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Collectanea Politica;

VOL. II.

CHAP. I.

Opening of Parliament in 1785Lord Lieutenant's speech

remarks thereon.-Debates on the subje&t of attachment.

Speech and motion of H. Flood esq. thereon-motion amended. Debates and proceedings respecting Mr. Orde's Commercial propositions.-Speech of the Speaker of the House of Commons on presenting the Money Bills.

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HE Parliament which had been prorogued the 14th of May, 1784, to the 29th June following, was by several subsequent proclamations prorogued to the 20th of Jan. 1785; when his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, opened both houses with the following speech.

My Lords and Gentlemen;" « I have his Majesty's commands to meet you in Parliament, " and to defire your advice and co-operation, upon those af" fairs of importance, which, in the present circumstances of “ the kingdom, require your most serious attention.”

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“ Whilft I lament the lawless outrages and unconstitutional “ proceedings which had taken place since your last proroga6. tion, I had the fatisfaction to perceive that these excesses “ were confined to a few places, and even in these condemned; " and I have now the pleasure to observe, that by the falutary " interpofition of the laws, the general tranquillity is ree * established.” VOL. II.

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