A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts; On the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects

A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts; On the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects : But Chiefly Such as Relate to the History and Constitution of These Kingdoms. Selected from an Infinite Number in Print and Volume 11

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...common safety: How much more shall the same reason over-rule any matters of fact in either house, that were never debated or brought to a final determination by both houses? If this argument be good for the lords against the king, why not for the commons against the lords? But as to the appointing a committee of both houses to adjust preliminaries, the resolution in the case of the five popish lords seems to be a very express precedent for the direction of both houses; for there the commons, to avoid all interruptions and delays in the proceedings against the lords impeached, and the inconveniences that might arise thereby, did propose at a conference, that a committee of both houses might be nominated, to consider of the most proper ways and methods of proceedings upon impeachments: The lords at first refused a free conference, but afterwards they were pleased to order that there shall be a free conference with the House ot Commons, upon, the late conference, concerning the forms and methods of proceedings to be had at the trial of the lords. And the then lord president having given the lords an account of the said free conference, with the several debates pro and con on both sides, t Upon consideration thereof it was ordered, that a committee of the lords be appointed to meet with a committee of the commons, to consider of propositions and circumstances in reference to the trial of the said lords. Now what can be a more express precedent than this, when, after several conferences and free conferences, the matter was at last so solemnly agreed to and settled P in which proceedings it cannot be denied, but that all the former doubtful precedents (which were not very numerous) were considered on both sides; and therefore ought never more...show more

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