The Stirling Peerage: Trial of Alexander Humphrys Or Alexander, Styling Himself Earl of Stirling, Before the High Court of Justiciary, for Forgery, on 29th April 1839, and Four Following Days

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Page xxiv - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Page 117 - York, his heirs and assigns, all that part of the main land of New England, beginning at a certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix, next adjoining to New Scotland in America...
Page 20 - ... being to be used in evidence against you, the said Edward William Pritchard, at your trial, will for that purpose be in due time lodged in the hands of the Clerk of the High Court of Justiciary, before which you are to be tried, that you may have an opportunity of seeing the same...
Page 5 - Duke of Norfolk to whom the cognizance of matters of this nature doth properly belong do require and command that this our Concession and Declaration be recorded in our College of Arms to the end that our Officers of Arms and all others upon occasion may take full notice and have knowledge thereof.
Page xxxix - Consenting to the registration hereof in the books of Council and Session, or any other Judges books competent, therein to remain for preservation, and constitute.
Page 20 - Stuart, ought to be punished with the pains of law, to deter others from committing the like crimes in all time coming.
Page 43 - Jacobus dei gratia Rex Scotorum omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue clericis et laicis salutem. Sciatis nos cum avisamento autoritate et consensu carissimi consanguinei et tutoris nostri Johannis Ducis Albanie etc.
Page lxxi - Stirling who has lately published a narrative of his case, they have requested a lady going to London to leave the packet at his lordship's publishers, a channel for its conveyance pointed out by the book itself, and which they hope is quite safe. His lordship will perceive that the seals have never been broken. The family of the deceased, for obvious reasons, must remain unknown. They make this reparation; but cannot be expected to court disgrace and infamy. — April 17, 1837."*— "The sheet of...
Page 14 - ... packet of papers was left in it. This discovery has been made since the death of the person alluded to, which took place last month . His family being now certain that the son of Mr Humphreys is the Lord Stirling who has lately published a narrative of his case, they have requested a lady, going to London, to leave the packet at his Lordship's publishers, a channel for its conveyance pointed out by the book itself, and which they hope is quite safe. His Lordship will perceive that the seals have...
Page 6 - French for such as do not understand Latin), in order that every person who opens this map of our American possessions may form an idea of the vast extent of territory which was granted by the King of England to one of his subjects.

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