Report from Select Committee on Carrickfergus Forgeries Election Petition, 1831]

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1831. Parliamentary P. [Report from Select Committee on Carrickfergus Forgeries Election Petition] THE SELECT COMMITTEE to whom the Petition of Lord George Augusta Hill, stating that several of the Names subscribed to the Petition of William Henderson and others, Freemen, complaining of the Election and Return for the Borough of Carrickfergus are Forgeries, and also the Petition of James Simms, Henry White and others, complaining that their Names were forged as Signatures to the said Election Petition, were referred, and to whom the last-mentioned Petition was also referred ; and who were empowered to report the Minutes or Evidence taken before them to The House ; -have examined the Matter thereof, and have come to the following Resolutions : That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That fourteen out of thirty signatures to the Petition purporting to be an Election Petition against Lord George Augusta Hill for the Borough of Carrickfergus, delivered into the Table of This House on the 15th day of November last (such Signatures purporting to be those of parties entitled to vote at the last Election for the said Borough), were not written by the persons intended to be represented by the same, or with their concurrence, but are Forgeries, one of the remaining Signatures belonging to a Freeman long since dead, and another to a party not a Freeman; -That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Hutcheson Posnett was privy to the Forgery of the said Signatures; -That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That John Morison Eccleston was privy to the Forgery of the said Signatures. 122pp. Disbound, housed in a protective file. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KON0822975

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