Selections from Cobbett's Political Works: Being a Complete Abridgement of the 100 Volumes which Comprise the Writings of "Porcupine" and the "Weekly Political Register." With Notes, Historical and Explanatory, Volume 2

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A. Cobbett; [etc., etc., pref., 1835 - Great Britain
 

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Page 207 - And whereas the laws of England are the birthright of the people thereof, and all the kings and queens who shall ascend the throne of this realm ought to administer the government of the same according to the said laws, and all their officers and ministers ought to serve them respectively according to the same...
Page 207 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the Crown, shall be capable of serving as a Member of the House of Commons.
Page 206 - That levying money for or to the use of the crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time, or in other manner, than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 206 - That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted; 11. That jurors ought to be duly impanelled and returned, and jurors which pass upon men in trials for high treason ought to be freeholders; 12. That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void; 13.
Page 206 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 207 - That in case the Crown and Imperial Dignity of this Realm shall hereafter come to any Person not being a Native of this Kingdom of England this Nation be not obliged to engage in any War for the Defence of any Dominions or Territories which do not belong to the Crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 205 - And several grants and promises made of fines and forfeitures, before any conviction or judgment against the persons upon whom the same were to be levied. All...
Page 459 - Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
Page 205 - By causing several good subjects, being protestants, to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed, contrary to law. 7. By violating the freedom of election of members to serve in parliament. 8. By prosecutions in the court of king's bench, for matters and causes cognizable only in parliament: and by divers other arbitrary and illegal courses.
Page 205 - By levying money for and to the use of the Crown by pretence of prerogative for other time and in other manner than the same was granted by Parliament; 5.

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