[Treatise on the King's power of granting pardons], 1725.


Nottingham, Heneage Finch, Earl of, 1621-1682. [Treatise on the King's power of granting pardons], 1725.

[Treatise on the King's power of granting pardons], 1725.

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a copy of a treatise on the power of the King to grant pardons. The first part of the manuscript includes a general introduction to the power of pardoning, examples of "the practice & usage of Parliament" as evidenced through parliament rolls, and the specific case of the Earl of Strafford. In the second part, the manuscript proposes and responds to "objections" on such topics as whether the King has the power to grant pardon both before and after sentencing, and whether the irregularity of the Earl of Danby's pardon renders it void. The treatise concludes by declaring, "There is therefore nothing in Law that can refrain the Kings power of pardoning either for the matter and the manner of it."

1 v. (39 p.) ; 20 x 16 cm.

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