The Privileges of the House of Lords and Commons Argued and Stated: In Two Conferences Between Both Houses, April 19, and 22, 1671 ...

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Side 48 - Commons muft accept the whole general Pardon, or deny it, yet this takes not away their Negative. The Clergy have a Right to tax themfelves, and it is a part of the Privilege of their Eftate; doth the upper...
Side 40 - Mifes, that therefore they might be excufed of the Subfidy, and abated their part of it. The Lords who then knew they had no power to diminifh any part of the Aid granted by the Commons, did therefore Addrefs themfelves to the Queen in their behalf. The Queen commanded an Entry to be made in the Journal of the Houfe of Lords, That...
Side 4 - If this right should be denied, the Lords have not a negative voice allowed them, in bills of this nature ; for if the Lords, who have the power of treating, advising, giving counsel, and applying remedies, cannot amend, abate, or refuse a bill in part, by what consequence of reason, can they enjoy a liberty to reject the whole? When the Commons shall think fit to question it, they may pretend the same grounds for it.
Side 42 - Becaufe there appears not to the Commons any Colour from the Precedents Cited by your Lordfhips, why your Opinion fhould be fo fixed in this Point, we fuppofe the main Defence is in the Reafons that have been given for it. That Paper begins with an...
Side 107 - Majefty that it may be enacled ; and be it enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, by and with the Advice and Confent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this prefent Parliament affembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That...
Side 33 - That it was a Grievance to the Commons, and a breach of their Liberty, for the Lords to demand a Committee to Confer with them about Aids.
Side 4 - We find no footsteps in record or history for this new claim of the House of Commons : we would see that charter or contract produced, by which the Lords divested themselves of this right, and appropriated it to the Commons, with an exclusion of themselves : till then we cannot consent to shake or remove foundations, in the laying whereof it will not be denied, that the Lords, and Grandees of the Kingdom had the greatest hand.
Side 11 - JR. xN i0, n, i1, i3, i4, i5". upon a great Sum demanded for the King, the Commons come to the Lords, and defire a moderation of the Sum, and their confideration how it fhould be Levied ; and hereupon was granted by Lords and "Commons, ix/.
Side 17 - We have seriously consulted our judgments and reasons to find objections, if it were possible, against this Power of the Lords ; and are so far from. finding any, that we are fixed in opinion, that the want of it would be destructive to the Government, and peace of the Kingdom, and the right of the Crown, in...
Side 49 - If contracts were now to be made for privileges, the offer might seem fair: but yet the commons should profit little by it ; for your lordships du now industriously avoid all bills of that nature, and choose to do many things by your own power, which ought to be done by the legislative...

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