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CHAPTER CXLIV.

CONTINUATION OT THE LIFE OF LORD CAMDEN TILL HE BECAME AN EX-CHANCELLOR.

Lord Camden as an Equity Judge, 261. His Qualifications, 261. Defective Re-

ports of his Decisions, 262. Equitable Points decided by him, 263. Confusion

produced 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 Expression of " Forty Days' Tyranny,"

265. He is severely chastised by Lord Temple, 266. Mr. 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

Chancellor of Ireland? 269. Lord Camden on the Appointment of an Irish

Chancellor, 272. Appointment of Hewitt, afterwards Lord Lifford, as Irish

Chancellor, 273. Proposal to appoint English Lawyers to he Irish Judges, and

Irish lawyers to be English Judges reciprocally, 273. Wilkes elected for Mid-

dlesex, 274. Alarm of the Government, 274. Lord Camden to the Duke of

Grafton, 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 expelled, Lord Camden approving, 276. Lord Camden

condemns all the subsequent Proceedings respecting Wilkes and the Middlesex

Election, 276. Lord Camden to the Duke of Grafton, on the Removal of Lord

Shelburne, 277. Same to Same on the Resignation of Lord Chatham, 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

CHAPTER CXLV.

CONTINUATION OF THE LIFE OF LORD CAMDEN TILL HE WAS FIRST APPOINTED

PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL.

Lord Camden's Vindication of his Conduct while in Office, 293. Lord Camden's

Opinion on the Question of the Middlesex Election, 294. His Controversy with

Lord Mansfield respecting the Rights of Jurists on Trials for Libels, 295.

Lord Camden's Opinion of the Royal Marriage Act, 296. His Speech on

"Literary Property," 297. Lord Camden's Correspondence with the Duke of

Grafton while they were opposed to each other in Politics, 298. Lord Cam-

den and the Duke of Grafton co-operating in Opposition, 299. Lord Camden's

Views respecting the Contest with America, 300. Lord Camden's Sentiments

on the American Declaration of "Independence," 301. Lord Camden's

Despondence, 302. His Exertions in Parliament for Reconciliation, 302.

His Speech on the New England Coercion Bill, 302. His Defence of the

Americans, 302. Lord Chatham falls senseless from his Horse, 303. Lord

Chatham's Recovery, and his Plans, 304. Death of Lord Chatham, 304.

His Letter giving an Account of this Event, 305. His Eulogy on Lord Chat-

ham, 307. His Denunciation of the Manner in which the War was conducted,

308. Lord Camden on the Intentions of France and Spain, 308. He exposes

the Abuses in Greenwich Hospital, 309. Lord Camden's Effort to obtain Justice

for Ireland, 309. He defends his Pension, 309. He recommends a new

Course to be pursued by the Opposition, 310. Lord Camden's Speech on the

Contractors' Rill, 311. Lord Camden's farewell Speech on America, 312. His

Speech before Lord North's Resignation, 312. Formation of the second Rock-

ingham Administration, 313. Lord Camden President of the Council, 313.

Thurlow remains Lord Chancellor, 314.

CHAPTER CXLVI.

CONTINUATION OF THE LIFE OF LORD CAMDEN TILL THE KINO'S ILLNESS IN 1785.

Lord Chancellor Thurlow opposes the Government, 315. Lord Camden's Speech
in favour of the " Contractors' Bill," 315. Bill to declare the Legislative Inde-
pendence of Ireland, 317. Death of Lord Rockingham. Appointment of Lord
Shelburne as Prime Minister, 318. Lord Camden retains Office, 319. Dis-
sensions in Lord Shelburne's Cabinet, 319. Harmony restored, 322. Coalition

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APPENDIX TO THE LIFE OF LORD CAMDEN.

George Hardinge's Life of Lord Camden, 356. His Acquaintance with Lord
Northington, 359. No Assistance from Father's Fame, 360. Chippenham

CHAPTER CLI.

CONCLUSION OF THE LIFE OF LORD CHANCELLOR CHARLES YORKE.

Charles Yorke presides at the Ceremony of Lord Mansfield taking Leave of

Lincoln's Inn, when about to be made Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 396.

Proud Day for Lincoln's Inn, 397. Charles Yorke disappointed by Pratt being

made Attorney General, 397. Quiet Times at Home during Mr. Pitt's Admi-

nistration, 398. Charles Yorke Counsel on the Trial of Dr. Hensey, 398. His

celebrated Reply in Lord Ferrers's Case, 398. His Affliction on the Death of

his first Wife, 399. On the Accession of George III. Charles Yorke adheres

to Lord Bute, 400. He is made Attorney General, 400. His Conduct as a

Law Officer after Mr. Pitt's Resignation, 400. Letter from Warburton to

Mr. Pitt respecting Charles Yorke, 400. He resigns the Office of Attorney

General, 401. Charles Yorke in Opposition, 401. He condemns General

Warrants and the Conduct of Government respecting the Middlesex Election,

401. Dunning's Attack on Lord Hardwicke and Charles Yorke, 402. Charles

Yorke's Defence of his Father, 403. On his resigning his Office of Attorney

General, practises in a Stuff Gown, 403. He receives a Patent of Precedence,

404. Attacks upon him for accepting it, 404. Letter of Single-Speech Ha-

milton censuring Charles Yorke, 404. Thanks to Charles Yorke from University

of Cambridge, 405. On the Formation of the Rockingham Administration,

Charles Yorke again Attorney General, 405. His dexterous Conduct in arguing

the Writ of Error in Money r. Leach on General Warrants, 405. Charles

Yorke resigns his Office of Attorney General, 406. His Congratulation to

Sir Eardley Wilmot on his being appointed Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,

407. Letter from Charles Yorke to Warburton, thanking him for a new Book,

407. His second Marriage, 408. His Villa at Highgatc, 408. Letter from

Warburton, giving an Account of his last Meeting with Charles Yorke, 408.

Charles Yorke's last Appearance at the Bar in the Douglas Cause, 409. Course

of the Whigs, and Prospect of a Whig Administration, 410. Lord Camden's

Rupture with the Government, 411. Resolutions of the Opposition and of the

Court, 411. Object of the Court to induce Charles Yorke to become Chan-

cellor, 412. His Interview with the Duke of Grafton, 412. The Pledge given

to his Party, 412. He refuses the Great Seal, 412. He again refuses the Great

Seal, 413. Letter from Mr. Pitt rejoicing in his Refusal, 413. Lapse of

Charles Yorke, 413. He attends the King's Levee, 413. His second In-

terview with the King, 413. He agrees to become Chancellor, 414. He is

sworn in, 415. In going Home he calls at Lord Rockingham's, 415. His

sudden Death, 415. Question, Whether he committed Suicide? 415. State-

ment on the Subject in Junius, 416. Statement by Sir Nathaniel" Wraxall, 416.

Letter on the Subject from Markland to Bowyer, 417. Horace Walpole, 417.

Statement by Cooksey, 419. Statement by Belsham, 420. Statement in the

MS. of the Duke of Grafton, 421. Contrary Circumstances and Statements,

424. By Adolphus, 424. Contradiction by Craddock, 425. Considerations on

bis Conduct, 426. His Character, 427. His Prose Writings, 427. His Vers

de Societe, 427. His Habits, 429. His Person, 429. His Epitaph, 429. Ge-

neral Respect for his Memory, 430. His Descendants, 430.

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