The Representative History of Great Britain and Ireland: Being a History of the House of Commons, and of the Counties, Cities, and Boroughs of the United Kingdom ...

Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816

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Página 392 - ... conceal through what channel it was conveyed to the electors. A person concealed under a ludicrous and fantastical disguise, and called by the name of Punch, was placed in a small apartment, and, through a hole in the door, delivered out to the voters parcels containing twenty guineas each : upon which they were conducted to another apartment in the same house, where they found a person called Punch's Secretary...
Página 416 - Scotland, on the East by the German Ocean, on the South by the English Channel, and on the West by St.
Página 397 - An Act for the more effectual preventing bribery and corruption in the election of members to serve in Parliament.") The whole Act.
Página 75 - it is declared and ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the...
Página 75 - My Lords : I should have granted the Writ of Error desired in this Address : But finding an absolute necessity of putting an immediate end to this session, I am sensible there could have been no further proceeding upon that matter.
Página 110 - Every man of the full age of twenty-one years, having resided in this State for the space of one whole year next before the election...
Página 447 - -I am clear, upon principles of law, that the old Corporation was not absolutely dissolved and annihilated, though they had lost their Magistrates.
Página 56 - ... therein— counsel, attorney, and others — to be taken into custody. Lord Chief Justice Holt was also ordered to attend the House, but, disregarding the summons, the Speaker was directed to proceed with the mace to the Court of Queen's Bench and command his attendance upon the House. The Chief Justice is said to have replied,
Página 393 - Matthews, an alderman of the town! and, as the counsel for the petitioner had endeavoured to prove, an agent for the sitting members." " The counsel for the sitting members proposed to call Matthews himself to prove an alibi; but the committee resolved not to admit the evidence. " On the part of the petitioner several witnesses were called to prove declarations of voters, who, at the poll, had taken the bribery oath, that they had received Punch's money. " Many discussions on the whole have passed...
Página 498 - December, 1709, and had not duly qualified himfelf for that office according to law, by taking the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper according to the rites of the church of England, within one year next before his election, was not legal mayor of the faid borough.

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