The Political History of Ireland, from the Commencement of Lord Townshend's Administration, to the Departure of the Marquis of Buckingham; with Observations on the Trade and Finance of the Country

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P. Byrne, 1793 - 320 pages

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Page 61 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 88 - Munster set their lands to cottiers far above their value; and, to lighten their burden, allowed commonage to their tenants by way of recompense; afterwards, in despite of all equity, contrary to all compacts, the landlords enclosed these commons, and precluded their unhappy tenants from the only means of making their bargains tolerable.
Page 230 - Ireland, it would be the loyal and affectionate attachment to the person and government of the King my father, manifested in the address of the two Houses. " What they have done, and their manner of doing it, is a new proof of their...
Page 66 - BILL to empower the lord lieutenant, or other chief governor or governors and council of this kingdom, for the time being, to certify all fuch bills and none other as both houfes of parliament...
Page 66 - A bill ena&ing that from henceforth all erroneous judgments, orders and decrees fhall be finally examined and reformed in the high Court of Parliament in this Kingdom only, and that for this purpofe, the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor, or Governors, fhall and may grant warrants for fealing writs of error returnable into Parliament. An habeas corpus law, and and one for rendering the judges independent of the Grown were alfo enacted.
Page 17 - Hkewifq from that which we owe to Great Britain, if in. our high capacity, of hereditary great Council of Ireland to the Crown, we...
Page 18 - ... return thanks to the king for continuing a chief governor, who in contempt of all forms of...
Page 234 - I need not add my earnest recommendation to the parliament and people of Ireland, to continue to cultivate the harmony of the two kingdoms, which in their mutual perfect freedom will find the closest as well as happiest bond of their connexion.
Page 62 - We thank you for your noble and spirited, though hitherto ineffectual efforts in defence of the great constitutional and commercial rights of your country. Go on- the almost unanimous voice of the people is with you ; and, in a free country, the voice of the people must prevail. We know our duty to our Sovereign, and are loyal. -We know our duty to ourselves, and are resolved to be free. We seek for our rights, and no more than our rights, and, in so just a pursuit, we should doubt the being of a...
Page 248 - ... they have no control. In the arrangements of plans of this kind, there is no leading principle to determine that the addition ought to be one hundred, fifty, or two hundred ; that the allotment should be according to the population, property, or taxes paid in each county, if that any supposed proportion between the landed and...

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