The Parliamentary Register (Volume 3); Or an Impartial Report of the Debates That Have Occured in the Two Houses of Parliament

9780217101530: The Parliamentary Register (Volume 3); Or an Impartial Report of the Debates That Have Occured in the Two Houses of Parliament

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. 1810. Excerpt: ... rriotive of policy, to continue inf-'siport to Spain; so long as the least Spark of resistance to the monstrous and unprovoked tyranny of Prance existed, among her brave inhabitants. 1-« »/: ,-,-ot)-i-.1: '..'i-xj, "The Earl of Moira observed that from the'wholapf the statements and animadversions of (he noble marquis not ooc sound position could be deduced hostile to the resolution before the house. That ministers deserved censure 6 the injudicious system they had pursued throughout with, regard to Spain, be had not the slightest ck«bt,iiqr had be firmly believed, any man in the cqmmiiHittyiwIio had dispassionately considered the subject' ';fftejr declined tot avail themselves in due time of the gloriohs opportunity which the occasion presented, and when thby inlerosed, their interposition was ill-conducted. Through the over-: weening vanity of I he enemy, who; calculated tvpon the prompt submission of the Spanish people, a spirit wns cxcited in Spain, which, property directed, might have materially nltered the state of the continent. B«ji inilead of aiding that spirit with judgment, our generals were sent out without instructions, and our ambassadors without any adequate or proper authority. The iiolde marquis had asked, whether any achievements had not been per» formed by our armies in the cause of the Spanish campaigns j that, however, was not the question for their lordships to consider on this discussion; but whether ministers had acted with wisdom, and whether any achieve ment had occurred which produced or even tended to.produce any useful result? Hut with respect to achievement, was the Walcheren expedition in the memory of the noble marquis, when he used that word, or was it possible to find 800 men from the Land's End ...

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