Stat Nominis Umbra Volume 1

Stat Nominis Umbra Volume 1

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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. 1772 edition. Excerpt: ...the houfe that he might be the fitting member. Thus far the cir-cumftances tally exa"ctly, except that our houfe of commons fayed Mr. Luttrell the trouble of.petitioning. The point of law however was the fame. It came regularly before the houfe, and it was their bufinefs to determine upon it. They did determine it, for they declared Mr. Taylor not duly defied. If it be faid that they meant this.Cafe of Ibt MMIffix 1ltllitn c1rfJcred, page 38. refo-J refolution as matter of favour and indulgence to the borough, which had retorted Mr. Walpole upon them, in order that the burgefles, knowing what the law was, might correct their error. I anfwer, I. That it is a ftrange way of arguing to oppofe a fuppofition, which no man can prove, to a fact which proves itfelf. II. That if this were the intention of the houfe of commons, it muft have defeated it-felf. The burgeftes of Lynn could never liave known their error, much lefs could they have.corredted it by any inftruction they received from the proceedings of the houfe of commons. They might perhaps have fore-, feen, that, if they returned Mr. Walpole again, he would again be rejected; but they never could infer, from a refolution by which: the candidate with the feweft votes was declared not duly defied, that, at a future election, and in fimila'r circumftances, the houfe of commons would reverfe their refolution, -and receive the fame candidate as duly elected, whom they had before rejected. Vol. I. I This 'THIS indeed would have been a moft extraordinary way of declaring the law of parliament, and what I prefume no man, whofe not at crofs-purpofes with.itfel "could poffibly underftand, It, -in a cafe of this importance, 1 thought myfelf at liberty to argue from iuppofitions rather...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663128
  • 9781236663122