The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons, Volume 10

J. Debrett, 1778
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Page 365 - Norman conquest; that has stood the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada, now fall prostrate before the House of Bourbon? Surely, my lords, this nation is no longer what it was! Shall a people that seventeen years ago was the terror of the world, now stoop so low as to tell its ancient inveterate enemy, take all we have, only give us peace?
Page 182 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of Parliament...
Page 365 - I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me ; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy ! Pressed down as I am by the hand of infirmity, I am little able to assist my country in this most perilous conjuncture; but, my Lords, while I have sense and memory, I will never consent to deprive the royal offspring of the House of Brunswick, the heirs of the Princess Sophia, of their fairest inheritance.
Page 50 - Moft Gracious Sovereign, WE, your Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal fubjefts, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament aflembled, beg leave to return your Majefty our .humble thanks for your moft gracious fpcech from the throne.
Page 6 - 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 336 - Motion being made, that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, that he will be gracioufly pleafed to give Directions, that there be laid...
Page 74 - ... of his defeat and captivity. General Burgoyne was subject to the events of war ; so was. every other man who bore a command in time of war ; for his part, when he...
Page 4 - I have received repeated assurances from foreign powers of their pacific dispositions ; my own cannot be doubted: but at this time, when the armaments in the ports of France and Spain continue...
Page 4 - I still hope that the deluded and unhappy multitude will return to their allegiance; and that the remembrance of what they once enjoyed, the regret for what they have...
Page 60 - ... notwithstanding all those pressing services, my Lords, having the counsel of that great man constantly in view, it determined me, that whatever demands, or how much soever such troops might be wanting elsewhere, that Gibraltar should never want a full and adequate defence. I never had, my Lords, less than eight battalions to defend it. I think a battalion was then about eight hundred strong. So that, my Lords, I affirm that Gibraltar was never trusted to a garrison of less than six thousand men.

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