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chosen shall be entitled to sit in the House of Lords of the Parliament of the United Kingdom during his life, and in case of his death, or forfeiture of any of the said Lords temporal, the temporal peers of Ireland shall, in the manner hereinafter provided, choose another peer out of their own number to supply the place So vacant.

III. And be it enacted, That of the one hundred Commoners to sit on the part of Ireland in the United Parliament, sixty-four shall be chosen for the counties, and thirty-six for the following cities and boroughs, viz. for each county of Ireland, two; for the city of Dublin, two ; for the city of Cork, two; for the College of the Holy Trinity of Dublin, one ; for the city of Waterford, one; for the city of Limerick, one; for the borough of Belfast, one ; for the county and town of Drogheda, one; for the county and town of Carrickfergus, one; for the borough of Newry, one; for the city of Kilkenny, one; for the city of Londonderry, one; for the town of Galway, one ; for the borough of Clonmel, one; for the town of Wexford, one ; for the town of Youghal, one ; for the town of Bandonbridge, one; for the borough of Armagh, one ; for the borough of Dundalk, one; for the town of Kinsale, one; for the borough of Lisburne, one; for the borough of Sligo, one; for the borough of Catherlough, one; for the borough of Ennis, one; for the borough of Dungarvan, one; for the borough of Downpatrick, one; for the borough of Coleraine, one; for the town of Mallow, one; for the borough of Athlone, one ; for the town of New Ross, one; for the borough of Tralee, one; for the city of Cashel, one ; for the borough of Dungannon, one ; for the borough of Portarlington, one ; for the borough of Enniskillen, one.

IV. And be it enacted, That in case of the summoning of a new Parliament, or if the seat of any of the said Commoners shall become vacant by death or otherwise, then the said counties, cities, or boroughs, or any of them, as the case may be, shall proceed to a new election; and that all the other towns, cities, corporations, or boroughs, other than the aforesaid, shall cease to elect representatives to serve in Parliament; and no meeting shall at any time hereafter be summoned, called, convened, or held, for the purpose of electing any person or persons to serve or act, or be considered as representative or representatives of any other place, town, city, corporation, or borough, other than the aforesaid, or as representative or representatives of the freemen, freeholders, householders, or inhabitants thereof, either in the Parliament of the United Kingdom or elsewhere, (unless it shall hereafter bę otherwise provided by the Parliament of the United Kingdom,) and every person summoning, calling, or holding any such meeting or assembly, or taking any part in any such election or pretended election, shall, being thereof duly convicted, incur and suffer the pains and penalties ordained and provided by the statute of provision and præmunire made in the sixteenth year of the reign of Richard the Second.

V. For the due election of the persons to be chosen to sit in the respective Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on the part of Ireland, be it enacted, That on the day following that on which the act for establishing the Union shall have received the royal assent, the Primate of all Ireland, the Lord bishop of Meath, the Lord bishop of Kildare, and the Lord bishop of Derry, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, the representatives of the Lords spiritual of Ireland, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom for the first session thereof; and that the temporal peers of Ireland shall assemble at twelve of the clock on the same day as aforesaid, in the now accustomed place of meeting of the House of Lords of Ireland, and shall then and there proceed to elect twenty-eight Lords temporal to represent the peerage of Ireland in the Parliament of the United Kingdom in the following manner : that is to say, the names of the peers

shall be called over according to their rank, by the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, who shall then and there attend for that purpose; and each of the said peers who, previous to the said day, and in the present Parliament, shall have actually taken his seat in the House of Lords of Ireland, and who shall there have taken the oaths, and signed the declaration, which are or shall be by law required to be taken and signed by the Lords of the Parliament of Ireland, before they can sit and vote in the Parliament thereof, shall, when his name is called, deliver, either by himself or by his proxy, the name of such proxy having been previously entered in the books of the House of Lords of Ireland, according to the present forms and usages thereof, to the clerk of the crown or his deputy, (who shall then and there attend for that purpose,) a list of twenty-eight of the temporal peers of Ireland ; and the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, shall then and there publicly read the said lists, and shall then and there cast up the said lists, and publicly declare the names of the twenty-eight Lords who shall be chosen by the majority of votes in the said lists, and shall make a return of the said names to the House of Lords of the first Parliament of the United Kingdom; and the twenty-eight Lords so chosen by the majority of votes in the said lists shall, during their respective lives, sit as representatives of the peers of Ireland, in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, and be entitled to receive writs of summons to that and every succeeding Parliament ; and in case a complete election shall not be made of the whole number of twenty-eight peers, by reason of an equality of votes, the clerk of the crown shall return such number in favour of whom a complete election shall have been made in one list, and in a second list shall return the names of those peers who shall have an equality of votes, but in favour of whom, by reason of such equality, a complete election shall not have been made ; and the names of the peers in the second list for whom an equal number of votes shall have been so given, shall be written on pieces of paper

of a similar form, and shall be put into a glass by the clerk of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, at the table of the House of Lords thereof, whilst the House is sitting ; and the peer whose name shall be first drawn out by the clerk of the Parliament, shall be deemed the peer elected, and so successively as often as the case may require ; and whenever the seat of any of the twenty-eight Lords temporal so elected, shall be vacated by decease or forfeiture, the chancellor, the keeper, or commissioners of the great seal of the United Kingdom, for the time being, upon receiving a certificate under the hand and seal of any two Lords temporal, of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, certifying the decease of such peer; or on view of the record of attainder of such peer, shall direct a writ to be issued under the great seal of the United Kingdom, to the chancellor, the keeper, or commissioners of the great seal of Ireland, for the time being, directing him or them to cause writs to be issued by the clerk of the crown in Ireland, to every temporal peer of Ireland, who shall have sat and voted in the House of Lords of Ireland before the Union, or whose right to sit and vote therein, or to vote at such elections, shall on claim made in his behalf, have been admitted by the House of Lords of Ireland, before the Union, or after the Union, by the House of Lords of the United Kingdom ; and notice shall forthwith be published by the said clerk of the crown, in the London and Dublin Gazettes, of the issuing of such writs, and of the names and titles of all the peers' to whom the same are directed ; and to the said writs there shall be annexed a form of return thereof, in which a blank shall be left for the name of the peer to be elected, and the said writs shall enjoin each peer

within fiftytwo days from the test of the writ to return the same into the Crown Office of Ireland, with the blank filled up by inserting the name of the peer for whom he shall vote as the peer to succeed to the vacancy made by demise or forfeiture, as aforesaid, and the said writs and returns shall be bipartite, so as that the name of the peer to be chosen shall be written twice, that is once on each part of such writ and return, and so as that each part may also be subscribed by the peer to whom the same shall be directed, and likewise be sealed with his seal of arms, and one part of the said writs and returns so filled up, subscribed and sealed as above, shall remain of record in the Crown Office of Ireland, and the other part shall be certified by the clerk of the crown to the clerk of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ; and no peer of Ireland, except such as shall have been elected as representative peers on the part of Ireland in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom, and shall there have taken the oaths and signed the declaration prescribed by law, shall, under pain of suffering such punishment as the House of Lords of the United Kingdom may award and adjudge, make a return to such writ, unless he shall after the issuing thereof, and before the day on which the writ is returnable, have taken the oaths, and signed the declaration, which are, or shall be by law required to be taken and signed by the Lords of the United Kingdom, before they can sit and vote in the Parliament thereof, which oaths and declarations shall be either taken and subscribed in the Court of Chancery of Ireland, or before one of His Majesty's justices of the peace of that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, a certificate whereof signed by such justices of the peace, or by the register of the said Court of Chancery, shall be transmitted by such peer, with the return, and

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shall be annexed to that part thereof remaining of record in the Crown Office of Ireland; and the clerk of the crown shall forthwith after the return day of the writs, cause to be published in the London and Dublin Gazettes, a notice of the name of the person chosen by the majority of votes, and the peer so chosen shall, during his life, be one of the peers to sit and vote on the part of Ireland in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom ; and in case the votes shall be equal, the names of such persons who have an equal number of votes in their favour, shall be written on pieces

paper of a similar form, and shall be put into a glass by the clerk of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, at the table of the House of Lords whilst the House is sitting; and the peer whose name shall be first drawn out by the clerk of the Parliament shall be deemed the peer

elected. VI. And be it enacted, That in case any Lord spiritual being a temporal peer of the United Kingdom, or being a temporal peer of that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, shall be chosen by the Lords temporal to be one of the representatives of the Lords temporal, in every such case, during the life of such spiritual peer, being a temporal peer of the United Kingdom, or being a temporal peer of that part of the United Kingdom called Ireland, so chosen to represent the Lords temporal, the rotation of representation of the spiritual Lords shall proceed to the next spiritual Lord, without regard to such spiritual Lord so chosen a temporal peer, that is to say, if such spiritual Lord shall be an archbishop, then the rotation shall proceed to the archbishop whose see is next in rotation, and if such spiritual Lord shall be a suffragan bishop, then the rotation shall proceed to the suffragan bishop whose see is next in rotation.

VII. And whereas by the said fourth article of Union, it is agreed, that if His Majesty shall, on or before the first day of January next, declare under the great seal of Great Britain, that it is expedient that the Lords and Commons of the present Parliament of Great Britain should be the members of the respective Houses of the first Parliament of the United Kingdom on the part of Great Britain, then the Lords and Commons of the present Parliament of Great Britain shall accordingly be the members of the respective Houses of the first Parliament of the United Kingdom on the part of Great Britain ; be it enacted, for and in that case only, that the present members of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, and the two members for the city of Dublin, and the two members for the city of Cork, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, by virtue of this act, members for the said counties and cities in the first Parliament of the United Kingdom, and that on a day and hour to be appointed by His Majesty, under the great seal of Ireland, previous to the said first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and one, the members then serving for the College of the Holy Trinity of Dublin, and for each of the following cities or boroughs, that is to say, the city of Waterford, city of Limerick, borough of Belfast, county and town of Drogheda, county and town of Carrickfergus, borough of Newry, city of Kilkenny, city of Londonderry, town of Galway, borough of Clonmel, town of Wexford, town of Youghal, town of Bandon Bridge, borough of Armagh, borough of Dundalk, town of Kinsale, borough of Lisburn, borough of Sligo, borough of Catherlough, borough of Ennis, borough of Dungarvan, borough of Downpatrick, borough of Coleraine, town of Mallow, borough of Athlone, town of New Ross, borough of Tralee, city of Cashel, borough of Dungannon, borough of Portarlington, and borough of Enniskillen, or any five or more of them, shall meet in the now usual place of meeting of the House of Commons of Ireland, and the names of the members then serving for the said places and boroughs shall be written on separate pieces of paper, and the said papers, being folded up, shall be placed in a glass or glasses, and shall successively be drawn thereout by the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, who shall then and there attend for that purpose, and the first drawn name of a member of each of the aforesaid places or boroughs, shall be taken as the name of the member to serve for the said place or borough in the first Parliament of the United Kingdom, and a return of the said names shall be made by the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, to the House of Commons of the first Parliament of the United Kingdom, and a certificate thereof shall be given respectively by the said clerk of the crown or his deputy, to each of the members whose name shall have been so drawn; provided always, that it may be allowed to any member of any of the said places or boroughs, by personal application to be then and there made by him to the clerk of the crown or his deputy, or by declaration in writing under his hand, to be transmitted by him to the clerk of the crown, previous to the said day so appointed as above, to withdraw his name previous to the drawing of the names by lot, in which case, or in that of a vacancy by death or otherwise of one of the members of

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of the said places or boroughs at the time of so drawing the names, the name of the other member shall be returned as aforesaid, as the name of the member to serve for such place in the first Parliament of the United Kingdom ; or if both members for any

such place or borough shall so withdraw their names, or if there shall be a vacancy of both members at the time aforesaid, the clerk of the crown shall certify the same to the House of Commons of the first Parliament of the United Kingdom, and shall also express in such return whether any writ shall then have issued for the election of a member or members to supply such vacancy, and if a writ shall so have issued for the election «of one member only, such writ shall be superseded, and any election to be thereafter made thereupon, shall be null and of no effect; and if such writ shall have issued for the election of two members, the said two members shall be chosen accordingly, and their names being returned by the clerk of the crown to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, one of the said names shall then be drawn by lot in such manner and time as the said House of Commons shall direct, and the person whose name shall be so drawn, shall be deemed to be the member to sit for such

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