Writing his weekly " Whalley Beat " column for the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times had encouraged him to fulfill his long-held ambition.
Among English families, the house of Howard has long held the first place.
Among the principalities of that northern region the first place was long held by Novgorod.
Included in the manor of Dovercourt, Harwich from 1086 was for long held by the de Vere family.
He practised law in New York and Philadelphia, was chosen mayor of Philadelphia in 1828, and in 1829 was appointed by President Jackson, whom he had twice warmly supported for the presidency, United States attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, a position long held by his father.