[General Election of 1835: the Duke of Wellington's brother Lord Charles Wellesley defeated at Rochester by one vote.] Manuscript documents from legal team of victorious candidate T. T. Hodges, at House of Commons 'Controverted Election' committee.

Lord Charles Wellesley; Thomas Twisden Hodges; General Election, 1835; Rochester Kent; Controverted Elections; House of Commons Committee of Privileges and Elections; Duke of Wellington
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House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, Westminster (London). [Rochester, Kent.] 1836 and 1837.

Between 1604 and 1868 the House of Commons exercised jurisdiction over controverted (disputed) elections, which were usually referred to its Committee of Privileges and Elections. The Parliamentary Archives hold the Controverted Elections Court Evidence minute books for the period between 1829 and 1906. The minute books contain transcripts of the evidence laid before the committee.

Report on 'Code of Criminal Procedure, 1882, Amendment Bill', published in 'Abstract of the Proceedings of the Council of the Governor-General of India, Assembled for the Purpose of making Laws and Regulations.'

S. Harvey James, Secretary to the Government of India, Legislative Department; J. F. Price, Chief Secretary [ Madras: Fort St. George Gazette ]
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Fort St. George Gazette Supplement. Tuesday Evening, May 1, 1894. [ Madras: Printed and Published by the Superintendent, Government Press. ]

4pp., folio. Unbound bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with stub from mount adhering along inner edge of reverse of second leaf, and unrelated newspaper cutting tipped in onto margin of cover. Reproducing a long speech by Sir Antony MacDonell, with responses by Dr. Rashbehary Ghose and the Lieutenant-Governor. Scarce: with few physical copies surviving. From the papers of Sir J. D. Rees.

A Report from the Committee to whom all the Books, Instruments, and Papers, relating to the Sale of the Estate of James late Earl of Derwentwater were referred. With an appendix.

Sir Thomas Gage, 8th Baronet (d.1754) [created Viscount Gage in 1720] [James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (1689-1716)]
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Reported on the Twenty-second of March, 1731.

Twelve pages on six folio leaves, apparently disbound from the 1803 reprint of the Journals of the House of Commons, and paginated 351-362. Discoloured, and with chipping to extremities (not affecting text). Summarises the statements of various individuals concerning the matter. The first of the four appendices is 'A Rental of the Estates late Lord Derwentwater's, in the Counties of Northumberland and Cumberland. To be sold before the Commissioners and Trustees for the Forfeited Estates, on Thursday the Eleventh Day of July next, 1723.

"Army (Annual) [...] Bill 132": "A bill to provide, during twelve months, for the discipline and regulation of the army."

House of Commons
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Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 17 March 1904."; "PRINTED BY EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE, | PRINTERS TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY."

Five leaves, folio. One page blank. Unbound and stitched as issued. Good, but creased and foxed, with slight wear to extremities. Comprising bill (four pages), schedule, memorandum, arrangement of clauses.

Autograph Letter Signed by Primrose to R. F. Ford, together with fragment of letter in Primrose's hand [as Peel's secretary?], signed by Peel.

[11 DOWNING STREET, WHITEHALL] Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel, and Sir Henry William Primrose
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Primrose's letter, 25 November 1873, and the fragment undated; both on letterhead '11, Downing Street, | Whitehall.'

Peel (1829-1912) was a Liberal politician and Speaker of the House of Commons. Primrose (1846-1923) was a Privy Councillor, Secretary to Gladstone and Speaker of the House of Commons. Both items are 3 pages, on 16mo bifoliates. Both are creased and discoloured. Between 1873 and 1874 Peel was Patronage Secretary to the Treasury. The exchange apparently concerns an election or by-election in Exeter.

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