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IMPARTIAL DETAIL

OF THE

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

IN BOTH HOUSES OF THE

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT

OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM,

IN THE SESSION OF 1805,

UPON THE

CATHOLIC PETITION,

To which are added, by way of Appendix,

THE QUERIES SUBMITTED TO, AND THE ANSWERS RECEIVED FROM, THE
FACULTIES OF DIVINITY IN THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES OF PARIS,
DOUAY, LOUVAIN, ALCALA, VALLADOLID, AND SALAMANCA,
IN 1789, TOUCHING THE DOCTRINES IMPUTED TO CATHO-
LICS, RESPECTING THE KEEPING OF FAITH WITH
HERETICS, AND THE POWER OF THE POPE
TO ABSOLVE THEM FROM ALLEGIANCE

TO PROTESTANT PRINCES.

LONDON:

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1805.

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INTRODUCTION.

Upon a question admitted on all hands to be of vital importance to the British Empire, it must be gratifying to every man feeling interest or anxiety for the happiness and prosperity of that empire, to possess a faithful record of all those arguments and opinions which the collective wisdom and eloquence of both Houses of the Imperial Parliament have been able to suggest upon this great subject, the first time it has come before them for discussion. Perhaps no question ever agitated within the walls of Parliament has excited so much debate, or so much interested the public solicitude. The publishers of this work have been peculiarly exertive to lay before their readers a faithful detail of the several speeches acrually delivered on this occasion; and though they have to regret the impossibility of detailing at full length the speeches of a very few members, to whom still they wish to pay every respect, yet they can truly assert, that no opinion has been intentionally misrepresented, nor an argument of any weight omitted, that could bear upon the question.

The Imperial Parliament, after a full hearing of all sides, have come to their first, it would be too presumptuous to say their final,

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