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[Common Halls]

COMMON HALLS are convenable on the requisition of the livery to the lord mayor who presides. In March, 1797, an attempt was made by the lord mayor, Brook Watson, Esq., to subject the power of convening the livery in common hall, to the authority of the court of common council; and in this endeavour to interfere with the long exercised privileges of the livery, he was assisted by three of the city representatives, namely, Sir J. Sanderson, and aldermen Lushington and Curtis. This same alderman Sir W. Curtis, after representing the city for twenty-six years, was at the recent general election supplanted by Mr. Alderman Waithman, who, in 1797, carried the motion that " it would be highly improper in the court of common council to give any opinion respecting the propriety or expediency of convening a common hall"

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Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819