The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords

The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords

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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. 1697 edition. Excerpt: ...greatest Consequence, were take nor destroyed in the Harbours of I/iga, Gibraltar, and Ostcrzd; at (he two firsk of which Places the Ships of the State: General aflisted. And that during the War, only twenty five Ships of all sorts have been taken or destroyed by cruising Ships at Sea, and ofthat Number only five Ships from 30 to 60 Guns. By the Paper marked M. it appears that the Number of her Majesty's Ships and Vessels taken and destroyed by the Enemies, during the present War, are thirty five, thirteen whereof are Ships ofthe Line of Battle, from 50 to 80 Guns. The Six/I: Observation is, that, in the last War, the Trade of the Nation had the Misfortune to lose near 4ooo Ships. This appeared so very strange to the Lords Committees, there were any Lists of those Ships, or what Grounds they' had for making that Assertion. The Answer sent in Return to this Meflage. was a printed Paper, without any Name of the Author or Printer, in which are these Words: lt is generally allowed, that the Number of Ships and Vessels miscarried since the War, does not fall short of 4000. si Upon Confideration of this Paper, it appeared to be a. Libel, written as a pretended Answer to an Account published by Authority in the Year 1695', of what Men of War and Privateers had been taken from the French' from the Beginning of that War; and, it contains in it not only fcandalcus Reflections upon the Parliaments of that Reign, but notoriously false Representations of Matters of Fact, which might have easily been known to be so at the ss Admiralty May it p/easeyaur Majesty. ' It is a most undoubted Maxim, that the Honour, Security and Wealth of this Kingdom does depend upon the Protection and Encouragementos Trade, and the improv ing and right managing the naval...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903579
  • 9781236903570