By Sheila Lambert
The eighteenth century witnessed either a extraordinary raise within the quantity of laws handed in every one parliamentary consultation as a reaction to the altering monetary and social weather, and the advance of latest varieties of parliamentary perform which foreshadowed the far better identified thoughts of the 19th century. as a result, Parliament received a lot larger impact over the typical lifetime of the neighborhood, and the hot career of parliamentary agent constructed to aid landowners and native groups of their dealings with Parliament. The learn centres around the paintings of Robert Harper of Lincoln's hotel, an eminent conveyancer whose lively profession as one of many first parliamentary brokers spanned part the century. leave out Lambert describes intimately Harper's vital selection of revealed parliamentary papers, utilizing them to throw gentle at the nature of the facts supplied by means of revealed debts. She demonstrates how this facts can be used to virtue together with Parliamentary documents, quite in learning neighborhood, monetary and relations heritage.
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5 Williains suggested this may have been Zachary Hamlyn (Clerical Organizatwn, p. 40 n. l ) but he was a child of ten at the time (see below p. 39). • Report of committee on printing the Journals, CJ xxiv, 1 64. 1 This was not a new practice, and one cannot avoid the suspicion that the booksellers' chief fault may have been their failure to 'square' the reversioner of the clerkship. 2 This commercial activity can scarcely have gone on without the connivance of the clerk, and Jodrell did not put a stop to the making of manuscript copies for sale.
66. 6Parl. , xiv, 147. , qu. 1 1 1 . ' HC (307) 1843, qu. 2 93 . , cc. 1 375, 1 396. Dr Perry, (cited below, p. 78n. 9) p. 79 and n. J;�o' (my italics). 37 The clerks : fees and agency fee bill because of the additional cost of proving the sacrament and taking the oaths. 1 Even this figure seems high if the table of fees is strictly interpreted, but assuming that it is correct, an individual paid £43 1 3s 4d for the basic fees of the two houses and the cost of the oaths, leaving about £20 to cover incidental charges, committee fees and ingrossment.
77 I Anne st. 2 c. 32 2 & 3 Anne 2 acts c. 28 c. 29 c. 50 c. 5 1 3 & 4 Anne 3 acts c. 45 c. 52 4 & 5 Anne 4 acts c. I 6 c. 67 c. 68 6 Anne 3 acts c. 47 c. 48 6 Anne 2 acts c. 1 3 c. HL omitted total HC 38 1 220 3 2 22 8 I 6 6 3 2 4 8 28 II 21 73 I40 I3 18 2I 85 148 2 38 25 20 3 5 IO 3 17 24 13 2 2 17 62 38 19 3 3 7 I2 3 93 94 4 36 4 I86 37 II 64 32 3 IOI 43 31 68 2 19 2 99 2 35 29 c. 1 There seems no doubt that the full fees were normally charged to each in dividual named in a multiple bill, and if so the average number of fees a year lost by the general naturalisation was some I 75, not 37 as claimed.
Bills and Acts: Legislative procedure in Eighteenth-Century England by Sheila Lambert