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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... its original composition, consisted only of commoners, chosen annually by the
universal suffrage of the people. No nobleman, no clergyman, no naval or military
officer, in short, none who held places, or received pensions from government, ...
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
... that at no one period, either in England or Scotland, did universal suffrage ever
prevail; and in Scotland, in particular, from the great subdivision of property, the
elective suffrage was never so extended as it actually is at the present moment.
... the chief of which we account the right of universal suffrage in the choice of
those who serve in the Commons House of Parliament, and a frequent renewal of
such power. “We are not deterred or disappointed, by the decision of the House
On this trial, it is not necessary for us to consider whether annual iaments and
universal suffrage are good or ; and, on this occasion, I have nothing to do with
these questions. But I say that it is not unlawful to petition for either. And generally
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