Barons By Letters Patent. The king, in olden times, used to invest a newly-created baron in open parliament; and so late as the time of King James I., that monarch, in person, solemnly enrobed each peer in scarlet, with a furred hood; but in the same year it was determined to discontinue these ceremonies in future, the delivery of letters patent being deemed sufficient. Barons, when addressed officially by the crown, are styled, "Right trusty and well-beloved." Letters sent to them, by private- persons, must bear a superscription as follows: - "To the Right Honourable." (For a baron's coronet, see p. 129.)