As such, the elder Grattan, who was a courtier, opposed the Septennial Bill.
Would Americans, in general, ever submit to septennial elec-109-tions?
The former was in favor of septennial, the latter of triennial parliaments.
In 1716 this was repealed, and the present act passed, making them septennial.
The Parliament of England, with respect to America, was not septennial but perpetual.
I except orators, of course, because they are things of ages, and not of septennial or triennial re-unions.
The dreadful disorders of frequent elections have also necessitated a septennial instead of a triennial duration.
The Septennial Act lengthened that existence by a further period of four years.
In March, 1722, the first septennial Parliament came to an end, and again the Whigs were returned by an overwhelming majority.
The Septennial Act outlived this and many another effort to obtain its repeal, and remains in force to this day.