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of the Castle of Windsor and reserves two beaver skins and a fifth of the gold and silver ore (Ibid., p. 185). Georgia was holden as of the honour of Hampton Court in the county of Middlesex at a rent of four shillings for every hundred acres that should be settled (Ibid., p. 242).

The tenure of Bombay.^69  Charter of 1669 printed among Charters granted to the East India Company (no date or publisher's name): 'to be holden of us, our heirs and successors as of the manor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent, in free and common soccage and not in capite nor by knight's service, yielding and paying therefor to us, our heirs and successors at the Custom House, London, the rent or sum of ten pounds of lawful money of England in gold on the thirtieth day of September yearly for ever.'

The tenure of Prince Rupert's land.^70  Charter of 1670 incorporating the Hudson's Bay Company, printed by Beckles Wilson, The Great Company, vol. II., pp. 318, 327: 'yielding and paying yearly to us…two elks and two black beavers, whensoever and as often as we our heirs and successors shall happen to enter into the said countries, territories and regions hereby granted.'

Kent and Blackstone.^71  Thayer, The Teaching of English Law at Universities in Harvard Law Review, vol. IX., p. 170: '"I retired to a country village," Chancellor Kent tells us in speaking of the breaking up of Yale College by the war, where he was a student in 1779, "and, finding Blackstone's Commentaries, I read the