I, Herbert George Deedes, of the War Office, Pall Mall, in
the County of Middlesex,Declaration of Lt.-Col.
Herbert George Deedes Lieutenant-Colonel in Her Majesty's Army, Private Secretary to the Right
Honorable Gathorne Hardy, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for War, do
solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:—First, I was present and did see the
Right Honorable Gathorne Hardy, named and described in the annexed Deed of
Conveyance marked A bearing date the eighth day of February, 1875, duly sign,
seal, and as his act and deed deliver the said Deed. Secondly, that the name
Gathorne Hardy set opposite to the seal affixed at foot of the said Deed as the
party executing the same, and the name Herbert George Deedes subscribed to the
docquet of attestation thereon as witness to such execution, are veritably the
signatures and proper handwritings of the said Right Honorable Gathorne Hardy
and of me the declarant respectively. And I make this solemn declaration
conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions
of an Act made and passed in the sixth year of the reign of His Majesty King
William the Fourth intituled " An Act to repeal an Act of the present session of
Parliament intituled ' An Act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and
affirmations taken and made in various departments of the State, and to
substitute declarations in lieu thereof, and for the more entire suppression of
voluntary and extra-judicial oaths and affidavits, and to make other provisions
for the abolition of unnecessary oaths.' "
Herbert George Deedes.
Declared at the War Office, Pall Mall, in the County of Middlesex, this
9th day of February, 1875, before me—
Tob. G. Ridgway, Not. Pub.