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whereby he insisted “That the right of voting is “ vested in the freeholders of the City and County “ of the City of Limerick, and in all the freemen “ of the Corporation of Limerick.” And your petitioners shew that the said Committee determined and reported, “That the right of election “ for the City and County of the City of Limerick “ is in the freeholders of the County of the said “City, and in such freemen of the said City as had “ served apprenticeships, or were resident at the “ time of their admissions to their respective free“ doms. And also that no person could be admitted ** a freeman of the said City who had not served “ an apprenticeship therein, or who was not resi** dent therein at the time of his admission ; and “ that, subject to the foregoing limitation, the sons ** of freemen, the sons-in-law of freemen, and “ persons having served seven years apprenticeship “ to freemen of the said City were entitled to the “freedom of the said City, and to vote at elections “ for the same ; and also that persons admitted to “ the freedom of the said City by virtue of an “Act passed in the fourteenth and fifteenth year of “ the reign of His late Majesty King Charles the “ second, intituled “ An Act for encouraging “ protestant strangers, and others, to inhabit and “ plant in the Kingdom of Ireland,” or by virtue of the new rules of the said City, were entitled to vote at elections therein during their family's constant residence, and their own residence, for the most part, therein, and no longer. That your petitioners are advised that the said resolution and determination of the said Select Committee on the said right of election, is contrary to law, and pray that they may be admitted as parties to oppose that right of election which was deemed valid in the judgment of the said Committee, as aforesaid, and to support and establish the said right of voting as contended for by the said J. P., Vereker, and which was negatived by the said Select Committee, or such other right of voting as shall be consistent with law; and that such relief may be granted as the justice of the case may require.—I do hereby give notice, that the House have appointed Tuesday the 15th day of May next, at half an hour after Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, to take the said petition into consideration.

Given under my hand, the 22d day of February 182]. CHARLEs MANNERs SUTToN, Speaker.

City of Limerick.-Right of Election Petition, Notice.

.Jovis, 220 die Februarij 1821.

John Standish and others, Electors for the City and County of the City of Limerick, having this day presented their petition to the House of Commons, setting forth, That at the late election for the City and County of the City of Limerick, the Honourable J. P. Vereker and Thomas Spring Rice, Esq. were candidates for the representation of the said City in Parliament, and that on the 7th day of April 1820, the Sheriffs of the said City made their return, and thereby declared that the said J. P. Vereker had a majority of 237 votes, and was duly elected. That the said Thomas Spring Rice petitioned against the said return, and that the Select Committee appointed to try the merits of the said election, required the said parties to deliver in statements of the rights of election for which they respectively contended, and that the said Thomas Spring Rice accordingly delivered in a statement, whereby he insisted, “That the right of election for “ the said City of Limerick and for the County of “ the said City, is in the freeholders of the County - L 2 . of “ of the said City of Limerick. and in such freemen “ thereof as had served apprenticeships in the said “City, or as were resident therein at the time of “ their respective admissions to the freedom there“ of : and also that the eldest sous of freemen and “ persons marrying the daughters of freemen, and “ persons who had served regular apprenticeships “within the same City to freemen thereof, were of “right entitled to the freedom of the said City, and “ to vote at elections therein; and that all mer“ chants, traders, artificers, artisans, seamen, or “ persons otherwise skilled and exercised in any “mystery, craft, or trade, or in the working or “ making any manufacture, or in the art of naviga“tion, residing, inhabiting, and exercising their “trade, mystery, or craft within the said City, “were of right entitled, under the statutes and “ rules relating to the said City, to the freedom “ thereof, and to vote at elections for the same “during such their residence therein : and also “ that no persons, howsoever in any respect enti“tled, except such as had been residing and conti“nually inhabiting within the said City at the time ‘‘ of their admission to the freedom thereof, or had “ been apprentices therein, were entitled to vote at “elections for the said City.” And your petitioneis shew that the said J. P. Vereker delivered in a statement to the said Committee, whereby he insisted, “That the right of voting is vested in all “ the freeholders of the City and County of the City “ of Limerick, and in all the freemen of the corpo“ ration of Limerick.” And your petitioners shew that the said Committee determined and reported, “That the right of election for the City and County “ of the City of Limerick, is in the freeholders of “ the County of the said City, and in such free“men of the said City as had served apprentice“ships, or were resident at the time of their ad“missions to their respective freedoms; and also “ that “ that no person could be admitted a freeman of “ of the said City who had not served an appren“ticeship therein, or who was not resident therein. “at the time of his admission; and that subject to “to the foregoing limitation, the sons of freemen, “the sons-in-law of freemen, and persons having “served seven years apprenticeship to freemen of “ the said City, were entitled to the freedom of the “ said City, and to vote at elections for the same ; “ also that persons admitted to the freedom of the “ said City by virtue of an Act passed in the 14th “ and 15th years of the reign of his late Majesty “King Charles the Second, intituled, “An Act for “encouraging Protestant strangers and others to in“habit and plant in the kingdom of Ireland,' or by “virtue of the new rules of the said City, were en“ titled to vote at elections therein during their fa“mily's constant residence and their own residence “for the most part therein, and no longer.” That your Petitioners are advised, that the said resolution and determination of the said Select Committee on the said right of election is contrary to law, and pray that they may be admitted as parties to oppose that right of election which is deemed valid in the judgment of the said Committee as aforesaid, and to support and establish the light of voting contended for by the said J. P. Vercker, and which was negatived by the said Select Committee, or such other right of voting as shall be consistent with law ; and that such relief may be g a ted as the justice of the case may require, I do be reby give notice, that the House have appointed Tuesday the 15th day of May next, at half an hour after three of the clock in the afternoon, to taka the said petition into consideration Given under my hand the 22d day of February

1821, -
CHARLes MANNER's SUTroN, Speaker.

Crown

- Crown-Office, February 23, 1821.

Pays and Places appointed for holding the Lent Assizes 1821, viz.

NORFOLK CIRCUIT.

Sir Charles Abbott, Knt. Lord Chief Justice.
Mr. Baron Graham.

Buckinghamshire, Thursday, March 8, at Aylesbury. Bedfordshire, Wednesday, March 14, at Bedford. Huntingdonshire, Saturday, March 17, at Huntingdon. Cambridgeshire, Tuesday, March 20, at Cambridge. Norfolk, Saturday, March 24, at Thetford. Suffolk, Saturday, March 31, at Bury Saint Edmund's.

MIDLAND CIRCUIT.

Sir Robert Dallas, Knt. Lord Chief Justice.
Mr. Justice Richardson.

Northamptonshire, Saturday, March 3, at North-
ampton. -
Rutlandshire, Friday, March 9, at Oakham.
Lincolnshire, Saturday, March 10, at the Castle of
Lincoln.
City of Lincoln, The same day, at the City of
Lincoln.
Nottinghamshire, Friday, March 16, at Notting-
ham. -
Town of Nottingham, The same day, at the Town.
of Nottingham.
Derbyshire, Wednesday, March 21, at Derby.
Leicestershire, Monday, March 26, at the Castle of
Leicester. -
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