The Speeches of the Right Honourable Henry Grattan in the Irish, and in the Imperial Parliament; In Four Volumes Volume 3

The Speeches of the Right Honourable Henry Grattan in the Irish, and in the Imperial Parliament; In Four Volumes Volume 3

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...trade; the right of Ireland to a share of that trade was admitted, but the question was got rid of generally by the order of the day. At length the charter of the India Company came to be renewed; the Parliament of Ireland passed an act, giving to the Company an exclusive trade as far as this country was concerned; and, in return, this country received a share of that trade, because she had something to give away. The right had been repeatedly admitted on all sides; and the only argument against the fruition of this right, was the inexpediency of particular persons, or the illiberal jealousy of British manufacturers. But those were arguments that must for ever exist and prevail, unless the Irish Parliament would assert the justice of the claim on behalf of their country, and express some feeling of the injustice this country had so long patiently sustained. It was from such an interference on the part of her Parliament, and not from her good manners of passive submission, that S. Ireland had any justice to expect on this head. Mr. Grattan having dwelt at much length on this head, proposed two motions: the one a resolution "that it is just and expedient, that the manufactures of Ireland be admitted into the ports of Great Britain, on terms not less favourable than those of Great Britain, are admitted into the ports of Ireland." The other, "that an humble address be presented to His Majesty, laying before him this resolution, and beseeching that he would be graciously pleased to recommend to his Parliament of Great Britain the adoption of such measures as should tend to that effect." Mr. Vandeleur seconded the motion. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that he admitted the principles that the right honourable gentleman urged...show more

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  • 1236621506
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