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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... indignation, been uniformly cleansed of these temporary and unconstitutional excrescences, a circumstance which we now regard as a solemn warning against creating new and unheard-of misdemeanors, or altering the treason laws of our country. Francis Russel, Duke of Bedford. Edward Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby. James Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale. The Seditious Meetings Bill, 36 Geo. III, cap. 8, was vigorously debated both in the Lords and Commons, though the minority in both was small; for in the Lords the third reading was carried by 107 to 18; Lord Thurlow being in the opposition. Many petitions were presented against it. The following protests were entered. Because to present petitions to the Throne and the two Houses. of Parliament has at all times been the undoubted right of the subjects of this realm; the free and unlimited enjoyment of which was one of the many blessings restored by the Revolution, and invariably continued in its fullest extent, as well during times of internal commotion, as of external danger: we therefore cannot consent to a Bill which thus fetters the rights of the people, and imposes restraints on that freedom of speech, to the existence of which the preservation of all our liberties may be ascribed, and from the full, free and continued exercise of which is derived the manly character that distinguishes a free people. Charles Howard, Duke of Norfolk (Earl Marshal). William Charles Keppel, Earl of Albemarle. John Howard, Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire. James Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale. William Petty, Marquis of Lansdowne. Fretleric Ponsonby, Lord Ponsonby (Earl of Bessborough). Edward Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby. Francis Russell, Duke of Bedford. John Howe, Lord Chedworth. 1st, Because, though we cordially...
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862066
  • 9781236862068