The Law of Municipal Corporations: Together with a Bief Sketch of Their History, and a Treatise on Mandamus and Quo Warranto

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William Benning, 1827 - Municipal corporations - 552 pages
 

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Page 206 - Printing-House, between the hours of ten in the morning and two in the afternoon, to preach eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, the year following, at St.
Page 424 - ... in such action on the case should or might have been tried : and in case a verdict shall be found for the person or persons suing such writ, or judgment given for him or them upon a demurrer, or by nil dicit, or for want of a replication or other pleading, he or they shall recover his or their damages and costs, in such manner as he or they might have done in such action on the case as aforesaid...
Page 212 - After an election has been properly proposed, whoever has a majority of those who vote, the Assembly being sufficient, is elected, although a majority of the entire Assembly altogether abstain from voting; because their presence suffices to constitute the elective body, and if they neglect to vote it is their own fault, and shall not invalidate the act of the others, but be construed an assent to the determination of the majority of those who do vote.
Page 455 - Courts, shall be found or adjudged guilty of an usurpation or intrusion into, or unlawfully holding and executing any of the said offices or franchises, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Courts respectively as well to give judgment of ouster against such person or persons, of and from any of the said offices or franchises...
Page 60 - ... that if any Mayor, Bailiff or Bailiffs, or other chief officer or officers of any city, borough, or town corporate shall voluntarily absent himself or themselves from, OR knowingly and designedly prevent or hinder the election of any other mayor, bailiff, or other chief officer in the same city, borough, or town corporate, upon the day or within the time appointed by charter or ancient usage for such election, the person or persons so offending, being thereof lawfully convicted, shall for every...
Page 502 - Bench for the time being shall not, without express order to be given by the said court in open court, exhibit, receive, or file any information for any of the causes aforesaid, or issue out any process thereupon, before he shall have taken, or shall have delivered to him, a recognizance from the person or persons procuring such information to be exhibited...
Page 195 - ... no person or persons shall for ever hereafter be placed, elected or chosen in or to any the offices or places aforesaid, that shall not have, within one year next before such election or choice, taken the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, according to the rites of the Church of England...
Page 421 - ... the material facts contained within the said return; to which the person or persons making such return shall reply, take issue, or demur; and such further proceedings, and in such manner shall be had therein, for the determination thereof, as might have been had if the person or persons suing such...
Page 422 - ... reply, take issue, or demur; and such further proceedings, and in such manner shall be had therein, for the determination thereof, as might have been had if the person or persons suing such writ had brought his or their action on the case for a false return; and if any issue shall be joined on such proceedings, the person or persons suing such writ shall and may try the same in such place as an issue joined in such action on the case should or might have been tried...

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