Northcroft's Parliamentary Chronicle. [With Suppl. Entitled] the Critical Review
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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...of political objects. He feared that he must have wearied their lordships; but he was now about to draw to a conclusion. He knew that a defence to what he had urged would be attempted, on grounds which he had before heard put forth in that house--namely, that there had been partiality upon the part of the old magistrates. He did certainly believe that this was not the fact. A majority of the old magistracy in boroughs might, it was certain, have been of Conservative principles, but if they were to take any commission of the peace for any district of the country, they would find that the same might be affirmed of it. And let it not be said that this arose from any refusal to appoint gentlemen sharing the opinions of the present Administration--let it not be said that there was any unfair exclusion. No, the truth was, that three-fourths of the gentry of the country enjoying a station sufficiently high to enable them to belong to the magistracy, were Conservatives. Hear, hear. Had he not authority for this statement, which the noble lords opposite would scarcely think it proper to impugn? He had, in the Edinburgh Review, the ablest supporters of the ministers' politics: the fact was positively and distinctly stated, that of the whole number of individuals enjoying an income of above 500 a-year, the great majority were on the Conservative side. Hear, hear. He could certainly say, that in his own county he knew no instance in which a man had been excluded from the magistracy on account of his politics. He was, undoubtedly, acquainted with cases in which individuals, well known as agitators, were refused the commission of the peace, for it was thought that there could be no worse conservators of the peace than men who were always tempting...
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