The Eighteenth-century Constitution, 1688-1815: Documents and Commentary

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CUP Archive, 1965 - 18th century - 464 pages
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THE REVOLUTION
1
The invitation to William 1688
8
Williams declaration 1688
10
Declaration of the peers at Guildhall 1688
16
William summons an assembly 1688
17
s The address of the assembly 1688
18
The succession question 1689
20
o William and the Crown 1689
26
Junius to the Duke of Grafton 1769
209
The Association Movement 1780
213
Speech of John Wilkes in favour of parliamentary reform 1776
215
Speech and resolutions of Pitt in favour of parliamentary reform 1783
218
Privilege
221
Holts judgement 1702
224
House of Lords reversal of Queens Bench decision 1704
226
resolutions of the House of Lords 1704
227

The convention declares itself a parliament 1689
33
Mutiny Act 1689
34
Coronation oaths old and new 1685 and 1689
36
Those who must take the new Oaths 1689
39
IS Toleration Act 1689
42
Legalisation of the Acts of the convention 1690
46
The Sacheverell Clause 1690
47
Triennial Act 1694
49
Civil List Act 1697
50
Trial of Treasons Act 1696
53
Act of Settlement 1701
56
Williams opinions 168890
60
William III and the parties 1693
64
THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
67
Blackstone on the constitution 1765
74
Hume on the necessity of influence 1741
75
The evils of influence in ministers hands 1761
76
The evils of influence in the kings hands 1776
77
George II and electioneering 1754
78
Walpoles advice on managing George II 1743
79
George II and ministerial appointments 1750
81
Joint resignation of the Pelhams 1746
83
Royal veto on promotion for Pitt 1754
84
The Patriot King 1752
85
Advice to George III on his accession 1761 page
86
George IIIs programme 1763
88
George III and government without party 1766
89
The fall of North 1782
90
George III accepts a reverse 1782
91
George III coerced on measures 1782
92
George III coerced on men 1783
93
Buckinghams views on the formation of cabinets 1802
94
The kings power of forming governments 1782
95
Pitts views 1784
96
Foxs views 1784
97
views of 1812
98
Administrative reform commission of enquiry 1785
99
Administrative reform public audit 1785
101
The value of the opposition 1784
103
Chesterfields advice 1741 IOS 52 Government tactics Walpoles advice 1743
107
Commons attack on the cabinet council 1692
108
Confidential cabinet 1771
109
North on advice and responsibility 1784 ΙΙΟ 56 Spencer Perceval on ministerial responsibility 1812
110
Cabinet Council membership under William III 1701 III
111
Lord Dartmouths notes 1710
113
Privy Council Cabinet Council and Inner Cabinet under George II 1739
116
Cabinet membership 1801
118
A divided cabinet 1779
119
The king and cabinet procedure 1782
120
Cabinet procedure 1796
121
Cabinet procedure 1806
122
Collective responsibility 1806
123
Primere Minister 1711
125
Walpole and the cabinet 1735
126
Walpole denies being Prime Minister 1741
128
George II and the First Lord of the Treasury 1755
130
George III and the Prime Minister 1764
131
Norths view 1778
132
George III demands guarantees on policy 1807
133
CHAPTER RLIAMENT
136
Electoral influence of the Lords 1719
137
Bishops and Scottish peers 1780
138
a critics view 1758
139
The government interest 1734
141
A patron seeks a candidate 1775
143
a peerage 1813
144
A patrons interest on his capital 1810
145
A candidate seeks a patron 1714
146
A member achieves independence 1812
147
Newcastle 1733
148
Newcastle 1753
149
George III 1782
150
The Prince of Wales buys Old Sarum 1749
151
the Constituencies
152
Tregony c 100 votes 1696
154
Taunton c soo votes 1781 ISS 96 ScotandLot borough Abingdon c 250 votes 1699
157
Abingdon c 250 votes 1796
158
Carlisle 450 votes 1712
160
Bury St Edmunds 37 votes 171825
166
Boroughbridge c 70 votes 1711
168
Appleby c 100 votes 1802
169
Sussex 1740
170
Bedfordshire 1753
172
Parties 107 The independent members 1781
173
State of the parties 1706
177
A nonparty civil servant 1788
178
Treaty of alliance between the Prince of Wales and the Tories 1747
180
Bolingbroke appeals for nonparty government 1727
182
Hervey on the state of the parties 1727
183
Douglas regards party distinctions as merely nominal 1761
185
IIS Burkes defence of party 1770
186
Duration Frequency and Membership
188
Reelection for officeholders 1707
189
Excisemen 1700
190
Customsmen 1700
191
Property qualifications for M P s 1710
192
Last Determinations Act 1729
193
Grenville Committees Act 1770
195
Crewes Act 1782 page
198
government contractors 1782
200
Curwens Act 1809
206
Effect of Curwens Act 1812
208
Patys Case 1704
228
Pratt discharges Wilkes 1763
232
resolutions of the House of Commons 17634
233
resolution and protest in the House of Lords 1763
235
Act allowing civil suits against members and their servants at any time 1770
238
resolutions of the House of Commons 1769
239
Lords protest 1770
242
resolutions expunged from the Journals 1782
244
to arrest Brass Crosby 1771
245
Speaker recognises newswriters 1803
248
Procedure
249
Parliamentary rules of procedure
250
ISO Standing Order No 66 1713
251
ISI Standing Order No 67 1707
252
Arthur Onslow as Speaker
253
The Speakers salary 1790
254
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
256
ISS Interdependence of local and central government 1754
258
The Parish
259
I56 A churchwardens accounts 1765
261
Vestry minutes 1737
262
Vestry minutes 1801 page
263
Removal certificate 1790
264
Settlement certificate 1717
265
High and petty constables 1797
269
The office and duties of the beadle 1779 20 165 The office and duties of the beadle 1779
271
A joint workhouse for three parishes 1803
272
an efficient open vestry 1802
275
The County
278
The Lord Lieutenant 1690
281
Deputylieutenant and High Constable 1745
282
The Commission of the Peace
283
Grand Jury presentment of a bridge 1748
286
a highway rate ordered 1713
287
appointment of the Master of the House of Correction 1711
288
a form for conviction of drunkenness
289
Act of 1739
290
a form for an alehouse licence 183 Quarter Sessions a bridge contractor appointed 1753
293
contract for transporting convicts 1788
294
accounts 1709
295
The Speenhamland Resolutions 1795
296
Act establishing public offices and stipendiary magistrates in the Metro polis 1792
297
The Manor
299
The courtbaron of Chipping Norton 1764
300
The courtleet of Manchester 1734 and 1805
302
The Borough
304
Common Field Regulations 1800
305
appointment of bellmen 1706
306
Oligarchical government in Bristol 1755
307
improvements 1747
308
An aldermans charge to the Inquest of the Ward
310
Common Hall address to George III 1770
311
Ad Hoc Bodies page
313
Incorporated Guardians of the Poor 1711
314
Turnpike Trust 1738
316
justices acquire special powers over bridges 1758
318
Improvement Commissioners 1765
319
voluntary association for military training 1780
323
THE CHURCH
325
AntiCatholic legislation 1700
331
Occasional Conformity Act 1711
334
Schism Act 1714
337
Lax administration of Penal Laws 1710 340 207 Lax administration of Penal Laws 1710
341
Catholic Relief Act 1778
343
Dissenters Relief Act 1779
345
George III and Catholic emancipation 1795
347
Values of Church dignities 1762
348
Lord Cowpers advice to George I on ecclesiastical administration 1714
351
The Duke of Newcastle as Ecclesiastical Minister 1754
353
The career of Bishop Hoadly
355
The career of Bishop Watson 1782
356
Bishops in the House of Lords
357
The Duke of Newcastle as the bishops whip 1767
358
The Archbishop of Canterburys proxy 1734
359
The clergy and parliamentary elections 1733
360
The Duke of Newcastle receives a testimonial 1760
361
The Duke of Newcastle turns down an application 1760
362
a conscientious prelate
363
Confirmation 1722
366
a conscientious parson 1766
367
Pluralism and nonresidence 1808
369
Ecclesiastical patronage 1760
370
The fashionable clergy
371
Absentee clergy and stipendiary curates 1803
372
Poverty among curates 1810
373
Lack of churches in manufacturing areas 1810
374
Whitefield and the Kingswood colliers 1739
375
Bishop Gibson on the Methodists 1744
376
A sermon by Tillotson
378
defended by Charles Simeon 1813
381
criticised by Bishop Randolph 1810
382
Blackstone on the independent judiciary
384
the General Warrant 1763
390
Liberty of the Press
397
Libel Act 1792
407
The Riot Act 1715
414
Loughboroughs judgement 1792
420
Seditious Meetings Act 1795
426
BIBLIOGRAPHY
432
Parliament ch 3
438
The Church ch s page
441
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