Parliamentary Register; Or History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons of Ireland

Parliamentary Register; Or History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons of Ireland

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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. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ...character, who have neither the principles os patriotism, nor ambition, nor party, nor honour--who are governed not by deliberation but discipline, and lick the hands that feed, and worshipping the patron who bribes than Degraded men, disgraceful, to divide the board of accounts and stamps, and to augment the number of commislioners. from a conviction that such an arrange-ment was necessary for the public benefit. With respedt to what had been mentioned relative to the salary of the customer of Kin-sale, how did it turn out; why, the salary was bestowed upon the honourable gentleman when he was not a member of parlia-ment, and now it appears to have been granted for lise, This certainly was an extraordinary mode of promoting that influence which was bandied about the House under the name of corrup-tion. lt had been asked how the present ministers meant to go-vern the country? he would openly avow, that they meant to govem the country according to the laws of the constitution, to cultivate its interests, to keep the people in happiness and peace, and to, preserve their liberties invrolate. He then declared his disapprobation of the measures avowed to be the objects of the other side of the House, particularly that for a repeal of the police law, and that for disqualifying revenue-oflicers from voting for members of parliament. He concluded with objefting to' the address, as not founded in faft or necessity. An oflccr delivered at the bar, the bille and vouchers of the sums bs money expended by the commislioners of barracks, from the 25th of March, I 788, to the: i9th of Septemher, 1 789. The bill for granting an additional duty on wines, hides, beer, ale, Stc., The bill forigranting duties therein mentioned The bill to promote the linen and...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801954
  • 9781236801951