Welcome to the "Links" page of the
Precedents of Proceedings website.
A variety of downloadable material is introduced,
in narrative, as follows:
As listed below, documents (typically PDFs) and images (typically in JPG) are posted online and are available for download.  On occasion I refer to a memo (also  linked to a button) that provides a lengthier explanation of the download, such as the provenance of the material, suggestions to the reader, or a sketch of further research proposed. All material has been keyed-in; this required over four years of effort.  Occasional errors in transcription are to be expected and readers are invited to direct me to passages that require correction. A statement of editorial principles will be posted in due course. For example, '£' replaces 'l.', the readily mistakable symbol for 'librum'. In generally, considerable fidelity was paid to Hatsell's orthography and punctuation.  Footnotes, readers will be glad to hear, appear at the end of the text and in the same Georgia 14 font. Double-columns were not employed. This was too much for the Dublin printers who switched to a single-column (across the page) format. As noted on the previous page, brief editorial introductions are now being placed at the top of each version.
     I request the reader not to ship all of this material to a print-on-demand facility .... A certain modicum of trust is thereby extended.

In 1786 the publishing firm of Lynch and Byrne (Dublin) brought out a three volume edition of Hatsell's Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons. A list of subscribers appeared on the 'recto' page in between the Dedication to Francis Cornwall and the Preface in volume 1, Privilege of Parliament.   

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From 1776 to 1818 Hatsell composed six prefaces which he inserted at the beginning of the 16 different editions of the Precedents of
Proceedings
which were published in his lifetime, recycling and revising as the occasion demanded. The prefaces (in PDF) are available via this button. 

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The 1776 (first edition) of Hatsell's Privilege of Parliament is downloadable via the button below. 



A table that surveys Hatsell's twenty extensive quotations from Law French and Law Latin appears via this button.



A complete English version of one of Hatsell's quotes from the Rolls of Parliament appears at pp. 3-6 of the Collection of Cases that is downloadable above. The passage features Bogo de Clare. This affords the reader a glimpse of how an English language edition of that work would appear. Eventually all 20 extracts in Law Latin and Law French will be replaced with versions in English. 
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The 1781 (first edition) of Hatsell's Members/Speaker is downloadable via the button that appears here. 
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The 1785 (second edition) of Hatsell's Members/Speaker is available via this button. I drew on this version in British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science 1774-1801. 
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The 1785 (first edition) of Hatsell's Lords/Supply is downloadable via this button. This is the 'revised edition'. As I will explain in an online article, Hatsell composed and discarded a version of Lords/Supply in 1785: hence 'rev ed' is appended to the 1785 posted.

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The 1796 (first edition) of Hatsell's Conference/Impeachment is downloadable via this button.

The 1796 (third edition) of Members/Speaker is available via this button. 

The 1796 (second edition) of Lords/Supply is available via this button. 

This was the first time that Hatsell published, in a single year, a multi-volume edition of his Precedents of Proceedings. It was not the last, however. See below. 

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The 1818 (fourth edition) of Privilege of Parliament 
is available via this button. 


The 1818 (fourth edition) of Members/Speaker
is available via this button. 

The 1818 (third edition) of Lords/Supply
is available via this button. 

The 1818 (second edition) of Conference/Impeachment
is available via this button. 

As noted in the 'Introducing' page, all four of the 1818 editions and all four of the first editions -- 1776 Hatsell 1, 1781 Hatsell 2, 1785 Hatsell 3 and 1796 Hatsell 4 -- have been posted. 


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An online research note, with its centrepiece the Letters Patent (LP) issued to John Hatsell, dated 3 June 1768, is available via this button.



On offer is a functionalist view of issued and enrolled artefacts which are collectively known as Letters Patent. I include all 6 LPs from 1742 to 1820, that is the LP issued to Jeremiah Dyson through the LP issued to John Henry Ley, plus a variety of other material including the full text of: 
·       39 & 40 Geo 3 c. 92 House of Commons Offices Act (1800)
·       52 Geo 3 c. 11 House of Commons Offices Act (1812)
 
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