The Parlimentary Register

Front Cover

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 74 - But although it might be inconvenient for such persons to attend such assembly for the term of seven years, they might be able to give their attendance for one, or even for three years, without any danger or inconvenience to their commercial concerns. By a septennial bill the country of Canada might be deprived of many of the few representatives that were allowed by the bill. If it should be said that this objection applied to Great Britain, he completely denied it ; because, although there were...
Page 593 - Fox's LIBEL ACT, 1792. 32 Geo. 3, c. 60. An Act to remove Doubts respecting the Functions of Juries in Cases of Libel. [AD 1792.] " WHEREAS doubts have arisen whether on the trial of an indictment or information for the making or publishing any libel, where an issue or issues are joined between the king and the defendant or defendants, on the plea of not guilty pleaded, it be competent to the jury impanelled to try the same to give their verdict upon the whole matter in issue...
Page 41 - 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 425 - The order of the day being read for the Houfe to go into a Committee on the bill for regulating the office of the clerks of aflize and bills of indictment, Mr.
Page 55 - He then moved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, that he will be gracioufly pleafed to give directions that there be laid before this Houle an account of the amount of his Majefty's quit-rents in the feveral provinces of North-America.
Page 88 - After having been several times with the boats to Broken Bay, in order to examine the different branches in that harbour, a river was found ; but the want of...
Page 78 - ... very few people among those colonies, who would not be ready to admit every person belonging to this country into a participation of all their privileges, and would receive them with open arms. The Governments now established in North America were, in his opinion, the best adapted to the situation of the people who lived under them, of any of the Governments of the ancient or modern world; and when we had a colony like this, capable of freedom, and capable of a great...
Page 346 - there was no loss of friendship." Mr. Burke said, " Yes, there was a loss of friendship; — he knew the price of his conduct; — he had done his duty at the price of his friend ; their friendship was at an end.
Page 319 - Government, to obtain the most perfect acquaintance with all the particulars of the situation of those who were to be governed, as well as to pay the utmost attention to their opinions with regard to the nature of the regulations which ought to be adopted. It might appear proper to consult those who were to be governed, beforehand, as it was certainly desirable that every government should meet the wishes of its subjects. It was politic, as people were most sensible of their own wants, as they might...
Page 406 - And fhook a dreadful Dart ; what feem'd his head The likenefs of a Kingly Crown had on. Satan was now at hand, and from his feat The Monfter moving onward came as faft, With horrid ftrides, Hell trembled as he ftrode. Th...

Bibliographic information