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Summary of the Work.-Periods of assembling the
Irish Parliament.- Conferences.- Public Accounts. -- Iffuing of Writs.-Proxies.-Of the Orders of the House of Lords.—Comparison of the ancient and modern Seffions.
N° II. Heads of the Establishment of Ireland, commencing March 25, 1676, and yearly Allow
the last Administration of the Duke of Ormond. 217
A State of the Parliament at Westminster, Anno 1654
jefties Revenue of Ireland, ordinary and extra-
An Act for naturalizing such foreign Merchants,
Traders, Artificers, Artizans, Manufacturers, Workmen, Seamen, Farmers, and others, as shall settle in this Kingdom, the 20th of G. III. €. 19.
CHA P. III.
of the Proceedings of the Commons of Ireland
from 1634 to 1666.
HE first session, which was held by CHAP.
lord Strafford, began on the 14th of July, one thousand fix hundred and thirty- 1634 four. When the lords and commons had proceeded to Saint Patrick's church, in a very pompous procession, with the lord deVOL. II.
puty, the judges, and a large military escort*,
they returned to their respective rooms in 1634. the Castle ; and on the next day, after the
lord deputy had made a speech, which is not
On the 17th, committees for privileges were appointed to meet on Fridays in the Court of Chancery at two o'clock; and after a debate whether they should first decide upon the legality of elections, or proceed to read bills, it was decided for the latter proposition by one hundred and twentynine to one hundred and seven voices.
On the 19th, Sir Thomas Bramston was ordered upon a question to be expelled, as he was sovereign of Belfast, for which place he had been returned ; and he' was required to make restitution of fixteen * Commons Journals, vol. i. p. 102,