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[The RECORDER, Judicial Franchise]

The RECORDER, who is appointed by the lord mayor and aldermen for life, with the salary of 2,500l., the chamberlain, common-serjeant, city remembrancer, &c., constitute the next of the leading city officers.

The JUDICIAL FRANCHISE is amongst the many valuable privileges enjoyed by the city. It is most important; and yet the powers of the city courts, for the recovery of debts, or of compensations for injuries, "by action or writ, according to the course of common law," are but little known. There are the Lord Mayor's Court, the Court of Hustings, the Sheriffs' Courts, &c.

City of London
...... Aldermen
...... Common Council
...... Sheriffs
...... City Companies
...... Common Halls
...... Military Government

City of Westminster

Borough of Southwark

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819