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Days appointed by an Act of the Legislature, passed Dec. 22, 1815, for the Elections of Churchwardens and Vestrymen (who must be Freeholders) of the several Parishes throughout the Island, with the exception of Manchester.
For St. Catherine's, St. Mary's and Trelawny:-On Monday in the second week in January.
For St. Andrew's, St. Thomas in the Vale, St. Ann's and St. James':-On Tuesday in the second week in January.
For St. David's, St. John's and St. Elizabeth's:-On Wednesday in the second week in January.
For St. Thomas in the East, St. Dorothy's and Westmoreland:-On Thursday in the second week in January.
For Portland, Clarendon and Hanover:-On Friday in the second week in January.
For St. George's, Vere, and Port Royal:-On Saturday in the second week in January.
Agreeably to the Law establishing that parish, passed Dec. 22, 1814:-On the first Monday in March.
The following Proviso is made in the first-mentioned Law:--
"That if, from the inclemency of the weather, or other cause, a sufficient number of Freeholders shall not attend the Poll on the day appointed for any such Election, it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Parish, to proceed in manner aforesaid, in appointing and holding, on a subsequent day, as soon as circumstances shall permit, under the usual notice, another Poll for such Election, and so, toties quoties, until an Election shall take place, and the number required by Law of Churchwardens and Vestrymen be complete".
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