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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1801, Sunday, October 3, 1830.

The New Sheriffs.

Thursday being the day appointed for the swearing in of the new Sheriffs, W. H. Poland, Esq. and Chapman Marshall, Esq. at the Court of Exchequer, Westminster, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs, in their state carriages, attended by the officers of the Corporation, proceeded from Guildhall to Blackfriars-bridge, where the respective companies went on board the city barges. Having embarked, they proceeded to Palace-yard, where they landed, and went to the Court of Exchequer, where, after the usual salutations to the Bench, the Recorder presented the two Sheriffs; the several writs were then read, and the Sheriffs and Under-Sheriffs took the usual oaths. Sir Peter Laurie presented sixty-one horse-nails, and six horse-shoes, and cut two bundles of wood as the tenure by which the City holds certain lands. After the ceremony, the whole of the company again embarked in their barges, and returned. The Sheriffs in the evening gave their inauguration dinner to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and other City Functionaries. Messrs. Richardson and Ward, the late Sheriffs, attended at the Exchequer Court in the early part of the day, and rendered the accounts consequent on their Shrievalty for the last year.