Reports of the Proceedings in Committees of the House of Commons, Upon Controverted Elections, Heard and Determined During the Present Parliament, Volume 1

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E. Brooke, T. Whieldon, and J. Debrett, 1785 - Election law

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Page 63 - Corpus according to the true intent and meaning of this act, may be directed and run into any county palatine, the cinque ports, or other privileged places within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and the islands of Jersey or Guernsey; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 64 - ... by himself or themselves, or by any other ways or means, on his or their behalf, or at his or their charge, before his or their election to...
Page 310 - ... shall be pleaded or given in evidence in any Court, or admitted in any Court to be good, useful or available in law or equity...
Page 164 - Considerations on the Question whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll, according to the Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will of the Lord, are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire.
Page 290 - Dexter and his successors, from the day of the date hereof, for and during, and unto the full end and term of eight calendar months from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended.
Page 296 - Whereas the Elections of Knights of Shires to come to the Parliaments of our Lord the King, in many Counties of the Realm of England, have now of late been made by very great...
Page 297 - England, have now of late been made by very great, outrageous, and excessive number of people dwelling within the same counties of the realm of England, of the which most part was of people of small substance, and of no value, whereof every of them pretended a voice equivalent, as to such elections to be made, with the most worthy knights and esquires...
Page 407 - That after the end of the present session of parliament, whenever a petition, complaining of an undue election or return of a member or members to serve in parliament, shall be presented to the house of commons, a day and hour shall by the said house be appointed for taking the same into consideration...
Page 64 - ... or shall at any time hereafter, make any promise, agreement, obligation or engagement to give or allow any money, meat, drink, provision, present, reward, or entertainment, to or for any such person or persons in particular, or to any such county...
Page 442 - Election shall, within fifteen days after the Petition read, give to the Clerk of the House of Commons a Paper, signed by himself containing a Rental, or Particular, of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, whereby he makes out his Qualification ; of which any Person concerned may have a Copy.

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