The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]. Containing an Account of the Most Interesting Speeches and Motions Accurate Copies of All the Protests, Volume 11; V. 38
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. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...Treason! Treason! " England's clanger and cieliverance!--Being a circumstantial account of the deep and desperate plots lately discovered tor delivering up the Duke of York, and all the Biitilh and allies into the hands of the French, to be cut to'pieces." Such are the wretched expedients to which His Majesty's Ministers are reduced to support and circulate reports of plots and conspiracies! But it has been alledged, that such is the moderation and humanity of Administration, that this extraordinary power may be safely entrusted, to their discretion. Facts are the best criterion: --What degree of tenderness, what degree of humanity, did Messrs. Palmer and Muir receive, in the execution of their sentence, from the Ministers? Men of respectability and character, --gentlemen who had received as good an education as any in that House. He had undoubted and authentic information in his possession of the indulgence and humanity of Ministers with respect to these gentlemen. Hp would not have received it, he would not have credited if from public report;--the information he would give the House should be from the original letters, which he had copied himself. Mr. Palmer writes thus, from the Surprise, Portsmouth, March 6th: " I;im naturally chearful, and supported by the approbation of ray own mind, I am not inclined to despondency--but, in truth, I have some fear; tor my health. By the humblcit petitions and remonstrances, we were saved from being locked down with the felons, and are permitted to be in the fame little room with twelve soldiers going out to Bofany Bav: hut tiiis being in the galley part ot the ship, is pepeuially flooded, and always damp. The provisions arc very bad, and very scanty. I wish I mav be able, at my time ot life, to withstand...
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