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Page 86 - And because elections ought to be free, the king commandeth upon great forfeiture, that no man by force of arms, nor by malice, or menacing, shall disturb any to make free election.
Page xxii - An act for the further regulation of the trials of controverted elections or returns of members to serve in parliament...
Page 222 - ... with the supreme judicial court, against said corporation, and the court may, upon hearing and proof of such neglect or refusal, decree the dissolution of said corporation, and its corporate rights and powers shall be terminated.
Page 469 - ... of the manor of the borough, and have done their fealty; and such persons only are duly admitted, whose lands, being freehold, were anciently, and continue to be, held immediately of the Duke of Cornwall, as parcel of his said manor of the borough, and whose titles to those lands have been presented at a courtbaron by a sworn homage or jury of the freeholders of the said manor ; 21st March, 1792—120 .— Earl of Mount Edgecombe and Philip Rashleigh, esq.
Page 311 - ... or his or their deputy or deputies, or any person employed by or under him or them in receiving, collecting, or managing the revenue of the post-office, or any part thereof...
Page 311 - ... commiffioner, citizen, burgefs, or baron, to ferve in parliament for any county, ftewartry, city, borough, or cinque port, or for...
Page 89 - ward, corrupt or procure any perfon or perfons to give his " or their vote or votes, or to forbear to give his or their " vote or votes in any fuch election, fuch perfon fo offending " in any of the cafes aforefaid, fhall, for every fuch offence, " forfeit the fum of five hundred pounds...
Page liv - Serjeant at arms shall be directed to go with the mace to the places adjacent, and require the immediate attendance of the members on the business of the house ; and that after his return the house shall be counted, and if...