Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England Volume 1; From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Comprising the Period from the Conquest in 10

 
9781130253788: Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England Volume 1; From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Comprising the Period from the Conquest in 10
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 Excerpt: ...commended the motions of the gentlemen before; affirming, that they were very necessary to be thought of; unto which he was to add one more, viz. the abuse of collectors, lie shewed, that they do retain their charge sometimes a year, sometimes more, m their own hands. And lor that they are but mean men, appointed to that office, they oft times convert it to their own uses, and me perhaps never able to satisfy the same; whereby the people are unwilling to pay: for if they should understand her maj. should have it presently, they would more willingly pay it; and therefire wished the better sort of every country should be assigned to that charge. Mr. Coodicr said, that every man ought to yield to the subsidy, and rather offer it than to stay till it should be demanded; desiring, that the subsidy might be presently, and only go forward without the hearing of any more complaints; for that they tnisdit be infinite, and already more were remembered, than in one pari, could be reformed. Wherein ho shewed a great desire he had to win favour. A Committee was then appointed to consider of the proportion and time of yielding some relief unto her majesty. April 9th, a Report was mane concerning the right of the Burgesses: and it was ordered, by consent of the attorney general, that the burgesses shall sit according to their returns; because the validity of the charters of their towns ought to be examined in another place. April 10th, the committee was enlarged on the Religious bills, in order to go lo a confer ence with a select number of bps. and peers. The next day the bill on fraudulent Gifts and Conveyance-, alius Monopolies, was taken into consideration; and being ordered to be engrossed, a debate arose, in which Mr. Fleetwood argued, " that there might appear...

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