The History and Antiquities of Scarborough; With a Brief Memoir of the Author

The History and Antiquities of Scarborough; With a Brief Memoir of the Author

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... coroners, and also for an order of court for the inspection of the corporation's records and papers. The case was argued in the King's Bench, Easter term, 1791; and the following are copies of the speeches of lord chief justice Kenyon, and the other justices of the King's Bench, on the occasion: "King v. Harrison, borough of Scarborough; Easter term, thirty-first George III." Lord Chief Justice Kenyon.--" This case is not on behalf of the crown, to inquire what grants have been made from time to time, but the question is, whether we think this a case where the affairs of the corporation ought to be put into a state of inquiry by proceeding by information in the nature of a Quo Warranto? and I am clearly of opinion that we should forget the duty we owe to the Counsel for the corporation; Messrs. Law, Erskine, Chambre, and Cockell: --for the freemen; Adair and Bearcroft. public, if we were to encourage an application of this kind. It is admitted, that from the earliest time information can be obtained, Mr. Harrison has been appointed conformably and agreeably to uninterrupted usage, as far as evidence on tradition goes, without any one making a claim contrary to that which has been done; and it would be of pernicious consequence, if we put this place in a flame in the manner desired. Now supposing the right of this gentleman was in a course of judicial inquiry, there are two grounds upon which it may be fairly said that it may be maintained. It is not necessary for the court to go farther than to say, to be sure it may be maintained; and it is enough so say that it is not wise and prudent, or good policy, that the corporation should be disturbed and put in a state of litigation. I confess, that by looking back merely at the length of...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • English
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  • 1236564979
  • 9781236564979