Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great Britain ..., Volumen 16

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Página 61 - England, and the maintenance and making of laws, and redress of mischiefs and grievances, which daily happen within this realm, are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in Parliament; and that in the handling and proceeding of those businesses every member of the House of Parliament hath, and of right ought to have, freedom of speech to propound, treat, reason and bring to conclusion the same...
Página 61 - ... speaking, reasoning, or declaring of any matter or matters touching the parliament or parliament business ; and that if any of the said members be complained of and questioned for...
Página 4 - The king can do no wrong : which ancient and fundamental maxim is not to be understood, as if everything transacted by the government was of course just and lawful, but means only two things. First, that whatever is exceptionable in the conduct of public affairs, is not to be imputed to the king, nor is he answerable for it personally to his people...
Página 91 - And here the damage and mischief cannot be expressed, that the crown and state sustained by the deserved reproach and infamy that attended the judges, by being made use of in this and the like acts of power...
Página 387 - ... that to print or publish any books, or libels, reflecting upon the proceedings of the house of commons, or any member thereof, for or relating to his service therein, is a high violation of the rights and privileges of the house of commons.
Página 59 - That the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the King, State, and...
Página 59 - Arrest, or any distress of goods, serving ' any process, summoning his land, citation or summoning his person, arresting his person, suing him in any court, or ' breaking any other privilege of this ' House, a letter shall issue, under Mr. ' Speaker's hand, for the party's relief therein, as if the parliament was sitting; and the party, refusing to obey ' it, to be censured at the next Access...
Página 93 - If they have the absolute power of imprisoning and releasing, why may they not send their prisoners to York jail, as well -as to a jail in London? Why not confine men in solitary cells...
Página 203 - Laws and of the Liberties of England? Volumes have been written by Foreigners as well as by our own countrymen in praise of that part of our Law, which in so admirable a manner, provides for our personal safety against any attacks of men in power. This has, indeed, been, in all ages, the pride of our country; and it is the maintenance of this principle which enabled us to escape that bondage.
Página 12 - That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he would be graciously pleased to order...

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