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England can never be ruined but by a Parliament !-LokD TREASURER
than the Executive.-MONTESQUIEU.
The Defect of Representation is the national disease, und unless you apply
a remedy to thut disease you must inevitably take the consequences with
HARLOW: PRINTED BY B. FLOWER;
FOR M. JONES, No. 5. NEWGATE STREET, LONDON;
IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
On the commencement of this work we professed our opinion, that the only radical, safe, and constitutional remedy for the continually increasing grievances of which we have so just a right to complain, and to insist on their removal, is a more FREQUENT, and a more EQUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE; by which measure alone, the House of Commons would become the constitutional and effectual guardians of the just prerogatives of the crown, and of the inalienable rights of those, whose servants and representatives they profess to be. In the Preface to our last Volume, we again expressed our firm conviction, that nothing short of such a Reform" can afford us
a rational prospect that our crying grievances will "be redressed, our oppressive burdens lightened, and "pur deplorable situation ameliorated;" and that no PARTY, whatever might be their professions, if they were the enemies, or even the lukewarm friends of such Reform, were deserving of the confidence or the support of the people,
. Since the commencement of the present Volume, such a blaze of evidence, arising from the transactions which have been detajled in the house of Commons during the late session, has unexpectedly broke forth, that he who is not now convinced of the indispensible necessity of a thorough change of system in the administration of our affairs, must be wilfully blind: that evidence, has indeed flashed conviction on the minds of our countrymen to so great a degree, as to arouse them from that lethargy into which they had so long fallen, and to draw from them their decided opinion on subjects of the utmost importance to the public