A New Abridgment of the Law; Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles Volume 3

A New Abridgment of the Law; Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...they ought to be Capitular's ter congregati in a certain Place; though it was agreed, that they are not confined to meet in their Chapter-House, but might meet at any other Place; but at such Meeting and Sealing there ought to be a Majority then present; for if they set their Names at several Tunes, and in several Places, after, this makes it not to be the Act of the Corporation, but Farfum Singulorum in their Angular and private Capacity, and so fljall not bind; also it was held, that the major Part of the Members being assembled, ought to give their Voices and Consents singly and distinctly, and not in a confused and uncertain Manner, as in the Choice of Knights of the Shire; and w hen the major Part doth so consent, their Consent ought to be expressed by their fixing os the Seal to the Deed of Confirmation or other Grant. The Corporation os the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of Windsor maderjyer tSz. a Lease for Years, one Bailiff only assenting j and this was held a voidb. Lease, if there were two Bailiffs, because then one is not a Majority; butin M"gi- as to the Burgesses, it was held, that if the greater Part of them assented, this would be sufficient, though they were not present at the Sealing, if their Assent was had before; but Quart; for the foregoing Cafe seems to be an Authority that there must be a M.jority present at the Time of the Sealing; for that is the Act which expresses their Consent; and unless there be a Majority jhen present, no Assent at any other Time can make that good, which, for want of a Majority, was void when it was done; but in that Cafe it appears, that the Consent of the Majority was not had till after jhe Sealing; whereas in this Case the Consent of the Majority was before the Sealing, though such...show more

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  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498887
  • 9781236498885