On This Day in Trinity House History – 17 October


Unbecoming Words Between the Elder Brethren

Trinity House Board Minute:

“The debate ending about one o’clock, some unbecoming words happened to arise afterwards betwixt Captain Panuwell and Captain Selby, and Captain Selby using words to this or the like effect, that whoever said that was a liar, Captain Panuwell immediately struck him twice upon the arm with a cane. Afterwards much opprobious language was given on both sides, tho’ they were several time called upon to desist, by the Master (Sir Thomas Hardy) in the chair, who thereupon appointed a court to be held on Saturday 31st. inst.in order to lay the proceedings before the said Court.”

An instance of discord between the Brethren, but one that we hope was hopefully resolved without any further use of the cane.

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