HC Deb 18 March 1830 vol 23 c544

Mr. O'Connell moved for a return of the number of persons entitled to vote for Members to serve for the Town of Carlow, distinguishing the resident from the non-resident. He founded this Motion on a letter written by the Clerk of the Peace of that town, stating that the borough was the property of Lord Charleville, and that he returned the Member who represented that place in Parliament. This was a subject which he felt the necessity of bringing under the consideration of the House, as a case' materially affecting its privileges—a case in which it was openly asserted that a Peer returned a Member to serve in that House. He wished, however, before making any motion on the subject, to have the regular return in the hands of the hon. Members.

Motion agreed to.

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