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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
ished characters in the English law. The Solicitor-General at this time was Sir John Scott, destined, under the title of Lord Eldon, for so long a period to hold the so great a name in Chancery. He was born at Newcastle, June 4, 1751. William Scott, afterwards Lord Stowell, was his elder brother. Their father was a dealer in y secure future success. After his course at the University was completed, Mr. John Scott read lectures, as the deputy of Sir Robert Chambers, the Vinerian Professorn of Sir Archibald Macdonald to the office of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Sir John Scott became Attorney-General, and very soon afterwards commenced the important S81-340. See also post, p. 209, Abingdon v. Butler, where Lord Thurlow paid Sir John Scott, when Solicitor-General, a striking tribute. I remember a case from Irelan this last case, he was sole counsel in opposition to the Attorney-General, Sir John Scott. From this time forward, his name is of more frequent occurrence, till, in