Meetings And Greetings; The Salutations, Obeisances, And Courtesies Of Nations. The Salutations…

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byWilliam Tegg

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... SHERIFF. The title sheriff is a corruption from Shire Reeve, from the Saxon, meaning the Reeve or Governor of the Shire. He is the chief civil officer in each county, and is entrusted with the execution of the laws and the preservation of the peace, for which purpose he has at his disposal the whole civil force of the county. He is a kind of superior constable, through whom all writs are issued. LORD MAYOR. Mayor, formerly major, i. e., the first or senior Alderman. The Lord Mayor of London, as the chief magistrate is called, is, properly speaking, only Mayor of London and Lord of Finsbury. This latter title was conferred, on the gift of the manor of Finsbury, by Richard II., in consequence of Sir William Walworth (then Mayor of London) killing Wat Tyler in Smithfield. SECRETARY OF STATE. This office is comparatively modern in point of importance. There was only one until the reign of Henry VIII., who added another. Queen Anne appointed one for Scottish affairs, but this office was not of long duration: one for the American departments was appointed by George III., but abolished in 1782. At present there are three Secretaries of State, 1. The Secretary for the Home Department. 2. The Colonial Secretary. 3. The Secretary for Foreign Affairs. TELLER OF THE EXCHEQUER. The mode of keeping accounts by tallies, or cleft pieces of wood, in which the notches are cut upon one piece conformable to the other, one kept by the creditor and the other with the debtor, is still practised in many remote places. A tally continues to be given by the Exchequer to those who pay money there upon loans; hence the origin of the Teller of the Exchequer, one who tells or numbers up the notches, and also of the phrase, to tally, to fit, to suit or to answer exactly. POET LAUREATE. ...

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... SHERIFF. The title sheriff is a corruption from Shire Reeve, from the Saxon, meaning the Reeve or Governor of the Shire. He is...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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