Letter on the coronation oath [signed C.B.].

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John Murray, 1827 - 15 oldal
 

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7. oldal - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?
4. oldal - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion established by the law? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them? King or queen: All this I promise to do.
10. oldal - Scotland, the other of the parliament of England : which enact ; the former, that every king at his accession shall take and subscribe an oath, to preserve the protestant religion and presbyterian church government in Scotland...
3. oldal - Though the Test Act appears to be a very wise law, and in point of sound policy not to be departed from, yet it seems that it might be repealed, or altered, without any breach of the Coronation Oath, or Act of Union.
5. oldal - ... the right of the crown of England, and the law of the said realm is such, that upon the mischiefs and damages which happen to his realm, he ought, and is bound by his oath, with the accord of his people in his parliament thereof to make remedy and law...
8. oldal - ... they were abolished, in the very teeth of the Act of Union, and to the evident promotion of the public good. Continuity of a Law by Oath.
13. oldal - Ireland by the 1st of William and Mary. In Ireland at that time, Roman Catholics held their seats and voted in the House of Lords ; Roman Catholic commoners were eligible to the House of Commons, and all civil and military offices were open to them. They were deprived of these rights by the acts of the 3d and 4th of William and Mary, and the 1sland 2d of queen Anne.
4. oldal - That he wished to ask whether their lordships had considered the situation in which they might place the king, or whether they recollected the oath which his Majesty had taken at the altar, to his people, upon his coronation. He begged to read the words of that oath...
5. oldal - The oath, as he had always understood, was a solemn obligation entered into by the person who took it, from which no act of his own could release him ; but the king was the third part of the state, without whose voluntary consent no act of the legislature could be valid, and he could not relieve himself from the obligation of an oath.
5. oldal - Protestant king, who knows no mental reservation, and whose situation is different from that of any other person in this country. That his royal highness and every other individual in this country could be released from his oath by the authority of parliament ; but the king could not. The oath, as he had always understood...

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