A Critical Review of the Liberties of British Subjects, with a Comparative View of the Proceedings of the H-E of C-S of I-D, Against an Unfortunate Exile of That Country, by a Gentleman of the Middle-Temple [Or Rather, by C. Lucas]

A Critical Review of the Liberties of British Subjects, with a Comparative View of the Proceedings of the H-E of C-S of I-D, Against an Unfortunate Exile of That Country, by a Gentleman of the Middle-Temple [Or Rather, by C. Lucas]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ...this Year by Mr. Lucae was relative to Elections in general, to the impending Election in particular, every Man of Sense, that reads them, must fee and confess: For, all his political Writings, as wdl as his public Speeches, shew the Strength and Excellency of the national Constitution; that all the Breaches made or suffered to be made therein were owing to the Ignorance, Supineness or Corruption of the Members of Parliament; as the Repairs of these and the Preservation of the Whole must ever depend upon their Wisdom and Virtue; and then sit forth how sar it was the indispensable Duty of every Individual to contribute to this good End, by restoring and maintaining the Freedom of Elections universally, but especially in the Capital. H Now, Now, the Commons have no Right or Power to disqualify any Man for a Seat in Parliament, who is not before hii flection disqualified by Law, as a Person of unsound InUlURuals, attainted or outla-yeA. Mr. Lucas was a Man of common Bense, if he was not wife, it may be reckoned a Blessing, as long Oppression might have made him mad; that he had offended no Law in being, his Persecutors have tacitly confessed, if not proved, by their extrajudicial Trial, Condemnation and Sentence; however, it is evident he was not guilty, not legally convicted of any Crime, that could render him incapable of being elected to a Seat in Parliament; he was a Candidate for D -, at a time, when she had no Member in Parliament; and when the Election was posted to come on in a few Days, a Voteret the Commons was passed to disqualify hjm from being elected, by declaring him an Enemy to his Country, and ordering him to Prison and to be a second Time tried, and in an inferior Court, for a Crime fix 'don him in a superior! Yet, all this, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604601
  • 9781236604606