The Life of the Right Honourable Francis North, Baron of Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Under King Charles II. and King James II; Wherein Are Inserted the Characters of Sir Matthew Hale, Sir George Jeffries, Sir Leoline Jenkins,

The Life of the Right Honourable Francis North, Baron of Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Under King Charles II. and King James II; Wherein Are Inserted the Characters of Sir Matthew Hale, Sir George Jeffries, Sir Leoline Jenkins,

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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. 1742 edition. Excerpt: ...One was a grand one, and of a Secretary of State, the Lord Sunder land. He, and the rest of his Party at Court, pretending to be fierce against the Petitioners, thought to push on such as they would ruin, to act intemperately in that Cause, and so to become exposed to the Parliament: And, pursuant to this pious Design, when he signified his Majesty's Pleasure to his Lordship and Judge Jones, to suspend the Execution of the Laws against Protestant Dissenters, Diverse Trapans and ters, he added that they should by all Means discourage the Petitioners, and encourage the Anti-Petitioners. But his Lordship was aware of his Trap, and, in the Country, took thereof no Manner of Notice. Afterwards, when the Proclamation was voted a Ground for an Impeachment, and made a great Noise, but the Committee, to draw Articles, could make no Work of it, his Lordship's Brother-in Law, Mr. Soams, in extreme Haste, found out his Lordship, and told him he came from the Earl of S.; for he (Mr. Soams) having often urged that Lord to find some Means to abate this Rigour, of the Commons, against his Lordship, that Morning the Earl wish'd him immediately to find his Lordship out, and to let him know that a Way was discover d for him to come off. And it was that he mould go immediately (Time would not stay) and, speaking to the Commons, give up the Proclamation as unlawful. That was a Point they would certainly carry; it being against the Right of Petitioning, and Privilege of Parliament: And they had no Enmity to his Lordship, but regarded the Matter; which set right, they would drop Persons; but, if resisted, they would pursue, through all, with the Rigour of Impeachments: And this must be quick, quick', for, if they farther engaged themselves, it would be too late. His...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649119X
  • 9781236491190