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By whom And we do further will, and by these presents for us our the mayor heirs and successors grant and confirm to the said mayor and shall be

,,commonalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry, and chosen, and

their successors, that the mayor and aldermen, and the rest of when.

the common council of the said city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part of them, shall and may, from time to time for ever after the date of these presents, have power and authority, yearly and every year, on the second day of January (if it be not Sunday, and if it be Sunday, then on the day next following) in our said city of Londonderry, to elect and nominate, and they shall and may elect and nominate, such and the same person who then at the time of that election shall be mayor of the same city of Londonderry, or one other of the aldermen of the same city of Londonderry, to be mayor of the same city for one whole year then next following, in form here

under by these presents limited. Oaths to And that the person so as aforesaid nominated and elected be taken by for the mayor of the said city of Londonderry sball on the feast him, and a · when.

day of the purification of the blessed Virgin Mary. then next following such nomination and election, before the last mayor his predecessor, in the presence of such aldermen and others of the common council of the same city of Londonderry as shall be then present, take as well the corporal oaths commonly called the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, as his corporal oath to execute the said office of the mayor of the said city well and faithfully, in and by all things touching that office, to which last mayor, in the presence of such aldermen and others of the common council of the same city of Londonderry, as shall be then present, we do by these presents give and grant power and autho

rity to give and administer the said oaths. How long And that after such oaths so taken, he may execute the office he shall

of mayor of the city aforesaid for one whole year then next continue ;

following, and from thence until one other of the aldermen of the same city of Londonderry aforesaid, for the time being, shall be in due manner elected, appointed and sworn to the said office of mayor of the same city of Londonderry, according to the

ordinance in these presents expressed and declared. but to be And forthon willen

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs removable, and by

and successors do grant to the said mayor and commonalty whom ;

and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their successors, that if the mayor of the said city of Londonderry shall happen at any time within one year after he shall have been appointed and sworn to the office of mayor of that city, to die, or to be removed from his office (which mayor not well behav. ing himself in that office, we will to be removable at the pleasure of the aldermen and the rest of the common council of the same city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part of them, which shall be then present, so that the greater part of the aldermen of the same city be or shall be then present); or if at any time after the date of these presents the per

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son so as aforesaid nominated and elected to be mayor of the and how to said city of Londonderry shall happen to die before oath made be supplied and taken, That then and so often it shall and may be lawful in case of for the said aldermen and the rest of the common council of dea

moval. the same city of Londonderry for the time being, in case such mayor shall die, and for the mayor and aldermen and the rest of the common council of the same city, in case such person só nominated and elected to be mayor of the said city shall die before oath made and taken, to assemble themselves, or the greater part of them, within three days next following such death or removal, in the common hall or other convenient place within the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and there to elect and nominate odje other honest and fit man of the aldermen of the said city for mayor, and to be mayor of the said city of Londonderry, in the place of the mayor so dying or removed from his office.

And that every one so nominated and elected for mayor of the said city of Londonderry shall in convenient time take as New maywell the said corporal oaths commonly called the oaths of alle- or to be giance and supremacy, as also his corporal oath, well and before faithfully to execute that office, in and by all things touching whom. the same, before such aldermen, or before the mayor and such aldermen, as the case shall be and require, and before others of the common council of the same city of Londonderry who shall be then present (to which said aldermen, or the mayor and others of the common council of the same city of Londonderry who shall then be present, we give full power and authority to give and administer the said oaths).

And that after the taking of such oaths, the person so nomi. nated and elected shall and may execute the said office of mayor of the said city of Londonderry, in the place of the said mayor so deceased, or removed from his office, or of the person or persons so nominated and elected and dead, during the residue of the same year, and from thenceforth until one other of the aldermen of the same city of Londonderry for the time being shall be in due manner elected, appointed and sworn to the office of mayor of the same city of Londonderry, according to the ordinance and constitution above in these presents declared.

And further we will, and by these presents for us our heirs when the and successors do grant and confirm to the mayor and common- sheriffs sliall alty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry and their suc. be chosen, sors, that the mayor, aldermen and the common council of the and by said city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part whom; of them, from time to time for ever after the date of these presents, may and shall have power and authority yearly, and every year, on the second day of January, (if it be not Sunday, and if it be Sunday, then on the next day following, ) in our city of Londonderry aforesaid to elect and nominate, and that they shall and may elect and nominate, two of the more honest and discreet citizens of the said city, or of the inhabitants within the liberty of the same, to become and be sheriffs of the same.city,

and of the said county of Londonderry, for one whole year then next following.

And that they so as aforesaid elected and nominated to be sheriffs of the said city of Londonderry, and of the said county of Londonderry, shall take their corporal oaths, in a convenient time after such nomination and election, before the mayor of the city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, truly, well and faithfully to execute that office in and by all things touching the same (to which mayor of the said city of Londonderry for the time being we do by these presents give and grant pow. er and authority to give and administer the said oaths); and each of them shall and may execute the office of sheriff of the said city of Londonderry, and of the said county of Londonderry, for one whole year then next following, and from thenceforth until two others of the citizens of the said city of Londonderry, or of the other inhabitants within the liberty of the same, shall be in due manner elected, appointed and sworn to the said office,

according to the ordinance in these presents declared. but to be

. We will also, and by these presents for us our heirs and sucremovable, cessors do grant and confirm to the said mayor and commonand by alty and citizens of our city of Londonderry aforesaid, and their whom.

successors, that if at any time it shall happen the sheriffs of the said city of Londonderry and county of Londonderry aforesaid, or either of them, to die within one year next after they shall have been appointed and sworn to the said office of sheriffs, or to be removed from that office (which sheriffs, and either of them, not well behaving themselves, or himself, in the said office we will to be removable at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen and the rest of the common council of the same city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part of them, who shall

be then present, so that the major part of the aldermen of the In case of same city be, or shall be, then present); And if at any time it death or re- shall happen, that any persons, nominated and elected, or to be moval, nominated or elected, to be sheriffs of the said city and county how to be of Londonderry aforesaid, die before oath taken, that then, supplied.

and so often, it shall and may be lawful for the said mayor and the rest of the common council of the said city of Londonderry, or the greater part of them, within the space of three days next after such death, or removal, to assemble themselves, or the greater part of them, in the said city of Londonderry, and there to elect one or two of the citizens of the same city, or of the inhabitants within the liberty of the same, for sheriff or sheriffs of the said city and county of Londonderry aforesaid, in the place, or places, of him, or them, so deceased or removed from his or their office; and that he or they so nominated and elected for sheriff or sheriffs of the same city and county of Londonderry aforesaid, shall take his or their corporal oath, in a convenient time after such election, before the mayor and such alderınen and others of the common council of the same city of London. derry, as shall be then present, truly, well and faithfully to

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execute that office (to which mayor, aldermen, and others of the common council of the same city of Londonderry, who shall be then present, we give and grant power and authority to give and administer the said oath).

And such oath being taken, shall and may execute the said How long office of sheriff or sheriffs of the same city and county of Lon- the new donderry, in the place or places of him or them so deceased or mes shall

continue. removed from that office, during the residue of the same year, and from thenceforth until one or two others of the citizens of the same city of Londonderry, or of the inhabitants within the liberty of the same, shall be in due manner elected, appointed and sworn to the office of sheriff or sheriffs of the same city and county of Londonderry, according to the ordinance in these presents expressed and declared, and so as often as the case shall happen.

And further we will, and by these presents for' us our heirs and Aldermen successors do grant and confirm to the said mayor and com

gesses to be monalty and citizens of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and Sworn, and their successors, that the said aldermen and chief burgesses in before these presents nominated and elected, and every of them re- whom. spectively, shall take their corporal oath before the mayor of our city of Londonderry aforesaid for the time being, truly, well and faithfully to execute their respective offices in all things, and that after such oath so taken they and every of them may have and exercise the office and offices of aldermen and burgesses of that city during their natural lives respectively (to which mayor for the time being we do by these presents give and grant power and authority to give and administer the said oath).

And if it shall happen that one or more of the aldermen of Aldermen Londonderry aforesaid shall die or be removed or depart from removable, that office (which aldermen and every of them not well be

whom, having himself and themselves in that office we will shall be removable at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen and the rest of the common council of the same city, or the greater part of them, for the time being), then we will and grant that the mayor In case of and aldermen and the rest of the common council of the city of death or Londonderry aforesaid, or the greater part of them, (of whom hom

how to be we will the mayor for the time being to be one,) may from time supplied. to time elect and appoint in our said city of Londonderry, within three days next after the death, departure or removal of such alderman or aldermen, one or so many as shall be wanting of the said number of twelve aldermen, out of the chief burgesses of the same city of Londonderry, in the place or places of the alderman or aldermen so dead, departed or removed, to continue in the same office during their natural lives (if so long he or they shall well behave in that office).

And that he or they, after they shall have been so as aforesaid Aldermen nominated and elected to be an alderman or aldermen of the said to continue

quamdiu, · city, shall take their corporal oaths before the mayor of the same &c:

city of Londonderry for the time being, well and faithfully to execute that office in and by all things touching the same, and shall

and may have and exercise that office during their natural lives respectively, (if so long they and every of them respectively shall continue and well behave himself or themselves in the said office,) to which mayor for the time being we do by these presents give and grant power and authority to give and administer the said

Oath,

The com- We will also, and by these presents for us our heirs and sucmon coun- cessors do give, grant and confirm to the said mayor and comcil to fine

monalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry, and their such as refuse the

successors, that if any person who shall be so elected to the office of office of mayor or of an alderman within the said city of Londonmayor or derry shall refuse to take upon him the burthen and execution alderman, of the said office, and to undergo the said office to which he shall and to wh

Lt have been so elected, then, and so often as the persons so elected extent.

and appointed shall refuse, the mayor and the rest of the common council of the said city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part of them, from time to time, shall and may have by these presents, for ever hereafter, full power and authority to assess, tax and impose any reasonable pain, penalty, or sum of money upon such person so elected and appointed, and to be elected and appointed, and so refusing or declining to take upon him the office of mayor, or the office of an alderman of the said city of Londonderry, and to undergo the burchen and execution thereof respectively, so that such pain, penalty, or sum of money do not exceed the sum of 2001. of lawful money of Eng.

land. How the And if, and when, and as often as any such person upon whom finesshall be any such pain, penalty or sum of money, in form and for the recovered. cause aforesaid, shall be imposed, taxed or assessed, shall not

pay and satisfy, or shall deny or refuse to pay and satisfy, the same pain, penalty or sum of money at such time or times as the mayor and the rest of the common council of the said city of Londonderry for the time being, or the greater part of them, (whereof we will the mayor and four aldermen of the said city to be five,) shall direct or appoint, that then and so often the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city of London. derry for the time being, and their successors, shall and may by virtue of these presents have full power and authority to levy, collect and recover every such pain, penalty and sum of money by distress or action of debt, or upon the case, in any court of us our heirs and successors, in the name of the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said city of Londonderry, against any such person not paying, or refusing to pay such pain, penalty or sum of money in form aforesaid upon him imposed, or to be imposed, his executors and administrators respectively, or by any other usual and lawful ways or means whatsoever, from time to time, and retain and dispose thereof to the use and behoof of the said mayor and commonalty and citizens of the said

city for the time being, and their successors. Sheriffs re- We will also, and by these presents for us our heirs and sucfusing to cessors do give, grant and confirm to the said mayor and com.

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