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objected againft by the Petitioner's Counfel to vote
at the faid Election -, and the faid Robert Brickie be-
ing objected againft by the Petitioner's Counfel, in
regard that he had been charged by the Petitioner's
Evidence with having endeavoured to fuborn a
Perfon to give, falfe Evidence to this Houfe ; the
Counfel, &c.

And a Motion being made, and the Queftion
being put, that the Counfel for the fitting Mem*
bers, be admitted to examine Robert Brickie as to
Abraham Buckland*?, being qualified to vote at the
late Election of Members to ferve in Parliament
for the Borough of Shaftesbury.

It pafled in the Negative.

5 . Mart is, 24 die Maii, 1 7 1 5.

The Houfe (according to order) proceeded to the
further hearing the Merits of the Election for the
Borough of Hertford: And one Thomas Webb being
offered to be examined as a Witnefs, the fitting

Member's



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Member's Counfel objected againft his being exa-
mined, for that he was charged by the fitting Mem-
ber's Evidence to have endeavoured to procure a
Vote for the Petitioners by Corruption, at the laft
Election, and had reflected on the Juftice of this
Houfe.

Refolved, That the Petitioners Counfel be ad-
mitted to examine Thomas Webb, in relation to John
Bowles's being an Inhabitant of the ' Borough of
Hertford, at the Time of his being made Free.

6. Jovis, 2 die jfunii, 1 7 1 5.

The Houfe proceeded to the further hearing the
Merits of the Election for the Borough of New-
caftle Under-line, and the Counfel, &V.

And one Ralph Mare being offered as a Witnefs
to prove the diftributing Wheat, and Money in-
itead thereof, to the BurgeiTes,

The Petitioners Counfel objected againft his be-
ing examined as v a Witnefs, for that he was charged
by the Petitioners Evidence with having confeiTed
he had thirty Shillings to come up to be a Wit-
nefs.

Refolved, That the fitting Member's Counfel be
admitted to examine Ralph Mare as a Witnefs,
touching Wheat being diftributed at the Borough
of Newcajlle Under -line.

7. The Petitioner's Counfel replied, and called
one Samuel Lowe to be examined as a Witnefs
touching a Declaration made by the Petitioner Mr.
Offley, before her late Majefty's Death, of his In-
tention to diftribute Wheat, and the fitting Mem-
ber's Council objected againft his being examined
as a Witnefs, he being charged by the fitting
Member's Evidence to have diftributed the faid
Wheat.

Refolved,



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Refolved, That the Counfel for the Petitioners
be admitted to examine Samuel Lowe, in relation to
the Wheat distributed at the Borough of Newcajlk
Under-line.

i. Mart is, 16 die Martii, 17 13.

Refohed, That the Right of electing Members
to ferve in Parliament for the Borough of New-
Woodjlock, in the County ofOxon, is in the Mayor,
Aldermen, and Freemen of the faid Borough.

^otton^airet;

1. Jovis, 2 die Decembris, 1742.

The Houfe being informed that the Petition of
Nicholas Robin/on, Efq; complaining of an undue
Election and Return for the Borough of Wotton-
Bajjet, in the County of Wilts, prefented to the
iioufe on Tuefday !aft, and referred to the Confi-
deration of the Committee of Privileges and Elec-
tions, is not figned by the Petitioner.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction of the faid
Committee, that, before they proceed on the faid
Petition, they do examine into the Manner of fign-
ing the fame, and make report thereof to the
Houfe.

2. Veneris, io die Decembris, 1742.

Ordered, That Nicholas Robin/on, Efq; be at
liberty to withdraw his Petition complaining of an
undue Election and Return for the Borough of
Wotton-Bajjet, in the County of Wilts.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and
Elections, be difcharged from Proceeding upon the
Matter of the faid Petition.

Ordered,



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Ordered, That the ("aid Commiree be difcharged
from examining into the Matter of figning the laid
Petition.

1 1 die Februarii, 1 747.

1, Refolved, That the Right of Election for the
City of Worcefter, is in the Citizens of the faid
City, not receiving Alms, and admitted to their
Freedom by Birth or Servitude, or by Redemption,
in o'rdtlrto Trade within the faid City.

£atttt0Utl) ? in the Ifle of Wight.

1. JoviSy 11 die Jprilis, 17 17.

Refolved) That the Bye-Law made the twenty -
firft of September, One thoufand fix hundred and
feventj^by the Mayor and five chief BurgefTes of
Yarmouth, in tht Ifle. of Wight (being the major
Part of the chief BurgefTes then exifting) for elect-
ing free Burgefles, by the Mayor and five chief
BurgefTes, was a good Bye-Law.

£0$ and go$Qfre*

1. Mart is, 9 die Martii, 1735.

Refolved i *'-That Perfons whofe Freeholds lie
with^Mtfjiat^Pa^of^the County of the City of York,
whicha^commonly called the Aynfly, have a Right
to vote\or Knights of the Shire lor the County of



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The following Votes are not Jlanding Orders, but of
late Tears have been voted at the beginning of every
Sejfion.

i. Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges and
Elections be appointed.

And a Committee was appointed accordingly.

And they are to meet upon this Day fe'nnight, ati
five of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber, and to fit every JVednefday, Friday, and
Monday, in the Afternoon •, and all that come are
to have Voices ; and they are to take into Confide-
ration all fuch Matters as (hall or may come in
Queftion, touching Returns, Elections and Privi-
leges, and to proceed upon Double Returns, in
the firft Place, and to report their Proceedings,
with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe, from
time to time; and all Perfons that will queftion any
Returns,, are to do it within fourteen Days next,
and fo within fourteen Days next after any new Re-
turn mall be brought in; and the Committee are to
have power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Re-
cords, for their Information ; and all Members
who are returned for two or more Places, are to
make their Election by this Day three Weeks, for
which of the Places they will ferve, provided there
be no Queftion upon the Return for that Place ;
and if any Thing (hall come in Queftion, touch-
ing the Return, Election, or Matter of Privilege
of any Member, he is to withdraw during the
Time the Matter is in Debate, and that all Mem-
bers returned upon Double Returns do witHdraw
till their Returns are determined.

2. Refolved, That qo Peer of this Realm hath
any Right to give his Vote in the Election of any
Member to ferve in Parliament.

3. Refolved, That when the Houfe fhall judge
any Petition, touching Elections, to be frivolous

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and vexatious, the Houfe will order Satisfaction to
be made to the Perfon petitioned againft.

4. Refolved, That if it mall appear that any Per-
fon hath procured himfelf to be elected or returned
a Member of this Houfe, or endeavoured fo to be,
by Bribery, or any other corrupt Practices, this
Houfe will proceed with the utmoft feverity againft
fuch Perfon.

5. Refohed, That if it mail appear that any Per-
fon hath been tampering with any Witnefs in re-
fpect of his Evidence to be given to this Houfe, or
any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly
hath endeavoured to deter or hinder any Perfon
from appearing or giving Evidence, the fame is
declared to be a high Crime and Mifdemeanor, and
this Houfe will proceed with the utmoft Severity
againft fuch Offender.

6. Refolved, That if it lhall appear that any Per-
fon hath given falfe Evidence in any Cafe before
this Houfe, or any Committee thereof, this Houfe
•will proceed with the utmoft feverity againft fuch
Offender.



APPENDIX.



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APPENDIX.



Warrant for ijfuing Parliamentary pprits*

GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God of
Great Britain^ &c. To our right trufty*
and right well beloved Charles Lord Camden, Lord
High Chancellor of our Kingdom of Great Britain^
greeting, Whereas, we by the Advice of our
Privy Council, for certain and urgent Caufes con-
cerning Us, the good Eftate and Commonwealth of
this our Realm, and of the Church of England,
and for the good Order and Continuance of the
fame, have appointed and ordained a Parliament to
be holden at our City oiWejlminfter, the
Day of next enfuing, in which Cafe

diverfe and fundry Writs are to be ifllied forth*
under our Great Seal of Great Brit ain, as well for
the Prelates* Bifllops, and Nobility of this our
Realm, as alfo for the Election of Knights, Citi-
zens, and Burgefles of the feveral Counties, Cities,

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arret Boroughs, and Towns of the fame, to be prefent
at the faid Parliament at the Day and Place afore-
foid; whereupon We will, and command you forth-
with, upon the Receipt" hereof, and by Warrant of
the fame, to caufe fuch, and fo many Writs to be
made, and fealed under our Great Seal, for the ac-
compliihing of the fame, as in like Cafes hath been
heretofore ufed and accuftomed : and this Bill
figned with our own Hand, fhall be as well unta
you, as to every fuch Clerk and Clerks as fhall
make and pafs the fame, a fufficient Warrant or
Difcharge in that behalf given.

N°. II.

Writ of Summons*

George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great
"Britain, &c. to his moft noble Coufin, Hugh, Duke
©f Northumberland, &c. greeting, in as much as*
by the Advice and Confent of our Privy Council,
We have ordained our Parliament to be held at our
City of Weftminfter, on the Day of

next enfuing, by reafon of fome arduous and urgent
Affairs concerning Us, the State, and Defence of
©ur Kingdom of Great Britain, and Church of
England, to have Conference and Treaty with you
and the Prelates, Bifhops, and Peers of our faid
Kingdom, We firmly injoin you, upon the Faith
and Allegiance in which you are bound to Us, thas
taking into Confederation the Weightinefs of the
laid Affairs, and the eminent Dangers, laying
afide all Excufe, you be perfonally prefent on the
faid Day and Place, with Us, and the Prelates,
Bifhops, and Peers aforefaid, to treat and giv3
your Advice on the faid Affairs, and this you are
in no wife to omit, as you love Us, our Honour
and Safety* and the Deience of the aforefaid King-

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atom and Church, and the Difpatch of the afore-
said Affairs : Witnefs Ourfelf at Wejlminjler, the
Day. of iii the Year of our Reigri.

N°. Ill,

The Form of t he Oath of Allegiance appointed by ftat.

i W. &M. ch. i. fed, 6.



I A. B. do fincerely promife and fwear, that I
will be faithful, and bear true Allegiance to their
Majefties King William and Queen Mary,

So help me, God.



N°. IV.

The Form of the Oath of Supremacy appointed by the
fame ftat. fe<5fc. 7.

I A. B. do fwear, that I do from my heart abhor,
deteft and abjure, as impious and heretical, that
damnable DocVine and Pofition, That Princes ex-
communicated or deprived by the Pope; or any Autho-
rity of the See 0/ Rome, may be depofed or murdered
by their Subjects, or any other whatsoever. And I do
declare that no foreign Prince, Perfon, Prelate*
State, or Potentate, hath, or ought to have, any
Jurifdictiori, Power, Superiority, Pre-eminenca,
or Authority, Ecclefiaftical or Spiritual, within
this Realm.

So help me* God;
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The Form of the Declaration or Tejl, appointed hy
flat. 30 ch. 2. flat. 2\ ch. 1. feet. 3.

I y/. B. do fblemnly and fincerely, in the pretence
of Gc^, profefs, teftify, and declare, That I do
believe that in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper,
there is not any Tranfubftantiation of the Elements
of Bread and Wine, into the Body and Blood of
Chrifiy at or aftdr the Confecration thereof by any
Perfon whatfoever \ and that the Invocation or
Adoration of the Virgin Mary, or any other Saint,
and the Sacrifice of the Mafs, as they are now
ufed in the Church of Rome y are fuperflitious and
idolatrous •, and I do folemnly, in the prefence of
God, profefs, teftify, and declare, that I do make
this Declaration, and every Part thereof, in tks
plain and ordinary Senfe of the Words read unto
me, as they are commonly understood by Englijfj
Proreftants, without any Evafion, Equivocation, or
mental Refervation whatfoever, and without any
Difpenfation already granted me for this Purpofe
by the Pope, or any other Authority or Perfon
"whatfoever, or without any hope of any fuch Dif-
penfation from any Perfon or Authority whatfoever,
or without thinking that I am or may be acquitted
before God or Man, or abfolved of this Declaration,
or any Part thereof, although the Pope or agy other
Perfon or Perfons, or Power whatfoever, mould
difpenfe with or annul the fame, or declare that it
was nulor void from the beginning.



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N°. VI.

^he Form of the Declaration of Fidelity \ appointed to
be made and fubfcribed by Quakers, by ftat. 3 Geo.
2. ch. 6. fed. i.

I A. B. do folemnly and fincerely promife and
declare, That I will be true and faithful to King
George, and do folemnly, fincerely, and truly pro-
fefs, teflify and declare, That I do from my Heart
abhor, deteft and renounce, as impious and here-
tical, that wicked Doctrine and Pofition, That
Princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or
any Authority of the See 0/Rome, may be depofed or
murdered by their Subjecls, or any other whatsoever.
And 1 do declare, that no foreign Prince, Perfon,
Prelate, State, or Potentate, hath or ought to
have, any Power, Jurifdidion, Superiority, Pre-
eminence, or Authority, Ecclefiaftical or Spiritual,
within this Realm.

N?. VII.

&be. Form of the Abjuration, as altered by ftat. r.
Geo. ftat. 2. ch. 13. fed:. 1. to be taken after the
Demife of the late Queen, and as the fame is now to
be taken.

I A.B. do truly and fincerely acknowledge, profefs,
teftify, and declare in my Confcience, before G^and
the World, That our Sovereign Lord King George
is lawful and rightful King of this Realm, and all
other his Majefty's Dominions and Countries there-
unto belonging. And I do folemnly and fincerely
declare, that 1 do believe in my Confcience, that
the Ferfon pretended to be Prince of Wales during

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£he Life of the late K. James, and fince his Deceafe ?
pretended to be, and taking upon himfelf the Stile
iand Title of King of England, by the Name of
James the Third, or of Scotland, by the Name of
James the Eighth, or the Stile and Title of King
of Great Britain, hath not any Right or Title
whatfoever to the Crown of this Realm, or any
other the Dominions thereto belonging : And I do
renounce,' refufe and abjure any Allegiance or'
Obedience to him. And I do {wear that I will
bear Faith and true Allegiance to his Majefty King
George, and him will defend to the utmoft of my
Power, againft all traiterous Confpiracies and At-
tempts whatfoever, which mall be made againft his
Perfon, Crown, or Dignity. And I will do my
utmoft Endeavour to difcloie and make known to
his Majefty and his Succefiofs, all Treafons and
traiterous Confpiracies which I fhall know to be
againft him, or any of them. And I do faithfully
promife to the utmoft of my Power, to fupporr,
maintain, and defend the SuccefFion of the Crowd
againft: him the faid James, and all other Perfons
whatfoever ; which SnccefTion, by an AcT:, in-
titled, An Acl for the further Limitation of the
Crown and better fecuring the Rights and Liberties;
of the Sybjecl, is and ftands limitted to the Prin-
cefs Sophia, Eleclrefs and Dutcbefs Dowager of
Hanover, and the Heirs of her Body, being Pro-
tectants : and all thefe Things I do plainly and fin-
cerely acknowledge and fwear, according to thefe
exprefs Words by me fpoken, and according to
the plain and common fenfe and underftanding of
the fame Words, without any Equivocation, mental
Evafion, or feeret Refervation whatfoever : and I
do make this Recognition, Acknowledgement,
Abjuration, Renunciation, and Promife, heartily,
willingly, and truly, upon the true Faith of 3
phnftian. ' . So help me God.

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N<>. VIII.



The Form in which the Effec! of the Abjuration Oath
is to be taken by Quakers , appointed by ft at. &.
Geo. ch. 6. feci:, i.

1 A. B. do folemnly, fmcerely, and truly ac-
knowledge, profefs, teftify, and declare, That
King George is lawful and rightful King of this
Realm, and of all other his Dominions and Coun-
tries thereunto belonging: and I do folemnly and
fincerely declare, That I do believe the Perfon pre-
tending to be the Prince of Wales, during the Life
of the late King James, and fince his Deceafe, pre-
tending to be, and taking upon himfelf the Stile
and Title of King of England, by the Name of
James the Third, or of Scotland, by the Name of
James the Eighth, or the Stile and Title of King
of Great Britain, hath not any Righ: or Title
whatfoever to the Crown of this Realm, nor any
other the Dominions thereunto belonging : and I
do renounce and refufe any Allegiance or Obedi-
ence to him : and I do folemnly promife, that I
will be true and faithful, and bear true Allegiance
to King George, and to him will be faithful againft
all fxaiterous Confpiracies and Attempts whatfo-
ever, which fhall be made againft his Perfon,
Crown or Dignity^: and 1 will do my beft endea-
vour to difclofe and make known to King George^
and his Succefibrs, all Treafons and traiterous Con-
fpiracies which I fhall know to be againft him or
any of them : and I will be true and faithful to the
SuccefTionof the Crown againft him the faid James,
and all other Perfons whatfoever, as the fame is
and (lands fettled by an Act, intitled, An Aft de-
claring the Rights and Liberties of the Subjeffs, av.d
fettling the Suaeffon of the Crown to the late Queen

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'rfnne, and the Heirs of her Body, being Protef*
tants ; and as the fame, by one other Act, intitled,
An 4ft for the further Limitation of the Crown, and
better fecuring the Rights and Liberties of the Si(bjeeJ f
is, and ftands fettled and intailed, after the De-
ceafe of the faid late Queen, and for Default of
Jfiue to the faid late Queen, to the late Princefs
Sophia, Eleclrefs and Dutchefs Dowager of Ha->
pover, and the Heirs of her Body, being Protef-
tants : and all thefe Things I do plainly and fin-
cerely acknowledge, promife, and declare, accordr
ing to thefe exprefs Words by me fpoken, and ac-
cording to the plain and common Senfe and under-?
{landing of the fame Words, without any Equivo-,
cation, mental Evafion or fecret Referyation what-
foever : and I do make this Recognition, Acknowr
ledgment, Renunciation, and Promife, heartily^
willingly and truly.

N9. IX.

5The Form appointed by flat. 8 Geo. ch. 6. fed. i,
in which the Effecl of the Freeholder's Oath is to
he adminijtered to Qyakers.

I A. B. do folemnly, fincerely, and truly, de*
clare and affirm.

N°. X.

*£he Liverymens Oath appointed by n Geo. ch. i8 ? '
feet i.

Ypu dp fwear that you are a Freeman of London^
and a Liveryman of the Company of
and fo have been fpr the Space of twelve Calendar
Months $ and that the Place of your Abode is a,t
in and that you have

npf ppjled at this Election :

So help you, God.



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N°. XL



?be Elisor's Oath to be taken by 2 Geo. 2. ch. 24.;
fed. 1.

I A. B. do fwear (or, being one of the People
called Quakers, / A. B. do folemnly affirm) I have
not received, or had by myfelf, or any Perfon
whatfocver in truft for me, or for my Ufe and Be-
nefit, directly or indirectly, any Sum or Sums of
Money, Office, Place or Employment, Gift or
Reward, or any Promife or Security for any
Money, Office, Employment or Gift, in order to
give my Vote at this Election ; and that I have
not before been polled at this Election,



N°. XII.

The Freeholders Oath, appointed by 18 Geo. 2.
ch. 18. feet. 1.

You mall fwear, (or being one of the People called
Quakers, you fhall folemnly affirm) That you are a
Freeholder in the County of and have

a Freehold- eftate, confuting of (fpecifying

the Nature of fuch Freehold-ejlate, whether Mef-
fuage, Land, Rent, Fythe, or what elfe ; and if fuch
Freehold-ejlate confifts in Meffuages, Lands, or Tythes,
then fpecifying in whofe Occupation the fame are ; and
if in Rents, then fpecifying the Names of the Owners
or Poffeffors of the Lands or 'Tenements, out of which
fuch Rent is iffuing, or of fome or one of them) lying
pr being at in the County of

of j|ie clear yearly Value of forty Shillings, over

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«nd above all Rents and * Charges payable out of,
or in refpect of the fame •, and that you have been
in the actual Pofleflion or Receipt of the Rents and
Profits thereof, for your own Ufe, above twelve
Kalendar Months, or that the fame came to you
within the Time aforefaid, by Defcent, Marriage,
Marriage-fettlement, Devife, or Promotion to a
Benefice in a Church, or by Promotion to an Of-
rice ; and that fuch Freehold -eftate has not been
granted or made to you fraudulently, on purpofe
co qualify you to give your Vote^ and that the
Place of your Abode is at

in and that you are twenty- one

Years of Age, as you believe •, and that you have
im been polled before at this Election.

N°. XIII.

The Freeholders Oath for Cities and Towns ', appointed
by 19 Geo* 2* ch. 28. feet 1.

You mail fwear, (or being a Quaker, you jhall
fclemnly affirm) that you have a Freehold-eftate,
confiding of . (fpecifying the Nature

of fuch Freehold*ejlate, whether MeJJuage, Land,
Rent, Tythe, or what elfe ; and if fuch Freehold-
eft ate ', confijls in Meffuages, Lands, or Tythes, then fpe-
cifying in wkofe Occupation the fame are, and if Rent,
then fpecify* ng the Names of the Owners or Poffeffors
of the Lands or 'Tenements, out of which fuch Rent is
tffuing, or of fome or one of them) lying or being in
the City and County, or Town and County {as the

* No public or parliamentary Tax, Church or Parifti Rat«,
or any other Tax to be aflefied upon any County or Divifion,
fhall be deemed any Charge payable out of any Freehold-
eftate within the Meaning of this Oath, or Affirmation. Id.
fe#. 6.



e §i&i

fame my be) of of the clear yearif

Value of forty Shillings, over and above all Reno
and Charges payable out of, or in refpect of the
fame-, and that you have been in the actual Pof-
jfefiion or Receipt .of the Rents and Profits thereof,
lor your own Ufe, above twelve Kalendar Months;
or that the fame came to you within the Time
aforefaid, by Defcent, Marriage, Marriage-fettle-
ment, Deviie, or Promotion to a Benefice in a
Church, or by Promotion to an Office •, and that
fuch Freehold-eftate has not been granted or made
to you fraudulently, on Purpofe to qualify you to
give your Vote •, and that the Place of your Abode
is at in and

that you are twenty-one Years of Age, as you be-
lieve; and that you have not been polled before at
this Election.



N°. XIV.

JVrit for new Ekftion of one Citizen for the City of
Weftminfter.

George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great
Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the
Faith, &c. To our Sheriff of the County of M.
greeting : Whereas Sir P. W. Knight, of the mod
Honourable Order of the Bath, was lately chofen
one of the Citizens for the City of W. in your
County, for our prefent Parliament, fummoned
to be holden at our City of W. the
Day of in the Year of

our Reign, and from thence by our feveral Writs
prorogued to and until the Day of

in the fame Year, on which Day
our faid Parliament was begun and held, and from
thence by feveral Adjournments and Prorogations,

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Vas adjourned and prorogued unto
the Day of and there

now holden : And whereas the faid Sir P. W. being
fb chofen a Citizen for the faid City as aforefaid, is
fince dead, as by a Letter of our right trufty and
well-beloved counfellor Sir J. C. Baronet, Speaker
of our lower Houfe of Parliament, more fully and
plainly appears, by Means whereof our Subjects of
the laid City are deprived of one Citizen to treat for
the Benefit of the fame City in our faid Parliament;
Neverthelefs, We being unwilling that the Com-
monalty of our Kingdom in our faid Parliament
affembled, to treat of Bufinefs concerning Us, the
State, and Defence of our Kingdom and the Church,
from the aforefaid Caufe mould be diminifhed or
kifened, whereby thole Affairs may not have a
due End, We command you, that in the Place of
Sir P. }V, within the City aforefaid, one other fit
and difcreet Citizen of the aforefaid City (Procla-
mation being firft made of the Premifes, and of
the Day and Place) freely and indifferently, by
thofe who fhall be prefect at the Proclamation,
according to the Form of the Statute in that Cafe
made and provided, you caufe to be elected, and


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