Annual Register, Or, a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year

Annual Register, Or, a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ... read aloud the charges ex hi. bited against Henry viscount lord Melville by the commons of the united kingdom: The Jirsl wlicle charges lord M. with receiving, previous to Jan. 10, 1786, 10,0001. of the public money; with fraudulently converting the same to his own use, or to 6ome illegal purpose; aHd with declaring that he never would reveal the application of the said sum, feeling himself bound by motives of public duty as well as of private honour and personal convenience, to conceal the tame. The second charges him with conniving at, and suffering Trotter to draw money out of the Bank for other purposes than for immediate application to navy services, and to place -uch money in the hands of Messrs. Coutts and co. his private bankers, in his own name, and subject to his sole control. Third. That after passing the act for regulating the office of treasurer of the navy, large sums of money were from time to time paid into the Bank, and placed to the account of Mr. Dundas; and that during all the time he held the office, from Jan. 10, 1786, he did permit Trotter to draw money out of the Bank, and place it in the hands of Messrs. Coutts, in his own name: that the said Trotter, with the privity of lord Melville, did apply the said urnsto his own advantage, and that he did mix the public monies so placed with his own proper money, whereby the public money was not. only nsed for private emolument, but was exposed to gr at risk, and was Withdrawn from the control f the treasurer of the navy. Fotirlh. That after Jan. 10, 1786, Trotter did, with the privity of lord M. place sums of money issued from the exchequer to tbi bank, and drawn from the bank by Trotter, in the hands of Sprott and others, and did apply the same for purposes other than naval...show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493133
  • 9781236493132