The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803; From Which Last-Mentioned Epoch It Is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates." Volume 27

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803; From Which Last-Mentioned Epoch It Is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates." Volume 27

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ... enquire as to our situation and relation with regard to Norway. In reply to a question which he had yesterday put, namely, whether we were now at peace or at war with Norway? his right hon. friend (the Chancellor of the Exchequer) had thought proper to state merely, that the government of this country did not recognise Norway as an independent nation, but as an integral part of the kingdom of Denmark. This reply, however, he could not deem satisfactory. For referring to the_case of France, although after the deposition of the monarchy in 179'), the British government did uotacknowledge the republic that followed, Yet we were at peace with the French. ow he wished to know whether we were in a similar relation with the Norwegians? By the stipulations of last year, it appeared that our government had agreed to concur in endeavouring to obtain the cession ofNorway to Sweden; and the question now was, whether an order had been issued by ministers, _as it was understood, to interrupt any communication with Norway, in order to force the Norwegians to assent to that cession? If such an order had not been issued, then it would appear that the question was still open for discussion. _But if it were otherwise, and his right hon. friend should still decline to give any answer upon that subject, he should feel it his duty to move for the production of copies of any orders issued to prevent communications with Norway. At the same time, he observed that it was in the power of his right hon; friend to prevent any motion at present by one word, either yes or no. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, he was happy that he had it in his power, according to his hon. friend's statement, to take that course which would serve to avert any premature...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971973
  • 9781236971975