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 57 - 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 282 - 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 289 - 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 57 - ... excessive and exorbitant expenses, contrary to the laws, and in violation of the freedom due to the election of representatives for the commons of England in parliament...
Page 288 - 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 58 - ... 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...
Page 142 - ... borough, &c. in order to multiply voices, or to split and divide the interest in any houses or lands among several persons, to enable them to vote at elections of Members to serve in Parliament, are hereby declared to be void and of none effect; and that no more than one single voice shall be admitted for one and the same house or tenement.
Page 57 - ... contrary to the laws and in violation of the freedom due to the election of representatives for the commons of England in parliament, to the great scandal of the kingdom, dishonourable, and may be destructive to the constitution of parliaments...
Page 141 - And it was further enacted by the fame ftatute, that all conveyances of any meffuages, lands, tenements, or hereditaments in any county, city, borough, town corporate, port, or place, in order to multiply voices, or to fplit and divide the...
Page 156 - 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.

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