The Speeches of the Right Honourable William Pitt, in the House of Commons, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808

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Page 316 - That an humble address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the thanks of this House for his most gracious message to this House, signified by His Grace the Lord-lieutenant.
Page 425 - HousŤ to resolve itself into a Committee of Ways and Means, to consider of a supply to be granted to his Majesty. The House having resolved itself into the said committee, Mr.
Page 299 - Russell moved the House of Commons for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the representation of the people in England and Wales.
Page 59 - I am persuaded, encourage you to make every effort, which can enable you to transmit those blessings unimpaired to your posterity. I entertain a confident hope, that under the protection of providence, and with constancy and perseverance on our part, the principles of social order, morality, and religion, will ultimately be successful; and that my faithful people will find their present exertions and sacrifices rewarded by the secure and permanent enjoyment of tranquillity at home, and by the deliverance...
Page 456 - War," as charges any person with an additional duty in proportion to the amount of the rates or duties...
Page 214 - That his Majesty's ministers, having authorized and directed at different times, without the consent, and during the sitting of parliament, the issue of various sums of money for the service of his Imperial Majesty, and also for the service of the army under the Prince of Conde, have acted contrary to their duty, and to the trust reposed in them, and have thereby violated the constitutional privileges of this house.
Page 344 - ... success, is to reduce the advantages which the funding system is calculated to afford within due limits, and to prevent the depreciation of our national securities. We ought to consider how far the efforts we shall exert to preserve the blessings we enjoy, will enable us to transmit the inheritance to posterity unencumbered with those burdens which would cripple their vigour...
Page 428 - The sum to be provided for is upwards of twenty-three millions. Gentlemen will recollect, that, in the debates upon the subject of the assessed taxes last session, two fundamental principles were established as the rule by which we should be guided in providing for the supplies for the service of the year. These were, first, to reduce the total amount to be at...
Page 58 - I have great plea;ure in informing you, that I have concluded a treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, with the United States of America, in which it has been my...
Page 194 - ... You will feel this peculiarly necessary at a moment when the enemy has openly manifested the intention of attempting a descent on these kingdoms. It cannot be doubted what would be the issue of such an enterprise ; but it befits your wisdom to neglect no precautions that may either preclude the attempt, or secure the speediest means of turning it to the confusion and ruin of the enemy.

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