Huddersfield Chronicle (11/Jul/1868) - The Charter of Incorporation

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The Charter of Incorporation

The Charter was issued from the Home Office on Thursday, and brought from London by Mr. J. Batley, secretary to the Incorporation Committee. It is a volumious and elaborate document, owing mainly to the lengthy and comprehensive descriptions necessary to fully point out the wards, especially the town wards. In the Charter it is provided that the burgess list is to be completed on the 27th July, and the revision is to take place on the 18th August. The first election of Councillors is fixed for the 4th of September; and on the 7th of September the Councillors will meet for the election of aldermen. The Council, being then complete, will proceed to the appointment of a mayor. The auditors and assessors are to be chosen on the 16th September. Mr. Edgar Fenton is to be the returning officer for the first election. The burgess list will, it is expected, contain about 8,000 names. The ordinary election will take place on the 1st November, when one councillor for each single ward, and two for each double ward, will have to be elected. To supply any vacancy that may be caused by the elevation of a councillor to be an alderman, extraordinary elections will take place in the wards from which such councillor had been sent.