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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.

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N° II. Heads of the Establishment of Ireland, commencing March 25, 1676, and yearly Allow

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ances.

NO III.
A Catalogue of the Irish Nobility in 1571. 215
A Catalogue of the Irish Nobility in 1681, during

the last Administration of the Duke of Ormond. 217

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No IV.
Instructions for the Council of Trade.
First Meeting, May 26, 1664.
A Table to the Register Book.

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A State of the Parliament at Westminster, Anno 1654

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No VI.
An Indenture containing a Grant of all his Ma-

jefties Revenue of Ireland, ordinary and extra-
ordinary, certain and casual whatsoever, (new
and extraordinary Aydes by future Acts of Par-
liament onely excepted,) to Sir James Shaen and
others for seven Years, to commence the 26th
Day of December 1675 inclusive. Yielding and
paying therefore unto his Majesty the Summe of
Twenty Thousand Pounds the last Day of every
Calendar Moneth; the first Payment of Twenty
Thousand Pounds to be compleated and made at
or before the last Day of April 1676; and the
laft Twenty Thousand Pounds at or before the
last Day of March 1683, or within Thirty Dayes
thereafter respectively.

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NO VII.

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.

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THE

PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

IRISH PARLIAMENT.

CHA P. III.

of the Proceedings of the Commons of Ireland

from 1634 to 1666.

SECTION I.

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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.

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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
entered in the journals, they made choice
of Mr. Catelyne, the recorder of Dublin, for
their speaker; who was presented, and ana
proved, on the following day, by the lord
deputy.

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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.

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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,

pounds

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