Appendix to the First Report; Southern, Midland, Western and South-Eastern Circuits, and Part of the North-Eastern Circuit Volume 1

Appendix to the First Report; Southern, Midland, Western and South-Eastern Circuits, and Part of the North-Eastern Circuit Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...funds for a weighing engine; and it wasconsidered that this improvement in the machinery gave a right to increase the charge, but we conceive without foundation. 27. No regular appointment of a Weighmaster is made. The lords of the manor had Weighmuhr. lately built a. market house, and it was supposed that the fees for weighing were therefore enjoyed under them as private property. But the right of appointment appears to be in the provost, no other person being entitled to toll. In September 1813, an order of the corporation was made that the provost. should provide a proper place for building a market; but we do not find anything done upon it. 28. As Clerk of the Market, the provost, assisted by thetown seijeant, performs the duty of Clark ofthcldarkch seeing the wei hts and measures within the borough adjusted to llifi'BliIXll3l'd weights and measures whic he himself keeps. 29. This co oration presents a rare instance ofa-Property income, general y speaking, usefully expended, and satisfactorily accounted for. The property consists of several plots of ground lying in various directions about the town, and containing in the whole 59A. IR. 1811. statute measure, now occupied in very small lots, and at small rents, by 43 tenants, some holding from year to year, and others under leases, (for terms not eaiceeding three lives;) the rents formin a gross amount of 52 13s. 2d. per annum. A recent and careful survey was made, am? the surveyor's map was produced to us by the provost. 30. These grounds appear to have been anciently " Commons," to the use of which, under Comment. thecontrol of the corporation, the inhabitants were entitled; we examined several very old witnesses, and although it appears that there were...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848209
  • 9781236848208