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 ..., Band 12

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Seite 973 - My consciousness of innocence leads me. confidently to hope, that the house of commons will not, upon such evidence as they have heard, adopt any proceedings prejudicia] to my honour and character ; but if, upon such testimony as has been adduced against me, the house of commons...
Seite 99 - I hasten to seize this fresh opportunity of renewing to your excellency the assurances of the high consideration with which I have the honour to be, &c.
Seite 275 - The struggle has been viewed by other Powers not without an apprehension that it might be fatal to this country. The British government has not disguised from itself that the trial of such an experiment might be arduous and long, though it has never doubted of the final issue. But if that issue, such as the British government confidently anticipated, has providentially arrived much sooner than could even have been hoped; if 'the blockade of the Continent...
Seite 97 - Spain his Majesty is not yet bound by any formal Instrument ; but his Majesty has, in the face of the world, contracted with that nation engagements not less sacred and not less binding upon his Majesty's mind, than the most solemn Treaties.
Seite 501 - ... arises pretty much as follows : In every other service in Europe, it is understood that the Head of the army has the power of granting pensions to the officers of the army, in proportion to their rank and services ; no such power exists in the Head of the army in this country ; therefore when an officer is arrived at the command of a regiment, and is, from long service, infirmity, or wounds, totally incapable of proceeding -with that regiment upon service, it becomes necessary to place a more...
Seite 7 - I have directed the estimates of the current year to be laid before you. They have been framed with every attention to economy...
Seite 193 - AFTER the events of the last year, it was impossible that Parliament should reassemble without directing its earliest attention to the services of the British army in Portugal; and amidst the contending opinions which have prevailed upon other questions, the public voice has been loud and general in admiration of your splendid achievements. It is your praise to have inspired your troops with unshaken confidence and unbounded ardour; to have commanded, not the obedience alone, but the hearts and affections...
Seite 193 - ... all your former exertions, you have again led the armies of your country to battle, with the same deliberate valour and triumphant success, which have long since rendered your name illustrious in the remotest parts of this empire. " Military glory has ever been dear to this nation ; and great military exploits, in the field and upon the ocean, have their sure reward in royal favour, and the gratitude of Parliament.
Seite 261 - I am commanded by his majesty, especially, to represent to the government of the United States, the earnest desire of his majesty, to see the commerce of the world restored once more to that freedom which is necessary for its prosperity ; and his readiness to abandon the system which has been forced upon him, whenever the enemy shall retract the principles which have rendered it necessary...
Seite 973 - ... corrupt participation in any of the infamous transactions which have appeared in evidence at the bar of the house of commons, or any connivance at their existence, but also the slightest knowledge or suspicion that they existed at all. My consciousness of innocence leads me confidently to hope, that the house of commons will not, upon such evidence as they have heard, adopt any...

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