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THE LORD CHANCELLOES
KEEPEOS OE TJ!]<1 (IREAT SEAL
FROM THE EARIJP:S'[" TIMES TILL THE REIGN OF
KING GEORGE IV.
JOHN LORD CAMPEELL, A.M. F.R.S.E.
FROM THE REVOLUTlOiV OF 1688, TO 'J'HE DEATH OF
LORD CHANCELLOR THURLOW, IN 1806.]
JOHN MUKEAY, ALBEMAELE STREET.
j'i'mtoli hy A. Si'orTi';\vn()i)r,
THE FIFTH VOLUME.
LIFE OF LORD CHAXCELLOR H.VUDWICKE FROM HIS BIRTH TILL HI' WAS APPOINTED
Character of Lord Hardwicke, Page 1. Difficulty in doing Justice to it, 1. His
Origin, 2. His Birth, 2. His Education, 'i. He is put as Clerk to an Attorney, 3.
His Diligence and Desire of Ini[)roven)ent, 4. Greatly pleases his Master, 4.
How he escaped from the Tasks ini])o - ed ujjon him hy his Mistress, 4. P'riendships
he formed while in the Attorney's Office, 5. He is introduced to Lord Chief
Justice Parker, and hecomes Law Tutor to his Sous, G. He writes a Paper in the
" Spectator," 9- His Preparations for the Bar, 11. He is called, 11. He ra-
pidly gets into Business, 12. Goes the Western Circuit, 12. His Translation
of Coke upon I^ittleton into Verse, 13. His Marriage, 14. He practises in the
Court of Chancery, 15. Lord Macclesfield's excessive Partiality for him, 15.
He distinguishes himself there, \G. He is returned to Parliament, 17. His
Prudence in not s])eaking, 17. The Solicitor (general accuses the Attorney
General of Corruption, 18. The Attorney General is aci[uitted and the Solicitor
(jeneral dismissed, 18. Yorke is ajjpointed Solicitor General, and knighted, 19.
Envy created by this Appointment, 20. At first not employed in the Court of
Chancery, 20. Soon in any Cause, 20. He is re-elected for Lewes, 21. Sir
II. Raymond, Attorney General, 21. His Speech on the Prosecution of Layer
for High Treason, 21.
CONTINUATION OF THE LIFE OF LOim HAKDWICKF TILL HE WAS APPOINTED LORD
('HAN (EL LOR.
He is promoted to be Attorney General, 23. An excellent Law Officer, 23.
His ^lode of conducting Excise Prosecutions in the Exchequer, 24. Ex-
officio Informations for liibel, 24. He writes a Pam))hlet on the judicial
Functions of tlie Master of the Rolls, 25. He supixnts Bill for the Ba-
nishinent of Atterbury, 25. His Behaviour on the Impeachment of Lord
Macclesfield, 26". Yorke devotes himself to the Duke of Newcastle, 27. Acces-
^ioii of George IL, 28. Bill to prohibit Loans to foreign States, 29. Yorke's
Speech for an Augmeiitation of tlic Forces, ;?0. Walpole's Excise Scheme, 30.
Vor'ke's Defence of it, 31. His moderate Success in tlie House of Commons, .SI .
Yoike irLuted Chief Justice of the King's IJeiicli, and a Peer, by the Title of
l.oril Ihu-dwicke, :iJ. Lord Harihvieke as a Common Law Judge, 32. His
.Maiuigemeut of the Puisne Judges, :>;5. Lord Hardwicke's great Success in the
House of Lords as a Debater, ;54. His Speech on maintaining a Standing Army,
;M. .Mortmain .\cts, 35. Lord Hardwicke on the Legality of employing the
Military to suppress Ptiots, 'AG. Explosion of Gunpowder in Westminster Hall,
:!(i. I.iiw .\riangements on the Death of Lord Talbot, 38. Lord Hardwicke
(ONTiMArmN ()^ iHi: i.iir or i.okd hardwicke till the beath of queek
Ciiisure on Cord Hardwicke for his Conduct to Thomson the Poet, 4L
Cord llirdwicke as an E(iuity Judge, 43. Foundation of his great Ex-
cclleKc, -13. His Djmeanour in Court, 45. His Judgments, 47. Lord
Hardwicke's Chancellorship considered the Golden Age of Equity, 49. No
Decree of Lord Hardwicke reversed, 49. His Demeanour on the Woolsack,
and .Manner of disposing of the judicial Business of the House of Lords, 49. All
Persons bellevinir in a (iod may be Witnesses, and are to be sworn in the Manner
IjiudniLr on their Consciences, according to their own peculiar religious Notions,
.'1. I'he Writer, but n(n the Receiver, of a Letter, may obtain an Injunction
against pnl)lisliing it, ')i. (i. as to Rule, that an Abridgment of a Book may
i)r jinblisliL'd against the Consent of the Author, 56. Punishment for marrying
a \\"ar'l of Cliaiicery without leave of the Chancellor, 5<>. Law of Para])liernalia,
."7. W oni ,n holding Property under her Husbaiurs Will to go to another if
she marries again, hound to answer a Bill of Discovery as to uliether she has
taken a sicond Husband, .7S. Bond given by a married Man to a Female whom
lie lia.l s.'iluceil, she knowing that he was a married Man, void, 58. The Laws
ol' laiL'land do not extend to Isle of Man, 59. Lord Hardwicke's Decision
ri -.|)Lctinu the Ltleet of Attainder for Treason on Scotch entailed Estates, 60.
(ensure upon as reganls Law Reform, ()'2. Commission to inquire into Fees
in ('(inits ot' Justice after ten Years makes a Rejxjrt, 6'2. Abuse of writing only
a \\'\v \\'()iils on a folio Page of Law Proceedings to increase Fees, 63. This
\1mi-.c pointed out by the He))ort, but allowed to remain unremedied, <>'.'>. I^ord
I iarduicke's laudable Fxercise of judicial Patronage, G3. Charge against him
lit stopping tile Promotion of other Judges to the Peerage that he might be the
soil' I, aw Cord, ii\. Lord Hardwicke in Politics, 0'!. Disputes between
(ic r^'c 11 and I'redcrick Prince of Wales, 6.'>. Lord Hardwicke selected to
iKIiMT a liipriniand from file King to the I'rinee, (>.'> Bill to ])unish the
Citi/rii- of j-'.ilinliurgh t'or the .Murder of Captain Porteous, (!7.
i.i-.riM \riiJN 111 Till laiF of roan hakiiwuki: tim, the uksicnation or- sia
K<n'.i:u r w \ i.roi.K.
1)> it!i ,A (^ihrii Caroline. >?.K Cord H.irdwicke's Speech for keeping nj) the .Army,
'" Clan of the Opposition to invoke '.he Country ill a \\'ar with Spain, 7i.
!) Int.- on ( tniveiilion with Spain to settle Dilferenees, 7_'. A'indication of I,ord
llarchvicke from tlie Cliarge of encourafring War, 72. Natiotial Infatuation, 74.
Misconduct and Imprudence of Wal])olc in yielding to the War Cry, 7 1. I^ord
Ilardwicke eager for prosecuting the War with Spain, 75. His Speech on the
Liberty of the Press, 7G. Danger of abusing and of abandoning Privilege, 7y.
Lord Hardwicke's Attack on the Opposition Peers, 79. His unsuccessful Vin-
dication of the Government from the Charge of slighting the House of I^ords,
79. And the unskilful Conduct of the War, 80. Prorogation, 80. Downfal of
Sir Robert Walpole, 80. Treachery of the Duke of Newcastle, 81. Vindication
of Lord Hardwicke, 81. His Speech in Defence of W'alpole, 82. New Parlia-
ment, "Second Sight" of the Scots, 83.
CONTINUATION OK THE LIFE OF LORn HARDWICKE TtLL THE BREAKING OUT OF THE
REBELLION OF 1745.
Lord Hardwicke's Anxieties on the Dismissal of Sir R. Walpole, 85. Formation
of the new Administration, 86. Lord Hardwicke's Speech against the Bill for
indemnifying Witnesses against Sir Robert Walpole, 87. Parliamentary Reports
by Dr. Johnson, 88. Lord Hardwicke's Influence, 89. Lord Hardwicke's Speech
to defend the Employment of Hanoverian Troops, 90. Death of the Earl of
Wilmington, 91. Mr. Pelham succeeds him, 91. Ascendency of Lord Hard-
. ONXINUATiON OF THI; LIFE OF LOUD HARDWICKE TILL THE DEATH OI 1 KtDERICK
I'RINCE OF WALKS.
Rebellion of 1745, 93. IMessage from the Crown, and Address, 93. Sir R. Wal-
pole (I>ord Orford's) Speech in the House of Lords, 93. Apathy in the public
IVIind, 95. New Law of Treason, 95. Character of Walpole as a Minister, 95.
Opposed by the Duke of Bedford, 96. Impolicy of the new Lavv', 97. Breaking
out of the Rebellion, 98. King's Return from abroad, 98. His Indifference, 98.
King's Speech written by Lord Hardwicke, 99. State of the Public INIind, 100.
Success of the Rebels, 101. Q,. What would have hapjiened if the Rebels had
marched on from Derby to London? 101. Ministerial Crisis, 102. Victory of
CuUoden, 102. Trial of the rebel Lords, 102. Lord Hardwicke's Address to
them, 103. Sentence passed by Lord Hardwicke, 105. Lord I^ovat, 107. I^ord
Hardwicke's preliminary Address to him, 107. Unjustifiable Length of the
Speech in pronouncing Sentence, 108. Scandalous Execution of Charles Radcliffe
on an old Attainder, 108. Excellent INIeasure of Lord Hardwicke for abolishing
hereditary Jurisdictions in Scotland, 109. He is thwarted by the Scotch Judges,
11 1. His Speech in Defence of it, 112. I'ower of Parliament over the Articles
of L'nion, 112. Lord Hardwicke's "Coercion Bill," 114. Highland Garb to be
abolished, 115. EfFects of this Bill, 117. Quiet Times after the Rebellion, I 18.
Lord Hardwicke's Speech on the Mutiny Bill, 119.
CONI't.NUATIOS OI' THK I, UK OF I.OIll) irAIlDWICKK TILL UK RESIGNED THE GREAT
Regency Uill, 121. I^ord Ilardwicke supports tlie Bill for the Reformation of the
Calendar, 122. Bill respecting the forfeited Estates in Scotland, 123. Lord
Ilardwicke's Jew Rill, 123. Lord Ilardwicke's iMarriage Bill, 124. Defects in
the olil Law of ]\Lirriage, 125. Defects in the new INIeasure, 125. Opposition
to it in the Commons, 126'. Attack by Henry Fox on Lord Ilardwicke, 126.
Attack by Lord Ilardwicke on Henry Fox, 127. Death of INIr. Pelham, 128.
Lord Hardwicke's Letter to Mr. Pitt, describing the State of Parties on the
Death of IMr. Pelham, 128. Lord Hardwicke created an Earl, 129. Duke of
Newcastle Prime Minister, 129. Lord Ilardwicke's ]Mode of preparing to speak
in the House of Lords, 130. Lord Ilardwicke's Speech in the House of Lords
against the IMilitia Bill, 13 1. Admiral Byng's Retreat without relieving Mi-
norca, 135. Weakness of the IVIinister, 136. Murray resolves to leave the House
of Commons, and insists on being aj)pointed Chief Justice of the King's Bench,
136. Resignation of Duke of Newcastle, 137. Lord Hardwicke resolves to
resign, 137. His ^Motives, 137. His Resignation, 138.
CONTIMATION Ol' Tilt l.llK OF LORD HARDWICKE TILL THE DEATH OF GEORGE II.
Lord Ilardwicke an Ex-chancellor, 139. His Fortune and i'rovislon by Oflicc
for his Family, 139. His first Appearance at the King's Levee as an Ex-chan-
cellor, 139. Lord Hardwicke's Behaviour out of Office, 140. He opposes the
Hill for releasing the Members of the Court-martial on Admiral Byng from their
Oath of Secrecy, 140. Formation of INIr. Pitt's first Administration, 142.
Letters from Lord Ilardwicke to I\Ir. Pitt, 142. Difficulty about the Disjjosal
of the Cireat Seal, 143. I^ord Ilardwicke assents in disposing of the Great Seal,
141. Lord Ilardwicke to Mr. Pitt on the new ^Ministry, 145. Lord Hard-
wicke as a Member of j\Ir. Pitt's Cabinet, 147. He opposes Bill to amend
Habeas Corjius .Act, 117. Censure on Lord Ilardwicke for doing nothing as a
L:i\v lieformcr, 14 7. I>ord Hardwicke at the Conclusion of the Reign of
(ieorge II., 148.
tONCLISlON (11- rilE I. UK OK LORD II All DWICK K.
Acctsslim of Cuorgc III.. 1 I'l. Lord Hardwicke lauds excessively the IMeasnrc
to prevent tlie Dismissrd of .Judges at the Commencement of a new Reign,
119. Lord Ilardwicke in Opjiosiiion, 150. I'reliminaries of Peace, 151.
Lord Ilardwicki's Spe.ch against the Peace, 153. Lord Hardwicke's Speech
ai,'iiiist the Cider Dill, l.Vl. .lohn Wilkes, 156'. Lord Hardwicke's Letter to
his Son. giving an .Account of Ni^gotiations for forming a new INIinistry, 156.
I.ijiil Ilardwicke struck with .i mortal Disorder, KJl. His Ojiinion of jiarlia-
nirnt:iry rrivilegein Wilkes's Case. 1 6' 1 . Hi'- Death, 162. His Ejiitaph, 162.
Ills Cliaracter, 16'3. His long Career, !(i3. His love of Money and bad
Maniurs, |<,| Cookseys Account of liini in Society, 164. Chalmers, 165.
His Kstrangement from Literature and Men of Letters, 163. His Letter to
Lord Kames, 16"7. Whether a good classical Scholar? HJH. His Poetry, 169-
No personal Anecdotes of him, 169. Observation upon him by Horace Wal-
pole, 170. Daines I?arrington, lYO. Lord Chesterfield, 171. His Marriage
happy, 171. C'haracter of Lady Ilardwicke, 171. Absurd Charge against her,
172. Plis Children, 172. His present Representative, 17:3.
LIFE OF LOaU CHANCELLOR XOKTIIINGTOV FROJI HLS BIRTH TILL IIF. RECEIVED THE
Glance at Character and History of Lord Northington, 174. His Family, 174.
His Father, 175. His Birth, 176. His Education at Westminster, 176. At
Christ Church, 176. His Love of port Wine, 177. Entered of the Inner
Temple, 177. His legal Studies, 178. He is called to the Bar, 178. Practises
in the King's Bench, and goes the Western Circuit, 178. He is challenged to
fight a Duel by a Quaker, 179. His Gaieties at Bath, 179. He is in love,
180. His Marriage, 180. His narrow Circumstances, 181. Death of his
elder Brother, 181. He is elected Recorder of Bath, and i\I. P. for that City,
181. He attaches himself to Leicester House, 182. No Trace of his Speeches
in the House of Commons, 182. Death of Frederick Prince of Wales, 182.
Henley Solicitor General to George Prince of Wales, afterwards George IIL,
183. His Success with a Silk Gown, 183. He is made Attorney General to
the King, 183. He practises in Court of Chancery, 183. Political Changes
before Formation of Mr. Pitt's Ministry, 184. Henley receives the Great Seal
as Lord Keeper, 185. His Interview with Chief Justice Willes, 185.
CONTIKrATIOX OF THE LIFE OF LORD NORTHINGTON TILL THE DEATH OF GEORGE 11.
His political Insignificance, 187. Lord Keeper Henley as an Equity Judge, 187.
Hardship upon him when his Decrees were reversed, 188. His Judgments
rej)orted by his Grandson, Lord Henley, 189. Decree setting aside a Deed of
Gift obtained by religious Imposture, 189. His famous Decision in Burgess r.
"Wheate, 191. Perpetuities, 191. Censure upon him by Lord Eldon, 19.3.
His Blunder in Drury v. Drury, 193. He is made a Peer to ])reside at the
'I'rial of Lord Ferrers, 194. His Demeanour on this Occasion, 194. His
Speech in passing Sentence of Death, 196. His Humanity to the Prisoner after
the Conviction, 1 97.
CONTIMATION OF THE LIFE OF LORD NORTHINGTON TILL HE RESIGNED THE GREAT
Accession of George III., Henley elevated to the Dignity of I^ord Chancellor, and
Earl of Northington, 199. His Apijllcation to the King to abolish after-dinner
Sittings in Court, 199. He adheres to Lord Bute, 200. Resignation of Lord
Bute, and Ministry of Duke of Bedford, 200. Ascendency of George Gren-
ville, 201. Lord Northington Lord High Steward at the Trial of Lord Byron
for Murder, '201. Formation of the llockingham Administration, 20:5. Repeal
of the Stamp Act, '203. Power of Parliament to tax the Colonies, '20:5. Lord
Northington's Invective against the Americans, 204. Lord Mansfield's Dis-
claimer, 20G. Lord Northington wishes a Change of Government, 207. Coa-
lition between George IIL and Mr. Pitt to turn out Lord Rockingham, 208.
Lord Northington's Scheme for turning out the Rockingham Administration,
208. Lord Northington advises the King to send for Mr. Pitt, 209. The
King's Letter to Mr. Pitt, 210. Lord Northington's Letter to Mr. Pitt, 210.
Mr. Pitt's Letter to Lord Northington, 211. Mr. Pitt's Letter to the King,
211. Lord Northington to Mr. Pitt, 212. Same to Same, 212. Formation of
IVIr. Pitt's last Administration, 213. Lord Northington Resigns the Great Seal,
and is appointed President of the Council, 214.
CONCLUSION OF THE MIE Of LOKU KOllTHINGTON.
Pension, iScc, to Lord Northington, 215. Order in Council against the Export-
ation of Corn, 21.3. Lord Northington contends that this was lawful, and that
a Bill of Luiemnity was unnecessary, 216. Lord Mansfield refutes him, 217.
Lord Northington desirous of retiring, 217. Joint Representation of the Duke
of (irafton and Lord Northington to Lord Chatham, 217. Lord Northington to
the Duke of Grafton, expressing Litention to retire, 217. Same to Same, giving
an Accoimt of a Visit to St. James's, 218. Same to Same, on the disordered
State of i)ul)lie Affairs, 219. Lord Northington to the Duke of Grafton, ex-
pressing his Devotion to the King, 219. Same to Same, describing his debilitated
Condition. 220. Duke of (Jraf'ton's Cliaracter of Lord Northington, 220. Same
to .Same, on the Government of Canada, &c., 221 . I^ord Northington resigns,
222. His improved Health, 222. He declines an Offer to be made Lord
Privy Seal, 222. Lord Northington to the Duke of Gral'ton in reference to
A\ ilkes, 222. Lord Northington's Amusements in his Retirement, 224. His
Confessor, '224. His Death, '224. His Monument, 224. His Descendants,
224. His Character, 224. As a Judge, 225. Not a Law Reformer, 22.5.
His Enjoyments, 226. His Stories, 226. His Habit of swearing, 226. His
Morality and Piety, 226. Amiable in (hmiestic Life, 227. His Person, 227.
His Descendants, 227. His present Representative, 228.
Ill ^ <ir idUiJ ( II A N( i.i.l.DK iamiii:n ikom jus uiiii'li ril.i. iiii, iitAiii oi
('Vint Mnils of l.urd ( aindeii. 229. His I'amily, 229. Lord Chief Justice I'ralt,
Ills I'alhrr, _':;(). ISirtli of ( liarles I'ratt, 2;'.(). At Eton, 2;;i . At Cambridge,
2:;l. At the Tiiniili. 2.12. C.dled to the liar, 232. He is long without Busi-
iii'ss, _':;_'. I lis Di'spair, 2:'.3. Poetical .\ddress to comfort him, 23.3. He
resohes to go into the Church, 2.3.3. .Advice to him from Henley (Lord North-
ington), 'j; 1. I lis lirst .Sjieech, 2.3 1. His sudden Success, 234. He is Counsel
lor ilu' I )il(,nil,uit in ,i Prosecution ordered by the House of Commons, 23.'>. His
Assertion of the Uight of the .Fury to consider the Character of the Publication
<h;o-, il to be .1 I.iliel. 2;'.'i. lie obtains the Wrdict in spite of the Judge. 237.
lit imivis a silk Gown, 237. His Intimacy with Air. I'ilt, 2:)S. Happy
I'lri.id of his Life, 23H. He is made .\ttoriiey (iener.al. 23S. He is returned to
I'll ii, muni toi Dowiitoii, 239. His Marriage, 239. His Hill to amend the
Hal)eas Corpus Act, 2-10. His State Prosecutions when Attorney General, 241.
Rex c. Hensey, for Treason, 241. The House of Lords at i)resent in advance of
tlie House of Commons as to ]ega\ Reform, 241. Rex v. Shehbeare, for Libel,
242. He conducts the Prosecution against Lord Ferrers for Murder, 242.
CON'Tl.VUATION OF THE LIFE OF LORD CA5IDEN' TILL HE RECEIVED THE GREAT SEAL,
Change of Policy at Court on the Accession of George III., 244. Pratt continues
Attorney General after the Resignation of Mr. Pitt, 245. He is appointed Chief
Justice of the Common Pleas, 245. His Expectations of Repose, 245. He an-
nounces his constitutional Principles on a Point of Practice, 246. Imprisonment
of Wilkes, 246. Question of Privilege, 246. Lord Camden's Judgment for
liberating Wilkes, 247. Consideration of the Question of Privilege, 248. Ijord
Camden's immense Popularity, 248. His inflammatory Language to Juries, 248.
W^ilkes's Action for Damages tried before Lord Camden, 249. Legality of general
Warrants, 249. Legality of Warrants to search for Papers, 250. Lord Camden's
non-political Decisions while Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, 251. His re-
nown at home and abroad, 252. He is raised to the Peerage, 252. His Speech
on the Right to tax the Colonies, 252. Doubts as to the Soundness of Lord
Chatham's and Lord Camden's Doctrine on this Sid)ject, 255. He supports the
Rockingham Administration, 256. Negotiations on ihe breaking up of the
Rockingham Administration, 256. Lord Camden agrees to accept the Great
Seal, 259. His Expectations of the new Administration, 260. Great Seal deli-
vered to him, 260,
CONTINUATION OF THE LIFE OF LORD CA.MDEN' TILL HE BECAME AN EX-CH A NCELI.OK.
Lord Camden as an Equity Judge, 261. His Qualifications, 261. Defective Re-
jiorts of his Decisions, 262. Equitable Points decided by him, 263. Confusion
l)roduced by Lord Chatham's Illness, 264. Character of Lord Chatham's last
Administration, 264. Order in Council prohibiting Exportation of Corn, 265.
Lord Camden's Doctrine of Necessity affording a legal Justification to the Breach
of an Act of Parliament, 265. His famous Exi)ression of " Forty Days' Tyranny,"
265. He is severely chastised by Lord Temple, 266. INIr. Pitt disappears, 267.
Passing of the Act to tax Tea, &c. imported into America, 267. Charles
Townshend's new Administration, 268. His sudden Death, 268. Duke of
Grafton's Administration, 268. Q. Expediency of making an English lawyer
(^hancellor of Ireland ? 269. Lord C'anidcn on the Aj)pointment of an Irish
Chancellor, 272. Appointment of Hewitt, afterwards Lord I^iffbrd, as Irish
("hancellor, 273. Prrjiosal to a])point English Lawyers to be Irish Judges, and
Irish lawyers to be E:::;;li>ih Judges reciprocally, 273. Wilkes elected for Mid-
dlesex, 274, Alarm of the Government, 274. Lord Camden to the Duke of
(jrafton, as to the Course to be pursued, 274. Wilkes to be expelled the House
of Commons, 275. Lord Camden to the Duke of Grafton, objecting to this Pro-
ceeding, 275. Wilkes exiK'lled, Lord Camden api)roving, 276. Lord Camden
condemns all the suhseciuent Proceedings res])ecting Wilkes and tlie ^Middlesex
Election, 276. Lord Camden to the Duke of Grafton, on the Removal of Lord
Slielburne, 277. Same to Same on the Resignation of I^ord C^hatham, 278. Same
to Same as to doubting whether he himself would resign, 278. Lord Camden
remains in office under the Duke of Grafton, 279- Dispute with America, 279.
Lord Camden to the Duke of Grafton, recommending Conciliation, 279. Lord
Camden to the Duke of Grafton in defence of Dunning, 282. Cabinet summoned
on Wilkes's Case, 282. Lord Cainden to the Duke of Grafton, dissuading vio-
lent ^Measures, 282. Lord Camden, being overruled, ceases to attend Cabinet
meetings respecting Wilkes or America, 283. I>ord Chatham's Restoration to
IHiblie Life, 283. I^ord Camden's Explanation of his Conduct, 284. Resolution
to dismiss Lord Camden, 285. Denunciation against every Lawyer who would
agree to succeed him, 285. Ministerial Crisis, 285. Charles Yorke agrees to
accej)t the Great Seal, 286. Lord Camden surrenders the Great Seal, 280.
Lord Camden as a Judge of Appeal in the House of Lords, 286. Rights of
Dissenters, 287. Rex v. Wilkes, 287. The Douglas Cause, 288. Lord
Camden's Judgment, 289. Lord Camden's Exercise of his Judicial Patronage,
290. Horace Walpole's Account of the Douglas Cause, 290. Merits of the
Douglas Cause, 290. Letter from Lord Camdeu to Sir Eardky Wilmot, offer-
ing him the Chief Justiceship of the Common Pleas, 291. Nullum Tempus
Act, 291. The Grenville Act, 292.