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REPORTS OF CASES
&The general Courts of QQacgtmingter-goall,
1746 to 1779.
BY THE HONOURABLE
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.
ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE COURT of common PLEAS :
$3 MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE.
CO PIO US NOTES AND REFERENCES,
CHARLES HEN EAGE ELSLEY, ESQ.
of The Middle temple, BARRISTER AT LAw.
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MICH. TERM, 1769, AND HILARY TERM, 1770. [ 681 J
February 9, 1770.-I kissed his Majesty's hand, on being o a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, in the room of Mr. Justice CLIVE, who resigned upon a pension of 1200l. a year.
February 12.-I was called a Serjeant; the motto on my rings being, Secundis, dubiisque, rectus. And Mr. Justice YATEs being desirous to retire into the Court of Common Pleas, I consented to exchange with him; and accordingly,
February 16.—I kissed his Majesty's hand on being appointed a Judge of the Court of King's Bench, and received the honour of knighthood. And the same night, Mr. Justice YATEs resigned his office of Judge of the King's Bench, and he and myself were both sworn into our respective offices, before Lords Commissioners SMYTHE and Aston, at the former's house in Bloomsbury Square.
EASTER TERM, 10 Geo. III. 1770.—K. B. [ 682 l
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