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The Acts of Trade had had for their object the regulation of colonial commerce ,
and although at times vexatiously restrictive , had not been on principle objected
to . The proposal to tax the colonies directly by act of Parliament , however ...
In 1780 he championed the cause of economical reform , with the object not only
of reducing expenditures , but also of so reforming the civil service as to put a
stop to the political corruption through which the House of Commons was still ...
You will not think it unnatural that those who have an object depending 1 which
strongly engages their hopes and fears should be 5 somewhat inclined to
superstition . As I came into the House , full of anxiety about the event ? of my
motion , I ...
When I first had the honor of a 10 seat in this House , the affairs of that continent
pressed themselves upon us as the most important and most delicatel object of
parliamentary attention . My little share in this great deliberation oppressed me .
Sir , Parliament , having an enlarged view of objects , made , during this interval ,
more frequent changes in 10 their sentiments and their conduct than could be
justified in a particular person upon the contracted scale of private information .
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa