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   Dublin News-Letter (Newspaper) - December 2, 1840, Dublin, Dublin                                Vol. IV. R I G H A R D   R E' I L L T. From Tuesday December the 2dj to'Satukday December the 6th, 174.0. ofC- Tbc following DEBATE of the H- upon the Place Bill, we hope will prove agreeabeto cur Readers-. The SPEECH of S- �1S- -ys, Efq; S'I'.Ry Ms now going to lay before you a Propofition, which h>sa!re� tc*''Wntch "cvef the Liberties and Privileges of' the People, by ta'kjr-g Care not topafiany Laws, that' are inconhftest wr^j the,.Liberties zid Privileges of thf Peopie, and by providing ipecdy and efFeclual Remedies againft ali'Jncr^cD^ien'ts that have been, or may be' mhde,. By-Kinfeiuoa* Princes, or guilty Micifters. Thefr, Sirj -aretinftcrig'.tbet'cbicrof the Duties of Parliament; but how can, we expeci a Performance, if a Majority of the lytflttbVfV be fuch^whoie Sttlf^frefemtion or Security depends upon their neglecting or acting Contrary to thele Duties P^Gan we expeci tharpublick Grievances will be redrfflieid,H�f .a Majority;of Parliament be fuch as have themfelves been, or fuch as are the Friends and Conftde-' rates pf ,thofe that hivfe' been the Caqfe of thofe publick GVie'vinces?   Can we"'expYcY that any .high Offender will te~punifhed by Parliament, If the Majority of it be fufrl atth^^tft^mrlaWfons'and Sharers with him in his Crime.1,, or fuch '"wrtoftchief* Subfiftehce 'depends upon fc^eafag^ifffromjatticVf Can we expicl: that anySup ply dtmAndtd^y the Crown wi!l!be refufed, if it is to be graW b/'tfioft,  whtte'c'bief SuMilerice depends Upon makingfhe Grant; or "that the publick Mcney will be properly. ^ppiy'd/ior^dufyvaccounted for,' if thofe that have appjy vouldany Man butsFooi.ora Madman render a certain, real, tranlmiffible, Eftate of 6001. or 300La Year precarious, for the fake of a Place, or Penfioh of dooble the Value, whxh he held* at the mere Will of anothcr^and. which he knew he couLttnos rj-anf-tpfr.toT^H, PbSerityl This, Sir, is. fo tcontragr to cpm-mbn'Sgriu;', that it, i^'jm^affible td fuppofe )that any grea, t Nam be/of Merji in ,any. Age, or in, any Countiy, ccald be!guflty'bf fuch a Fieqeof Madnefs. , ... , FrtifnTience,"! think, it isje.vjdent, that our Gonftitu- . tion can never be in Dinger1 Jjroro anyNwnber of.Ofnsers that may have feats ip this Houfe ; butityou flawed by. x new Law exclude all thr�fe in any Offire-or-Empioyraent, uneJerthe Crown, or all bat a very Jew, item hiving feats in this Hpule*. it would not cniy endanger,,: bat, in. my( Opinion, c'ertaitjly dsftroy our Conftitution,  .fair, I. believe it wilt be granted, that fince the happy Acceilica of ovr ptdktyillv^omF^f^ff. a|-great a; jiegpfd,.. 4$ great a Reipcd bos been fi^wn bjc.lh,e Csopm, ta Polish.. � mes^(nay'�%t^ .l|fadki^. tha^n j^wt'Sbs^ in ang 1 JFormer, Period of upie., To enmnaie i|wiib that P^cr^tpdr in wfiich our Cbaf^ftruoo /eems^p^T^iJBFii^Bio^ BStficT** and our Goyersiijiie&t^^ Rergri of the ^mt^3^amtSbStth: Ev^rg^oe knows,, that fhe often treated her Parliaments with more Haughti-nefsthan rtas^(el^be,eq. (b^jrijuch:avebotigj^jaf:-Nfrfi Ihefgrnetimes treated them \a iucLa, n^annetj as.vfOt^d now be exolairri'd againft, is the highef| .{pfult, >tjhem$$ dangerous fncroachments upon the:Riglits and L^ibertif^of Parliament'; and yet the Parliaments fn her Time behaved in a morebbeHicm, I miy fay, a more fervile manner towards the Crown, tljan, they have eveidpns.jnt a,ay Reign fin'c^ that time \ from whence, I mufls corijcbjde^.that fo f�r from being brought under any fervile Influence by-die-Number of Qfficert we have now ia the Hjoufe, it icon- c tributes towards enhancing that Regard, wJucj^.e,.�?owa.,,; finds neceflary to fhewtous; and,, ;L, think, ve^y good Reafon it fhould ; for lurcly a Gentleman wbo*'bend�# < his frat in th^s f^emfe, and .bis pe/fanal Abides, .JsMiftvi great fhare in the,Govemment..and. publick CounfeU el 1 his Country, or a great Command and Inieteftin theNa^ i vies and Armies of .his Country, is mote to be regarded jj than a mere Country 'Squire or. City Me^cbant^ ^vho-ha$. nothing to recommend him, but his onavjeHbiul Abilities, . and his being a Member of this Honfe. \ . Therefore, Sir, if you exclude all Officers of the Crown-, rem having feats in this Houfe, you will, of one fide^ eflen tbat Regard which the Crown now;s finds neceflaryr 1 to fhew to you, and of the other,, yon will jntrodscr, ve ,againitF u& great Men,^ who'..rnrfy b� .the HcacUof^a^'cm, may probably, in a'4>ort,Timei get''(|e i>ircc^m.noi: ofly of,fhis Houfe, btftdf fAoft of the Elegioas in the King f,the Cenfequer.ee; bi v5fiui^wbuTd' certai�ly be aC:yilW3f bct^jon thisHoaie ancf/iis FbTovyers.of one fide, snd tbe King and his Office: s .and.their Followers^ .of the othe-; anu by the Iffye nf this W;ar, let ,\�hicji. tyer fide prevai*, our Coaibtnuoa would ceriuiniy be undone    This, Sir, ws the. C^e. :n [tjxe ReignSf Henry IIL   Thij was the Cale in ihe Reign ,of Charles I.   Jh Henry Ilia's Time, the gtcst Et'I of * Leicefter, who was Ho*d of the Party againft the King and his Minillers or Officers, not orly go the Dirtclica of the. Parliament, but, by his o*vn Authori.y nonii-r.ei rnany of thofe* that were to be chof.11 as rviembers of this Houfe; and if that haughty Eail had not b;en defer e-J by the Duke of Gl.-:uc iler, and defeated bytfre Cc-jrxgz ind Conduit of the Prince of Wales, ai SUBSCRIPTIONS for City and Country, for this Tdpir, are taken in by the Printer hereof.   

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