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4 May 1802
Dispensing power

4 Inessentialia ?
III Mischief

This in a short time if not in the first instance will
be all that will be thought necessary: though at first perhaps
as abbreviations seldom come in the first place
especially in matters of law law writings in Acts an Act of Parliament or
what may be equivalent is tantamount to it, it may be thought fit to add
to keep by way of keeping up appearances — "it would be very expedient"
viz: that that should be done which the
Law had" required to be done. Thus grounded the
Duke of Portland or his successor would go on and
instead of that which according to the inclination of his thoughts was so
done whatever appeared to him or to any of his friends to be expedient

whatever accord order to be done whatever, according to the same
of it inclination, were expedient — in the reason of it.

Whatever power
a servant of the Crown
may be allowed to
exercise over the
inexpedient laws of Parliament
do not let it not be
necessary for him that he should have to
cast off and abjure all
regard to truth and
homity to qualify himself
for the exercise of it.

I have mentioned
James the 2d
James the 2d however
was a moderate man.

This at least is what I hope would be all the case,
this short hand work/mode is the least bad mode in which the business could be done.
If one addition to the ca form analogous to the contempt of their first letter
for the exercise of it,
for if it were not, and it were necessary to add the
string of pleas and a bead roll of sham pleas and false pretences such as [those made by] the five grounds of
the five grounds of relinquishment relinquishment exhibited by the succeeding letters, that would be still
worse still
— that would be bad indeed: that would
be be corruptio pessimi corruption worse corrupted. Yes my Lord if
we must have despotism tyranny let it b at least be a manly
open faced, stark naked despotism tyranny: not a despotism
made more not only odious but despicable as well as odious by the
transparent rags and conspicuous filth of a set
of pretences of frauds and falsehoods/of sham pleas and pretences such as those.

If in spite of law an Whatever authority a Secretary
of State or a First Lord of the Treasury is to be allowed to exercise

individual or handful of individuals in certain
over the authority of Parliament[+] [+] let no unnecessary
crimes at least be added
to the necessary
crime of tyranny:
let it not be understood
to be a preliminary qualification — a condition prejudicial

situations are to do for ever as they please — tell them
to the exercise of it. that he should have cast off and abjured all regard
Despotism of itself is bad enough without its being stained
to truth and justice (as well not to/as to common sense) — and that
by treachery and falshood. Whatever they are to be suffered
while announcing his superior will and pleasure to salve honour, to an
to do let them be suffered to do it without prejudice to
a conniving — an acquiring a tacitly acquiescence a submissive
their own honour be though to the destruction of the Constitution and
ac subordinate legislature the presembulent part of his law [+] [+] the considerant as
it is called on the other
side of the water should
be composed of such a
hodge podge of frauds
and falshoods as, in case
of conscience honesty
and sincerity and
good faith is sitting
at the same time.

the with it of our liberty: and let it not be necessary when
a man is thus to exercise a power so much superior to that of the laws
let it not be understood to be a condition precedent, a condition annexed to the
exercise of it, that it should be with such words language in his mouth
as are mostly to render a man unfit unworthy to sit not only at any
Board of Government, but at any private table where a man

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