Excerpt from The Life and Correspondence of Philip Yorke Earl of Hardwicke, Vol. 2: Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain Correspondence. Hardwicke's visit to Pitt - His advice - Pitt supports continental measures - Lord Hardwicke attacked - Pitt's moderation - Letter from Clive - Rumours of Haverian neutrality - Schemes for a new Government - Lord Hardwicke on the situation - Pitt's failure - The Great Seal - Hardwicke's advice to Newcastle - The Waldegrave-Fox fiasco - Hardwicke's commission from the King Settles the new administration - Lord Anson reinstated - Pitt's illhumour - Encouraged by Lord Hardwicke - Congratulations; Lord Chancellor 1737 - 1756; Narrative. Origin of equity jurisdiction - Various powers - In law - In equity - Limitations - Certainty and Repose - Force of precedents - Chancery reports - Lord Hardwicke's reporters - Absence of official reporters - Relations with Common Law Courts - Lord Hardwicke's influence - Importance of uniformity - Large discretionary powers remaining - Relief against Law and Statute - Leading cases - Hervey v. Aston - Le Neve v. Le Neve - Garth v. Cotton - Stapilton v. Stapilton - Chesterfield v. Janssen - Ward v. Turner - Omychund v. Barker - Penn v. Baltimore - Other principal cases - Avoids constitutional decisions - The peace of families - Protection of infants - Moral considerations - Slavery - Enforcement of decrees - Sole Law Lord - Appeals to the Lords - Finality of Hardwicke's decrees - Appeals from Scotland - Lord Hardwicke's capacity - Influence of Roman Law - Generalisation - Creative work - Transformation of equity - Methods of reasoning - Complaints of the Law - Failure of justice - Charge of delays - Contemporary testimony - Mistaken modern criticisms - Hardwicke's and Eldon's administrations - Absence of congestion under Hardwicke - Separation of Equity and Law - Later amalgamation - Inconveniences arising from separation - Abuses among officers of the Court - Lord Hardwicke's orders - Lord Hardwicke's influence - The Law the Bulwark of Liberty - Lord Hardwicke's bearing in Court - Delivery of his decrees - Multitudes to hear him - Lord Mansfield's eulogy; Correspondence. Correspondence with Duncan Forbes - Scottish legal reforms - House of Lords and the Scottish Judges - Appeals from Scotland - Remonstrance to Walpole - Appeal case of Gordon of Park - Appeal from an offender - Appointment of Justices of the Peace - Appeal for protection - Lord Kames's treatise on equity - Separation of Common Law and Equity - Discretionary powers of the Chancellor; Family History 1754 - 176O; Narrative. Lord Hardwicke's position - Public duties and responsibilities - Exercise of patronage - Life at Wimpole - Old friends - Lady Hardwicke - His generosity - Simplicity of his private life - Lord Royston and Charles Yorke - Sir Joseph Yorke - John and James Yorke - Lord Hardwicke's happiness - Family bereavements; Correspondence. Church patronage - Domestic events - Corporation of Dover - Birth of son to Charles Yorke - Death of Mrs Charles Yorke - Charles Yorke's grief - Death of Lady Anson - Marriage of James Yorke About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.