Lionel de Rothschild finally takes his seat in the British Parliament
Lionel de Rothschild had been elected for the first time to the British Parliament in 1850 but, after winning the right to take the oath on a copy of the Old Testament, had refused to include the required words "on the true faith of a Christian" and was not seated. He remained unseated even though he has been elected in two subsequent elections. The oath has been recently changed and Rothschild is at last able to be sworn in as Liberal member for the City of London. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 371.