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1817. Excerpt: ... parliament must suffer violence, and the cause
of the accused sustain irreparable injury, and intolerable
oppression. He was clearly decided in his opinion, therefore, from
the weight of precedents, from the principles of the constitution,
from the authority of the greatest luminaries of the law, from the
immutable principles of justice, from the expediency of public
trials, and from every argument of plain common sense, that
impeachments not only continued unaffected by a dissolution of
parliament, but existed in statu quo, notwithstanding the operation
of such an event; he therefore would vote, with cheerful
confidence, for the original motion of the right honourable
gentleman, that the impeachment of Warren Hastings, Esq. was now
depending. On a division there appeared, For the Speaker's leaving
the chair.' 30 Against it 143 The original motion was then
carried.. February 17. 1792. The House having resolved itself into
a committee of the whole House (of which the Earl of Mornington was
chairman, ) to consider of so much of His Majesty's speech on the
opening of the session, as related to the Public Revenue and
Expenditure; the following paragraphs from the speech were read:
--"It will, I am persuaded, give you great satisfaction to learn
that the extraordinary expenses incurred in the course of the last
year have, in a great measure, been already defrayed by the grants
of the session. The state of our resources will, I trust, be found
more than sufficient to provide for the remaining part of these
expenses, as well as for the current service of the year, the
estimates for which I have directed to be laid before you. "I
entertain the pleasing hope, that the reductions which may be found
practicable in the establishments, and the continuedincrease...
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