A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations, Volume 33
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1826 - Trials
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n order to remedy all this, universal suffrage and annual parliaments are
recommended. Thus the publication states, (page 10): “The House of Commons,
in its original composition, consisted only of commoners, chosen annually by the
This is the wanted change in our form of government, the Commons House of
Parliament restored to its original purity; and ... and by annual parliaments; and
until these take place, the people can entertain no reasonable expectation of eter
One man may think that annual parliaments are necessary; another that they
would be hurtful or impracticable. On this trial, it is not necessary for us to
consider whether annual iaments and universal suffrage are good or ; and, on
this occasion ...
If a person should pretend, or even be mad enough seriously to propose, to
petition parliament for the abolition of the Christian ... their opinions f Annual
parliaments are beyond all question agreeable to the ancient practice of this
Was it not lawful to petition for its adoption I think the ministry of that day would
scarcely have treated such an application as seditious; yet it made just as great a
change in the constitution, as the adoption of annual parliaments would now do.
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