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CONTENTS

Complaints against the two Speakers as Equity Judges, 37. Ordinance for appoint-

ing the Earl of Kent, Lord Grey de Werke, Whitelock, and Widdrington, Com-
missioners of Grent Seal, 37, Reasons for writing Life of Lord Keeper White-

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lock, 37. . His Origin, 37. Education, 37, Called to Bar, 38, Circuit, 38. In-

troduction to Noy, the Attorney General, 38. Manager of Masque to the Queen,

39. Chairman of Quarter Sessions, 39. Takes popular Side, 39. His Modera-

tion, 39. Returned to Parliament, 40, His Maiden Speech, 40. One of the
Managers of Impeachment of Lord Strafford, 40. Whitelock doubts as to the

Side he ought to choose, 41. His Warning against Civil War, 41. Takes Arms

against the King, 41. He renounces Arms, 42. A Lay Member of the West-

minster Assembly, 42. Whitelock Commissioner at Oxford to treat with King,

42. Charge against him of intriguing with King, 43. Whitelock takes part

against Cromwell, 43, But succumbs to him, 44. Whitelock's professional Suc-

cess, 44, He refuses the office of Recorder of Londorf, 44. He is appointed

Commissioner of Great Seal, 44, Whitelock's Statement of this Transaction,

44. Whitelock and Widdrington sworn in, 45, Whitelock's Address to Ser-

jeant Wilde when made Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 46. Whitelock's Ad-

dress on a Call of Serjeants, 47. Pride's Purge, 48. Conduct of Lords Com

missioners, 49. Conference of Lords Commissioners with Cromwell, 49. The

King to be brought to Trial, 50. Arguments in favour of this Proceeding, 50.
Opposed by Whitelock, 50, Cromwell's Speech, 50, Resolution carried, 50,

The Lords Commissioners refuse to concur in the Trial of the King, 51. They

conceal themselves, 51. Ordinance for Grand Court of Justice to try the King,

51. Rejected by the Lords, 51. Commons vote that the Supreme Power was

exclusively in them, 52. New Great Sea) with Republican Insignia ordered, 52.

Lords Commissioners refuse to sit in the High Court of Justice, 53. Difficulty

about adjourning the Courts in Westminster Hall pending the King's Trial, 53,

Proceedings in the Lords, 53, Messengers of the Lords refused Admittance by

the Commons, 54. The Commons vote the Lords useless, 54. Whitelock com-

pelled to draw an Ordinance for abolishing the Lords, 54. And an Ordinance for

abolishing the Office of King, 55, Great_Seal with Royal Arms broken, 55.
Serjeant Widdrington refuses to serve as Lord Commissioner under new Ġov-

ernment, 55. Trimming Conduct of Whitelock, 56, Major Lisle a Commis-

sioner of the Great Seal, 56. And Serjeant Keble, 56, Ordinance passes for

new Lords Commissioners, 56. Copy of Ordinance, 56. Preservation of Titles

in time of Commonwealth, 56. Speaker's Address to them, 57, Lord Commis-

sioner Whitelock's Answer, 57,

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LORDS KEEPERS DURING THE PROTECTORATE OF OLIVER CROMWELL.

Cromwell installed as Protector, 65. Whitelock acknowledges Cromwell as Pro.

tector, 66. Lord Protector delivers Great Seal to Commissioners, 66. Crom-
95. Lost at Battle of Worcester, 95. New Great Seal in France, 95. Struggle

Proclamation of Richard as Lord Protector, 75. Fiennes and Lisle confirmed as

Keepers of Great Seal, and Whitelock joined with them, 76. Opening of Par-

liament, 76. The three Commissioners of the Great Seal sit in the Upper House

as Peers, 76. Commons refuse to acknowledge them, 77. Parliament dissolved,

77. Lord Whitelock again in the House of Commons, 77. New Great Seal or-

dered by Rump, 77. Ordinance for new Great Seal, 77. Act for reforming

Court of Chancery, 78, Bradshaw, Terryll, and Fountain,'new Commissioners

of Great Seal, 78. Oath administered to them, 78. Commission for hearing

Causes, 78. Rump again expelled, 79. Whitelock invited to join the Council

of Officers, 80. Whitelock sole Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, 80. He hears

Causes at Whitehall, 30, Proclamation for new Parliament, 81. Dialogue be-

tween Lord Keeper and a Military Officer on the Vices and Merits of Lawyers,

81. Project of Whitelock to carry the Great Seal to the King at Breda, 82.

Fleetwood consents to join in Restoration of Charles, 82. But is deterred, and

the Scheme is abandoned, 83. Its probable Consequences, 83. Lord Keeper is-

sues Writs for new Parliament. 83. Rump restored, 83. Alarm of Whitelock,

Whitelock sends the Great Seal to the Speaker, and conceals himself, 84.

His Treatment at the Restoration, 81. Charles II.'s Speech to Whitelock, 84.

Whitelock's Death, 85. His Character, 85. His writings, 86. His Sons, 86.

Great Seal in Custody of Speaker, 86. Delivered to Widdrington, Terryll, and

Fountain, 86. Act for dissolving Long Parliament, 87. Lords Commissioners

issue Writs for the Convention Parliament, 87, Lords elect Earl of Manchester

Speaker, 88. He is added as a Commissioner of the Creat Seal, 88. Difficulty

about use of Republican Great Seal, 89. Approach of King Charles II., 89. Res

publican Great Seal broken, 89. Restoration, 89. Plan for adopting the Mosaic

Law, 90. Cromwell's rude Notions of Law Reform, 90. Enlightened Law Re-

formers under the Commonwealth, 91. Their Measures, 91. Parliamentary

Reform, 92. Cromwell appoints good Common-law Judges, 92. Equity ill-

administered during the Commonwealth, 92. Desire of Lenthall, Master of the

Rolls, to be a Peer, 93. Orders and Ordinances improving Chancery Practice,

94. Comparison between Republicans in England and in France, 94.

between Hyde and Herbert, 96. Herbert Lord Keeper, 96. His Birth, 96.

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