The History, Debates, and Proceedings of Both Houses of Parliament of Great Britain from the Year 1743 to the Year 1774; Containing the Most Interesti

The History, Debates, and Proceedings of Both Houses of Parliament of Great Britain from the Year 1743 to the Year 1774; Containing the Most Interesti

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ... of defeat, pledge myself to renew the-same motion again, early in this sefiions. I did, accordingly, early in this sellion, give notice that I should make such motion. His Majelty's Ministers, thinking themselves pledged, by the Earl of Hillsbor0ugh's letter, to move for a repeal, so far as the promises held out in that letter went, desired I would give way to their motion-I did so-The motion now made from that quarter extends only to such part of those duties as are laid on British manufactures imported into America; but leaves the duties upon tea, and keeps the preamble of this Act, as a yoke upon the neck of the Americans. Instead therefore of having made my own motion, for a total repeal of every part of this Aft, which relates to the laying duties on goods and manufactures imported into America--I must now take the ground of amending the motion made by the noble Lord, and of extending the repeal to the whole of the duties, and to everypart of the Aft relating thereto. I feel, Sir, in a very senfible manner, the disadvantages under which any one rises in this House to speak on American affairs, if it-be supposed that he means to speak in favour of the Americans. I am aware of, and wish I could obviate these prejudices, which prevent every argument offered in restraint to the exertion of the power of this House-I know that what I am now going to speak may bevmi-sconstrued, and imputed to party and to faction, wishing to profit of the uneafiness and disquiets which are raised in the minds of the subjecfts in America; so as to take such ground for the purposes of oppofing and distrefiing Adrninislration, as must widen the breach now made between the two countries. The continuance of that measure, which opened again the breach Governor Pownall....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236487346
  • 9781236487346