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8. Vacancies in 8. That all vacancies which shall from henceforth occur in the Council Council to be filled up on the of the said College, either by reason of any of the Members thereof going first Thursday out of Office by rotation or from any other cause, shall be filled up in in July (or within one

manner hereinafter mentioned on the first Thursday in the month of July month), unless in every year, or within one Calendar Month afterwards, unless at any Members of Council shall time the number of Members of the said Council shall be reduced below be reduced below eighteen,

eighteen, in which case it shall be lawful for the Council of the said Colin which case lege to appoint such day for filling up the vacancies as they may think vacancies to be filled upat such proper: and that the Council of the said College shall cause a notice of time as Council the day appointed for the election of Members into the Council to supply shall appoint.

the vacancies occasioned either by Members going out of office by rotation, or by any other cause, and of the number of vacancies to be filled up, to be advertized in the London Gazette' at such time as the Council shall from time to time direct, before the day appointed for such Election, and shall also cause such notice to be published or announced in such other manner as the said Council may from time to time direct.


9. Candidates 9. That every eligible Fellow who shall intend to offer himself as a for Seats in

Candidate for a Seat in the Council of the said College shall within such Council to transmit time as the Council shall from time to time direct from the publication of certain Notices, the London Gazette, in which the day of Election shall be announced, Nominations, Certificates and transmit or deliver to the Secretary of the said College a notice signed by

himself of such his intention, together with a nomination signed by six Fellows of such person as a fit person to be elected into the Council, and a Certificate that he is in the bona fide practice of his Profession as a Surgeon, and that he does not practise as an Apothecary, which Certificate shall be signed by three Fellows of the said College ; and the person so intending to offer himself as a Candidate for the Council shall at the same time transmit or deliver to the said Secretary a Declaration signed by himself, that he is in the bona fide practice of his Profession as a Surgeon, and that he does not practise as an Apothecary; and such Nomination and Certificate, and also such Declaration as last aforesaid, shall be in such

form as the Council of the said College shall from time to time direct. 10. Fellows nominating a 10. THAT no Fellow shall have power to nominate at any one election greater number of Candi

any greater number of persons as Candidates for the Council than the dates for Coun. number of vacancies which shall be to be filled up at such Election ; and cil than vacan. cies to be filled if any Fellow shall at any such Election nominate any greater number of up, incapaci

Candidates than as last aforesaid, then such Fellow shall be incapacitated tated from vota ing at Election. from yoting at that Election,

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11. That no Member of Council shall go out of Office by rotation whilst 11. M

Counci holding the Office of President; and that as often as it shall happen that the President shall be one of the Members who would at any Annual by rota

whilst Meeting go out of Office by rotation, two Members of Council only, instead dent, b of three as prescribed by the Charter, shall be elected at such Meeting- out of

next A: and that at the next Annual Meeting such Member shall go out of Office Electio in addition to any other Members of Council going out of Office by rota

sions tc tion according to our said Letters Patent-but any Member whose going of Offic

he had out of Office shall have been postponed as above provided, shall in case of of office

Preside his re-election into the Council on his going out of Office at such succeeding Annual Meeting as aforesaid, on all future occasions go out of Office in the same order as if he had been re-elected at the time when he would, but for this provision, have gone out of Office.


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12. That the Council of the said College shall cause lists of the names 12. List

Candida of all eligible Fellows of the said College who shall in manner hereinbe

gible to fore directed be nominated as Candidates for the Council, and shall have cil, toget complied with the provisions hereinbefore contained respecting the Notice, Fellows Certificate and Declaration to be transmitted to the Secretary of the said whom n

nated, tc College, together with the names of the Fellows by whom they shall re- publishe

Gazette spectively be so nominated, to be published in the London Gazette' and in two London Daily Newspapers, at such time before the day appointed Daily N.

papers. for the Election as the Council shall from time to time direct.

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13. That henceforth, instead of the name of every Fellow eligible to 13. Mod be elected being announced to the Meeting in the order and according to

at Electic the priority in which his name shall stand in the Register of Fellows, as names of

didates. directed by our said Letters Patent, the names of all Fellows included in the Lists so published as aforesaid, shall be announced to the Meeting as the Candidates for Election.

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14. That the names of the Members of the Council who shall in each 14. Namo

Members year retire from Office by rotation, shall, if they shall be desirous of re- tiring froi ele and shall intimate such their desire in writing to the Secretary Council b.

rotation a of the said College within such period as the Council shall determine before desirous o

election to the day appointed for the Election, be placed at the head of the Lists of

placed att Candidates to be published as hereinbefore directed; and that such persons, head of L

Candidate if re-elected into the Council, shall take precedence of all other persons


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who shall be elected into the Council on the same day, and shall with respect to each other take precedence according to their former seniority in the Council.


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15. Required 15. THAT any Nomination and Certificate or Declaration herein before
Certificate and
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required to be made or produced upon or previously to the election of any
be conclusive Fellow into the Council of the said College, being transmitted or delivered
as to eligibility
to Council, but in the manner hereinbefore required, the same (as regards the matters or
if afterwards

particulars so to be certified and declared as aforesaid, but no further) appear untrue shall be final and conclusive as to the eligibility of such Fellow. But if or fraudulent, it shall afterwards appear to the satisfaction of the Council of the said lawful for the Council to College that any such Nomination or Certificate or Declaration is in any declare the Member of

respect untrue or fraudulent, then it shall be lawful for the Council of the Council to be said College to declare the Member of the Council, to whom such Nomino longer a Member, and nation and Certificate may relate, or by whom such Declaration may have thereupon such been made, to be no longer a Member of the said Council ; and thereupon Member shall cease to be a every such Member of the Council of the said College shall cease to be Member of Council.

such Member thereof, and shall forfeit all his rights and privileges as such Member thereof; and it shall be lawful for the Council of the said College to declare the place of such Member in the Council to be vacant, and the same shall be filled up in manner hereinbefore directed respecting Vacancies in the said Council.


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16. Examiners

16. That every Fellow of the said College who shall from henceforth hereafter elect. be elected to the Office of Examiner of the said College, shall go out of ed to go out of office at end of office at the end of Five Years from the day of his election; but that it Five Years, but shall be lawful for the Council of the said College immediately to re-elect immediately re-eligible, and such person to the said office, and every such person being so re-elected, dence accord

shall take precedence in the Court of Examiners, according to his former ing to former standing as a Member thereof. standing. 17. Board of

17. AND IT IS OUR FURTHER WILL AND PLEASURE, That a Board of ExaExaminers in miners be appointed by the said: College for the purpose of testing the Midwifery for testing the fit- fitness of persons to practise in: Midwifery, and of granting Certificates of ness of persons such fitness; and that such Board: shall consist of not less than Three to practise Midwifery to persons. AND WE DO HEREBY AUTHORIZE AND REQUIRE the Council of the consist of not less than Three said College, within Twelve Months from the date of these our Letters Persons, to be Patent, to appoint not less than Three persons to be such Examiners in

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Midwifery, who shall continue in office for such period, and shall conduct appointed

within Twel the examinations in such manner, and shall grant Certificates in such form

Months. as the Council of the said College shall determine and from time to time direct. And it shall be lawful for the Council of the said College, from time to time, as vacancies shall occur in such last-mentioned Board of Examiners, to appoint any persons to fill up the same.

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tion of existi BE, That all and every direction, provision, regulation, clause, matter or

powers excep thing whatsoever, in the said several recited Letters Patent of our Royal as hereby al

Predecessors and Ourselves, or in any Bye-Laws, or Bye-Law of the said
College, contained, which may be repugnant to or inconsistent, or at va-
riance with the several directions, provisions, and regulations herein con-
tained, or any of them, in so far as the same are repugnant thereto, in-
consistent or at variance therewith, shall be, and the same are hereby
abrogated, repealed, and rendered of none effect. But that, except in
the respects hereby altered, the said College and the Council of the same
shall continue to have all such, and the same jurisdiction, powers, authori-
ties, and discretions for and with respect to the Government of the said
College, and the election and choice of the Officers of the same, as well
as the admission and expulsion of Members and Fellows, and for the
making, ordaining, confirming, annulling, or revoking Bye-Laws, Ordi-
nances, Rules, and Constitutions, and transacting and ordaining all other
matters and things whatsoever, for the regulation, government, and
advantage of the said College, as such College and the Council thereof
respectively now have, under or by virtue of the said three several herein-
before recited Charters or Letters Patent, or either of them respectively,
or in any other lawful manner.

AND WE DO HEREBY for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, grant and confirm unto them all such jurisdictions, powers, authorities and discretions accordingly.

AND WE DO HEREBY for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, further grant unto the said College, that these, our Letters Patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things, good, firm, valid, suffi-cient and effectual in the Law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof, notwithstanding the not fully or not duly reciting the said several Letters Patent, or the dates thereof, or any other omission, imperfection, defect, matter, cause or thing whatsoever, the same or any Rule or Law

to the contrary thereof, in anywise notwithstanding. In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness Ourself at Our Palace at Westminster, this Eighteenth day of March in the Fifteenth year of Our Reign.


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8TH SEPTEMBER, 1859. VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, TO ALL TO WIOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME GREETING, WHEREAS the Body Politic and Corporate of Tue ROYAL

COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON was incorporated or re-established under or College was incor- by virtue of a certain Charter or Letters Patent, bearing date at Westtablished byChar: minster the Twenty-second day of March in the Fortieth year of the Reign of ter of 40th George King George the Third, or otherwise as in such Letters Patent mentioned or

referred to, and further powers and privileges were granted to the said powers College by a certain other or Supplemental Charter granted by Letters Charter of 3ră Patent, bearing date at Westminster the Thirteenth day of February in the George IV.

Third Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth. And by our Letters
Patent, bearing date at Westminster the Fourteenth day of September in the
Seventh year of our Reign, the name or style of the said College was altered

to “ The Royal College of Surgeons of England,” by which name or style the name of the Cohe said College is now called or known, and divers further powers and priviand divers fur- leges were granted to the said College by our said Letters Patent. And granted by Char- by our further Letters Patent, bearing date at Westminster the Eighteenth

day of March in the Fifteenth year of our Reign, divers further powers and

privileges were granted to the said College, and alterations were in certain Recital-That di- of the provisions and regulations contained in the said former Letters were granted by Patent of Ourself and our Royal Predecessors : and the said College is now

regulated and governed by and according to the provisions of the said Recital-of several Charters or Letters Patent, and also by or according to certain

Bye-Laws and Ordinances made by the said College for its regulation and better government.


ter of 7th Victo-



the College.

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