George Ii And The Recorder

WHEN that vacancy happened on the Exchequer Bench which was afterwards

filled by Mr. Adams, the Ministry could not agree among themselves whom

to appoint. It was debated in Council, the King, George II., being

present; till, the dispute growing very warm, his Majesty put an end to

the contest by calling out, in broken English, I will have none of

dese, give me the man wid de dying speech, meaning Mr. Adams, who was

then Recorder of London, and whose business it therefore was to make the

report to his Majesty of the convicts under sentence of death.

Genuine Laziness George Selwyn facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail