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Containing an impartial relation of all transactions, foreign and domestick: with a Chronological diary of all the remarkable occurrences, viz. births, marriages, deaths, removals, promotions, etc. that happened throughout the year: together with the characters and parentage of persons deceased on the eminent rank ...
 

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Página 98 - We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to issue this Our Royal Proclamation...
Página 357 - Anne, of glorious and immortal Memory, had thought fit to raife him to the Dignity of a Peer, how unworthy foever he was of that Honour, he thought it a Duty incumbent upon him, to defend the Rights and Privileges of the Peerage of England, which they held by the fundamental Laws of the Land, and were confirmed to them by Magna Charta.
Página 365 - Tower did affirm to the prifoner, upon his falvation, that he had a verbal order from the miniftry, though he refufed to fay from whom, and not pretending that •what he did was by his own authority, we are of opinion, that it was of the greateft confequence to the honour of his Majefty's government, that this Houfe...
Página 259 - And the next day they further refolved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his majefty, that he would be...
Página 71 - Submiflion affeft the Prifoner: They were prefent when the Prifoner was examin'd before the Lords of the Council; none of them heard the Prifoner acknowledge that the Papers were writ by him, or that he did own them as his; neither was he ask'd any Queftion to that Purpofe, neither did the Nature of the Examination the Lords of Council were then upon, lead them TO fuch a Queftion : The Lords were not asking Mr. Layer Quefiions to fix an Evidence upon himfelf.
Página 372 - Acts were not, in their Nature, Bills of Attainder, as this is, but purely to enable the Crown to keep them in Pfifon, notwithilandi.ig the Laws of Liberty ; whereas this is a Bill to inflict Pains and Penalties, and does import a...
Página 373 - Perfcn fhould be tried more than once for the fame Crime, or twice put in Peril of lofing his Life, Liberty or Eftate ; and...
Página 115 - King came to the Houfe of Peers, with the ufual State and Solemnity ; and the Commons being fent for up, and attending, his Majefty gave the Royal Aflent to the Aft for continuing the Duties on Matt, &c.
Página 323 - Houfe of the prifoner's innocence of the crimes charged on him by the bill ; for which reafon alone, if there was no other, we think the witnefles ought to have been examined, it being, in our opinions, againft the conftant courfe and rules of juftice, in criminal proceedings of all kinds, to preclude the prifoner's defence by refufing to hear his witnefles, if they are legal and competent^ and in derogation of the honour and juftice of the Houfe, on this occafion, to anticipate the judgment of the...
Página 63 - Confpirators concluded, they mould have the Number of two hundred Men ready in one Body, to be commanded by proper Officers to make the firft Attempt, and the firft Stand ; that they were to arreft the Perfons of feveral great Men ; that a Declaration was to be difpers'd, to excite People to come in to the Rebels ; the Gates of the City of London were to be flrut up, and Cannon brought down againft them.

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