English Municipal Institutions: Their Growth and Development from 1835 to 1879, Statistically Illustrated

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Waterlow & sons limited, 1879 - Municipal corporations - 272 pages
 

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Page 12 - London, the town council of any borough for the time being subject to the act of the session of the fifth and sixth years of the reign of King William the Fourth, chapter seventy-six, intituled " An Act to provide for the Regulation of Municipal Corporations in England and Wales...
Page 44 - Years, and also during the Time of such Occupation shall have been an Inhabitant Householder within the said Borough or within Seven Miles of the said Borough, shall, if duly enrolled in that Year according to the Provisions herein-after 15 contained, be a Burgess...
Page 108 - Meetings shall be drawn up and fairly entered into a Book to be kept for that Purpose, and shall be signed by the Mayor, Alderman, or Councillor presiding at such Meeting...
Page 254 - If the Committee of Council are satisfied that a local authority or other petitioners have properly promoted or properly opposed a scheme before them, and that for special reasons it is right that the reasonable costs incurred by the authority or other petitioners in such promotion or opposition should be paid as expenses properly incurred by the local authority in the execution of their duties, the Committee of Council may order those costs to be so paid, and they shall be paid accordingly.
Page 2 - It is chiefly for the purpose of clothing bodies of men, in succession, with these qualities and capacities, that corporations were invented and are in use. By these means a perpetual succession of individuals are capable of acting for the promotion of the particular object, like one immortal being.
Page 45 - Act, be deemed to have been rated to the relief of the poor in respect of such premises from the period at which the rate shall have been made in respect of which he shall have so claimed to be rated as aforesaid...
Page 93 - ... share or interest in any contract or employment with, by, or on behalf of the council.
Page 3 - Another method of implication, whereby the king's consent is presumed, is as to all corporations by prescription, such as the city of London, and many others, which have existed as corporations, time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary: and therefore are looked upon in law to be well created.
Page 99 - Whether any corrupt practice has or has not been proved to have been committed by or with the knowledge and consent of any candidate at such election, and the nature of such corrupt practice...
Page 3 - Corporations sole consist of one person only and his successors, in some particular station, who are incorporated by law, in order to give them some legal capacities and advantages, particularly that of perpetuity, which in their natural persons they could not have had.

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