A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 6

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 6

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...legislature had so indignantly abolished, in the case of a court sanctioned by statute and not pretending to adjudge crime of a higher order than misdemeanor. " But though these two cases of Filton and of Carr, which probably are the earliest instances to be met with of direct petitions of complaint to the Commons against the Lords for excessive assumption ofjudicature by the hitter, did not of themselves bring the two houses into actual quarrelwitb each other: yet there passed eliough from the Commons to shew, that they were nearly ripe for serious contest on that head; and that as Fitted' case had already provoked them to appoint ii coilmittee to consider of the exercise 0fjurisdiotion by the Lords in ull cases of the kind, and such committee was still existing, so vorylitl-16 of additional niatter was requisite toeitcite the Commons into direct hostility." ' The Committee had reported the three following Resolutions: 1. " That the proceedings of the House of Lords, upon the petition of Thomas Skinner, Merchant, against the governor and cumpuD y0f Merchants of London trading to the Eust Indies, Sir William Thompson, and severalotbcr members of the House ofCoinmons, being members of the said Company, --are a breach upon the Privilege of the House nl'Commons. 2. " 'l'liat the House of Lords flfillmlnll and exercising njurisdiction, and taking cog, niZ8J1_cents_cents9 of the matters set forth and complained ol in the petition of Thomas Skinner, Merchant, against the Governor and Company of ME!'c rants of London trading to the East Indies; nnd their lordships over-ruling of the plea "f the said Governor and Company, put in I0 ill jurisdiction of the said House of L0l'd5_;_"'hshow more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763637
  • 9781236763631