Memoirs of the life of the Right Honorable William Pitt, Volume 2
J. Murray, 1821 - Biography & Autobiography
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Page 494 - Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the respective laws and customs of the same ? Sovereign. I solemnly promise so to do.
Page 85 - Britain; and that the King's majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons of Great Britain, in parliament assembled, had, hath, and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the crown of Great Britain, in all cases whatsoever.
Page 430 - Event would be more repugnant to the Feelings of his Royal Father, than the Knowledge that the Government of his Son and Representative had exhibited the Sovereign Power of the Realm in a State of Degradation, of curtailed Authority and diminished Energy — a State hurtful in Practice to the Prosperity and good Government of his People, and injurious in its Precedent to the Security of the Monarch and the Rights of his Family. Upon that part of the Plan which regards the King's real and personal...
Page 426 - Concerning the steps already taken by Mr. Pitt, the prince is silent — nothing done by the two houses of parliament can be a proper subject of his animadversion ; but when previously to any discussion in parliament, the outlines of a scheme of government are sent for his consideration, in which it is proposed that he shall be personally and principally concerned, and by which the royal authority, and the public welfare, may be deeply affected, the prince would be unjustifiable, were he to withhold...
Page 121 - ... economical principles, and requiring the smallest number of troops possible to answer the purpose of such security, is an essential object for the safety of the state, intimately connected with the general defence of the kingdom, and necessary for enabling the fleet to act with full vigour and effect for the protection of commerce, the support of our distant possessions, and the prosecution of offensive operations in any war in which the nation may hereafter be engaged.
Page 427 - Prince makes the observation, that he sees, in the contents of that paper, a project for producing weakness, disorder, and insecurity in every branch of the administration of affairs. A project for dividing the Royal Family from each other...
Page 331 - for vemoving any doubt respecting the power of the commissioners for the affairs of India, to direct that the expense of raising, transporting, and maintaining such troops as may be judged necessary for the security of the British territories and possessions in the East Indies, should be defrayed out of the revenues arising from the said territories and possessions.
Page 6 - Amongst the objects which now require consideration, I must particularly recommend to your earnest attention the adjustment of such points in the commercial intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland as are not yet finally arranged. The system which will unite both kingdoms the most closely on principles of reciprocal advantage, will, I am persuaded, best ensure the general prosperity of my dominions.
Page 430 - ... the smallest inclination to possess any such Power but it remains with Mr. Pitt to consider the eventual interests of the Royal Family, and to provide a proper and natural security against the mismanagement of them by others...