Friday, May 1, 1744

Scots Magazine

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Scots Magazine (Newspaper) - May 1, 1744, London, Middlesex gay 1744 Proceedings of the 215 I cannot therefore that to prevent free language on one is ay attack has been lately made upon the fpeak freely and fincerely on the of our corporations if any The bill we had lately before by Lord thinks there why does not he moft allowed to be and fundamentally right j and the chief ofar jeclion againft it that we could noc amend it properly in the with out making in a great a new A S the above bill was rejected upon which we could not do confidently the fecond there was anwitn our conftant rule of proceeding in fuchi I I then thought a frivolous objection becaufe I thought we had no occafion to make any amend or to add many but what flowed naturally from the claufes in the bill as it was firft brought or from the declared fcope and intention of the bill as it was obferved in the former de we might have done this the more becaufe the bill after being palTed by to go thro all the forms of the other where any perfon that thought himfelf might have had an opportunity to be heard fo that it was very different from a bill paffed by the other and fent to us for concurrence and in the fhort time I have had the honour to fit in this I have feen very material claufes added in committees of this houfe upon bills fent from the As I was fenfible of my I could not but think the objection frivo lous and confequently could not but fu that thofe who made ufe of were really againft any bill for the fame For this reafon it was with pleafure I faw the queftion agreed for appointing a committee to draw up heads of a bill for the further quieting of corporations be caufe I that the report of that rinciple upon which it was founded but committee would oblige every Lord to ap report from our and the pear in his proper and to declare whether he was for fecwing our conftitution againft that influence which a minifter may acquire over the elections of cities and by threatening them with a Quo or an information in the nature of a lathis expectation I find I am no difappointed for Lords now openly avow their being a gainft our giving ourfelvss any trouble upon this head for two which I fhall beg leave to The firit That more for a day toinquire into in order a have the guilty punifhed which would ie as effectual againft the practice in time to as any law you can S the above bill was rejected upon the fecond there was an other upon the That the r te dlreSed fo prepare and bring in a till for ibc fame as the ar guments upon this occafion were moftly be fame with feme of thofe made ufe of in the former we fhall give the libltance of one of the beeches which wj pafs for an anfwer to the laft fpeech n the former litfteecb in tbe cliaraSer sftbe Lord Mj fN the laft debate upon this I that thole or at leaft me of who oppofed the bill then xfore were at the notwith ding all their againft our bing any thing that might relbain the lower of ministers over the elections of r little cities and boroughs from fee turn the debate has now I think by fufpicion has been fully Up lithe former no Lord was un r a neceffity to declare himfelf againft principle upon which the bill was oded it wasfufficient for his a Hart objections againft the form of the in order to prevent its being pafled Ito a law and therefore Lords thought py might declare in favour of the now before has forced them declare ingenuoufly and that ley are againft the and confe aently againft any bill that can be form iupon that principle or What I have my may per pps be thought a fort of language too ttfor this affembly but if I fpeak juft I fhall never think I can fpeak too y when the liberties of my country ar to be at lake and the belt way

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