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Veneris, 4 die Decembris, 1696.

2. Refohed, That Sir George Meggot, having
profecuted at Law, Thomas Maylin and John Ladd,
for what they teftilied at the Committee of Privi-
leges and Elections, the laft Seffion, upon the
hearing the Matter touching the Election for the
Borough of Souihivark, is guilty of a Breach of the
Privileges of this Houfe.

3. Ordered, That Sir George Meggot t be taken
into Cuflody for the faid Breach of Privilege.

Mercurii, 26 die *] anuarii, 1703.

4. Mr. Freeman (according 'to Order) reported
from the Committee of the whole Houfe to whom
it was referred, to confider of the Reports of the

Journals



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Journals of the Houfe of Lords, touching the Cafe
of Barnardijion and Soames ; the Refolutions which
they had directed him to report to the Houfe,
which he read in his Place, and afterwards deli-
vered in at the Table, where the fame were read,
and (with an Amendment to one of them) agreed
unto by the Houfe, and are as follows.

Refolved, That according to the known Laws
and Ufage of Parliament, it is the fole Right of the
Commons of England, in Parliament aflembled
(except in Cafes otherwife provided for by Act of
Parliament) to examine and determine all Matters
relating to the Right of Election of their own
Members.

5. Refohed, That according to the known Law
and Ufage of Parliament, neither the Qualification
of any Elector, nor the Right of any Perfon elec-
ted, is cognizable or determinable elfewhere than
before the Commons of England in Parliament af-
fembled, except in fuch Cafes as are fpecially pro-
vided for by Act of Parliament.

6. Refohed, That the examining and deter-
mining the Qualification, or a Right of any Elec-
tor, or any Perfon elected to ferve in Parliament,
in any Court of Law, or elfewhere, than before
the Commons of England in Parliament aflembled
(except in fuch Cafes as are fpecially provided for by
Act of Parliament) will expofe all Mayors, Bailiffs,
and other Officers, who are obliged to take the
Poll and make the Return thereupon, to Multi-
plicity of Actions, vexations Suits and infupport-
able Expences, and will fubject them to different
and independent Jurifdictions and inconfiftent De-
terminations in the fame Cafe without Relief.

7. Refolved, That Matthew Ajhby having in
Contempt of the Jurifdiction of this Houfe, com-
menced and profecuted an Action at Common-
Law againfl William White, and others, the Con-

ftables



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ftables of Aylepury, for not receiving his Vote at
an Election of BurgefTes to ferve in Parliament,
for the faid Borough of Aylejbury, is guilty of a
Breach of the Privilege of this Houfe.

8. Refohed, That whoever fhall prefume ta
commence or profecute any Action, Indictment,
or Information, which fhall bring the Right
of the Electors or Perfons elected to ferve in Par-
liament, to the Determination of any other Ju-
rifdiction than that of the Houfe of Commons (ex-
cept in Cafes fpecially provided for by Act of Par-
liament) fuch Perfon or Perfons, and all Attorneys,
Solicitors, Counfellors, and Serjeants at Law, fo-
liating, perfecuting or pleading in any fuch Cafe,
are guilty of a high Breach of the Privilege of this.
Houfe.

9. Veneris, 4 die Aprilis, 1 707.

Refohed, Nemine contradicente, That when any
Perfon ordered to be taken into the Cuftody of the
Serjeant at Arms, fhall either abfcond from Juftice,
or having been in Cuftody fhall refufe to pay the
juft Fees, That in either of rhofe Cafes the Order
for Commitment fhall be renewed the Beginning of
the next Seffion of Parliament ; and that this be de-
clared to be a Handing Order of the Houfe.

10. Lms, 4 die Apr His, 171 5.

A Complaint being made to the Houfe, that the
Mayor of the Town or Cambridge being ferved with
an Order of the Committee of Privileges and Elec-
tions, for permitting Mr. Shepheard and Mr.
Jenyns, or their Agents, to infpect the Records,
Charters, and publick Books and Writings of the
faid To wn : Mr. Jofpb Pyke, and Mr. John York
were called in, and examined at the Bar, and the
Order of tiie Committee was read.

Refohed, That Mr. Charles Chambers, Mayor of
the Town of Cambridge, havjng refufed to obey

the



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the Order of the Committee of Privileges and
Elections for permitting Samuel Shepheard, jun.
and John Jenyns, jun. Efq; or their Agents to m-
fpect the Records, Charters, and publick Books and
Writings of the faid Town, be for the faid Con-
tempt taken into the Cuftody of the Serjeant at
Arms attending this Houfe.

ii. LtiH£, 4 die Jprilis, 17 15.

A Complaint being made to the Houfe, that the
Under-SherifF of the County of Cumberland who
executed the Writ for electing Knights of the Shire
for the faid County, hath not made any Return
thereof by the feventeen of March lad, being the
Day appointed for fuch Return, by which means
none of the Members chofen to ferve for the faid
County, or the Boroughs therein, can be admit-
ted to give their Attendance in this Houfe.

Refolvedy That Thomas Crojby, Under-SherifT of
the County of Cumberland, having neglected to re-
turn the Writ for electing the Members of the faid
County by the feventeenth Day of March laft,
being the Day appointed for the Return thereof,
is guilty of a great Breach of the Privilege of this
Houfe.

12. Ordered? That the faid Thomas Crojly be,
for the faid Breach of Privilege, taken into Cuftody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this Houfe.

13. Sabbat i> 20 die Martii, 171 3.

A Complaint being made to the Houfe, that the
Town-Clerk of the Borough of Colchefter, having
been ferved with an Order of the Committee of
Privileges and Elections, for permitting Nicholas
Corfellis, Efq-, and his Agents, to infpect the Free-
School Book, and any publick Books, Charters,
Papers, or Records, in order to the preparing for

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the hearing of the Matter touching the Election
for the faid Borough before the faid Committee,
he the faid Town-Clerk had refufed the fame.
Whereupon one John Summers, Servant to the faid
Mr. Corfellis, was called in and examined at the Bar
in relation to the Matter of the faid Complaint,

And then he withdrew.

Refolved, That Thomas Glafcock, Town Clerk
of the Borough of Colchejier in the County of EJJex,
having refufed to obey the Order of the Commit-
tee of Privileges and Elections, for permitting Ni-
cholas Corf ellis, Efq-, or 'his Agents, to infpect the
publick Books and Records of the faid Borough,
be, for the faid Contempt, taken into Cuftody of
the Serjeant at Arms attending this Houfe.

14. Mart is, 24 die Mai'v, 17 15.

Refolved % That Jofeph Cation, Mayor of the Bo-
rough of Hertford, is guilty of acting in an illegal
and arbitrary manner in the late Election of Bur-
geffes to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of
Hertford, in Contempt of the Act to prevent falfe
and double Returns of Members to ferve in Par-
liament, and in Breach of the Privilege of this
Houfe.

15. Ordered, That the faid Jofeph Cation be, for
the laid Breach of Privilege, taken into the Cuftody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this Houfe.

16. Mercurii, 21 die Januarii, 171 8.

Refohed, That John Benfield, Mayor of the Bo-
rough of Corfe Cafile (in Com. Dorfet) is guilty of
divers arbitrary and illegal Practices in the late E-
lection and Return of a Member to ferve in this
prefent Parliament for the faid Borough, and of a'
Contempt in not obeying the Order of the Com-
mittee



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mittee for producing the Charters of the faid Bo-
rough in his Cuftody.

1 7. Refolved, That William "Dowdall, late Mayor
of the Borough of Corfe Cajile, is guilty of a Con-
tempt in not obeying the Orders of the Commit-
tee, for producing the Charters of the faid Bo-
rough in his Cuftody.

18. They were both ordered into Cuftody t, &c. and
fo was David Toomer on the Saturday following^
for arbitrary and illegal Practices at the Election of a
Burgefs for Shafton, alias Shaftefbury, «f Com.
Dorfet.

19. Jovis, 6 die Maii, 1742.

Refolved, Nemine contradicente, That John CuU
lis, having in his Examination before a Committee
of this Houfe, wilfully and malicioufly given falfc
Evidence, tending to afperfe the Character of John.
Laroche, Efq; a Member of this Houfe, is thereby-
guilty of a high Mifdemeanor, and a Breach of the
Privilege of this Houfe.

Ordered, Nemine contradicente, That the faid
John Cullis be for his faid Offence, committed Pri-
soner to his Majefty's Jaol of Newgate-, and that
Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrants accordingly.

20. Martis, 11 die Maii, 1742.

A Petition of John Cullis was prefented to the
Houfe, and read •, reprefenting to the Houfe, that
the Petitioner has had the Misfortune of incurring
the Difpleafure of the Houfe, by giving falfe Tef-
timony at a Committee, relating to a worthy
Member •, for which Offence the Petitioner is now
confined in his Majefty's Jaol of Newgate; and
that the Petitioner is truly fenfible of his tault, is
fincercly forry, and molt heartily repents of fuch
his Offence, and humbly begs Pardon of the Houfe,
1 and



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and alfo of the worthy Member ; and that the Pe-
titioner has lately had a violent Fit of Ulnefs, is
now very weak, and in a bad State of Health ; and
mod humbly allures the Houfe, that, if he is con-
fined in Newgate any longer, it will greatly hazard
the Petitioner's Lite, which will be an irreparable
Lofs to his poor Family •, and therefore praying
the Houfe to take the Petitioner's Cafe into Con-
fideration, and give leave, that he may be dif-
charged out of Prifon.

Ordered, That the faid John Cullis, committed
Prifoner by this Houfe, to his Majefty's Jaol of
Newgate, upon Tburfday laft, be brought to the
Bar of this Houfe To-morrow Morning, in order
to his being difcharged out of Cuftody ; and that
Mr. Speaker do iffue his Warrants accordingly.

Mercuriiy 30 die Aprilis, 1 690.

For the County of Hertford.

1. Refolvedy That Quakers having a Freehold
and refufing to take the Oath when tendred by the
Sheriff, are incapable of giving their Votes for
Knights of the Shire, for that Reafon.

2. MartiSy 2^dieMaii, 17 14.

The Houfe proceeded (according to Order) to
the hearing the Merits of the Election for the Bo-
rough of Soutbwark, in the County of Surry , and
the Counfel were called in, and the Petition com-
plaining of the faid Election was read ; and the
Petitioners Counfel examined feveral WitnefTes,
touching the Affirmation which was adminiftered
to the People called Quakers, inftead of the Oath
of Abjuration ; and feveral Sections in the Act of

the



t 241 )

the feventh and eighth Years of King William* cap*
34, and in the Ad of the fixth Year of Queea
Anne, cap. 23. were read, and alfo the Form of
the faid Affirmation adminiftered to them, was
alio read,

And the Counfel on both Sides were heard •, and
then withdrew.

And a Motion being made, and the Queftion
being put, That the Quakers who made their fo-
lemn Affirmation in the Form tendered to them
inftead of the Oath of Abjuration, by the Bailiffof
the Borough of Southward upon the late Election
of Members to ferve in Parliament for the faid Bo-
rough, had a Right to vote in the faid Election :

It pafled in the Negative.

'This is altered by Stat. 1 C 1. Sejf. 1. cb. 7.

Ctualificatiott of GfcttMtft

See Capacity.

i. Jovis, 2 1 die Novembris, 171 J*

Refolved, That notwithstanding the Oath taken
by any Candidate at or after any Election, his Qua-
lification may be afterwards examined into.

2. Refohed, That the Perfon whofe Qualifica-
tion is exprefsly objected to in any Petition rela-
ting to his Election, mall, within fifteen Days
after the Petition read, give to the Clerk of the
Houfe of Commons a Paper figned by himfelf,
containing a Rental or Particular of the Lands,
Tenements, and Hereditaments whereby he makes
out his Qualification j of which any Perfon con-
cerned may have a Copy.

3. Refolved, That of fuch Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, whereof the Party hath not
been in PoiTeflion for three Years before the Elec-
tion, he fliall alfo infert in the fame Paper from

R what



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what Perfon, and by what Conveyance, or Aft in
Law he claims and derives the fame ; and alio the
Confederation, (if any) paid, and the Names and
Places of Abode of the Witnefies to fuch Convey-
ance and Payment.

4. Refolved, That if any fitting Member fhall
think fit to queftion the Qualification of a Peti-
tioner, he fhall, within fifteen Days after the Peti-
tion read, leave Notice thereof in Writing with the
Clerk of the Houfe of Commons •, and the Peti-
tioner fhall in fuch Cafe, within fifteen Days after
fuch Notice, leave with the faid Clerk of the Houfe
the like Account in Writing of his Qualification,
as is required from a fitting Member.

•5. Refohedy, That the four lafl Refolutions^ be
declared to be ftanding Orders of the Houfe.

6. Marth, 27 die Februarii, 1727.

The Houfe being acquainted that Alexander Lut-
trell and Francis Whitworth, Efqsj (fitting Mem-
bers for the Borough of Minehead in the County of
Somerfet) did on the feventh Day of February in-
ftant (purfuant to the (landing Order of the Houfe
of the twenty-firft Day of November, One thoufand
feven hundred and feventeen) leave with the Clerk
of this Houfe their Demand in Writing of the Qua-
lification of George Grove, Efq-, one of the Peti-
tioners, complaining of an undue Election and Re-
turn for the faid Borough •, and that the faid Mr.
Grove had not delivered in to the Clerk any Paper
of his Qualification, purfuant ta the faid ftanding
Order.

The Demand of the faid Qualification, and alfo
the faid ftanding Order of the Houfe, were read.

And the Clerk of the Houfe being called upon,
acquainted the Houfe, that he had not received
any particular of Mr. Grove's Qualification.

Ordered,






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Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and
Elections be difcharged from proceeding upon fo
much of the Petition of Sir William Codrington^
Bart, and George Grove, Efq-, (complaining of an
undue Election and Return for the Borough of
Minehead in the County of Somerfet) as relates to
the faid George Grove, Efq; he having neglected to
comply with the Handing Order of this Houfe,
whereby he is required to deliver in his Qualifica-
tion to the Clerk of this Houfe within fifteen Days
after demand thereof.

7. Sabbati, 30 die Aprilis, 1715.

Refolved, That William Benfon, Efq; one of the
Petitioners, complaining of an undue Election for
the Borough of Shaftejbury, in the County of Dor-
fet, having, at the Demand of the fitting Members,
delivered in a Particular of Lands, Tenements, and
Hereditaments, in order to make out his Qualifi-
cation to be elected for the faid Borough, purfuant
to the Order of the Houfe of the twenty- third of
March laft ; the Counfel for the fitting Members
(if they have any Objection to the faid William Ben-
fon's Qualification) be directed to make their Ob-
jections to the faid Particular, delivered in purfuant
to the faid Order of the Houfe* fo far only as the
fame relates to Lands, Tenements, and Heredita-
ments in the Parifh of Bromley in the County of
Middle/ex ; being the only Qualification the faid
William Benfon gave in upon Oath at the faid Elec-
tion, as appears by the Certificate of the Mayor of
the faid Borough.

Note, The Qualification upon Oath was not fo ex-
tenjive as that delivered in to the Clerk of the Houfe ;
but by the laji Refolution it appears he -was only to lake
Benefit by fuch Efiate as ivas comprized both in the
Oath and Particular, and not by any Efiate comprized
in the Particular, but not given in upon Oath,

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8. Jovis. y die Mali, 1730.

Refolved, That Richard Lloyde, Efq; did not wil-
fully ret ufc to take an Oath of his Qualification,
at the Election of a Burgefs to ferve in this pre-
fent Parliament, for the Town of Cardigan, in the
County of Cardigan, he not being thereunto legally
required.

9. J wis, 7 die Februarii, 1734.

Refohed, That on the Petition of any Elector or
Electors for any County, City, or Place, fending
Members to Parliament, complaining of an undue
Election and Return, and alledging, That fome
other Perfon was duly elected, and ought to have
been returned, the fitting Member fo complained
of may demand and examine into the Qualification
of fuch Perfon fo alledged to be duly elected, in the
fame Manner as if fuch Perfon had himfelf peti-
tioned.

10. Ordered, That the faid Refolution be declar-
ed to be a (landing Order of the Houfe.

11. Veneris, 21 die Mar tit, 1734.

The Houfe being acquainted that Thomas Brere-
ton, Efq; one of the fitting Members for the Bo-
rough of Liverpool in the County Palatine of Lan-
cafter, did on the eighteenth Day of February laft
(purfuant to the Handing Order of the Houfe of
the lixth Day of the fame Month) leave with the
Clerk of this Houfe his Demand in Writing of the
Qualification of Fofter Cunliffe, Efq; one of the
Perfons alledged to be duly elected for the faid Bo-
rough, in the Petition of John Cobham, George
JDickins, Thomas Summers, and others, whofe Names
are thereunto fubferibed, Burgeffes of the Borough
of Liverpool, in the County Palatine of Lancajler,

on



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brt Behalf of themfelves and divers other Bur&efies
of the faid Borough, complaining of an undue E-
lection and Return for the faid Borouoh ; and that
the faid Mr. Cunliffe had not delivered into the
Clerk any Paper of his Qualification, purfuant to
the faid (landing Order of the Houfe.

The Demand of the faid Qualification, and alfo
the faid (landing Order of the Houfe, were read.

And the Clerk of the Houfe being called upon,
acquainted the Houfe, that he had not received any
particular of the faid Mr. Cunlijfe's Qualification.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and
Elections be difcharged from proceeding upon fo
much of the faid Petition as relates to the faid Mr.
Cunliffe, he having neglected to comply with the
(landing Order of this Houfe, whereby he is re-
quired to deliver in his Qualification to the Clerk
of this Houfe within fifteen Days after Demand
thereof.

12. Luna, 14 die Januarii, 1739.
On a Hearing for the County of Huntingdon.

The Counfel for the Petitioner infifted, that the
fitting Member (Mr. Clarke) was not qualified to
be elected, according to the Act made in the ninth
Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intitled, An
Att for fecuring the Freedom of Parliaments by the
further aualifying the Members to Jit in the Houfe of
Commons.

Then the Counfel for the Petitioner, in Support
of one of their Objections, offered to prove (which
the Counfel for the fitting Member admitted) that
the Copyhold Lands and Tenements at Hammer-
fmith in the Parifh of Fulham, in the County of
Middlefex, which the fitting Member, in the Rental
or Particular by him delivered in to the Clerk of the
Houfe (purfuant t.o the (landing Order of this
Houfe made for that Purpofc) claims in Fee, ac-
R 3 cording



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cording to the Cuftom of the Manor of Fulham,
under a Mortgage Surrender, and an Admiffion
thereto, and a Releafe of the Equity of Redemp-
tion from the Mortgagor, were fubject to a fubfe-
quent Mortgage made by the faid Mortgagor pre-
vious to the Date of the faid Releafe of the Equity
of Redemption.

13. Then the Counfel for the Petitioner having
objected to the Confideration given for the Eftate,
which the fitting Member, in the faid Rental or
Particular, claims for his natural Life, by Deed of
Feoffment and Livery and Seizin thereon given by
John Clarke of Huntingdon, Gent, they offered to
prove (which the Counfel for the fitting Member
admitted) that the faid Eftate was all the real fi-
liate, except about three Pounds per Annum, which
the laid "John Clarke the Grantor, was feized of at
the Time of the Date of the faid Deed.

14. Then, the Counfel for the Petitioner ha-
ving objected to the Annuity of two hundred
Pounds which the fitting Member, in the faid
Rental or Particular, claims for Life by Grant from
Charles Bernard, Efq; they offered to prove (which
the Counfel for the fitting Member admitted) that
the Eftate charged with the faid Annuity does not
exceed the yearly Value of one hundred and thirty-
two Pounds.

15. Then the Counfel for the Petitioner having
objected, that the fitting Member, in the Oath by
him taken at the Time of his Election, purfuant to
the Direction of the fajd Act of the ninth Year of
the Reign of Queen Anne, did not particularly
enumerate all the ieveral Parifhes, out of which the
Fee-farm Rents, mentioned .in the faid Particular,
are i filling.

The Instrument of the faid Oath, fubferibed by
the fitting Member, was produced by the Sheriff,
who took the fame, and read.

* And



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And that Part of the faid Rental or Particular
which defcribes the Fee-farm Rents, was read.

And the firft, fecond, third, fourth, and fifth
Sections of the faid Act, made in the ninth Year of
Queen Anne were read.

And the Counfel for the fitting Member was
heard.

And one of the Counfel for the Petitioner was
heard by way of Reply.

And the Counfel on both Sides were directed to
withdraw.

Mr. Clarke was heard in his Place, and then he
withdrew.

1 6. Refolved, That Charles Clarke, Efq; is duly
elected a Knight of the Shire to ferve in this prefent
Parliament, for the County of Huntingdon,

£tueenbo?oun;k

x. Jovis, i j die Aprilis, 1729.

Refolved, That the Right of admmitting Bur-
gefies of the Borough of Qeeenborough, in the
County of Kent, is in the Mayor, Jurats, and
Bailiffs of the faid Borough only.

1. Mercurii, 12 die Novembris, 1690.

Refolved, That the Right of Election of Bur-
gefTes to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of
New-Radnor, is in the Burgeffes of Radnor, Ryader,
Knighton, Knucklas, and Kevenlice only.



R 4 Eeatifoff*



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Heatotoff*

i. Jews, 2 die Decembris, 1708.

Refoked, That the Right of electing BurgefTes
to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of Reading,
in the County of Berks, is in the Freemen and In-
habitants •, fuch Freemen not receiving Alms, and
fuch Inhabitants paying Scot and Lot.

2. Sabbat i, 4 die Decembris, 1708.

Refolved, That fuch Perfons as have, within two
Years laft, received Kendrickh Chanty, or any other
annual Charity, diftributed in the Borough of Read-
ing, have not a Right to vote in Elections of Bur-
gefTes to ferve in Parliament for the faid Borough.

3. Mercurii, 30 die Maii, 171 6.

Refolved, That the Right of electing BurgefTes
to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of Reading,
in the County of Berks, is in the Inhabitants only,
paying Scot and Lot.

4. Lun<e, 1 9 die Januarii, 1 740.

On a Hearing.

The laft Determination of the Houfe, concern-
ing the Right of electing BurgefTes to ferve in Par-
liament for the faid Borough, made the thirtieth
Day of May, One thoufand feven hundred and fix-
teen, which was then refolved to be in the Inhabi-
tants only, paying Scot and Lot, was read.

5. And the (landing Order of the Houfe, made
the fixteenth Day of January, One thoufand {even
hundred and thirty-five, for reftrainingthe Counfel,



( H9 )
(Sc. from offering Evidence, 13 c. contrary to the
laft Determination in the Houfc of Commons, was
alfo read.

6, Veneris, 2$diejanuarii, 1740.

On a farther Hearing.

The Counfel for the Petitioner, propofed to
difqualify feveral Perfons who voted for the fitting
Member at the faid Election, as being Certificate
Men,

And in order to prove that Michael Hartwell,
one of the faid Perfons, was a Certificate Man,

Thomas Houfe, who acts for his Brother, as one
of the Overfeers of the Parifh of St. Lawrence, in
the Borough ot Reading, being examined as a Wit-
nefs, produced a Paper, which he called a Certifi-
cate, and which, he faid, he found in the Chefl
belonging to the faid Parifh, where the public
Writings of the faid Parifh are ufually kept ; the
faid Paper being dated the twenty-ninth Day of
March, One thoufand feven hundred and twenty-
eight, and purporting to be a Certificate of the
Parifh Officers of Woodley, in the County of Berks,
and figned by two Perfons as Juftices of the Peace,
allowing the faid Certificate.

And one of the Counfel for the fitting Member,
having objected to the Admiffion of that Paper in
Evidence, the Han,d- Writing of the faid Juftices
not being proved.

The Counfel on both Sides were heard, and directed
to withdraw.

The Houfe was moved, That the eighth Section
of an Act made in the third Year of the Reign of
his prefent Majefty, cap. 29. touching the Proof
of Certificates given by the Officers of any Parifh,


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