Ancient and Modern

Ancient and Modern

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...it is confessed (see Lord Chelmsford's Judgment, p. 8), that not a tittle" of evidence concerning it is extant, and then in support of the hypothesis to insinuate that this presumed instrument has been wilfully destroyed by a peer long since dead, when there is no proof (direct or collateral) that he or any 6ne else ever even heard of its existence? (See Judgment pp. 17, 18.) V. Why is the most formal and authoritative decision in the Supreme Court of Scotland in 1626 (previous to the "Union") not merely evaded but completely ignored by their Lordships though duly in evidence before them), whereas this judgment denounced Lord Chelmsford's "solemn adjudication of 1457" (see Judgment Mar Case p. 8) as a "pretendit Act "of Parliament, to be null and ofnane availl with all that has followit "or may follow thairupon and to fall in consequentiam"; and whereas by that decision Robert is found to have died legally seized of the whole Earldom and designated as Earl of Mar; and whereas Robert died lawfully Earl of Mar in 1452, thus surviving by seventeen years the date at which Lord Redesdale fixes that the Earldom "lapsed to the Crown? (See Appendix, p. xxxi). VI. By which clause of the articles of the "Union"in 1707 are their Lordships empowered to blot out from its place on the Union Roll of Scotch Peers the ancient Earldom of Mar and to substitute a new one of the same name having no place therein? VII. By what authority do their Lordships set aside the parliamentary recognition by the restoration in 1824 of the ancient Earldom of Mar, grounded on the restored Earl being through his mother grandson and lineal representative of the attainted Earl? (See Appendix, p. m). VIII. In view of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576802
  • 9781236576804