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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI.

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Author: Edmund Burke
Language: English
Wordcount: 129,844 / 376 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 574
Added to site: 2006.04.21
mnybks.net#: 13236
Genre: Politics
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ords then present, Spiritual as well as Temporal, claimed as their franchise, that the weighty matters moved in this Parliament, and which shall be moved in other Parliaments in future times, touching the peers of the land, shall be managed, adjudged, and discussed by the course of Parliament, and in no sort by the Law Civil, or by the common law of the land, used in the other lower courts of the kingdom; which claim, liberty, and franchise the King graciously allowed and granted to them in full Parliament."[2]

Your Committee finds that the Commons, having at that time considered the appeal above mentioned, approved the proceedings in it, and, as far as in them lay, added the sanction of their accusation against the persons who were the objects of the appeal. They also, immediately afterwards, impeached all the Judges of the Common Pleas, the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and other learned and eminent persons, both peers and commoners; upon the conclusion of which impeachments it was that the second cl

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