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of the fame names to the House of Lords of the first parliament of the united kingdom; and the twenty-eight lords fo chosen by the majority of votes in the faid lifts fhall, during their respective lives, fit as reprefentatives of the peers of Ireland in the House of Lords of the united kingdom, and be entitled to receive writs of fummons to that and every fucceeding parlia ment; and in cafe a complete election thall not be made of the whole number of twenty-eight peers, by reason of an equality of votes, the clerk of the crown fhall return fuch number in fa vour of whom a complete election fhall have been made in one lift, and in a fecond lift shall return the names of thofe peers who fhall have an equality of votes, but in favour of whom, by reafon of such equality, a complete election fhall not have been made, and the names of the peers in the second lift, for whom an equal number of votes fhall have been fo given, fhall be written on pieces of paper, of a fimilar form, and shall be put into a glass by the clerk of the parliament of the united king dom, at the table of the House of Lords thereof, whilft the houfe is fitting, and the peers whofe name fhall be first drawn out by the clerk of the parliament, fhall be deemed the peer elected; and fo fucceffively as often as the cafe may require; and whenever the feat of any of the twenty-eight lords tem poral fo elected fhall be vacated by decease or forfeiture, the chancellor, the keeper, or commiffioners of the great feal of the united kingdom for the time being, upon receiving a certificate under the hand and feal of any two lords temporal of the par liament of the united kingdom, certifying the decease of such peer, or on view of the record of attainder of such peer, fhall direct a writ to be iffued under the great feal of the united kingdom, to the chancellor, the keeper or commiffioners of the great feal of Ireland for the time being, directing him or them to cause writs to be iffued, by the clerk of the crown in Ire. land, to every temporal peer of Ireland, who fhall have fat and voted in the House of Lords of Ireland before the Union, or whofe right to fit and vote therein, or to vote at such elections, fhall, on claim made on his behalf, have been admitted by the Houfe of Lords of Ireland before the Union, or after the Union by the House of Lords of the united kingdom; and notice shall forthwith be published by the said clerk of the crown, in the VOL. II. London

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London and Dublin Gazettes, of the iffuing of fuch writs, and of the names and titles of all the peers to whom the fame are directed; and to the said writs there shall be annexed a form of return thereof, in which a blank fhall be left for the name of the peer to be elected, and the said writs fhall enjoin each peer, within fifty-two days from the tefte of the writ, to return the fame into the crown-office of Ireland with the blank filled up, by inserting the name of the peer for whom he shall vote, as the peer to fucceed to the vacancy made by demise or forfeiture as aforefaid; and the said writs and returns fhall be bipartite, so as that the name of the peer to be chosen shall be written twice, that is, once on each part of such writ and return, and fo as that each part may also be fubfcribed by the peer to whom the same shall be directed, and likewise be sealed with his feal of arms; and one part of the faid writs and returns fo filled up, fubfcribed and fealed as above, shall remain of record in the crown office of Ireland, and the other part shall be certified by the clerk of the crown to the clerk of the parliament of the united kingdom, and no peer of Ireland, except such as fhall have been elected as representative peers on the part of Ireland in the House of Lords of the united kingdom, and fhall there have taken the oaths, and figned the declaration prescribed by law, fhall, under pain of fuffering fuch punishment as the House of Lords of the united kingdom may award and adjudge, make a return to fuch writ, unless he fhall, after the issuing thereof, and before the day on which the writ is returnable, have taken the oaths and figned the declaration which are or shall be by law required to be taken and figned by the lords of the united kingdom, before they can fit and vote in the parliament thereof; which oaths and declaration fhall be either taken and subscribed in the court of chancery of Ireland, or before one of his majefty's juftices of the peace of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, a certificate whereof, figned by fuch justices of the peace, or by the register of the faid court of chancery, shall be tranfmitted by fuch peer with the return, and shall be annexed to that part thereof remaining of record in the crown office of Ireland; and the clerk of the crown fhall forthwith after the return day of the writs, cause to be published in the London and Dublin Gazettes, a notice of the name of the perfon

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chofen by the majority of votes; and the peer fo chofen fhall during his life, be one of the peers to fit and vote on the part of Ireland in the Houfe of Lords of the united kingdom; and in case the votes shall be equal, the names of such persons who have an equal number of votes in their favor, shall be written on pieces of paper of a fimilar form, and fhall be put into a glafs by the clerk of the parliament of the united kingdom, at the table of the House of Lords, whilft the house is fitting, and the peer whofe name shall be firft drawn out by the clerk of the parliament shall be deemed the peer elected. And be it enacted, that in case any lord fpiritual, being a temporal peer of the united kingdom, or being a temporal peer of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, shall be chosen by the lords temporal to be one of the representatives of the lords temporal, in every such cafe, during the life of fuch fpiritual peer being a temporal peer of the united kingdom, or being a temporal peer of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, so chosen to reprefent the lords temporal, the rotation of representation of the spiritual lords fhall proceed to the next spiritual lord, without regard to such spiritual lord so chosen a temporal peer, that is to say, if fuch spiritual lord shall be an archbishop, then the rotation shall proceed to the archbishop whofe fee is next in rotation, and if fuch spiritual lord fhall be a fuffragan bishop, then the rotation shall proceed to the fuffragan bishop whofe fee is next in rotation. And whereas by the faid fourth article of union it is agreed, that, if his Majesty shall, on or before the first day of January next, declare, under the great feal of Great Britain, that it is expedient that the lords and commons of the prefent parliament of Great Britain should be the members of the respective houses of the first parliament of the united kingdom, on the part of Great Britain, then the lords and commons of the prefent parliament of Great Britain fhall accordingly be the members of the refpective houses of the first parliament of the united kingdom on the part of Great Britain; be it enafted, for and in that cafe only, that the present members of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, and the two members for the city of Dublin, and the two members of the city of Cork, fhall be, and they are hereby declared to be, by virtue of this act, members for the faid counties and cities in the first parliament

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liament of the united kingdom; and that, on a day and hour to be appointed by his majefty under the great feal of Ireland, previous to the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and one, the members then ferving for the college of the Holy Trinity of Dublin, and for each of the following cities or boroughs, that is to fay, the city of Waterford, city of Limerick, borough of Belfaft, county and town of Drogheda, county and town of Carrickfergus, borough of Newry, city of Kilkenny, city of Londonderry, town of Galway, borough of Clonmell, town of Wexford, town of Youghall, town of Bandon-Bridge, borough of Armagh, borough of Dundalk, town of Kinsale, borough of Lisburne, borough of Sligo, borough of Catherlough, borough of Ennis, borough of Dungarvan, borough of Downpatrick, borough of Coleraine, town of Mallow, borough of Athlone, town of New Rofs, borough of Tralee, city of Cashel, borough of Dungannon, borough of Portarlington, and borough of Enniskillen, or any five or more of them, fhall meet in the now usual place of meeting of the Houfe of Commons of Ireland, and the names of the members then ferving for the faid places and boroughs, fhall be written on separate pieces of paper, and the faid papers being folded up, shall be placed in a glafs or glaffes, and fhall fucceffively be drawn thereout by the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, who shall then and there attend for that purpose; and the first drawn name of a member of each of the aforefaid places or boroughs shall be taken as the name of the member to serve for the said place or borough in the first parliament of the united kingdom; and a return of the faid names fhall be made by the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, to the Houfe of Commons of the first parliament of the united kingdom; and a certificate thereof shall be given respectively by the faid clerk of the crown, or his deputy, to each of the members whofe names fhall have been fo drawn: Provided always, that it may be allowed to any member of any of the said places or boroughs, by perfonal application, to be then and there made by him to the clerk of the crown, or his deputy, or by declaration in writing under his hand, to be transmitted by him to the clerk of the crown previous to the faid day fo appointed as above, to withdraw his name previous to the drawing of the names by lot; in which cafe, or in that of a vacancy by death or

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otherwise of one of the members of any of the faid places. or boroughs, at the time of fo drawing the names, the name of the other member shall be returned as aforefaid as the name of the member to serve for fuch place in the firft parliament of the united kingdom; or if both members for any fuch place or borough fhall fo withdraw their names, or if there fhall be a va cancy of both members at the time aforefaid, the clerk of the crown shall certify the fame to the House of Commons of the first parliament of the united kingdom, and fhall alfo exprefs, in fuch return, whether any writ fhall then have iffued for the election of a member or members to supply such vacancy'; and if a writ shall so have iffued for the election of one member only, fuch writ fhall be fuperfeded, and any election to be thereafter made thereupon fhall be null and of no effect; and if fuch writ fhall have iffued for the election of two members, the faid two members shall be chofen accordingly, and their names being returned by the clerk of the crown to the House of Commons of the parliament of the united kingdom, one of the faid names fhall then be drawn, by lot, in fuch manner and time as the faid Houfe of Commons shall direct; and the person whose name shall be fo drawn, fhall be deemed to be the member to fit for fuch place in the first parliament of the united kingdom; but if, at the time aforefaid, no writ fhall have iffued to fupply fuch vacancy, none shall thereafter iffue until the fame be ordered by resolution of the Houfe of Commons of the parliament of the united kingdom, as in the cafe of any other vacancy of a feat in the House of Commons of the parliament of the united kingdom. And be it enacted, that whenever his majesty, his heirs and fucceffors, fhall, by proclamation under the great feal of the united kingdom, fummon a new parliament of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the chancellor, keeper, or commiffioners of the great feal of Ireland, fhall cause writs to be iffued to the feveral counties, cities, the college of the Holy Trinity of Dublin, and boroughs in that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, fpecified in this act, for the election of members to ferve in the parliament of the united kingdom, according to the numbers herein-before fet forth; and whenever any vacancy of a feat in the Houfe of Commons or the parliament of the united kingdom, for any of the faid counties, cities,

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