham, could by any possible means be over before the 18th ! Surely not, A tolerable knowledge of Mr Thomas Corbett, the high bailiff of Westminster, gave me no extravagant hopes of success, in any scrutiny where he was to be the sole...

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