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 13

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...table, than ever were asked for by the address, perhaps to discourage the looking into them, yet several material papers that were desired have carefully been left out, and several that are in that bundle are very imperfect; being such extracts as they thought fit to give; and in some, where it was material to know the point of time, the dates are omitted; but as imperfect as they are, and notwithstanding the want of many which should have been there, you will find enough toconvince you whether the observations out of them were well grounded, and whether the conduct of our ministry in such a critical juncture of affairs is to be paralleled; that you yourself may the better judge of the whole, I send you the true copies of so many authentick papers. To this account of what passed in the House of Lords, relatino to the invasion, I shall only add, that the I hear the same papers being laid before the House 0f, Commons, pursuant to their address, produced the like observations there, and that the Scotch gentlemen concurred with the English, in blaming the conduct of the ministry; aflirming it was such as gave great encouragement to the enemies of the government: While its friends look on their country to be perfectly given up. This. they said, was their general sense. In the House of Commons some observations were also made upon the imprisoning many persons in Scotland at that time; several lords and.gentlemen of the best quality and estates, were apprehended and seized, by virtue of warrants sent from hence for suspicion of treason and treasonable practices, though it does not appear from the papers there was any cause to suspect them, nor _that any of their countrymen (who were the properest persons to be advised with on this occasion) were..show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779509
  • 9781236779502