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aforesaid on the part of Ireland, constitute the two houses of the parliament of the united kingdom: :

That if his majesty, on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and one, on which day the Union is to take place, shall declare under the great seal of Great Britain, that it is expedient that the lords and commong 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 said 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': and they, together with the lords spiritual and temporal and commons, so summoned and returned as above, on the part of Ireland, shall be the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons of the first parliament of the united kingdom; and such first parliament may (in that case) if not sooner dissolved, continue to sit so long as the present parliament of Great Britain may now by law continue to sit, if not sooner dissolved: provided always, that until an act shall have passed in the parliament of the united kingdom, providing in what cases persons holding offices or places of profit under the crown in Ireland, shall be incapable of being members of the house of commons of the parliament of the united kingdom, no greater number of members than twenty, hold-' ing such offices er places as aforesaid, shall be capable of sitting in the said house of commons of the parliament of the united kingdom; and if such a number of members shall be returned to serve in the said house as to make

the whole number of inembers of the said house holding , such offices or places as aforesaid more than twenty, then

and in such case the seats or places of such members aš shall have last accepted- such offices or places shall be tracated, .at the option of such members, so as to reduce

the number of members holding such offices or places to the number of twenty; and no person holding any such office or place shall be capable of being elected or of sitting in the said house, while there are twenty persons holding such offices or places sitting in the said house; and that every one of the lords of parliament of the united kingdom, and every member of the house of commons in the united kingdom, in the first and all succeeding parliaments, shall until the parliament of the united kingdom shall other- • wise provide, take the oaths, and make and subscribe the declaration, and take and subscribe the oaths now by law enjoined to be taken, made and subscribed by the lords and commons of the parliament of Great Britain:

That the lords of parliament on the part of Ireland, in the house of lords of the united kingdom, shall at all times have the same privileges of parliament which shall belong to the lords of parliament on the part of Great Britain ; and the lords spiritual and temporal respectively on the past of Ireland shall at all times have the same rights in respect of their sitting and voting upon the trial of peers, as the lords spiritual and temporal respectively on the part of Great Britain; and that all lords spiritual of Ireland shall have rank and precedency next and immediately after the lords spiritual of the same rank and degree of Great Britain, and shall enjoy all privileges as fully as the lords spiritual of Great Britain do now or may hereafter enjoy the same (the right and privilege of sitting in the house of lords, and, the privileges depending thereon, and particuJarly the right of sitting on the trial of peers, excepted ;) and that the persons holding any temporal peerages of Ireland existing at the time of the Union, shall, from and after the Union have rank and precedency next and immediately after all the persons holding peerages of the like orders and degrees in Great Britain, subsisting at the time of the Union; and that all peerages of Ireland created, after the

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481 Union shall have rank and precedency with the peétages of the united kingdom so created, according to the dates of their creations ; and that all peerages both of Great Britain and Ireland, now subsisting or hereafter to be created, shall in all other respects, from the date of the Union, be considered as peerages of the united kingdom; and that the peers of Ireland shall, as peers of the united kingdom, be sued and tried as peers, except as aforesaid, and shall enjóy all pria vileges of peers as fully as the peers of Great Britain; the right and privilege of sitting in the house of lords; and the privilege depending thereon, and the right of sitting on the trial of peers, only excepted : :

Art. V. That it be the fiftli article of Union, that the churches of England and Ireland, as now by law established, be united into one protestant episcopal church, to be called, The United Church of England and Ireland, and that the doctrine, worship, discipline and government of the said united Church, shall be and shall remain in full force for ever, as the same are now by law established for the Church of England, that the continuance and preservation of the said united Church, as the established church of England and Ireland, shall be deemed and taken to be an essential and fundamental part of the Union; and that in like manner the doctrine, worship, discipline and go.. : vernment of the Church of Scotland, shall remain and be preserved as the same are now established by law, and by the acts for the Union of the two kingdoms of England and Scotland:

Art. VI. That it be the sixth article of Union, that his majesty's subjects of Great Britain and Ireland shall, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and one, be entitled to the same privileges, and be on the same footing, as to encouragements and bounties on the like articles, being the growth, produce or manufacture of either country respectively, and generally in respect

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of trade and navigation in all ports and places of the anited :kingdom and its dependencies; and that in all treaties macle by his majesty, his heirs, and successors, with any foreign power, his majesty's subjects of Ireland shall have the same privileges, and be on the same footing, as his majesty's subjects of Great Britain: .'

That, from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and one, all prohibitions and bounties on the export of articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture of : either country, to the other, shall cease and determine; and that the said articles shall henceforth be exported from one country to the other, without duty or bounty on such esport.

That all articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture of either country, (not herein 'after enumerated as subject to specific duties,) shall from henceforth be imported into each country, from the other, free from duty, other than such countervailing duties on the several articles-enumerated in the schedule, number One, A. and B. hereunto annexed, as are therein specified, or to such other countervailing duties as shall hereafter be imposed by the parliament of the united kingdom, in the manner herein after provided; and that, for the period of twenty years from the Union, the articles enumerated in the schedule, number Two hereanto annexed, shall be subject on importation into each country from the other, to the duties specified in the said schedule number Two; and the woollen manufactures, known by the names of Old and New Drapery, shall pay, on importation into each country from the other, the duties bow payable on importation into Ireland : salt and hops, on importation into Ireland from Great Britain, caties not exceeding those which are now paid on importation into Ireland; and coals on importation into Ireland from Great Britain, sball be subject to burthens not exceeding those to which they are now subject : ....

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483 That callicoes and muslins shall on their importation into either country from the other, be subject and liable to the duties now payable on the same on the importation thereof from Great Britain into Ireland, until the fifth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight; and from and after the said day, the said duties shall be annually reduced, by equal proportions as near as may be in each year, so 'as that the said duties shall stand at ten per centum from and after the fifth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, until the fifth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty one: and that cotion yarn and cotton twist, shall on their importation into either country from the oiber, be subject and liable to the duties now payable upon the same upon the importation thereof from Great Britain into Ireland, until the fifth day of January, one thousand eigbt hundred and eight, and from and after the said day, the said duties shall be annually ret duced by equal proportions as near as may be in each year, 80 that as that all duties sliall cease on the said articles from and after the fifth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen:

That any articles of the growth, produce, or manufature of either country, which are or may be subject to internal duty, or to duty on the materials of which they are composed, may be made subject, on their importation into

each country respectively from the other, to such counter· vailing duty as shall appear to be just and reasonable in

respect of such internal duties or duty on the materials: and that for the said purposes the articles specified in the said schedule number One, A and B. shall be subject to the duties set forth therein, liable to be taken off, diminished or increased, irr the manner herein specified : and that upon the export of the said articles from each country to the other respectively, a drawback shall be given equal in amount to the countervailing duty payable on such ar

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