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united: and in their being ex post facto laws, made for retrospective purposes.

An example of a Bill of Pains and Penalties is to be found in the act against Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester (9 Geo. I. ch. 17.). The last attempt to pass such a bill was in 1820, in the well-known case of Queen Caroline, for alleged adulteries in foreign countries.


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· I. The Speaker's Warrant for issuing a New Writ on a Appendix I. Vacancy, during the Session.

Mercurii, 50 die Junii, 1811. By virtue of an order of the House of Commons this day made,

These are to require you to make out a new writ for the electing of a burgess, to serve in this present Parliament, for the (borough of King's Lynn,) in the room of (Lord Walpole, who, since his election for the said borough, hath accepted the office of one of the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral), for which this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand, the 5th day of June, 1811.

CHARLES ABBOT, Speaker. To the Clerk of the Crown I

in Chancery.

Appendix II.

Certificate to be signed by two Members, on a vacancy

occurring during a Recess, as given by statute, 24 Geo.
III. chap. 26.

We, whose names are underwritten, being two members of the House of Commons, do hereby certify, that M. N. late a member of the said House, serving as one of the Knights of the Shire for the County of — (or as the case may be,) died on the day of (or, is become a Peer of Great Britain, and that a writ of summons hath been issued under the Great Seal of Great Britain, to sammon him to Parliament), (or as the case may be); and we give you this notice to the intent that you may issue your warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new

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