The method and rule of proceeding upon all elections, polls and scrutinies, at common halls and wardmotes, within the city of London. With additional notes [&c.] by H.K.S. Causton
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Page ccclxxxi - ... any house, warehouse, counting-house, shop or other building, being either separately or jointly with any land within such city, borough, or place occupied therewith by him as owner, or occupied therewith by him as tenant under the same landlord...
Page ccclxxx - That in every city or borough which shall return a member or members to serve in any future parliament, every male person of full age, and not subject to any legal incapacity...
Page 252 - Sum of lool., to be recovered by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record...
Page ccclxxix - Schedule marked (A.) to this act annexed, either as a burgess or freeman, or in the city of London as a freeman and liveryman, if this act had not been passed, shall be entitled to vote in such election, provided such person shall be duly registered according to the provisions herein-after contained...
Page xxviii - The meaning of particular words in acts of parliament, as well as in other instruments, is to be found not so much in a strict etymological propriety of language, nor even in popular use, as in the subject or occasion on which they are used, and the object that is intended to be attained.
Page 237 - An Act for the further security of His Majesty's person and Government, and the succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants, and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret abettors...
Page 236 - ... 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 believe ; and that you have not been polled before at this election.
Page ccclxxx - ... contained* ; but that no such person shall be so registered in any year, unless he shall, on the last day of July in such year, be qualified as such elector in such manner as would entitle him then to vote, if such day were the day of election...
Page cci - Regina,' every evening. And thereupon ordained five burning wax lights at the time of the said anthem, in the honour and reverence of the five principal joys of our Lady aforesaid, and for exciting the people to devotion at such an hour the more to merit to their souls.