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1817
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The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785

Don Cook - History - 1996 - 416 pages
...solicitor general in the 1769 Grafton government, introduced a shrewd and extraordinary motion declaring that "the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished." This motion, which would have been unthinkable only a few months before, suddenly attracted...
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British Friends of the American Revolution

Jerome R. Reich - History - 1997
...North's objections, the House of Commons approved, by a majority of eighteen, John Cunning's resolution "that the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished." After midnight, the House also agreed that it was "competent ... to examine into, and...
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Science in the Service of Empire: Joseph Banks, the British State and the ...

John Ph. D. Gascoigne, Neil Tranter, John Gascoigne - Business & Economics - 1998 - 247 pages
...OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM When the House of Commons passed the motion moved by John Dunning in 1780 that 'the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished'1 he was testifying both to the increasing distrust of the power of the executive and...
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Classical Economics: January 1816 to April 1817

Donald Rutherford - Classical school of economics - 1999 - 520 pages
...no-reasoners in favour of parliamentary reform, proceed upon the belief of Mr. Dunning's or Mr. Burke 's famous motion, that the influence of the crown has...so at the beginning of the French revolution in Mr. Burke 's judgment, we know; he himself having recorded his opinion in works which will endure as long...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

Kenneth O. Morgan - History - 2000 - 646 pages
...notwithstanding the weight of vested interests in and out of government, passed a resolution declaring that the 'influence of the crown has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished'. This was the signal for almost five years of intense political controversy and sustained...
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Europe, 1783-1914

William Simpson, Martin Desmond Jones - History - 2000 - 388 pages
...History, London, Routledge, 1995, p. 67). At the other extreme, a British House of Commons voted in 1780 that 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished.' But except across the Atlantic where the American colonists took pride in establishing...
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English Society, 1660-1832: Religion, Ideology and Politics During the ...

Jonathan Charles Douglas Clark, J. C. D. Clark - History - 2000 - 580 pages
...The same month, in the Commons, Brougham's curiously atavistic repeat of Cunning's motion of 1780, 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished', failed by the comfortable margin of 216 to tor. 61 Religion, not representation, was...
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Travel, Trade and Power in the Atlantic, 1765-1884

John Langdon, Simon Taylor, Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) - Business & Economics - 2002 - 289 pages
...1768 and 1770. His greatest claim to fame was the resolution he moved in the House of Commons in 1780 that 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished'. Stephen and Lee (eds), Dictionary of National Biography, VI, pp. 213-215. 207 Hinton...
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The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in ...

Samuel B. Griffith - History - 2002 - 725 pages
...very first," Walpole wrote Mann, was made by Mr. Dunning and "was a thundering one. The words were: That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.' The walls could not believe their own ears." Dunning followed with a motion urging...
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Fiscal Crises, Liberty, and Representative Government, 1450-1789

Philip T. Hoffman, Kathryn Norberg - History - 2002 - 408 pages
...confidence had been misplaced that gave Dunning's celebrated resolution of 6 April 1780 its force: that "the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished," indicated a need for a restoration of the balance.76 The consequences of the establishment...
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