Borough of Plymouth. At a Meeting of the Freemen of this Borough, convened by public Advertisement, and held at the King's Arm's, in Plymouth, on Monday the 25th Day of September, 1809. John Hawker, Esq. in the Chair.Resolved-That the Franchises of the Freemen have not been violated since the ever memorable Decision of a Court of Law, whereby the Rights they now enjoy, were solemnly adjudged to them, of which, for a long Series of Years, they had been deprived...Resolved-That these Resolutions be signed by the Chairman, and printed in Hand-bills, and circulated in the Town of Plymouth. John Hawker. The Chairman Having Quitted the Chair. Resolved unanimously-That the Thanks of this Meeting be given to him, for his very proper and impartial Conduct therein. Borough of Plymouth. Whereas the Franchises of the Freemen, of this Borough, have been grossly violated, and their Priviledges narrowed and restrained by several illegal Bye Laws, which have of late Years been passed. Such of the Freemen as are desirous of preventing further Encroachments upon their just Rights, and recovering such as they have been unjustly deprived of, are requested to meet at the King's Arms, on Monday the 25th Day of September Instant, at Six O'Clock in the Evening. Signed John Hawker, John Bayly...Thomas Pollard, William Penphraze. September 20, 1809.
Letterpress, two sided, folded. 376 x 235mm. 14¾ x 9¼". Some small damage to print.
The minutes taken from a meeting held by the Freemen of Plymouth, the chairman was John Hawker who was Mayor of Plymouth from 1805 to 1806.
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