History of the Proceedings of the House of Commons: In the Inquiry Into the Conduct of His Royal Highness the Duke of York Comprising an Authentic Copy of the Evidence on an Accurate Report of All the Debates in Parliament as They Occured in Order of Time

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John Stockdale, 1809 - 852 pages

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Page 782 - Tierney, announced his intention to withdraw his resolution, and omit from it the word " charges,'' and otherwise to alter it to the following effect : " That this house having appointed a committee to investigate the conduct of his royal highness the duke of York, as commander-inchief, and having carefully considered the evidence which came before the said committee, and finding that personal corruption, and connivance at corruption, have been imputed to his said royal highness, find it expedient...
Page 332 - I have no stock for the voyage, neither have I any money to purchase those little things which are absolutely necessary. I have to keep watch four hours every night, and have nothing to eat but salt meat three times a week, and water to drink, the rum being so bad, 'tis impossible to drink it.
Page 544 - I shall not be condemned without trial, or be deprived of the benefit and protection which is afforded to every British subject by those sanctions, under which alone evidence is received in the ordinary administration of the law.
Page 37 - How had she sent her letter ? — By this ambassador of Morocco — What did she mean by that .'—The ladies' shoe-maker. — Here the chairman thought proper to inform her that her manner of giving her answers was extremely indecent, and unbecoming the dignity of the House, and that if persevered in, it would call for a very heavy censure. Questions were put to her respecting her manner of life before she knew the duke.
Page 232 - Lieutenant-Colonels where one only is fixed upon the establishment ; nor is it consistent with justice to place an old officer upon the half-pay, or deprive him altogether of his commission : there is, therefore, no alternative but to allow him to retire, receiving a certain compensation for his former services ; what that compensation should be, has been awarded upon due consideration by a Board of General Officers...
Page 543 - I have waited with the greatest anxiety until the committee appointed by the house of commons to inquire into my conduct, as commander-in-chief of his majesty's army, had closed its examinations, and I now hope that it will not be deemed improper to address this letter, through you, to the house of commons.
Page 539 - York that it was their intention all to remain behind, and to continue abroad, because where they were they had sufficient to eat, and if they came to this country they should not have a dinner. His Royal Highness first got an allowance of bread to the soldiers, and afterwards of beer, and then their pay increased, and upon which the soldiers are very comfortable. If it was not wearying the time of the committee, I could mention another very singular instance. After the American war, I recollect...
Page 110 - I beg leave to state, that in consequence of this, Mrs. Clarke was offended with my freedom, and I ceased to see or hear from her, for I cannot tell how long...
Page 204 - Upon receiving this letter, my noble relation, finding that the writer of it was gone, gave particular orders that Mr. Baseley never should be admitted into his house, and the same day wrote a letter to the Bishop of London, of which I have a copy in my hand, inclosing the note which I have just delivered in at the table.
Page 489 - You have stated, that one motive which you had for keeping back the mention of this note to so late a ' period, was, lest you should embarrass the gentleman who brought forward this inquiry, by the premature disclosure of the note ; explain to the Committee how that disclosure would have embarrassed him more than the crossexaminations which took place, wl\Ťa the witnesses appeared at the bar?

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