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: ... Northington, and Shelburne; Viscounts Say" and Scale, and Torrington; Lords Despencer, Romney, Lyttelton, Mansfield, Camden, Trevor, and Milton; and the Bishop of Lincoln. The two proxies were Earl Fitzwilliam and Lord Archer.-' In the month of May 1773 a Bill was brought from the Commons for efiablishing certain regulations for the better management of the affairs of the Eail: India Company, as well in India as in Europe. Upon bringing in the Bill the Duke of RICHMOND moved for a conference with the Commons upon the subjeftmatter of the Bill. The motion was opposed as unnecessary and tending to create delay. The House divided: 12 were for the motion, and 39 against it. His Grace then made a motion, that a meflage should be sent to the Commons for a communication of the reports of the several Committees that had been appointed to make an enquiry into the affairs' of the East India Company, together with a list of the witnesses that had been examined, and of all the papers that had been produced before the House of Commons; with copies of their resolutions, and all the other evidences, fadts. and matters which they had proceeded upon, as a ground for passing the Bill. This motion was opposed upon the same principle as the former, and upon a division rejefted by nearly the same majority. However, two proteits were entered 5 one upon the rejefition of this particular motion-, and the other against the Bill in general. Dgsentient, ' ' Because a Bill, evidently taking away, without consent or compensation, several rights and privileges now enjoyed by a great corporate body, purchased for a valuable consideration, and confirmed by the most solemn sancftions of parliamentary faith, can bejultified only by such delinquency asincurs a forseiture of...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543734
  • 9781236543738