Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Samuel Romilly (volume 3)

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bySamuel Romilly

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840. Excerpt: ... MEMOIRS OF SIR SAMUEL ROMILLY. DIARY OF HIS PARLIAMENTARY LIFE--continued. 1812. Jan. 6th. I attended a meeting at Stephen's slave trade. with Wilberforce, Brougham, and Babington, to consider what measures it would be necessary to take, to make effectual the Act which has passed for the abolition of the slave trade. The most effectual measure appeared to all of us to be the establishing a registry for slaves in all the islands, and a law that every negro not registered should be free; and it was determined that an attempt should be made to procure an Act of Parliament for this purpose. 7th. Parliament met. The state of Bristol I find is this: It has been Bristol long agreed between the leaders of the Whig and electlon' Tory parties in that city not to interfere with each other in the election; but that each party should have its own member, who should be the person proposed by each of the two great political clubs which have been formed there. Mr. Bathurst is the Tory member, and it is intended that he should be reelected. In the place of Mr. Baillie, it has been VOL. III. B proposed to choose me. Some other candidates, however, have been, within a few days, talked of. Admiral Berkeley has been named by some of his friends, but, on finding that he had no chance of success, his pretensions have been withdrawn. Another candidate, who may, I understand, very probably have a large party in his favour, is Mr. Mr. Pro. Edward Protheroe, a Bristol man, who lately was a banker there, though he now resides in London. He professes to be a Whig, though he seconded at a public meeting a motion for an address of congratulation to the King on dismissing his ministers in 1807-At the club of the Whig party, which met 7th of January, this gentleman was proposed, and supp...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840. Excerpt: ... MEMOIRS OF SIR SAMUEL ROMILLY. DIARY OF HIS PARLIAMENTARY LIFE--continued. 1812. Jan. 6th. I attended a meeting at Stephen's s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217512445

ISBN - 13:9780217512442

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