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Petition of John O'Donnell of Limerick and John Bouchier of the County of Clare 1761

12/07/1820

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4 ( Ireland.) REPORT FROM COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS " same passed in the affirmative, nemine contradicente Your Committee likewise find another entry in the said book, dated the seventh day of October one thousand seven hundred and twenty- eight, by which it appears, that the court of D'Oyer Hun- dred, confirmed an order made by the council for granting a lease of part of said estate to alderman Randal Holland; your Committee likewise find an entry in the said book, dated the twenty- sixth of May one thousand seven hundred and twenty- seven, wherein it is recited, that the former mayor taking advantage of the absence of several of the members of the common conncil, and in order to dispose of the revenues of the city in an unwarrantable and unusual manner, did pretend to elect several members into the said common council, and without the approbation of the citizens, to whom it of right belongs to give their assent to such elections, and it was thereby declared, that such elections are void, and the said persons so elected are thereby- removed, and it was thereby ordered, that the said resolution be presented and proposed to the next general assembly of the citizens for their approbation; your Committee find, that on the same day, several persons were elected into the common council, and ordered to be proposed to the court of D'Oyer Hundred for their approbation; and your Committee find, that on the first of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty- seven, the said several orders and resolutions were assented to, approved of, and confirmed in the court of D'Oyer Hundred, and that on the sixth of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty- seven, the said several persons so elected and approved of, were admitted into and sworn members of the said common council; your Committee find, that John Wight, Charles Smyth, esquire, and George Sexton,- were three of the persons so elected and admitted into the said common council, and that they have ever since enjoyed and exercised the rights and privileges of members of the said common council; your Committee find, that on the twenty- third of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty- seven, several sums were ordered in common council to be paid to several persons out of the city revenue, and that said orders should be proposed to the next general assembly for their assent; and that the same were accordingly, on the ninth of October one thousand seven hundred and twenty- seven, proposed to and confirmed in the court of D'Oyer Hundred; your Com- mittee find the like orders made for payment of money on the second of May one thousand seven hundred and twenty- eight, and also an order of the same date, that each mayor, for the future, should have 250 I. salary, and no more ; your Committee * find, by an entry in the said corporation books, that on the twenty- second day of December one thousand seven hundred and thirty, several complaints being made of several members of the council, upon account of several large sums being ordered on the twentieth of January one thousand seven hundred and twenty- nine, to be paid to them, and several of the said members having agreed to forego the said sums, and subscribed a writing to that effect; it was ordered by the said council, that such person as refuse or neglect to sign by the next council an order to that effect, that then it be proposed to the court of D'Oyer Hundred for their assent; your Committee find, that on the sixth day of March one thousand seven hundred and forty- six, the said common council took upon them to demise several consider- able parts of the estate belonging to the corporation, to several members of the said common council for the term of nine hundred and ninety- nine years at small rents, and likewise that the said common council did on the seventh day of May one thousand seven hundred and forty- seven, take upon them to demise several other parts of the said estate, for terms of nine hundred and ninety- nine years, to mem- bers of the said common council at small rents ; your Committee find, that the said common council did on the ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and forty- eight, take upon them to grant a fee- farm lease of a very considerable part of the said corporation estate to a member of the said common council, at the yearly rent of SI. 10,?. Your Committee find, that the said common council did on the tenth day of October one thousand seven hundred and forty- eight, take upon them to demise the greatest part of the said corporation estate to several members of the said common council, for terms of nine hundred and ninety- nine years at trifling rents; and your Committee find, that on the same tenth day of October one thou- sand seven hundred and forty- eight, the said leases were confirmed in a court of D'Oyer Hundred, but your Committee do not find that any notice whatsoever was given of holding the said court, but the said day is mentioned in the said council book, to be the second Monday of the court of D'Oyer Hundred ; your Committee likewise find3 that the said common council have for several years past, taken upon themselves
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