Letters to the Right Hon. the Earl of Darnley, on the State of Ireland: In Advocacy of Free Trade and Other Measures of Practical Improvement, More Especially Calculated to Supersede the Necessity of Emigration

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J. Ridgway, 1828 - Electronic book - 136 pages

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Page 22 - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion established by the law? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them? King or queen: All this I promise to do.
Page 16 - That the Roman Catholics of this kingdom shall enjoy such privileges in the exercise of their religion as are consistent with the laws of England, and as they did enjoy .in the reign of king Charles the Second...
Page 21 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?
Page 80 - ... Committee have received an account, ) appear nearly to have doubled. It is alleged, that the principal part of these imports consists of metals and other articles, which the merchants in the United States have a greater facility in procuring than those of other countries. There can be no doubt, however, that articles of British manufacture are directly exported to China from this country by Americans ; and it appears from an account procured at the...
Page 82 - It appears, however, that the difficulty of introducing British manufactures into China, through Russia, is increasing; a circumstance which, coupled with the evidence which the partial success of that circuitous traffic affords, of the value of the provincial market of China, ought to stimulate this country to every measure by which a more ready and direct intercourse with that great empire, may be accomplished.
Page 80 - ... by the private merchants, while the trade of the Company has experienced a diminution. The House will find it stated, in some part of the evidence, that the trade has been recently attended with loss ; at the same time there is sufficient evidence, that the taste and demand for British manufactures, has been gradually progressive since the opening of the trade, and that those manufactures have found their way to parts of India, and the neighbouring countries, which they had not been accustomed...
Page 16 - Charles II. And their majesties, as soon as their •affairs will permit them to summon a parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman catholics such further security in that particular as may preserve them from any disturbance on account of their religion. The 9th article is to this effect : The oath to be administered to such Roman catholics as submit to their majesties' government, shall be the oath aforesaid, and no other ; viz.
Page 80 - ... on shore at Canton. In the course of the last few years, the imports of the United States into China, (comparing an average of the years 1804-5, 1805-6, 1806-7, with an average of 1816-17, 1817-18, 181819, being the last years of which the Committee have received an account,) appear nearly to have doubled. It is alleged, that the principal part of these imports consists of metals and other articles, which the merchants hi the United States have a greater facility in procuring than those of other...
Page 80 - ... those of other countries, and more particularly of the United States, by whom these branches of commerce have been carried on for some years past, with every appearance of progressive increase and prosperity ; that thus a portion of Europe might be supplied with tea by the British trader ; that the export of furs from America, which now takes place even from the British territories in American vessels, would be carried on by British shipping ; and that at all events, that portion of the...
Page 80 - ... the facilities granted by the acts, think it right to make an observation, which, whether in considering this or any other branch of trade, ought never to be disregarded. " Whenever a question arises, to grant or withhold a permission to carry on unrestricted trade, with whatever part of the world, in whatever ships, and whatever commodities, the burthen of the proof rests upon those who propose to withhold the permission or to impose the restriction. Restriction, as your committee have observed...

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