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.1847 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. 1740--1742. PURCHASE OF WIMPOLE BY LORD CHANCELLOR HARDWICKB--MARRIAGE OP MR. P. YORKK--CHARLES YORKE--CABINET DISCUSSIONS THE CHANCELLOR'S REMONSTRANCE TO WALPOLE RESPECTING THE JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS--DEBATES ON THE ADDRESS, ADMIRAL VERNON'S AND HADDOCK'S INSTRUCTIONS, THE AUGMENTATION OF THE ARMY, THE MOTION TO DISMISS WALPOLE, PRIVILEGE, AND THE PRAGMATIC SANCTION DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT LORD MACCLESFIELD AND LORD HARDWICKE--THE CHANCELLOR AND THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE--EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF THE KING--DR. BIRCH AND LORD HARDWICKE MEETING OF THE NEW PARLIAMENT--FALL OF WALPOLE--NEW MINISTRY, WHICH RETAINS LORD HARDWICKE AS THEIR CHANCELLOR JUDGMENTS OF LORD CHANCELLOR HARDWICKE IN GYLES CON. WILCOX--BROOKE CON. GALLY--POPE CON. CURL--WALMSLEY CON. BOOTH. An event in Lord Hardwicke's career, both of interest and importance, occurred at this period, in the purchase by him of the Wimpole estate in Cambridgeshire from the Earl of Oxford. The acquisition of a large landed property forms in many respects a great epoch in the history of a family, which thus becomes identified with a particular locality. This constitutes in several ways the real foundation of the new house, which, like a people, now has its own territory, with which not only the present, but all future generations become identified. The race is thus furnished with a home, and a central point of union. The individual spot chosen is not without its influence; and in the present case the proximity of the new doPURCHASE OF WIMPOLE BY LORD HARDWICKE. 465 main to the University of Cambridge had an important effect on several of the transactions of its possessors. It appears from letters among his correspondence, that Lord Chancellor Hardwicke had for some time been desirous of obtaining a ...
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    The Life of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke, 1; With Selections from His Correspondence Diaries Speeches and Judhments

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