The History of the Last Parliament: Began at Westminster, the Tenth Day of February, in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King William, An. Dom. 1700: To which is Added, the Short Defence of the Last Parliament, &c

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Fra. Coggan ..., Robert Gibson ..., and Tho. Hodgson, 1702 - Great Britain - 212 pages
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Page 35 - That in case the crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defence of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 47 - That from and after the time that the further limitation by this act shall take effect, all matters and things relating to the well governing of this kingdom, which are properly cognizable in the privy council by the laws and customs of this realm, shall be transacted there, and all resolutions taken thereupon shall be signed by such of the privy council as shall advise and consent to the same.
Page 58 - Englifh parents) fhall be capable to be of the privy- council, or a member of either Houfe of parliament, or to enjoy any office or place of trull, eirher civil or military, or to have any grant of lands, tenements, or hereditaments from the crown to himfelf , or to any others in truft for him.
Page 58 - That after the said limitation shall take effect as aforesaid, no person born out of the kingdoms of England, Scotland or Ireland or the dominions thereunto belonging (although he be naturalized or made a denizen, except such as are born of English parents) shall be capable to be of the privy council, or a member of either house of parliament, or to enjoy any office or place of trust, either civil or military...
Page 139 - Parliament; and though it be fit for them as friends and neighbours (so far as m?y be) to hearken to the opinions of the electors, for the information of their judgments, and to the end that what they shall say may be of more weight, when every one is known not to speak his own thoughts only, but those of a great number of...
Page 43 - Crown, fhall go out of the Dominions of England, Scotland, or Ireland, without Confent of Parliament.
Page 139 - It is not so among us ; every county does not make a distinct body, having in itself a sovereign power, but is a member of that great body which comprehends the whole nation.
Page 181 - ... the commons could not agree to, without departing from those rights which they were sure they would never relinquish. Divers amendments therefore were made, not, perhaps, so much to alter the bill, as to lay upon the commons a necessity of throwing it out; thereby hoping to shift the odium of such an action from their own door. But the commons, who were aware of this drift, and saw the conclusion of the session so near at hand, appointed a committee to draw up their reasons, why they could not...
Page 177 - ... complaint, one would think it were high time to redress this common and publick grievance, which has, in short, almost ruined the credit of the parliament; and there will be no retrieving of it, till a stop be put to those growing evils. It will scarcely be pretended by any man, that such an adjustment of accounts is, in its own nature, impracticable: If, then, the former commissions had not altogether the desired success, the fault must lie either in the scheme laid down, as probably it might...
Page 139 - ... every province, city, or canton, making a distinct body independent from any other, and exercising the sovereign power within itself, looks upon the rest as allies to whom they are bound only by such acts as they themselves have made ; and when any new thing not comprehended in them happens to arise, they oblige their delegates to give them an account of it, and retain the power of determining those matters in themselves.

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