Hansard

Hansard

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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: ... the latter the first year of a peace. In 1748, the expence of the admiralty and navy efiices was 37.91%; in 1749, 3/l-,820l.; being a decrease of above 8,000. And yet the hon. gentleman had maintained with great gravity, that he (Mr. Tierney) must be the most ignorant of human beings if he did notknow that there had always been an increase rather than a decrease; the hon. gentleman founding on his notable discovery that there had been an increase in the ordinaries, the declaration that he (Mr. Tierney) had committed a gross mistake in asserting that there had been no increase in the particular oflices which he had described.--Having said so much to clear himself from the imputation attempted to be cast upon him by the hon. gentleman, he would proceed to make some observations on the question immediately before the committee. By an order in council, dated the 30th of January, _ 1816, and which, by accident, he had not seen until that morning, a great change had been made in the establishment of the clerks of the admiralty. Why had this been done without the opinion of parliament? Why had not the hon. gentleman waited for a couple of months, to know in what way parliament would dispose of many public questions bearing on the subject, and particularly with the property tax? It was an invidious task to make observations on a subject, in which so many laborious and respectable individuals were interested. A more meritorious set of persons than the clerks in those ofiices, he believed, had never existed. During the short time that he was in office, he had an opportunity at Somersethouse, of observing the conduct of the clerks in the department to which he had the honour to belong, and he must say, that no men could be more deserving. But he..show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692018X
  • 9781236920188