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On this Day in 1833

Enquiry into the state of municipal corporations

"Fortunatus Dvvarris, and S. A. Rumball, two of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the state of municipal corporations in England and Wales, commenced their labours soon after noon on the above day in the Guildhall, Newcastle, which had been granted for the purpose. The corporation was represented by John Clayton, esq., town clerk, the stewards of the incorporated companies by Mr. John Brown, their solicitor; the burgesses by Mr. William Garrett, Mr. G. T. Gibson and others ; and the non-burgesses by Mr. Thomas Carr, Mr. T. Willis, and Mr. William Kell." 31st October 1833.

From: T Fordyce, J. Sykes. Local records; or, Historical register of remarkable events which have occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed..., published 1867

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