History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons

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Page 215 - When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
Page 4 - Religion, language, interest, affections, may, and I hope will, yet prove a bond of permanent union between the two countries ; to this end, neither attention nor disposition on my part shall be wanting.
Page 120 - An Act for the better securing the dependency of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain,
Page 4 - ... prosecution of offensive war upon the continent of North America, adopting, as my inclination will always lead me to do with decision and effect, whatever I collect to be the sense of my Parliament and my people. I have pointed all my views and measures as well in Europe as in North -America to an entire and cordial reconciliation with those colonies.
Page 294 - My Lords and Gentlemen, By virtue of his majesty's commission under the great seal, to us and other lords directed, and now read, we do, in his majesty's name, and in obedience to his commands, prorogue this parliament to Thursday the 22d day of August, next, to be then here holden ; and this parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the 22d day of August next.
Page 81 - But the balance had been unfairly ftated ; for the charge was in a great degree to be placed to the account of the war ; and the profit would have been very great in peace, had we not given away the moft valuable part of the province. By the 3d article, the...
Page 288 - An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give to his Majesty, for a limited time, certain powers, for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of his Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States...
Page 288 - ... his Majesty in council, by order or orders to be issued and published from time to time, to give such directions, and to make such regulations with respect to duties, drawbacks or otherwise, for carrying on the trade and commerce between the people and territories belonging to the crown of Great Britain, and the people and territories of the said United States, as to his Majesty in council shall appear most expedient and salutary ; any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding...
Page 31 - Moved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, to return his majefty the thanks of this houfe for his moft gracious fpeech from the throne.
Page 4 - America, I have directed my whole force by land and sea against the other powers at war, with as much vigour as the situation of that force, at the commencement of the campaign, would permit. I trust that you feel the advantages resulting from the safety of the great branches of our trade.

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