HC Deb 22 April 1853 vol 126 c303

reported that the Select Committee appointed to try the Election Petition for the Borough of Maidstone had determined— That George Dodd, esquire, is not duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Maidstone. That the last Election for the said Borough, so far as regards the Return of the said George Dodd, esquire, is a void Election. Also that the Committee had agreed to the following Resolutions:— That George Dodd, esquire, was, by his agents, guilty of treating at the last Election for the said Borough. That it was not proved to the Committee that such treating was committed with the knowledge or consent of the said George Dodd, esquire.

Report to lie on the table.

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