The Life of William Lord Russell, 1; With Account of the Times in Which He Lived
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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...forward. Several circumstances, which occurred upon this occasion, serve to show the temper of the House. Sir T. Clarges declared it was the greatest debate that ever was in Parliament. Mr. Waller ' having desired time to consider, Mr. Harwood said, that he who moved to defer the question a minute longer was an enemy to his king and country. Sir Robert Sawyer, .a great courtier, proposed an address to the King to represent that his brother, being a Papist, was the cause of all the con fidence of the Papists, and that he be pleased to declare in open Parliament, whether he was a Papist or not. A motion not very different from one which Lord Russell brought forward in the next Parliament. But Mr. Sacheverell, in closing the debate, plainly hinted at the bill of exclusion. "I have read," said he, "a little in "the law, but I would have the gentlemen of "the long robe tell me, whether any degree or "quality whatsoever of any subject can pa"tronize any correspondence with the King's "enemies? or whether the King and Parlia"ment may not dispose of the succession of "the crown? and whether it be not premunire "to say the contrary?" This speech, and the report of an attempt being on foot to exclude the Duke from the succession, were, no doubt, the motives of the King's speech of the 9th, when, under the pretence of thanking the Houses for their care of his person, he came "to assure them that whatsoever bills they should present to be passed into laws, to make them safe in the reign of his successor, so they tended not to impeach the right of succession, nor the descent of the crown in the true line; and so as they restrained not his power nor the just rights of any Protestant successor j...
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