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or Place, might be read.

And the fame was read accordingly.

Refolved,



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Refolved, That a Paper, dated the twenty-ninth
Day of March One thoufand (even hundred and
twenty-eight, purporting to be a Certificate from
the Parifh of Woodley, in the County of Berks, to
the Parifh of St. Lawrence, in the Borough of
Reading, figned by two Perfons as Juftices of the
Peace, allowing the faid Certificate, and now pro-
duced by Thomas Houfe, who acts for his Brother
as Overfeer of the Poor of the faid Parifli of St.
Lawrence, and by him taken out of the Cheft be-
longing to the faid Parifh of St. Lawrence, where
the publick Writings of the faid Parifh are ufually
kept, be admitted to be brought up, and read in
Evidence, although the Hand- Writing of the faid
Perfons, who have fo figned the faid Certificate, as
Juftices of the Peace, be not proved.

7. Luna, 26 die Januarii, 1740.

On a further Hearing.

The Counfel for the Petitioner having propofed
to difqualify feveral Perfons who voted for the fit-
ting Member, as having received Alms from a
Charity, called Kendrick's Charity.

The Refolution of the Houfe of the fourth Day
of December, in the feventh Year of the Reign
of Queen Anne, made upon Confideration of the
Merits of an Election for the faid Borough, was
read, whereby it was refolved, That fuch Perfons
as had, within two Years laft, received Kendrick's
Charity, or any other annual Charity, diftributed
in the faid Borough, had not a Right to vote in
Elections of BurgefTes to ferve in Parliament for
the faid Borough.

Then the Counfel for the Petitioner examined
feveral WitnefTes, and produced Evidence, in
order to difqualify fuch Voters for the fitting Mem-
bers as had received a Proportion of that Charity,

within



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within two Years before the laft Election for the
faid Borough.

Then they examined feveral Witneffes, and pro-
duced Evidence, in order to eftablifh the Votes of
feveral Perfons who were rated, and tendered their
Votes for the Petitioner, but were rejected by the
Mayor, and alfo of feveral other Perfons, who
were propofed to the Overfeers of Poor, to be put
upon the Rates, as fit to be rated, but were re-
jected by them, and who tendered their Votes for
the Petitioner, and were rejected by the Mayor.

8. Martis, 27 die Januarii, 1740.
On a further Hearing.

The Counfel for the Petitioner examined feveral
WitneiTes, in order to prove what Number of Per-
fons were continually added to the Rates made in
the feveral Parifhes within the faid Borough, for
feveral Years before the faid Election, and alfo
to mew who have been Mayors of the faid Borough
for the Years One thoufand feven hundred and
thirty- eight, One thoufand feven hundred and
thirty-nine, One thoufand feven hundred and forty,
and who have been Overfeers of the feverl Parifhes
within the faid Borough, for the Years One thou-
fand feven hundred and thirty-nine, and One thou-
fand feven hundred and forty, and for which of the
Candidates fuch Mayors and Overfeers feverally
voted at the laft Election.

Then they produced an Order, made at the
Quarter Seflion of the Peace, held for the faid Bo-
rough, October the eleventh, One thoufand feven
hundred and thirty-four, in order to fhew, that
Chrijiopher Littleworth, who was appointed, by the
Mayor, Overfeer of the Poor for the Parifh of St.
piles, within the faid Borough, for the Year One

thoufand



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thoufand fevcn' hundred and forty, was at that
Seflion, upon Appeal, difcharged from payment
to the Rates on account of his Poverty.

And the faid Order being read,

They examined feveral Witneffes as to the Beha-
viour oi the Mayor at the laft Election.

Ketttttn

i. After the Sheriff, Mayor, or other returning
Officer has duly held the Election in Obedience to
the Writ or Precept refpectively, they ought duly
to return the fame, viz. the Mayor, his Precept
with the Indenture annexed, to the Sheriff; and the
Sheriff, his Writ, with its Indenture, and all the
Precepts with their Indentures annexed, to the
Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, See Stat. 8 H.
6. c. 7. and Stat. 23 H. 6. c. 15.

By Stat. 7 Hen. 4. c. 1 5. after they (viz Knights
of Shires (be chofen, the Names of the Perfons fo
chofen (be they prefent or abfent) (hall be written
in an Indenture under the Seals of all them that did
choofe them, and tacked to the Writ, which In-
denture fo fealedand tacked, (hall be holden for the
Sheriff's Return.

2. Sabbati, 12 die Aprilis, 1690.

Refolved, That after the Return made into the
Crown Office of Members to ferve in Parliament, the
fame fhall not be altered by the Sheriff, or Clerk
of the Crown, or any other, but by this Houfe^

3. Martis, 24 die Februarii, 1701.

Refolvedy That Mr. Abraham Owen, one of the
Sheriffs of the City of Coventry^ is guilty of a falfe

and



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and double Return, and of divers indirect Pra&ices
in the late Election for the City of Coventry.

The like Refolution faffed againfi Mr. John Col-
lins, the other Sheriff of Coventry •, and they both
were ordered into Cuftody - 9 as was alfo their Under-
Jheriff, &c.

Sabbati, 28 die Mar tit, 1702.

4. The Serjeant at Arms being called upon to
give the Houfe an Account of what he had done in
relation to the apprehending of the Perfons at Co-
ventry, ordered to be taken into Cuftody, he ac-
quainted the Houfe, that he having fent his Mef-
fenger with a Warrant to Coventry, he was inform-
ed that fome Perfon had gone Pott before his Mef-
fenger, and given them Notice (though he got
thither by the next Day at Noon) upon which they
fled and abfcondedj and that his MefTenger having
taken one Edward Bofworth (of the City of Coven-
try) to his Afliftance, the faid Bofworth was threat-
ened for what he did, by Mr. Edward Owen,
Alderman of the faid City ; and that the faid
Bofworth attended, to give the Houfe an Account
thereof.

And the faid Bofworth was called in, and ex-
amined.

Refolved, That Mr. Edward Owen (Alderman of
Coventry) is guilty of a Breach of the Privilege of
this Houfe, and Contempt againft the fame, by
ufing threatning Language againft the Perfon that
aflifted the Serjeant in Execution of the Orders of
this Houle.

5. Ordered, That the faid Mr. Edward Owen
be, for his faid Crime, taken into Cuftody.

The Serjeant being called upon to give the
Houfe an Account of what he had done in Execu-
tion of the OrGer for the apprehending of Thomas
Colepeper y Efqj he acquainted the Houfe, that dili-
gent



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gent fcarch had been made after him, butt that he
was fled or abfeonded.

6. Refolved, That Thomas Colepeper, Efq-, hav-
ing been guilty of many fcandalous and indirect
Practices, and in Contempt of the Juftice of this
Houfe, hath abfeonded, that an humble Addrefs
be prefented to her Majefty, that fhe will be pleafed
to iffue forth her Royal Proclamation for appre-
hending the faid Mr. Colepeper.

7. Refolved, That Mr. Abraham Owen, one of
the Sheriffs of the City of Coventry, having been
guilty of a falfe and double Return for the City of
Coventry, and divers indirect Practices, and in
Contempt of the Juftice of this Houfe, having ab-
feonded, that an humble Addrefs be prefented to
her Majefty, that fhe will be pleafed to iffue forth
her Royal Proclamation for apprehending the faid
Mr. Owen.

8 . The like Refolutions were pajfed touching the
other Sheriff of Coventry, and the Under -Jheriff,
feverally.

Ordered, That the faid Addreffes be prefented
to her Majefty by fuch Members of this Houfe as
are of her Majefty's moft honourable Privy-council.

9 Veneris, 6 die Novembris, 1702.

Mr. Burnell, the High-flieriff of the County of
Nottingham, and Mr. Simon Jack/on, his Under-
fheriff, attending, (according to Order) the High-
fheriff was called in, and examined, touching the
not making a Return of the Writ for the electing
the Members to ferve in this prefent Parliament
for the faid County ; and he acquainted the Houfe,
that he did not meddle with the Execution or Re-
turn of the faid Writ, nor ever had it in his Pof-
feflion •, but left it wholly to his Under-fheriff ; and
then he withdrew.

Afterwards



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Afterwards the Under-fheriff was called in and
examined j and then he wihtdrew.

Ordered, That Mr. Burnett, the High-fheriff of
the County of Nottingham, be difcharged outjof
Cuftody.

10. Ordered, That Mr. Samuet Jack/on, Under-
fheriff of the County of Nottingham, for keeping
back the Return of the Writ for choofing of the
Members of the faid County, be taken into Cuftody.

10. Martis, 10 die Novembris, 1702.

Mr. Edward Holland, the High-fheriff of the
County of Merioneth, was (according to Order)
brought to the Bar, and examined touching his
not making the Return of the Writ for the electing
of a Knight for the faid County. And he acquaint-
ed the Houfe, that it was a Surprife to him to find
it was not returned ; he having executed the Writ,
and made the Return, and delivered it to his
Under-fheriff to bring up, who brought the fame
up with him.

And then he withdrew.

And Mr. Robert Nanny, the Under-fheriff, at-
tending, he was called in, and examined ; who ac-
quainted the Houfe, that there being but one
Member to be returned, he being a young Man,
kept the Writ and Return by him, defigning to
fend it up by the Member; but that he did not
come up, in regard his Lady was ill.

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the faid Mr. Holland be difcharg-
ed out of the Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms.

1 1. Then a Motion being made, and the Quef-
tion being pur, that Mr. Robert Nanny, the Under-
iheriff of the County of Merioneth, for neglecting
to return the Writ, for electing the Member for
the faid County, be taken into Cuftody,

It paired in the Negative.

12. Veneris,



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1 2 . Veneris, 1 8 die Januarii, 1722.

Hugh Baillie, and feveral others of Scotland, whoi
en the twenty -third of 'October were ordered to attend
for atling as Returning officers, &c. were now ordered
into Cuftody, as was alfo the Sheriff- depute for the
Shire of Fife, for accepting and returning an Indenture
of Return not made by the proper Officer of the Diflritl
of Burghs.

1. Sabbati, gdieMartii, 1727.

Refohed, That the Right of Election of Bur*
gefies to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of
Richmond, in the County of Tork, is in fuch Per-
fons only as are Owners of Ancient Burgages in
the faid Borough, having a Right of Pafture in a
Common Field called IVhitcliffe Pafture.

Bfot&

1. Martis, 10 die Novembris, 1702.

Refohed, That there was a great Tumult and
Riot at the Election of Burgeffes to ferve in Parlia-
ment for the Borough of Southwark, in the County
of Surry.

2. Refohed, That the faid Tumult and Riot
was committed by the Servants and Agents of
Charles Cox, and John Chclmley, Efqrs;

3. The next Refolution is as to the Right of
eletling.

4. Refohed, That Charles Cox, Efq; is not duly
elected a Burgefs to ftrvQ in Parliament for the
faid Borough of Southwark.

5. Refohed,



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5. Refolved, That John Cholmky, Efq; is not
duly elected a Burgefs to ferve in Parliament for
the faid Borough of Southwark.

6. Refolved, That the late Election of Burgefies
to ferve in Parliament for the faid Borough of
Southwark, is a void Election.

7. Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do ifiue his War-
rant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new
Writ for the electing two Burgefles to ferve in this
prefent Parliament for the faid Borough of South*
wark, in the Room of the faid Charles Cox, Efq;
and John Cholmley, Efqj whofe Elections are de-
clared to be void.

Mercuriiy 5 die Februarii, 1706.

8. Refohedj That the late Election of Citizens
to ferve in Parliament for the City of Coventry, is a
void Election.

9. Refolved, That it appears to this Houfe, that
there hath been a notorious Riot and Tumult, and
other illegal Practices at the Election of Citizens to
ferve in this prefent Parliament for the City of
Coventry, in Contempt of the civil Authority, and
in violation of the Freedom of Elections.

Martis, 6 die Novembris, 1722.

10. Refolved, That it appears to this Houfe,
that there were notorious and outrageous Riots and
Tumults at the late Election of Citizens to ferve in
Parliament for the City oiWeftminfler, in Defiance
of the Laws ot this Realm, and in violation of the
Freedom of Elections.

11. Then the Queftion being put, that Archi-
bald Hutchefon, Efq-, is duly elected a Citizen to
ferve in this prefent Parliament for the City of
IVeflminfler^

S It



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It pafTed in the Negative.

12. The Queftion being put, that John Cotton*
Efq; is duly elected a Citizen to ferve in this pre-
fent Parliament for the City oilVeftminfter,

Is pafTed in the Negative.

13. Refohed, That the late Election of Citizens
to ferve in Parliament for the City of IVeJlminfl&r,
is a void Election.

14. Martis, 20 dk PfovembriSy 1/22.

Refolvedy That it appears to this Houfe,> that
there were notorious and outrageous Riots, Tu-
mults, and Seditions, at the late Election of Citi-
zens t'o ferve in Parliament for the City of Coven-
try in Defiance of the Civil Authority, and in vio-
lation of the Freedom of Elections, caufed by the
A^enK and Friends of the Petitioners, who were
the Authors, Contrivers, and Promoters of the
faid Riots, Tumults, and Seditions.

1 c The Queftion being put, that Sir Adolpbus
Curb'ton, KniglU and Baronet, is duly elected a
Citizen to ferve in this prefent parliament tot tW

City of Coventry.

h pafTed in the Negative.

1 6 The Queftion being put, that John Neale,
Efq-, is duly eledted a Citizen to ferve in this pre-
fent'Parliament for the City of Coventry, r

It pafTed in the Negative.

17 Refolvedy That the late Eledion of Citizens
to ferve in Parliament for the City of Coventry is a
void Election. .

18. Refolvedy that it appears to tms Houie that
Charles Buggs was one of the principal Contrivers
and Promoters of the Riots, Tumults, and Sedi-
tions at the late Ele&ion of Citizens to ferve iri
Parliament the City of Coventry.



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1 9. And Charles Buggs was ordered into Cuf-
iody.

20. The like Votes and Orders federally upon
George Newcombe, William Wells, Sir Thomas
Grey, Knight, Mr. Thomas Kimberley, Mr. Tho-
mas Wright, Mr. George Aldridge, and: Benjamin
Holdeh.

Mart is, 22 die Martii, 1736.
2i. On a Hearing for Coventry.

The Counfel for the Petitioner produced Evi-
dence touching a Riot at the Time of the Elec-
tion, which occafioned a Difcohtinuance of the
Poll.

And the Counfel for the fitting Member was
heard, and having denied that the Magistrates of the
laid City, or the fitting Member occafioned the
laid Riot, acquainted the Houfe, that he was not
inftrucled to oppofe the Evidence produced by the
Counfel for the Petitioner.

Mr. Neale was heard in his Place.

Refolved, That it appears to this Houfe, that
there was a great Riot and Tumult at the late
Election of a Citizen to ferve in this prefent Parlia-
ment for the City of Coventry, in violation of the
Freedom of Elections.

22. — The Queftion being put that John Neale,
Efq-, is duly elected, a Citizen to fcrve in this pre-
fent Parliament for the City of Coventry,

It paffed in the Negative.

23. Refotved, That the late Election of a Citizen
to ferve in this prefent Parliament tor the City of
Coventry, is a void Elcilion.



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Sabbati, 29 die Decembris, 1702.

1. Refolved, That the Right of Election of
Barons to ferve in Parliament for the Port of Rye,
is only in the Mayor, Jurats, and in the Freemen
inhabiting in the faid Port, and paying Scot and
Lot.

Sabbat 7, 17 die Februarii, 1710.

2. Refoked, That Thomas Hills, W.W. T.B.
and J. T. having been propofed to be made Free,
and rejected at a Court of Affembly, and after-
wards made Free in the fame Mayoralty, are not
legal Freemen of the Port of Rye.

3. Refoked, That it is not neceffary the Free-
men of the Port of Rye, fhould qualify themfelves
according to the Corporation Act, before they be
allowed to vote in the Affembly -Court of the faid
Port.

1. Veneris, 31 die OHobris, 1690.

Refoked by the Committee, That the Freemen of
the Port of Sandwich, inhabiting within the faid
Port (although they receive Alms) have a Right to
vote in electing Barons to ferve in Parliament.

This Refolution being read a fecond Time, and
the Queftion being put, that the Houfe do agree
with the Committee in the faid Refolution,

It paffed in the Negative.



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Mercurii, 21 die Apr His, 1736.

1. Refohed, (by the Committee) That the Right
of Election of BurgefTes to ferve in Parliament for
the Borough of Scarborough, in the County of
York, is in the Common Houfe, or Common-
council of the faid Borough, confiding of two
Bailiffs, two Coroners, four Chamberlains, and
thirty-fix BurgefTes only.

Agreed to by the Houfe.

&c*ktt&

1. Marti t y 19 die Januarii, I74i#

It appearing from the faid double Return with
which the Clerk of the Crown attended according
to order, that the Indenture of Return of the Ho-
nourable Alexander Hume Campbell, Efq-, was im-
mediately annexed to the Writ.

The Counfel for the Honourable Alexander Hume
Campbell, Efq-, were firft heard.

Refohed, That the Counfel be called in, and di-
rected to proceed according to the Refolution of
this Houfe of the eleventh of May, One thoufand
feven hundred and thirty-three, which Refolution is,
That the Right of Election of a Pr<e[es and Clerk,
is in fuch Perfons as (land upon the Roll lad made
up by the Freeholders at the Michaelmas Head
Court, or at the laft Election of a Member to feive
in Parliament.

Refolved, That David Home of JVedderbunt, She-
riff-depute for the Shire of Berwick, having accept-
ed and returned to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, an Indenture of Return of a Commif-

S 3 fioner



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fioner to ferve in this prefent Parliament for the
Shire of Berwick, not being figned by the proper
Clerk, has acted arbitrarily and illegally, in Defi-
ance of the Laws of the Land, and in Breach of the
Privileges of this Houfe.

■ Qrdered, That the faid David Home, be for his
faid Offence, taken into the Cuftody of the Serjeant
at Arms attending this Houfe.

2. Jifitntf, 25 die Januarii, 1741.

The Houfe being informed, that the Honour-
able James Carmichael, Efq; who is returned in the
Double Return for the Diftrict of Burghs of
Peebles, Linlithgow, Lanerk and Selkirk, petitioned
complaining thereof, and of the Ele&ion for the
Aid Diftrict .of Burghs, defiresto withdraw his Pe-
tition, aad not to conteft the Matter of the faid
Ele&ion and Return with John Mackye of Pal-
gowz, Efq-, returned alfo in the faid Pouble Re-
turn ;

Ordered, That Mr. Carmichael be at liberty to
withdraw his faid Petition.

The Houfe being thereupon alfo informed that
John Mackye, Efq-, who is returned in the faid
Double Return, and petitioned complaining there-
of, and of the Election for the faid Diltrict of
Burghs, defirts to withdraw his Petition.

Ordered, That Mr. Mackye be at liberty to with-
draw his faid Petition.

Ordered, That the Order made upon the four-
teenth Day of December lad, for hearing the Mat-
ter of the faid Petitions, and of the faid Double
Return, at the Bar of this Houfe, be difcharged.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend
fbis Houfe immediately, to amend the Return for
|he Diftrift of Burghs of Peebles, Linlithgow, La-

nerkj



-*#£, and Selkirk, by razing out die Name of the
Honourable James Carmichael, Efq-,

And he attended accordingly with the faid
Double Return.

And Notice being taken, that fome other Parts
of the Indenture of the faid Double Return, did
relate alfo to the Return of the faid Mr. Car*
tnichael.

Ordered, That -the Clerk of the Grown do like-
wife raze our whatever Parts of the faid Indenture
relate to the Return of the faid Mr.Carmicbael.
And he amended the faid Return accordingly.

3. Mercurii 9 27 die Januarii, 1741.

The Houfe being informed, that James Fall,
Efq; who is returned in the Double Return for the
District of Burghs of Dunbar, North- Berwick,
Haddington, Lauder, and Jedburgh, and petitioned
complaining thereof, and of the Election for the
faid Diitrict of Burghs, defires to withdraw his Pe-
tition, and not to conteft the Mat-ter of the faid
Election and Return with Sir Hew Dalrymple, Ba-
roner, returned alfo in the faid Double Return ;

Ordered, That Mr. Fall be at liberty to withdraw
}iis faid Petition.

The Houfe being thereupon alfo informed, thai
Sir Hew Dahymple, Karonet, who is returned in
<the faid Double Return, and petitioned complain-
ing thereof, and of the Election for fchjp faid Di-
ftrict of Burghs, defires to withdraw his Petition.

Ordered, That Sir Hew Dakymp'e, B.ironet, be
at 1 liberty to withdraw his Jaid Petition.

The Houfe being thereupon, likewife informed,
that the Magi ft rates and Tov/n -council of the Bo-
rough of Haddington; and alfo that the Magiftratcs
find Town-council of the Borough of North Her*
wick, and alfo that the Mjgift.flj.es and Town-

S 4 council



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council of the Borough of Lauder, who feverally
petitioned, complaining of the faid Election and
Double Return, defire to withdraw their faid Peti-
tions ;

Ordered, That the Magiftrates and Town- council
of the Borough of Haddington, be at Liberty to
withdraw their faid Petition.

Ordered, That the Magiftrates and Town-
council of the Borough of North Berwick, be at
Liberty to withdraw their faid Petition.

Ordered, That the Magiftrates and Town-council
of the Borough of Lauder, be at liberty to with-
draw their faid Petition.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and
Elections be difcharged from proceeding upon the
Matter of the faid feveral Petitions, and of the
faid Double Return.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend
this Houfe immediately, to amend the Return for
the Diftrict of the Burghs of Dunbar, North Ber-
wick, Haddington, Lauder, and Jedburgh, by tak-
ing off the File the Indenture, by which the faid
James Fall, Efqj is returned a Commiilioner to
ierve in this prefent Parliament for the faid Diftrict
of Burghs.

And he attended accordingly, and amended
the faid Return.

4. Mercurii, 14 die Julii, 174.1.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrant
to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new
Writ for the electing of a Commifiioner to ferve
in this prefent Parliament for the Shire of Edin-
burgh, in the room of Sir Charles Gilmour, Bart,
who, fince his Election for the faid Shire, hath ac-
cepted the Office of Pay-mafter of his Majefty's
Board of Works.

i. Met*



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5. Meratrii, 20 die Jprilis, 1743; '

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do iflue his Warrant
to the Clerk of, the Crown, to make out a new
Writ for the electing of a Commiflioner to ferve in
this prefent Parliament, for the Shire of Lin-
Jitbgow, in the room of George Dundas, Efq; who,
fince his Election for the faid Shire, hath accepted
of the Office of Matter of his Majefty's Works ia
that Part of Great Britain called Scotland.

1. Sabbati, 29 die Februarii, 1695.

Refolved, That the Right of electing Members
to ferve in Parliament, tor the Borough of Shaf-
tejbury, (in Com. Dorfet) is not only in the Mayor
and Burgefles of the laid Borough.

2. Refolved, That the Right of electing Mem-
bers to ferve in Parliament for the faid Borough
of Shaftejbury, is only in the Inhabitants of the faid
J3orough, paying Scot and Lot.

1. Martiiy 20 die Decembris, 1709.

Refolved, That the Right of electing Burgefles
to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of Shrezvs-
bury, in the County of Salop, is only in the Bur-
gefles inhabiting in the faid Borough, or in the
Suburbs thereof, paying Scot and Lot, and not
fecciving Alms or Charity.



2. Ji



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2. Jovis 9 27 die Maii, 17*4.

Refohed, That the Right of electing of Burgefles
to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of Shrews-
bury, in the County of Salop, is in the Mayor,
Aldermen, and BurgelTes of the faid Borough.

3. The Petition of John Powel, Robert Pearfou,
&c. and feveral others, whole Names are fubfcrib-
ed thereto, being BurgeiTes of, and inhabiting in
the Town of ' Shrew/bury* being read ;

Refohed, That the faid Petition, complaining
of an undue Election and Return of Edward Crejfett t
for the faid Borough of Shrewfbury, is frivolous,
vexatious, and icandalous.

4. Ordered, That the laid Petitioners do make
Satisfaction to the faid Mr. &effett, for his Colts
and Expences.

5. Mart is, 9 die Apr His, 1722.

Refohed, That the Right of Election of Bur-


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