The ancient Surveyor—being little molested, I suppose, at that early day with business pertaining to his office—seems to have devoted some of his many leisure hours to researches as a local antiquarian, and other inquisitions of a similar nature.
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What was expected to be a quick confirmation hearing turned into an inquisition.
a general inquisition into his reputation and conduct