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out of seventy-five, at that time objected to any limited time. The difference between the. (for the examination was eat closed) had Axty (wo cases is very friking: the king was rappos. ftruck off.
ed to koow best when a new parliament ought In this state did the Weltminster scrutiny to meet, and therefore he summons it to meet again come tefore the house, upon a petition on a certain day; and it is necessary that writs from several of the electors, the 8th of Febru- should be all returned on that day, that the comary, when ihe high bailiff, and his counsel, Mr. mons may be as fully represeated as possible, beHargrave and Mr. Murphy, underwent a long fore parliament proceeds to make lows. But it examination at the bar of the house, touching is different with respea to 1 vacancy 'made by the praet cability of carrying on the scrutiny, death or otherwise, in a house of conmoos al. and the difficult es and delays attending the same. ready Greing: the house cannot possibly be foll; The bigh bailiff gave in evidence, that, calcu. but a reasonable dispatch is requilte in filing the lating from what had been already done, it vackacy, and the aa therefore only directs that would take certainly not less, but probably, a the return shall be made within 14 days after the much longer time, ihan two years, to fininh the election. scrutiny. The day following." Mr. Welbore El. The ground of legal analogy was oext reforted Jis moved, " That Thomas Corbeit, Efq; high to, and it was maintained, that ao seriff, or bailiff of the city of Westminster, having finally other officer, could legally continue to a& under closed the poll for members to represent the said the authority of say writ or precept after the cily, do forth with obey the said writ, and make date when the same was made returaable : on s return of the precept directed to him for that the day, therefore, hat the precept issued to the purpose." This motion brought the merits of high bailiff was directed to be returned to the the whole question again before the house, and theriff, he was, quoad hoc, funélus efficis, and was long and ably debated, during several days, became as incompetent to continue the poll or by Lord Mulgrave, the master of the rolls, the scrutiny, as if the writ had never ifsued at all. attorney and solicitor general, Mr. Bearcroft, It was angintained, in the third place, that Mr. Hardinge, Mr. Duodas, and Mr. Pitt, on the protraction of a scrating beyond the exigeoce the one fide ; and on the other, by Mr. Lee, of the wril was contrary to the voiform and inSir Thomas Davenport, Mr. Aaltráther, Mr. variable practice of parliament. In the great Adam, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Powis, Mr. Elis, Oxfordshire contest, the sheriff granted a scruMr. Montagu, Lord North, Mr. Sheridan, and ciny, which lalted till the day before the writ Mr. Fox.
was recurnable, aod chen closed it, contrary to The arguments used in this debate are reducine the wishes and entreaties of the parties that ble to two heads; first, the legality of the scru. had demanded it. He then returned all tiny, under the circumstances of the case; and the four candidate . The house did not consecondly, its expediency:
demn the sherif; on the contrary, it sac from On the first head it was argued, in support of day to day so decermine who ought to have the motion, that by itatute the writ was re- been recurned. ially, the illegality of the pro. turnable on the day specified in it; and that this ceeding was argued, on the ground of its being appeared clearly from an act of Henry the Sixthcontrary to realon, and leading to the most abby which an action of debe was given to a person surd as well as dangerous conlequences. Il che aggrieved by any return, the act exprefly pro- power allumed by che high bailiff, of protrac. viding, that such action should be brought with- ting the return beyond the time specified in the in three months after the meeting of parliament, writ, were once recognized, it would invel re. -The meeting of parliament and the recero of carning officers wich a power of controlling one the writ mult therefore have been considered as of the mult arbitrary and irresistible prerogatives co-exiitent in point of time, or it would have of the lovereign, that of a Tembling his parlia been absurd in them to give a man an action, mene at such time and place as be might think which could be fo easily defeated if the practice propei. On the other hand, it might become introduced by the present parlianient should pre- the means of depriving the people of their sights, vail; for the sheriff not making any return for by packing a parliament, in which ihe memben three months, or, as it might happen in the pre• of the most inconliderable boroughs would take Sent case, three years, after the meeting, no ace their seats, whilst the representatives of counties, cion could be broughe against hiin, because by of Westminster, Norwich, Liverpooi, Bristol, law it must be brought within thrce months after Newcastle, and every other populous place, tbe meeting, or not at all.
might be engaged in attending scrutinies. The Itature of the roth and inch of William It was further observeri, that if the legilatore 11d. was next insisted on, which requires the had intended to authorize a scrutiny in every case Theriff to make hit reiurn on or before the day in which it might be demanded, it would doubiof the meeting of parliament: this clause, it less hare exprelsly provided for the fame, and was said, virtually included interior recurning not have left it entirely in the discretion of the officers, who, by making their returns to the returning officer ; buc it was generally agreed Theriff, must enable him in obey his writ, nd that no such obligacion exifteil, excepe in the Transmit it co the crown.office in due time, bee city of London, where a provision was made for 'fore the opening of the feflion; and this con- ic by a special act of parliament. Ta the late fruâion of che nature is farther confirmed by elections, the sheriff of Bedfordshire had refused what is directed in the case of write for the élec. a scrutiny, though at the clofe of the poll there tion of merniers during the fitting of parlia. was only a majority of one vole ; yet the house maent, which are not inade returnable within had got considered his conduct as ia aüy way
reprehenfible. The returning officers of Southe best koowo, who knew even my private foibles, wark, Lancaller, &c, had also refused to grant as I had been bred, and had always lived among a serotiny, although it had been demanded. chem, Mould pass judgment op my political con
Bue if it hoold be granted, that the scrutiny duct and proud I am of the issue, which has was within the ftri& line of legalicy, yet it was taught the more diftant parts of the kingdom coatended, that the authorizing the high bailiff that they were miled. But, he declared upon to proceed thereia was ceither expedient oor his honour, that when he recalledled that the equitable. If it had been the intention of the greateft o: oaments of this country had been fa. houfe to do the most speedy and effectual justice crificed to popular prejudices ; chat Lord John to all the parties concerned, they would doubic Careodich had been chrowa out by the citizens lefs have directed the builiff to make such a re of York; that General Cooway, Mr. Coke, turn as his judgment would dictate (the only Mr. Baker, &c. had lost their elections, he thing required of him by his ozch) and, would should be forry, if, by an election for any other have themselves proceeded to correct the recurn, place thao Westminster, he had been robbed of if it had been vitiated by any errors in the elec: che glory of suffering in such company. He saw tion. The act of Mr. Grenville had established plainly, he said, that it was a pecuniary contest, ebe proper tribuoal, with adequate powers, for and that his fricods were to be tired out by the the trial of coolelted elections; whereas the expence of the coolest. The scrutiny on boch court of scrutiny had neither power to compellides could not coit less than £. 30.000 a year, the attendance of evidence, nor authority to This was enough to shake the belt fortones.me examine them on oath, or to puoif them for His own lift filling might be easily 'got a', as contempt or prevarication : it had, therefore, at he was poor; but ftill, licile as he had," he feast a suspicious appearance from the hovie to would spend to the last thilling. If, in the end, wave its own privileges, and to recur to inade. de Mould lose his election, it would not be, he quate modes of trial, by which the city might well koew, for want of a legal majority, but be deprived of its representatives for three years, for want of money! and thus would he, pero and the house be ai laft obliged to revise the haps, be deprived of his right, and the ele&tors whole proceeding in a committee. The parti. of Westminter of the right of their voice, be. ality and injustice of their proceeding was fill cause he was not able to carry co , pecuniary farther maked, by their not only suthorizing, contest with the treasury. but directing, the bailiff to proceed in the fcru. lo aoswer to these arguments, it was conting, even after they had established his discre. tended, that the facutes adduced did not direct. tion, either to continue it or not, and after he ly apply to the case, which they would doubtless bad himself declared, that he was ready to make have done, if it had been within the intention a recurn, if the house should per mit him. of the legislatore, Gace the circumstances were
Mr. Fox, who bore a molt diftinguished part such as might cafily have been foreseen; that in the debate, concluded these arguments by a there is nothing so urgent and politive in what pathetic appeal to the feelings, the honour, and is called the exigence of the writ, as to take the joftice of the house. He said, he believed from the returning officer his discretion ; but no one could doubt, that the only object che that on the cootrary, be is obliged by his oath to minister cnu!d have in view was, to harrass and facisfy his conscieoce before he proceeds to make persecure an individual, whom he had chosen a return. io make the vi&tim of his reseniment. · He had The journals of parliament, otherwise than always wished to land well with the right hos by indirect 20d far-fetched analogies, were allo nourable gentleman; he remembered the day totally Glent upon the subject ; and, in oppos. he had frit congratula:ed the house on the action to the causes adduced, that of Sir Rowland quisition of his abilities; it had been his pride Wynne and others, who had petitioned again to fighi, Gide by side with sim, the battles of falle returns on the very ground of a scruciay bushe constirurion, liccle abinking that he would ing denied, was frongly insisted on:
With reone day desert his principles, and lend himself spect to writs in the courts below, it was mainto be che ioftrument of that secret infuence, tained, chac the soilogy was equally in favour which they bad both combated so luccelciully. of the proceeding thea adopted; it being well He might have been prepared to find a formida. known, that upon reasonable ground, being aso ble rival in the righe hononradie gentleman; ligned, time was frequently allowed to the sheriff nival that would leave him far behind in the beyond the period fpecfied in the writ. pursuit of glory; but he oever could have tx. With reipect to the argument drawo from the pected, that he would have descended so low, dangerous purposes to which the power grantes as to be the couri persecutor of any man. í to returning officers might be abused, tis was fancied, said Mr. Fox, 1 law in him so much the cafe with every discretionary power; and fin generality of foul, so much elevation of mind, milar mischiefs might on the other band be apthat so groyeling : paflion as malice could not prehended, it the power of resulog a scrutiny have found an asylum in his b.eaft. If he was lodged in them. think that it is merely for a seat in parliament On the ground of expediency it was remark. that I am contending, he knows me not; but I ed, that no arguments drawn from that source, was willing to take the hard task of Nerming however pluogble, could be admitted against the the line of milsepresentation, that had artfully pofirive law of the land. The committee apacd Audioully been diffeminated through the pointed by Mr. Gienville's act was a tribupalio kingdom. I was desirous that the citizens of iry an ele&ion, not to make one, and the elecWeltminiter, to whom my public measures were Ana 2
tion was certainly not completed till the return ing to be heard by coposel at the bar, in dewas made.
And what return could the high fence of their just rights and privileges, and to bailiff make is the present state of the bufoers? flate new feets, which they were not apprized it must be a deuble return; in which case the of at the time of presenting their former peti. city would remain unrepresented, probably, for tion. The new facts, meationed in the petitia« loog a period as by the prelepe mode of pro on, related to an offer, which was made by Mr. ceeding; nay, perhaps, for a much longer, as Fox's counsel, whild in the parish of St. Anne, no one could prelend to say that their enquiries to go next into the parishes of Saint Margaret would be finished within one feflion, and if that and Saint Jobs (wberrio Mr. Fox was stated to should happen, the whole business must be taken be most vulnerable) but this proposition was reup de novo io che next.
fused by the couple for Sir Cecil Wray. In reply to the address of Mr. Fox to the Oo the motion made by Colonel Fitzpatrick house, Mr. Pite remarked, that he wondered for calling in the couniel to be board, an amendnot at tha: gentleman's zeal aod cagerocis to meot was moved by lord Frederick Campbell, hold himself out to the world as the objec of " that the counsel be restrained from going inco ministerial persecution; it was well worth his any other matter than such as may piore the while to endeavour to appear in that lighe; nay, evidence offered at this bar on Wednesday, the he had no doubt but he wuld suffer martyrdom 9th of February, defective and incomplete; or illeli, if he iniagined it would restore him to ipto such other matters as may bave anilen that rank in the esteem of the public, which he subsequent to the order of the house on the faid had forfeited by his deteltable conduct in poli- day." tic, and thereby lost every portion of popular This amendment bis lordship proposed, he confideoce, He acknowledged, that it would said, to check the couplel from arguing agairt have been more for the ease and convenience of the legality of the scrutiny, which ought not adminiftratiou, co bave lec Mr. fox lake his now to be impeached, as the house had already seat quietly for Westminster; and that measure given judgment on that head. The amendmeas, they should certainly have adopted, had they after much debate, was carried by a majority of been more jpclined to consult their own accom. 51-the number being, for the ameodmeat, modation than the juit rights of the electors, and 203.-againlt it, -145. the true purposes of fubftantial justice.
The counsel retuling to plead under the reAn ameodment was moved by Lord Mul: Africtions imposed on them by the resolution, the grave, to leave out of the original motion, all high bailiff was called to the bar, and examined the words but that, and co insert the words fol as to the offer made by Mr. Fox's counsel, to Jowing, the speaker do acquaint the bigh baie go immediately into the parishes of Saine Mar. lift--filt, that he is not precluded by the reso- geret and Saint John. The high bailit gave in lution of this boole, communicated to him on evidence, that such as offer was made, and not the eighth of June laft, from making a return accepied by the other party; and after being ex. whenever he mall be facisfied in his owo judg. amived to some other points, he was taken ve. ment:hat he can lo do ; and secondly, that this ry ill, aed obliged to withdraw. Colonel Firza house is not satisfied that the scrutiny has been patrick then mored, " That ic appearing to proceeded in as expeditioully as it might have ihis house, tha Thomas Corbell, Eiquire, bigh been ;-com that it is his duty to adope and en- bailiff, having received a precept from the sheriff force fuch jult and reafonable regulacions as of Middlesex, for electing two chizens to serve Thall appear to him most likely to prevent unne. in parliament for the city of Westminster, and ceilary delay in fucure ; that he is not preclud- having taken and fioally closed the poll on the ed from la doing by want of coníent is cither 17th of May laft, being the day next before the pory; and that he may be allured of the day of return of the said writ, he be now direcfupport of this boule in the discharge of bisted forth with to make a return of his precept of duty."
members chosen in pursuance thereof." On the divifon there appeared, for the a. This motion was rejected by a majority of mendment, '74 ; agaiollit, 135 and accord- nine only, the numbers for it being 136, against ingly, the high bailiff was called to the bar, it 545. The same motion was again brought and informed by the speaker of the foregoing forward on the 3d of March, by alderman Sowe resolution.
bridge, and the question of adjouromeat was It appeared from this lant divifen, that the moved on it by the chancellor of the exchequer, prosecution of the scrutiny was not defended by which passed in the negative-the numbers beany thing i kc fo numerous a majority, as during ing for the adjournment 124, againk it 162.the preseliog iefticn. The noreity of the case, The main question was cheo put, and carried the fear of its being drawn into a precedent, without a division. the difficulties and delays allerding is, and the Thus, after a struggle in parliament sor (wo appearance, whether weil or il founded, but leflions, terminated the Weltminter scrutiny, it exhib eed of a personal perfecution, begao to and the high bailiff the day following made a rehave their feet in the house. It was not turn of Lord Hood and Mr. Fox. cherefore to be expected, that a content, which We have already mentioned the resolution was commenced by the opp lition under the moved by Mr. Dundas, relative to.
Feb. 18th, molt discuoraging circumstances, fhould be aban. chedebts of the nabob of Arca, inthe dned at the moment when it began to take a month of April 1782, together with
1785. wrn in their tavour. Accordingly anniher peeia the fufpicious oxiure or chole debes, and their tion, on th: 18ch of Februa!y, was presenced mischievous influence upon the government or ul.nel Fitzpatró troto the elector, po ayo
ihc Car Galic. In the lodis buil brenght in by
Mr. Fox, the new commiffioners were directed, law no reason why he thould consent to the prowithout delay, to examine into the origin and dualion of the papers called for. The noble earl juftice of these claims; and a cautionary clause had not thought proper to inform the house for was inserted, to forbid in future any of the com- what purpose he moved for them. Parliament piny's servants to acquire morigages, or have had, for leveral lesions, been employed io debarany pecudiary transactions with the native pria. ing upon the affairs of India, and it had not apces of lodia.
peated that their affairs were the more profperoks In the regulating bill of the last felons, the on that account. .A new plan had just been acautionary clause was omilied by Mr. Pilt, but dopied for their better management ; and would the examination into the pature and circumstan- the house be so uncandid as again to interfere, and ces of the debt is referred to the court of direc. not to give credit to the perfons entrutted with lo tors,
as for as the materials they are in pose important a charge for the rectitude even of their Jehon of fall enable them to do; and it is enac. fitt measures ? Lord Wallingham declared, that ted, ihat ibey Jooll give jucb orders 80 ibeir he believed the facts, upon which the motion was prefidencies and servants abroad, for compleat. grounded, to be falle. Lord Rawson was appreing the investigatifa ikereof, as the nature of the henfire, lett the papers called for might coarey caje fall require, and for eftablishing in concert dangerous information to our enemies. The lord with sbe foid sabob, such funds for ibe discharge chancellor cook the same ground, and also arguof oboje deors wbich hall appear to be jusly due, ed on the indecency, as well as the mischiel, of according to ibeir respective rights of prierily, disturbing the operations of government upon as ball be confiftens wirb ebe rights of "ibe jaid mere suggestions and surmises. But the motion, united company, the security of the creditors, and he said, was neither becoming their wisdom nor ibe bonesr and dignity of the said nabeb." their convenience to adopt, Goce no length of
The cvurt ot directors, in execution of the feflion would be capable of comprehending the trust reposed in them, prepared orders to be sent whole of their business, if their time was taken !o their council as Madres, in which, after face up io debating on mo:ions for papeis, not founded ing the fuspicious circumstances under which ma. upon any plea of neceflity, and supported only sy of the debts appeared to them to have been by alludeos to rumours from places which it was contracted, they direct them, in obedience to the even below their dignity to hear named. Thele poflive injunctions of the act, to proceed co a arguments prevailed with the majority, and the more compleat investigation of the oature and motion was rejected without a division. origio thereof. These orders being communicated On the 28th, a motion to the
Feb. 28th. to the board of controal, were rejected by them, fame effea was made by Mr. Fox in and a new letter drawn up, in which the claims the house of commons. On this occasion, Mr. of the creditore were all, with some licole limita. Dundas kimself undertook the desence of the tion, eftabiilhed, and a fund for their discharge board of controul. In the first place he mainaffigoed out of the revenues of the Carnatic, and cained, that the conduct of the board had the priority of payment settled amongst the levee been within the frict letter of the Atatute, inral classes of creditors. At a meeting of such of fomuch as they are enabled, by a clause in the the nabob's creditors as were in England, these aa, to originate orders in cases of urgent neceforders were publicly read; and, on the ground fily, and to direct their being traosmiited to loof this proceeding, a motion was made in the dia'; nor had there orders been given till after houle of lords, by the earlos Carlisle, on the 18th of a careful and sufficient examination into the Tube February, " That there be laid before the house, ject. He contended, that the papers in the comcopies of extracts of all letters or orders issued by pany's records at the lodia houle coorained as full the court of direâor, in pursuance of the injvoce information on every transaction relative to the cons contained in the 37th and 38th clauses of the debts as the cours of directors could ever expect regulating act of the latt feffion."
to receive. They had been examined and stated. In support of the motion, the dangerous conse-, by the court ; they had been laid before the board quences of luffering the board of controul to lue of controul, and ine arrangements directed by perlede the authority of a pofuive act of parlia- them had been such as appeared the molt fair aod meat, and the suspicious circumstances of its juft to all the parties concerned. clandestinely interfering in ap coormous money He next entered into a juftification of the debts tanladion, the management of which had been themselves. The debt of 1767, he said, was inexpressly delegated to other persons by an act of curred by the nabob, for the purpose of paying off the leg Nature, were dongly inlifted on by the a lum he owed the company, which was ac that soble curl who made the motion, and by lord viss time in the utmost distrel, and wa. borrowed at coupe Storment. Lord Loughborough, in a long the rate of from 30 to 36 per cent,
It was after and eloquent speech, entered largely into the wards recognized by the court of directors, and fraudulent and illegal nature of the nabob's debus, ibe interest reduced to 10 per cent. though the and into the face of the revenues, in order 10 creditors had themselves borrowed the money at prove, that, even allowing the board of controul a higher rate. The cavalry debt was not lets jult. got to have been guilty of an arbitrary affumprion I had been our policy to keep the troops of the of power, directly contr21 y lo che provifions of the nabob inferior to those of the company; and an Pia ute, jet, that their orders tended to authorize intimation had been given to the nabob, that a and give effe&? to transactions of the most corrupo part of bis cavalry might be spared. To the reand acrocious nalure, highly injurious to the jo- duction proposed, the nabob made no other coa tereft of the company, and ruinous in their coo- jection than the waot of money to pay the artears, sequences to the whole country of the Carnatic. for which his nen were in a itate of murity
On the other side, Lord Sydney declared he This the company was as little able to advance as
the nabob, and the old method of borrowing was After some pointed coimadversions on the car. had recourle to ; the company engaging its credit row policy of the chancellor of the exchequer, for che loan, and being therefore as much con- who, while he was attempting, by a rigid in. cerned for the payment of it as if they had bor. quisition into fees of office, to squeeze the laborowed the money themselves. With respect to rious ill-paid drudges of English revenue, was lathe consolidated debe of 1977, he declared, that vishing millions, without examination, on those che board of controul had only so far authorized who oever served the public in any heneft occuthole claims, as to leave them Atill fubje&, first pation at all, Mr. Burke called the attention of to the objections of the nabob, next to those of the house to che oscure and circumstances of the the compaov, and lafly, lo chole of all other preteoded dette, vo which this marvellous docreditors. This, he conceived, would be the nation was fogoded, as well as to the persoas most likely meno- to bring about the detection of from whom, and by whom, it was claimed. the fraudulent claim, since it would make it the He begin with ftating, that Goce the establish. interest of the bonelt creditors to bring to meat of the British power io India, Midras and light those debts which will gol bear an en. its dependencies, which, before that time, were quiry * He concluded, with cautioning the among the most fourishing territories of Afia, house, if they wished to have 10 established go. had wasted away under a gradual decline, iovernment in India, not to suffer themselves to fomuch that in the year 1779, not one merimbibe prejudices against a board that was but chant of eminence was to be found in the De wly inftituted, nor idly and lightly to intero whole country. During this period of decay, fere with the executive power on all frivolous Dear 1 million had been drawn from it anoually o сaбops. .
by English gentlemen, on their private account Mr. Smith, the chairman of the court of die oply. re&or, rose next, and adiniided, that some of Besides this sonual accumulation or wealth, the debts ordered be paid by the board of coo. tranimited to Europe, it appeued that the natroul were jul and unexcepcionable ; but that bob had contracted a debe with the company's others were or a very different complexion. He servants to the amouat of 6.888,000 ferling, was followed by Sir Thomas Rumbolal, who said, which, in the year 1767, was settled at an intero that the old debt of 1767 was not so free from est of ten per cent. "About the same time, the fufpicion as the learned gentleman wished the court of directors were further informed, that one boule to believe, and that the fairners of the ca- million fterling had been leat by British lubjects valry debt was till more liable to doubt. The to the merchants of Canton, in China ; and chat cime at which it was contracted, and the cir- thi fum bare an interest of 24 per ceot. In the cumitaoces of Lord Pigot's fa e rendered it to year 1777, a second debe from the ozbob of Ar. Coolpicuous as to infuence all good men agaioft cot, amounting to €.2,400,000, was fettled at it. But as to the chnlolidated debe of 1777, it 12 per cent. intereft ; to this was added another, Swallowed up all the other, both by its magni. called the cavalry debt, of £. 160,000, at the tode and enormity. He declared, ihac he had came interest
. The wbole of these four capitals, fpared no pains to come at the truth, yet be oe. amounting to 6 4.440,000, produced, at their ver could get a latisfactory account of it, either several rates, annuities amounting to 6 623,000 from ene nabob or his creditors. The soms were a year, more than half of which food chargeable lent in direct contradi&ion to the standing orders on the public revenues of the Carnatic. These of the company, which forbad their iervants annuitie, equal to the revenues of kingdom, from iending money to the princes of the coun. were poffelled by a small number of individuel, uying any account whatsoever, but this, he be- of no consequence, licoatino, or profeffion. lieved, was not the work circumstance attending As one proof, amongst many, that these furos, the business
if lent at all (and il oot leat, the transa&tion was M. Burke, in : speech, which, oorwith. On a contract, but a fraud) was not property leo landing the unproming oature of the subjea, gally acquired, but Spoil, he quoted the follow. was perhaps one of the most eloquent that was ing passage from a letter writcen by the oabob ever made in either house of parliament, went in. himlelt to the court of directors -"Your fervants to a full detail of the funjear. He contended, “ have no trade in this country, deither do you that the board of controul bad no right whalo. pay them high wages, yet in a few years they ever to intermeddle in the bufiness; but when a return to England with inany lacks of pagodas. special authority is given to any persoos by oame, 4. How can you or I account for such immense to do some particular act, no others, by virtue of " fortunes, acquired in so short a time, without general powers, could obtain a legal title any visible means of getting them ?" Either in exercise those special functions io their place. ' way, therefore, Mr. Burke contended, if light -Eef admitcing ehe legality of the proceeds enough could not be furnilhed to authorise a full it g, they were undoubtedly subject to the same condemnation of those demand, they ough to be regulación, and bound to make the same eo. left to the partier, who belt underffood each cquirief, that had been prescribed in the court of ther's proceedings; and that it *af not deceffadre&ors.
ry the authority of government should interpose in N от
favour of claims, whose very foundation was a • 1o the official lecter directed by the board, defiance of that authority, and while object was other reasons are afligned ; fift, the inexpediency its entire subversion. of keping the babes's debts looger afval; But, laid Mr. Burke, the gentlemen on the 2 ily, Chrlianquility which the final conclufon of other side of the house know a well as I do, and the slineis would send to promote ; and lastly, they dare n't contradict me, that the oabob and bos, re the debror had crocurred with the cre. his creditors are dot adversarie', but collugve ? in cabihing the validity of the debts.