HC Deb 05 February 1830 vol 22 cc136-7
Mr. Speaker

acquainted the House, that he had received from the Deputy to the Clerk of the Crown in Ireland a petition of Daniel Meagher, and others, electors of the city of Cork, complaining of an undue election and return for the said city.—A petition was then presented from Daniel Meagher, and others, electors of the city of Cork, complaining of that election:—Ordered to be taken into consideration upon Thursday the 25th day of this instant February, at three of the clock in the afternoon; and Mr. Speaker to issue his warrants for persons papers and records.—The petition set forth, "That, at the last election of a Citizen to serve in Parliament for the city of Cork, in the room of sir Nicholas Conway Colthurst, baronet, deceased, Gerard Callaghan, of the city of Cork, merchant, and sir Augustus Warren, of Warren's Court, in the county of Cork, bayonet, were candidates, being duly put in nomination; that, before and at the time of the test of the writ directed to Samuel Perry, junior, and James John Cummins, esquires, sheriffs of the said city, to return a citizen to serve in parliament for the said city, and during the execution of the said writ, and at the time of the return hereinafter mentioned being made on the same, the said Gerard Callaghan was a person who directly or indirectly, by himself or by some person or persons in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, was concerned in the execution of a certain contract or agreement entered into with the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, or with some other person or persons, for or on account of the public service; by reason of which premises the said Gerard Callaghan was rendered incapable of being elected or chosen a member of the House of Commons of Great Britain and Ireland" [See Appendix, Commons Votes, No. 6.]