Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England Volume 12

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England Volume 12

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...and of the most dangerous consequence to our liberties, I shall, and I think I may with hopes of success, move you to resolve, "That the Lords refusing to concur with the Commons of Great Britain, in an indemnification necessary to the effectual carrying on the enquiry now depending in parliament, is an obstruction to justice, and may prove fatal to the liberties of this nation." Mr. Sandys: Sir; I hope no man doubts of my inclination, or my sincerity, in carrying on the enquiry that has been set on foot, or in being a friend to any thing that has been proposed for rendering it effectual: and yet I cannot agree with the noble lord in the motion he has been pleased to make to you, because I think it has a very different tendency: in my opinion, it would bring on an immediate dissolution of our present form of government; for after our agreeing to such a motion, I should expect, that the next motion would be, to vote the other House useless, and that it ought therefore to be laid aside. I disapprove, as much as any man can do, of the conduct of the other House, in rejecting the Indemnifying Bill we sent up to them, because I thought such a Bill necessary, for obtaining justice to a nation 719 15 GEORGE II. Debate that has, in my opinion, been greatly injured; but though I disapprove of the conduct of the other House in this particular, 1 do not for that reason think it ought to be laid aside, or that we have any right to pass a censure upon it. The Lords are generally called the upper House of Parliament, and though it is not from thence to be inferred, that they are superior to us, yet it must be allowed, that they are quite independent, and have as good a right to refuse any Bill we send to them, as we have to refuse any Bill...
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  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,030g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768914
  • 9781236768919