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Notes on the Council's Reading of 'An Act For the More Effectual Preventing Bribery & Corruption in the Election of Members to Serve in Parliament'

Author(s): Monteith, Henry

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At Glasgow the Fourth day
of October Eighteen hundred
and fourteen years.
Convened The Honorable kirkman Finlay
Lord Provost, Charles Stuart Parker,
Samuel Hunter, William Dalglish, William
Rodger, Archibald Newbigging Esquires
Baillies, John Guthrie Esquire Dean of
Guild, Walter Ferguson Esquire Deacon
Convenor, Andrew Templeton, John Hamilton,
John More, Henry Monteith, Daniel
Mackenzie, Joshua Heywood, John
Graham, James Hunter, William [¿],
Robert Hood, William Jmieson, and
Basil Ronald Counsellors, all of
the City of Glasgow.
The Magistrates & Council of the
City of Glasgow being in Council aſsembled,
the Act of Parliment 2 Geo II Cap
24 intituted "An Act for the more
effectual preventing Bribery & corruption
in the Election of Members to Serve
in Parliament" was publicly read, in

presence of the said Magistrates and Members
of Council, before named.
The said day, being the first Tuesday
after Michaelmas, and the ordinary day
for electing those who shall bear office
as Provost and Baillies for the ensuing
year, for this Burgh, the Magistrates
and members of Council before named,
being Convened in the Council Hall;
And the Counsellors except the Provost
& Baillies being removed from the
Council table, the said Provost and
Baillies set down the leet of the
Counsellors of the Merchant rank
capable of being elected Lord Provost
of this Burgh for the ensuing year,
beig only Sixteen in number, instead
of Seventeen (owing to the Dean of
Guild being an ordinary Member
and the Master of Wor, having
resigned,) to the effect one of them might
be chosen to bear office or Provost for

the ensuing year. And the said Counsellors
being divided into four leets, each leet
containing four persons, and these leets
being Severally voted upon, after the
persons in each leet had removed
from the Council table, Henry Monteith
William [¿], James Dennistoun & Robert
Dennistoun Merchant Counsillors were
chosen out of the said four leets, and
these four persons being put into two
leets, and these leets being Severally
voted upon, after the persons in each
of them present had removed from
the Council table, the said Henry
Monteith and William Scoles were
chosen out of the said two leets,
to the effect one of them might
be elected to bear office as Provost
for the ensuing year. And the said
Henry Monteith and William [¿] being
put into one leet, after Mr Monteith
(Mr [¿] being absent) had moved
from the Council table, and the said

Henry Monteith was Unanimously Elected
and Chosen to bear office as Provost of
this Burgh for the ensuing year; who
accepted of his said office, gave his oath
de fideli administrations officii, and
took and Swore the oaths of allegiance
and abjuration, and Subscribed the same
with the aſsurance.
Afterwards the Magistrates & Council
proceeded to the Election of Baillies for
the ensuing year. And the Counsellors
present being removed from the Council
table the said Henry Monteith Provost
now chosen, Charles Stuart Parker &
Samuel Hunter Baillies, did set down
the leets of Counsellors of teh Merchant
rank, from which Baillies were to be
chosen for the ensuing year, in terms,
and according to the manner provided
by the lot and Constitution of the
Burgh. And the Counsellors of the

Merchant rank, who were capable of being
elected Baillie, conformable to the said
set, being thirteen in number, including
the two youngest Baillies of last year,
one of whom can be reelected, were
divided into four leets, the first leet
containing four persons, and the other
three containing three persons each;
and the Counsellors who were removed
from the Council table, being called
upon to take their places, the said
four leets were severally voted upon,
after the persons in each leet had
removed from the Council table, and
William Dalglish, Andrew Templeton
Samuel Hunter, & Daniel Mackenzie
were chosen out of the said four
leets, and these persons being then
put into two leets, the first leet
containing the said William Dalglish
& Samuel Hunter, and the other containing

the said Andrew Templeton & Daniel MacKenzie,
and the persons in these leets
being severally voted upon, after the
persons in them, who were present, had
removed from the table, the said William
Dalglish was Unanimously elected
and chosen to bear office as Eldest
merchant Baillie; and the said Andrew
Templeton was unanimously elected
and chosen to bear office as Second
Merchant Baillie for the ensuing year;
who accepted of their said offices, gave
their oaths de fideli administrations
officii, and took and swore the oaths
of allegiance and abjuration, and
subscribes the same with the aſsurance.
Afterwards the Magistrates & Council
proceeded to the Election of the Eldest
Baillie of the Crafts or Trades rank
and the Councellors of the Crafts rank
who were capable of being elected Bailies,
in terms of the lot and Constitution

of the Burgh, being Eleven in number
(instead of Twelve owing to the resignation
of Mr James Cleland) including the youngest
Trades Baillie of last year, who can
be re elected, being divided into three
leets, the first & second containing four
persons each, & the third three persons,
out of which leet three persons were
to be chosen, to the effect one of them
might be elected to bear office as
Eldest Trades Baillie for the ensuring
year; And the said leets being severally
voted upon, after the persons in each
of them, who ere present had removed
from the table, Archibald Newbigging
John Machin & Robert Jamieson, were
chosen out of the said three leets and
were put upon one leet; and the said
leet being voted upon, after the persons
in it, who were present, had removed
from the table, the said Archibald
Newbigging was Unanimously Elected
and chosen to bear office, as Eldest

trades Baillie, of this Burgh, for the
ensuing year, who accepted of his Said
office, gave his oath de fideli admini
[¿] officii, and took and swore
the oaths of allegiance and abjuration,
and subscribed the same, with the
aſsurance.
Afterwards the sid Magistrates
& Council proceeded to Elect a Third
Merchant Baillie, under the Act of
Convention of Royal Burghs, dated
the 16th day of July 1801. And the
Counsellors, except the Provost and
Baillies just elected into office, and
the Baillies who were in office last
year, being removed from the Council
table, the said Provost and Bailies
sat down the leets of the Merchant
Counsellors, who were capable of being
elected this Merchant Baillie, being
ten in number, vizt all the merchant

Counsellors who were capable of being
elected Baillies by the former Set of
the Burgh, except the Baillies just
elected, and the late Baillies; and divided
the said Counsellors into two leets, each
containing five persons, out of which
the third Merchant Baillie for the ensuing
year was to be chosen; and the said
leet being severally voted upon after
the persons in each of them who were
present had removed from teh Council
table, William Eccles & Daiel Mackenzie,
Merchant Counsellors were chosen
from the said two leets, and were
put upon one leet; and the said
leet being voted upon, the said
William Eccles was unanimously elected
and chosen third or youngest Merchant
Baillie for the ensuing year.
Lastly, the said Magistrates
& Council proceeded to Elect the Second,
or Youngest Trades Baillie, in terms of

the foresaid Act of Convention of Rogue
Burghs, dated the 16th day of July 1801.
And the Counsellors, except the said
Provost and Baillies, being removed
from the Council table, the said
Provost and Baillies set down the
leets of Trades Counsellors, who were
capable of being elected youngest
Trader Baillie, being ten in number,
vixt. all the Trades Counsellors, who
were capable ofbeing elected Trades
Baillie, except the said Archibald
Newbigging just elected, and William
Rodger late Baillie, and divided the
said Counsellors into two leets,
containing five persons each,
from which the said Trades Baillie
for the ensuring year was to be chosen.
And the said two leets being severally
voted upon, after the persons in each
of them, who were present, had removed
from the table, Robert Hood & James

Burns, Trades Counsellors, were chosen from
these two leets, and put into one leet,
and the said leet being voted upon, the
said Robert Hood was unanimously
elected and chosen to bear office, as second
or youngest Trades Baillie of this Burgh
for the ensuring year; who accepted of
his said office, gave his oath de fideli
administrativione officii, and took and
Swore the oaths of allegiance and
abjuration, and subscribed the same with
the aſsurance.
[¿]
Henry Monteith
At Glasgow the Seventh day
of October Eighteen hundred
& fourteen years
Which day, being the ordinary day for
Electing the persons, who are to be
Members of the Town Council of Glasgow,
in place of the Senior Counsellors who
by the let of the Burgh are disqualified
from being counsellors Convened
the Honorable Hery Monteith, Lord

Provost, William Dalglish, Andrew Templeton
William Eccles Merchant Baillies, and
Archibald Newbigging & Robert Hood
Trades Baillies, all of the Burgh of
Glasgow and all now in office, the
said William Eccle having of this date
accepted of his said office, given his
oath de fideli administratione officii
and taken & sworn the oaths of allegiance
& abjuration and subscribed
the same together with the aſsurance
Convened also Kirkman Finlay who
was elected Lord Provost at Michaelmas
Eighteen hundred & twelve, & Eighteen
hundred & thirteen, Charles Stuart
Parker who was elected Merchant
Baillie at Michaelmas Eighteen hundred
& twelve, & eighteen hundred & thirteen
Samuel Hunter who was elected Merchant
Baillie at Michaelmas Eighteen hundred
& thirteen, William Rodger who was
elected Trades Baillie at Michaelmas
Eighteen hundred & twelve, and

Eighteen hundred & thirteed, Joshua Heywood
& William Leckie who was elected
Merchant Baillie at Michaelmas
Eighteen hundred & twelve, & Robert
Tennent who was elected Trades
Baillie at Michaelmas Eighteen
hundred & twelve, together with Walter
Ferguson present Deacon Convenor of
the City, having been all, (as well
as John Guthrie Dean of Guild who
was absent) Summoned to attend
this dict, personally, or at their dwelling
places, as was verified by William
Murray Council officer And because
the said Kirkman Finlay was elected
Provost at Michaelmas Eighteen hundred
& twelve & Eighteen hundred & thirteen,
and the said Charles Stuart Parker
was elected a Merchant Baillie at
Michaelmas Eighteen hundred & twelve
& Eighteen hundred & thirteen, and the
said William Dalglish was elected

a Merchant Baillie at Michaelmas
Eighteen hundred & thirteen, & Michaelmas
last, whereby three of the Merchant
electors were awanting, Therefore the said
Electors made choice of James Coats,
James Robertson & Alexander Stewart
Merchants in Glasgow, to be Electors
of the Merchant rank in place of
the said Kirkman Finlay, Charles Stuart
Parker & William Dalglish. And
because Archibald Newbigging was elected
a Trades Baillie, at Michaelmas Eighteen
hundred & thirteen and Michaelmas last,
and William Rodger was elected a
Trades Baillie at Michaelmas Eighteen
hundred & twelve & Eighteen hundred
& thirteen, whereby two of the Trades
Electors were awanting, Therefore the
said Walter Ferguson took his place
as one of the Electors of the Trades
rank in place of the said Archibald
Newbigging, and the said Electors made

choice of Robert Tennent Junior, Maltman,
to be an Elector in place of the said
William Rodger, whereby the number
of Electors present were completed to
Eighteen; to which number it is neceſsary
to complete them in terms of the Set
of the Burgh as now established. Afterwards,
the said Eighteen Electors so convened,
being, in terms of the Set and Regulations
of the Burgh, to make choice of those
who are to bear office as Counsellors, instead
of those disqualified by Seniority, or who
have died or refused to accept of their
officers, there was laid before the said
Electors by the Town Clerks, a list
of the Members of Last years Council,
specifying the dates of their having
been admitted into Council. And the
said Electors having examined the said
List, and having considered that in
terms of the Set and Regulations of
the Burgh the two Senior Counsellors of

the Merchant rank, and the two Senior
Counsellors of the Crafts rank, full to
be diqualified, and new ones elected in
their Stead: That Joshua Heywood was
elected a Merchant Counsellor on the
twenty third of April Eighteen hundred
& Eight, and that John Hamilton & James
Dennistoun were elected Merchant Counsellors
at Michaelmas Eighteen hundred & nine,
and that therefore the said Joshua
Heywood, and either of the said John
Hamilton & James Dinnistoun, fall to
be disqualified from seniority, (the
said Henry Monteith & William Eccles
being neceſsary Members of Council, as
being in the Migistracy, and the said
John Guthrie being also a neceſsary
That Robert Tennent was elected a
Trades Counsellor or tenth of February
Eighteen hundred & Six, and that John
Graham was elected a Trades Counsellor
at Michaelmas Eighteen hundred and

eight; and that therefore the said Robert
Tennent and John Graham fall to be
disqualified from Seniority: Therefore
the said Electors do hereby disqualify
the said Joshua Heywood, and, by a
plurality of votes, the said John
Hamilton, as the two Senior Counsellors
of the Merchant rank, and the said
Robert Tennent & John Graham as
the two Senior Counsellors of the Crafts
rank. And Elect and Make choice
of Robert Haddow & William Muir
Merchants in Glasgow, to be Counsellors
of the Merchant rank, in place of
the said Joshua Heywood & John Hamilton,
whereby the number of ordinary Merchant
Counsellors is completed to twelve, which
is their full number, according to the
Set of the Burgh, as now established.
And Considering that the said Walter
Ferguson Deacon Convenor, was elected into
that office when he was not an ordinary
Counsellor, and, therefore by the Set and

Constitution of the Burgh, falls to be
Elected an Orindary Counsellor, in place
of one of the Trades Counsellors, so
disqualified, the said Electors do, therefore
Elect and Declare him an Ordinary
Counsellor of the Crafts rank, instead
of the said Robert Tennent, and Elect
& make choice of William Dunn Hammerman
in Glasgow to be an Ordinary
Counsellor of the Crafts rank instead
of the said John Graham. And farther
considering that James Cleland who
was elected Trades Counsellor at
Michaelmas Eighteen hundred & ten,
resigned his office on the twenty ninth
September last in consequence of his
being appointed Superintendant of the
Public works of the City, the said Electors
make choice of Ebenezer Richardson
to be an ordinary Counsellor of the
Crafts rank instead of the said James
Cleland, whereby the number of Counsellors
of the Crafts rank is completed to

eleven, being their full number. And
further Declare, that the Counsellors not
disqualified, and now elected besides the
Lord Provost, fine Baillies, and master
of works to be elected for the ensuing
year, are as follows.
Merchants
7. July 1809 John Guthrie
[¿] James Dennistoun
" 1810 Samuel Hunter
15 Feby 1811 Charles S. Parker
" " William Leckie
[¿] " Kirkman Finlay
" 1812 Daniel Mackenzie
" " John Ryburn
" 1813 Robert Dennistoun
" " John More
" 1814 Robert Haddow
" " William Muir
Trades
7 July 1809 William [¿]
[¿] " William Rodger
" 1810 John Mackie
" 1811 James Burns
" 1812 Basil Ronald
" " Robert Jamieson
" 1813 William Mitchell
" " James Hunter
" 1814 Walter Ferguson
" " William Dunn
" " Eben Richardson
The said day appoint the whole
Counsellors before named, to meet in the
Council Chamber on Tuesday next the
Eleventh day of October current at Two
oClock afternoon to accept of their
offices and to qualify.
Henry Monteith

At Glasgow the Eleventh
day of October Eighteen
hundred & fourteen years
Convened the Honourable Henry Monteith
Lord Provost, William Eccles, Archibald
Newbigging, Robert Hood, Esquires
Baillies, John Guthrie, Daniel MacKenzie,
Charles Stuart Parker, Samuel
Hunter, John More, James Dennistoun
Robert Haddow, William Muir, William
Leckie, Kirkman Finlay, Robert Dennistoun,
John Mackie, William Dunn,
Ebenezer Richardson, William Jamieson,
James Hunter & Basil Ronald Counsellors
all of the said City.
Which day the whole Counsellors
before named, accepted of their offices
gave their oaths de fideli [¿]
officii, and took and swore the oaths
of allegiance and abjuration and Subscribe
the same, with the aſsurance.
Hery Monteith

At Glasgow the Twelfth
day of October Eighteen
hundred & fourteen years,
and within the Council
Chmber of the Said City.
Convened The Honorable Henry Monteith
Lord Provost, William Dalglish, Andrew
Templeton, William Eccles, Archibald
Newbigging, Robert Hood, Esquires, Baillies,
John Guthrie Esquire Dean of Guild,
Walter Ferguson Esquire Deacon Convenor,
James Dennistoun, Samuel Hunter, Charles
Stuart Parker, William Leckie, Daniel
Mackenzie, John More, Robert Haddow
William Muir, William [¿], William
Rodger, John [¿], Basil Ronald
Robert Jamieson James Hunter, William
Dunn, Counsellors, all of the City
of Glasgow, being twenty three in
number, including the Magistrates,
whereof thirteen were of the Merchant
rank, and ten of the Trades [¿]
Also Convened Alexander Wood Deacon

of the [¿], Thomas Graham
Deacon of the Tailors, John Craig Deacon
of the Cordiners, William Snell Deacon
of the Weavers, James Gentle Deacon
of the Bakers, Andrew Hunter Deacon
of teh Skinners, Robert Fleming
Deacon of the Wrights, John Norrie
Deacon of the Coopers, Adam Rutherford
Deacon of the Masons, William McIntyre
Junr Deacon of the [¿],
Alexander Proudfoot Deacon of the
[¿], for electing and chasing
a Dean of Guild, and Deacon Convenor
of this Burgh for the ensuing year.
And the persons after named, Members
of the merchants house, were added
to the Counsellors of the Merchant
rank, to make the Electors of
the Merchant rank and Trades
rank equal in number, vizt James
Black, William jamieson, Andrew
Sym, William Dick, Robert Millar

William [¿], William Aitken & John
Kidd all Merchantsin Glasgow,
who were to vote with the before
named Counsellors & Deacons in the
said Election.
But before proceeding to the
Election William [¿], & William
Rodger Counsellors, accepted of their
offices, gave their oaths de fideli
administratione officii, and took
and Swore the oaths of Allegiance
and abjuration and subscribed the
Same with the aſsurance.
Afterwards there was presented
an Extract of an Act of the
Merchants House, under the hand
of John Douglas Clerk to the house
bearing this date, containing a
Leet of the following persons, to
the effect one of them might be
chosen Dean of Guild of this Burgh
for the ensuing year, vizt.

John Guthrie
Robert Dennistoun
William Slew Merchants
Which leet being put to the vote,
the said John Guthrie was unanimously
re elected to bear office as Dean of
Guild of this Burgh, for the ensuing
year, who accepted of his office, gave
his oath de fideli administrationi
officii, and took and swore the oaths
of allegiance and abjuration and subscribed
the same with the aſsurance.
The said day there was
produced an Extract of an Act
of the Trades House of Glasgow,
under the hand of Benjamin Mathie
Clerk to the House, bearing this
date, containing a leet of three
persons, to the effect one of them
might be chosen to bear office
as Deacon Convenor of this Burgh

for the ensuing year, vizt.
Walter Ferguson Barber
William Aird Hammerman
James Hunter Maltman;
which leet being put to the vote,
the said Walter Ferguson was
unanimously re elected to bear
office as Deacon Convenor of this
Burgh for the ensuing year, who
accepted of his office, gave his oath
de fideli administratione officii,
and took and Swore the oaths
of allegiance and abjuration and
Subscribed the same with the
aſsurance.
The said day, the Deacons, and
Members of the Merchant House, before
named, who were added to the Magistrate
& Counsellors, for chasing the Dean
of Guild and Deacon Convenor, hving
retired from the Council Chamber,
the persons after named were

put into a leet, to the effect one
of them might be chosen to bear
office as Treasurer, for the ensuing
year, vizt
Robert Ferrie
William Brand;
Which leet being put to the vote,
the said Robet Ferrie was unanimously
chosen to bear office as
Treasurer of this Burgh for the
ensuing year.
The said day, the persons
after named were put into a leet,
to the effect one of them might be
chosen to bear office as Water Baillie,
or Baillie of the River & Firth of
Clyde, for the ensuing year vizt.
Robert Jamieson
Basil Ronald
Which leet being put to the vote,
the said Robert Jamieson was Unanimously
chosen to bear office, as Baillie

of the River and firth of Clyde for
the ensuing year; And farther the
Magistrates & Council Nominate and
Appoint William Mitchell to be
aſsistant or Depute Baillie, to the
said Robert Jamieson, with power
to the said William Mitchell, during
the neceſsary absence of the said
Robert Jamieson, but not otherwise,
to execute the said office of Bailliary,
and to administer justice to the
Lieges, as is full and ample a
manner, as the said Robert Jamieson
might, or could, have done, had
he been personally present. And
the said Robert Jamieson accepted
of his said office, gave his oath
de fideli administratione officii,
and took and swore the oaths of
allegiance and abjuration and subscribed
the same with the aſsurance.

The said day the persons after
named were put into a list to the
effect one of them might be chosen
to bear office as Baillie of Gorbals,
for the ensuing year, vixt.
William Muir
William Leckie;
which leet being put to the vote, the
said William Muir was Unanimously
chosen to bear office, as Baillie of
Gorbals for the ensuing year. And
farther the Magistrates & Council did
Elect William Thomson residing in
Hutchesontown, & John Burnie reiding
in Launceston, to be resident and
Conjunct Baillies, with the asid William
Muir, to officiate as Baillies in
conjunction with him, when he is
present, and to hold Couts, Administer
justice and officiate as Baillies, in
the absence of the said William Muir
in the same manner, and with the
same powers, as if he were present.
And remit to the Magistrates to take
the oaths of the said Baillies de fideli
administratione officii, and the oaths
of allegiance & Abjuration.
The said day, the persons after
nmaed were put into a leet, to the
effect one of them might be chosen
to bear office as Baillie of provan
for the ensuing year, vizt.
John Morrison
James Hill;
which leet being put to the vote,
the said John Morrison was unanimously
chosen to bear office as Baillie
of Provan for the ensuing year. And
remit to the magistrates, to take
his oath de fideli administratione
officii, and the oaths of allegiance
& abjuration.
The said day, the persons after
named were put into a leet, to the
effect one of them might be chosen

Master of Work, for the ensuing year,
vizt.
Joshua Heywood
John Berry;
Which leet being put to the vote,
the said Joshua Heywood was unanimously
chosen Master of Works
for the ensuing year.
The said day, Elect and
appoint James Cleland Wright,
Superintendant of the Public works
of the City, for the ensuing year
The said day there was presented
an Extract of an Act of the Corporation
of Maltmen under the hand
of J R Gardner their Clerk, bearing
date the Eleventh current, containing
a leet of the persons after
named to the effect one of them
might be chosen visitor of the
Maltmen for the ensuing year,
vizt.

Robert Tennent Jnr
James Hunter
Alexr. Galloway
robert Hunter &
Hugh Tennent;
which leet being put to the vote
the said Robert Tennent Jnr.
was unanimously Elected to bear
office, as visitor of the Maltmen, for
the ensuing year.
The said day, the Magistrates
& Council Unanimously re elected
and continued James Reddie, Richard
Henderson, & Robert Thomson, to be
first, second & third Town Clerks
of this Burgh, and Clerks ad
Legal aſseſsors to the Town Courts,
and to the Barony of Gorbals and
Water Baillie Courts for the ensuing
year, and until the next annual
election. And the said James
Reddie, Richard Henderson, & Robert

Thomson accepted of their said offices,
gave their oaths de fideli administratione
officii, and took and swore
the oaths of allegiance and abjuration
and subscribed the same with the
aſsurance.
The sid day, the persons after
named and designed, were put into
a leet to the effect one of them
might be chosen Pror fiscal of this
Burgh, and of the Town Courts, Barony
of Gorbals, and Water Baillie, Courts
for the ensuing year vizt
John Bennet
James King
Writers;
Which leet being put to the vote,
the said John Bennet was Unanimously
chosen Pror fiscal of this
Burgh, and of the said Courts for
the ensuing year; who accepted
of his Office, gave his oath de fideli

administratione officii, and took and
swore the oaths of allegiance and
abjuration and subscribed the same
with the aſsurance.
The said day re elect & continue
John Burns to be Towns Surgeon
for the ensuing year, and until
the next annual elections.
The said day nominate &
appoint the Lord Provost & Baillies,
and Joshua Heywood, William Leckie
William Muir, John Macken William
Mitchell, James Hunter & Ebenezer
Richardson Counsellors, to be Directors
of the Town's Hospital, until
the next annaul election.
The said day, in terms of the
Acts of Parliament for improving
the navigation of the River Clyde and
enlarging the Harbour of Glasgow,
nominate and appoint James Black

Alexander Campbell, James Mackenzie
Archibald Hamilton Junr., Jamese Robertson
& William Aitken, as the six
Commiſsioners required by the said
Acts of Parliament, to be named
by the magistrates & Council yearly,
for inspecting, auditing and adjusting
the accounts of the receipts & disbursements
of the Trustees, under the said
Acts of Parliament.
The said day Nominate and
appoint James Black, Robert Findlay,
Alexander Stewart, Alexander Wilson,
William Aitken, Richard Dick, Robert
Watson, James Oswald, James Connell,
Michael Muirhead, Laurence Craigie,
John Hamilton, John Wardrop, Archibald
Hamilton Junr., Douglas Alston, John
McCaul, William Maxwell, A. O.
Campbell James Graham Junr. and
Archibald Wallace Merchnts in Glasgow

to be Commiſsioners during the ensuing
year, for executing the powers vested
in the Commiſsioners authorized to be
chosen by the Magistrates & Council
by the Acts of Parliament for building
Bridges over the River Clyde, within
the limits therein mentioned.
The said day, Nominate and
appoint Baillie Templeton Bailie
Newbigging, The Deacon Convenor, Meſsrs.
Charles Stuart Parker, Samuel Hunter &
Daniel Mackenzie, as a Committie
of Council along with the Reverend
Drs.
.
for visiting the Grammar School of
Glasgow, and attending the conduct
of the Masters, and the progreſs in
learning made by the Scholars. Mr.
Parker Convenor of the Committie.
The said day, Nominate and
appoint the Dean of Guild, the Deacon
Convenor, the Master of Works, and

and Meſsrs Daniel MacKenzie, John
Macken, William Rodger, William Dunn,
as a Committee, with the Superintendant
of Works, to examine all accounts and
claims of Tradesmen against the City,
to report whether they be fairly called
justly charged previous to their being
paſsed in Council, and to make up a
distinct state, exhibiting the amount
of the expenditure, under each particular
head, of any importance, so as to render it
easy to ascertain at one view, upon what
article any advance, or diminution, of
expenditure takes place. The Dean of
Guild Convenor of the Committee; and
three a quorum.
The said day, Nominate and
appoint the Lord Provost & Baillies,
the Master of Work, & Meſsr William
Muir, William Mirrlees & James Burns William Mitchell
& Ebenezer Richardson, as a Committee
for directing and managing the [¿]

of this City, with power to them to appoint
such servants, as to them shall seem
proper. The Lord Provost Convenor of
the Committee; five a quoroum; And
Baillie Newbigging & the Master of
works to take the charge & superintendeance
till next annual election.
The said day, Nominate & appoint
The Lord Provost, Baillies Dean of Guild,
Deacon Convenor, Master of Works,
James Dennistoun Samuel Hunter,
Charles S. Parker John More, James
Hunter, with the aſsistance of the
Chamberlain, & Superintendant of works
as a Committee for directing, Super
intending, and eecuting the different
alterations & improvements, which
have been, or may be, appointed
to be made on the Green of Glasgow
Five a quorum; and the Lord Provost
Convenor.

The said day Nominate and
Appoint, the Dean of Guild, Baillie
Newbigging, Daniel Mackenzie, the
Master of Works, John More, William
Rodger, Robert Ferrie, with the
Chamberlain and Superintendant of
works, to superintend and take charge
of the Towns Quarries & Mills, to let
the Quarries to Masons and other
persons, according to the usual rules
and regulations. The Dean of Guild
Convenor; four a Quorum.
The said day, Nominate and
appoint the Dean of Guild, Baillie
Templeton Daniel Mackenzie, James
Denniston, John More, & William
Leckie, s a Committee to inspect
& examine the Books and accounts
kept by the City Chamberlain from
the first day of January last, to the
first day of January Eighteen hundred

and fifteen. And appoint the said
Committee to report in writing to the
Magistrates & Council their progreſs in
the busineſs. The Dean of Guild Convenor;
three a quorum.
The said day Nominate & appoint
Baillie Newbigging, Joshua Heywood
Charles S Parker, William Muir, William
Mirrlees & James Burns William Mitchell to be,
from the first day of January next
till the first day of Jaunary
following, the Directors of the Sunday
schools, whom the Magistrates and
Council are empowered to appoint
by the Seal of Cause granted to
the Society of Managers of the said
schools. Baillie Newbigging Convenor.
The said day Nominate and
apppoint the Lord provost & Baillies,
Dean of Guild, Deacon Convenor, Master
of works, and Charles S Parker,
William Rodger & Robert Farrie, with

the Superintendant of works, as a
standing Committee on the Gaol of
this City. The Lord Provost Convenor;
five a quorum.
The sid day Nominate and
appoint Baillie Newbigging, the
Master of Works, Daniel Mackenzie
Charles S parker, John Macken &
James Hunter with the Superintendant
of works as a Standing
Committee to take charge of the
Churches and Church yards of this
City, until the next Annual election.
Baillie Newbigging Convenor.
The said day Nominate and
appoint the Lord Provost, Kirkman
Finaly Daniel Mackenzie, Samuel
Hunter, John More and the Master
of Works, with the Chamberlain
& Superintendant of Works, as a
Committee, to consider how any of
the small pieces of property, belonging

to the Community, may be laid out, or
disposed of, so as to improve the
revenue of the City and to report.
Mr Mackenzie Convenor of the Committee.
The said day Nominate &
appoint the Lord Provost, Dean of
Guild & Deacon Convenor, as a standing
Committee to attend to any law
proceſses, in which the City may be
interested. The Lord Provost Convenor.
The said day Nominate and
appoint Baillie Hood, the Master
of Works William Leckie, William
Rodger, John Macken, & James Hunter
with the Superintendant of Works,
as a Committee on the Public
Markets of the City. Baillie Hood
Convenor.
The said day Nominate & appoint
the Lord Provost, Dean of Guild, Baillie
Newbigging, Kirkman Finlay Daniel
Mackenzie, William Rodger & Robert

Ferrie with the Superintendant of
works, as a Committee to continue
& proceed with the neceſsary measures
for having the New Court Halls,
Public Offices & Jail completely
finished, and the acceſs thereto by
Saltmarket Street, East Clyde
Street and Market Lane improved.
The Dean of Guild Convenor.
The said day Nominate and
appoint Baillie Templeton, Kirkman
Finlay James Dennistoun, Daniel
Mackenzie & John More as a
Standing Committee of Finance
to enquire into, and ascertain from
time to time, the state of the Towns
funda and annual expenditure, and
to concert measures, for improving
the revenue of the City in general,
and for providing the Supplies
of Cash requisite for carrying on
Public undertakings, when the funds

specially destined for such purposes
cannot be immediately realized. Baillie
Templeton Convenor of the Committee.
The said day, there was laid
before the Council, a letter from Mr
John Ryburn, who was elected a Merchant
Counsellor on the 7th instant, of which
the following is a copy. "Buchanan
"Street 11 Octr. 1814, Sins, I beg leave
"to acquaint you that I do not
"intend to qualify as a Councillor
"I have the honour to be Sirs Your
obt Servant (Signed) John Ryburn
(Addreſsed) The Lord provost Magistrates
& Town Council of Glasgow" On
Considering which letter, and that
by the fifth regulation of the
set and Constitution of the
Burgh, as amended by Act of
Council of date the second day
of October Eighteen hundred & one,

it is enacted, that any person
chosen to be a Counsellor, refusing
or neglecting to accept as therein
mentioned, shall be fined & [¿]
in the Sum of Forty pounds Sterling
payable to the Collectors of the
Merchants & Trades houses respectively
for behoof of their poor, according
to the rank which the refusing or
neglecting Counsellor shall be of,
Therefore the Magistrates & Council
Fined, and do hereby Fine and
[¿] the said John Ryburn
in the Sum of forty pounds Sterling
in terms of the Set of the Burgh.
And Decern and Ordain him to pay
the said sum to James Hill, Collector
of the Merchants house of Glasgow,
or his succeſsors in office, for behoof
of the poor of the said Merchants
House. And Ordained and hereby Ordain

the said Collector within three months
after an Extract of this Sentence shall
be put into his hands, to produce a
Certificate, under the hands of the
Den of Guild for the time being, of
his having accounted for the said
fine to the said House, otherwise
the said Collector to pay the said
fine to the City Treasurer for the
use of the Burgh, with one fifth
part further for neglecting to levy
the same, in terms of the said
fifth regulation. And hereby
disqualify the said John Ryburn
from bein ga Counsellor of this
City, Declare his said office vacant
and [¿] accordingly.
Henry Monteith

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Notes on the Council's Reading of 'An Act For the More Effectual Preventing Bribery & Corruption in the Election of Members to Serve in Parliament'

Document Information

Document ID 272
Title Notes on the Council's Reading of 'An Act For the More Effectual Preventing Bribery & Corruption in the Election of Members to Serve in Parliament'
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Administrative prose
Year of publication 1814
Place of publication Glasgow, Scotland
Wordcount 5566

Author information: Monteith, Henry

Author ID 484
Forenames Henry
Surname Monteith
Gender Male