Letters Addressed to Lord Granville Somerset; F. Lewis the Earl of Ripon and H. Goulburn on the Extraordinary Proceedings Connected with the Sudden and Hitherto Unexplained Dissolution of the Late Board of Stamps with an Address to the

Letters Addressed to Lord Granville Somerset; F. Lewis the Earl of Ripon and H. Goulburn on the Extraordinary Proceedings Connected with the Sudden and Hitherto Unexplained Dissolution of the Late Board of Stamps with an Address to the

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...end in view was not to be so readily abandoned. The Commissioners next resolved to try to what confessions the Chairman might be brought, if probed by the questions which they had previously prepaned for him. Accordingly, I am myself summoned and catechised, as follows: --Q. Are there any letters that come to you, as Chairman, of an official character, which you decide upon yourself, or act upon yourself, without communication to the Board?"--" No. I never receive a letter addressed to myself, as Chairman, without handing it over to the Secretary, even though it should be written ' Private;' as I never receive letters which may not be communicated to the Board, and I considered the word private' as written to prevent their being opened before they come to my hands." Q, "Are the Commissioners to understand that the subjects of all routine letters are, or ought to be, decided upon by the Board?'--" Yes, certainly." Q. " Do you recollect several suggestions, of different kinds, that have been presented to the Board, from the Comptroller in Scotland, relative to the arrangement of the office in that country, to which no attention has been paid?"--" I will not undertake to answer that question;--but this I will undertake to answer, that if it deserved attention, it had it." Q. "It has been stated to the Commissioners, that on the establishment of the office in Glasgow for the assay of plate, the Comptroller intimated to the Board, that the duty might be paid by the assay-master to the head-distributor in Edinburgh, instead of the head-distributor in Glasgow, whereby the poundage might be saved, but to this no attention was paid, and he received no answer?"--" I cannot, at this moment, ...show more

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