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able abuses adopted appeared army become brought called carried chair character charges Colonel Wardle Commander-in-chief conduct consider Constitution corruption Crown dangerous Duke duty effect England equally evidence exertions exist express fact feel firm forward friends gentlemen give given Hall held honest honour hope House of Commons independent influence inhabitants inquiry interest John King late laws Lloyd Wardle Lord majority manner Mayor means meeting ment Ministers motion moved never object observed occasion opinion opposition Parliament party passed patriotic Pensioners persons practices present proceedings proposed proved question Reform representatives requisition resolutions Resolved respect Royal Highness Samuel Whitbread seconded Sir Francis Burdett speech spirit temperate thanks thing Thomas tion Town true trust unanimously virtue voted Wardle's whole wish York
Page 86 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or received a pension from the Crown, shall be capable of serving as a Member of the House of Commons.
Page 85 - And in this manner, according to the present state of the representation, two hundred and ninetyfour of your honourable members are chosen, and, being a majority of the entire house of commons, are enabled to decide all questions in the name of the whole people of England and Scotland.
Page 87 - That so long as the People shall not be fairly represented, corruption will increase; our debts and taxes will accumulate ; our resources will be dissipated ; the native energy of the People will be depressed ; and the country deprived of its best defence against foreign foes. 12. That to remedy the great and glaring evils of which we complain, it is not necessary to have recourse...
Page 17 - Wednesday Morning, Feb. 1st, 1809." " Dear Sir, " I yesterday saw Mr. Wardle ; he " had a letter yesterday from your " friend Glass, begging him not to take " any business in hand, where his name " is mentioned : and he asks for you "also. He was Tutor to Wardle. "Now Mr. Wardle assures me, by " every thing honourable, that if you " speak candidly. and fairly to the fact