The Claims of the Maltese; Founded Upon the Principles of Justice

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Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, 1835 - Great Britain - 24 pages
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Page 16 - And whereas the Senate of the United States have approved of the said arrangement and recommended that it should be carried into effect, the same having also received the sanction of His Royal Highness, the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of His...
Page 16 - Master's benevolent instructions on this head, to secure to the Maltese, in the fullest manner, the free exercise of their religion, — to maintain their ecclesiastical establishment, — to introduce such amelioration in the proceedings of the courts of law, as will secure to every one the certainty of speedy and effective justice, — to make such improvement in the laws themselves, as past experience or change of circumstances...
Page 13 - ... be made in favour of the inhabitants of Malta ; and it may be proposed to revive, under such regulations and modifications as may be judged expedient, the national council •which formerly existed in that island, which should form no part. of the order, but which should have a share in the government of tbe island, and u deliberate voice in all its internal concerns.
Page 13 - He is a he has obtained possession of the island, gives them a peculiar claim to his protection, and a right to expect that, in the future arrangements for the island, some advantages should be stipulated in their favour. " That, independent of every consideration of good faith, your Excellency well knows that the Maltese inhabitants, if attached to their government, are equal to the defence of the island ; and that every motive of policy therefore, as well as of justice, renders it expedient to...
Page 13 - ... state of constant and active hostility against the French; that several thousands of them perished in this state of hostility ; and that these efforts were made at a time when they could receive assistance from no other foreign power; that the attachment evinced by the Maltese to His Majesty during the blockade, and their loyalty to him since he has obtained possession of the island, give them a peculiar claim to his protection...
Page 13 - A body member in the present parliament for the town of Nottingham. It has already been hinted that the negociations of our diplomatic admiral have been attended with some " A body of this description could not be considered as in any respect derogatory to the ancient institution of the order, and would be conformable to what existed within the island till within a very few years. It is for the purpose of obtaining information on these points, that instructions will be sent to Sir Alexander Ball...
Page 17 - ... of these Our Instructions to Our said Council, wherein their Advice and Consent are mentioned to be requisite ; as likewise all such others, from time to time, as You shall find convenient for Our Service to be imparted to them.
Page 11 - BRAVE MALTESE, — You have rendered yourselves interesting and conspicuous to all the world. History does not present a more surprising example. Given in prey to your...
Page 17 - ... that may be brought under their consideration in council, and also to authorize them, whilst such members, to assume the adjunctive style of Honorable. His Majesty has also declared his will and pleasure, that a proper person be appointed to perform the duties of clerk of the said council, who shall attend and be present at the meetings and deliberations thereof, unless when otherwise directed by the Governor, or Lieutenant Governor, or in their absence by the senior member of council presiding,...
Page 21 - November, 1810, he published his " Essay on the Military Policy and Institutions of the British Empire," a work intended to advocate greater energy and perseverance in prosecuting the war against France.

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