Observations On The State Of Historical Literature; And On The Society Of Antiquaries, And Other…

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byNicholas Harris Nicolas

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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.1830 Excerpt: ... 150 CHAPTER VII. CAUSES OF THE MISMANAGEMENT OF THE RECORD COMMISSION. Serious as have been the errors of the Record Commission, the cause is the most simple that can be imagined. If an object be entrusted to persons who are wholly incapable of directing the measures necessary to accomplish it, from having other claims upon their time, or from being unacquainted with, and indifferent to, the subjects to which it relates, the only results that can be expected are an improvident expenditure of the money appropriated to the purpose, and a perpetuation of the abuses which it was their paramount duty to remove. The following are the names of the Commissioners appointed on the last occasion, in April 1825: The First Lord of the Treasury, The Three Secretaries of State, The Speaker of the House of Commons, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Master of the Rolls, The Lord Advocate of Scotland, The Lord Register of Scotland, Earl Spencer, The Earl of Aberdeen, Viscount Sidmouth, William Bishop of London now Archbishop of Canterbury, Herbert Bishop of Peterborough, William Bishop of LandafT now Bishop of Durham, Lord Grenville, Lord Redesdale dead, Lord Colchester dead, Right Hon. Thomas Grenville, Right Hon. Charles Bathurst, Right Hon. William Wickham, Right Hon. Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, Right Hon. Sir James Mackintosh, Richard Heber, Esq. From which of these personages could that Historical and Antiquarian knowledge be looked for, which every one of common sense must admit is Most truly does a writer in the last number of the Quarterly Review observe:--" The British Government, with a culpable indifference to the best interests of their country, have kept out of every board the only men who were qualified to fill them, and with false views of economy have d...

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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.1830 Excerpt: ... 150 CHAPTER VII. CAUSES OF THE MISMANAGEMENT OF THE RECORD COMMISSION. Serious as have been the errors of the Record Commission,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217266576

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