Campbell v. Black: report of the case decided in the House of Lords, on the 16th of May 1817, in which General Campbell of Monzie was pursuer, and David Black, Esq., defender

Front Cover
Printed for John Robertson, 1817 - Election law - 54 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 43 - Find the pursuer entitled to expenses ; allow an account thereof to " be given in, and remit to the auditor to tax the same and to report.
Page 22 - ... gratuity or reward, or any bond, bill or note, or any promise or gratuity whatsoever, either by myself, or any other person to my use, or benefit or advantage, for making any return at the present election of members to serve in parliament; and that I will return such person or persons as shall, to the best of my judgment, appear to me to have the majority of legal votes.
Page 6 - ... clerk, shall neglect or refuse to sign the aforesaid minutes of election of preses and clerk, and deliver the same to the clerk chosen as aforesaid, or shall sign false minutes thereof, he shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of one hundred pounds sterling to the person elected preses, as aforesaid, to be recovered by him or his executors, in the manner hereafter directed. XVI. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the clerk chosen by the majority...
Page 5 - ... as duly elected thereat, or alleging himself or themselves to have been a candidate or candidates at such election, or claiming therein to have had a right to vote at the election of any delegate "or commissioner for choosing a burgess for any district of burghs in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, to which the same shall relate.
Page 15 - ... other, to my use, or benefit, or advantage, to make " out any commission for a commissioner for choosing a " burgess; and that I will duly make out a commission to " the commissioner who shall be chosen by the majority of " the town-council assembled, and to no other person. So
Page 15 - ... to serve in parliament, the common clerk of the presiding borough shall allow the votes of such persons only who produce commissions authenticated by the subscription of the common clerk, and the common seal of the respective boroughs within the district, and shall return to the sheriff or steward the person elected by the major part of the commissioners assembled, whose commissions are authenticated as aforesaid ; and if he neglect or refuse to return such persons so elected to the sheriff or...
Page 6 - ... for any person as commissioner, other than him who is chosen by the majority as aforesaid; and if any common clerk of any borough shall neglect or refuse duly to make out and sign a commission to the commissioner elected by the majority as aforesaid, and affix the seal of the borough thereto, or if he shall make out and sign a commission to any other person who is not chosen by the majority...
Page 6 - yearly, the magistrates and old council meet in " the forenoon within their tolbooth ; and when " these of the old council who are desirous of an " ease have demitted their offices, they choose as " many new councillors in their room to keep...
Page 17 - that he was bound by his oath, and according to the impartial exercise of his trust, to incur the responsibility incident to his making out a commission in favour of General Maitland." Mr Black, following this advice, which coincided with his own opinion, made out a commission in favour of General Maitland...
Page 5 - That at every election of commissioners for choosing burgesses for any district of boroughs in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, the common clerk of each borough within the said district shall make out a commission to the person chosen commissioner by the major part of the magistrates and town council assembled for that purpose...

Bibliographic information