The Book of Dignities: Containing Lists of the Official Personages of the British Empire ... from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time ... Together with the Sovereigns and Rulers of Europe, from the Foundation of Their Respective States; the Peerage of England and Great Britain ... (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851 - Great Britain - 594 pages
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Page 251 - A custom has of late years prevailed of granting letters patent of precedence to such barristers, as the crown thinks proper to honour with that mark of distinction : whereby they are entitled to such rank and pre-audience as are assigned in their respective patents ; sometimes next after the king's attorneygeneral, but usually next after his majesty's counsel then being.
Page 188 - And be it enacted, that the lord president of the council, the lord privy seal, the first lord of the treasury, the principal secretaries of state, and the chancellor of the exchequer for the time being, shall, by virtue of their respective offices, be, and they are hereby declared to be, commissioners for the affairs of India...
Page 346 - An Act for carrying into effect the reports of the Commissioners appointed to consider the state of the Established Church in England and Wales, with reference to ecclesiastical duties and revenues, so far as they relate to episcopal dioceses, revenues, and patronage...
Page 182 - Report of the Lords of the Committee of Council, appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations...
Page 144 - Labouchere, esq. vice president of the board of trade and master of the mint.
Page 315 - Colonel Lennox pressed that the Duke of York should fire, which was declined upon a repetition of the reason. Lord Winchilsea then went up to the Duke of York, and expressed his hope that his Royal Highness could have no objection to say he considered Colonel Lennox as a man of honour and courage...
Page 88 - Affairs, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Minister of Health, and the President of the Board of Education.
Page 229 - THE COURT OF EXCHEQUER. THE Court of Exchequer is one of the four great courts of the kingdom. It is held in Westminster Hall, and was so named from a chequered cloth that anciently covered the table at which the judges and chief officers sat. This Court was erected, according to some authorities, by William the Conqueror, and according to others by Henry I., for the trial of all causes relating to the revenues of the crown ; but in process of time the jurisdiction of the Exchequer became gradually...
Page 315 - Room, and sending for the Colonel, intimated to him, in the presence of all the officers, that he desired to derive no protection from his rank as a prince, and his station as commanding officer : but that, when not on duty, he wore a brown coat, and was ready, as a private gentleman, to give the Colonel satisfaction.

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