Parliamentary Reform: A Full and Accurate Report of the Proceedings at the Meeting Held at the Crown and Anchor Tavern on Monday the 1st of May, 1809, Relative to a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament. Sir Francis Burdett, Bart., in the Chair

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J.H. Hart, 1809 - 28 sider
 

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Side 7 - who has an office or place of " profit under the King, or receives " a pension from the Crown, shall " be capable of serving as a " Member of the House of
Side 8 - States, have been the causes of their subjugation. 11. .That so long as the People shall not be fairly represented, corruption will increase ; our debts and taxes will accumulate ; our resources will be dissipated ; the native energy of the People will be depressed ; and the country deprived of its best defence against foreign foes. 12. That to remedy the great and glaring evils of which we complain, it...
Side 7 - And in this manner, according to the present state of the representation, two hundred and ninetyfour of your honourable members are chosen, and, being a majority of the entire house of commons, are enabled to decide all questions in the name of the whole people of England and Scotland.
Side 8 - ... oretical speculations, or dangerous expe" riments in Government, but to recur to " the principles handed down to us by the '" wisdom and virtue of our forefathers. 13. " That the remedy is to be found, " and to be found only, "in a full and fair ' Representation of the People in the
Side 7 - That it is the grand principle of the Constitution, that the People shall have a share in the Government, by a just representation in Parliament. 2. That the long duration of Parliaments greatly facilitates the corruption of the members, and removes that wholesome check or controul on their conduct — a frequent recurrence to the opinion of their Constituents. 3. That in a Petition, presented to the House of Commons...
Side 7 - Constitutional principle, that no person who " has an office of place or profit under the King, or receives a pension from the Crown, shall be capable of serving as a Member of the House of Commons ". 6.
Side 8 - Representation into consideration, and urgently, but temperately, to apply to Parliament to adopt such measures as shall secure to the Nation the reality and uses of Representation.
Side 7 - Scotland is extremely in«' fluenced ; and that there are " great defects in that of Ireland: " and it is the opinion of this " meeting that a great majority of " the members of the Commons...
Side 7 - That in 1 782, it was declared by Mr. Pitt in the House of Commons that " seven or eight members of that House were sent there by the Nabob of Arcot, and that a foreign state in enmity to this country might procure a party to act for it under the mask and character of Members of that House ". 8.
Side 7 - Parliaments greatly facilitates the corruption of the members, and removes that wholesome check or controul on their conduct— a frequent recurrence to the opinion of their Constituents. 3. That in a Petition, presented to the House of Commons on the...

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