Union Pamphlets, Band 6


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Seite 3 - Ireland have severally agreed and resolved that, in order to promote and secure the essential interests of Great Britain and Ireland, and to consolidate the strength, power and resources of the British Empire, it will be advisable to concur in such measures as may best tend to unite the two Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland...
Seite 16 - Fourthly, the legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands; for it being but a delegated power from the people, they who have it cannot pass it over to others.
Seite 23 - ... this would be unnecessary in case of an union between the two countries. According to him one or other of these alternatives must be adopted. Here, therefore, we have the creed of the Protestant party ; it appears that they are willing to adopt an union, or in failure of it, to continue a struggle for every thing that was dear to them in rights and pre-eminence, and in religion. Ask now the other, the Catholic party, and what is their answer ? Why, " let us have a union, or a continued struggle...
Seite 20 - ... it is an union — an incipient and a creeping union ; a virtual union, establishing one will in the general concerns of commerce and navigation, and reposing that will in the parliament of Great Britain ; an union where our parliament preserves its existence after it has lost its authority, and our people are to pay for a parliamentary establishment, without any proportion of parliamentary representation.
Seite 37 - La part qu'ils ont à la législation doit donc être proportionnée aux autres avantages qu'ils ont dans l'état ; ce qui arrivera , s'ils forment un corps qui ait droit d'arrêter les entreprises du peuple , comme le peuple a droit d'arrêter les leurs.
Seite 12 - King's name, to your earnest investigation, those objects of trade and commerce between Great Britain and Ireland which have not yet received their complete adjustment.
Seite 37 - État des gens distingués par la naissance , les richesses ou les honneurs ; mais s'ils étoient confondus parmi le peuple, et s'ils n'y avoient qu'une voix comme les autres, la liberté commune seroit leur esclavage , et ils n'auroient aucun intérêt à la défendre , parce que la plupart des résolutions seroient contre eux.
Seite 92 - They were to bear less than the fortieth part of the public taxes. When four shillings in the pound was levied in England, which amounted to two millions, Scotland was only to be taxed at forty-eight thousand pounds, which was eight months
Seite 36 - I will say that for one hundred years this Country has followed a very narrow policy with regard to that country. It manifested a very absurd jealousy concerning the growth, produce, and manufacture of several articles — I say that these jealousies will be buried by the plan which is now to be brought before you. I say that when you have two independent parliaments in one empire, you have no security for a continuance of their harmony and cordial co-operation. We all have in our mouths a sentence,...

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