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Declaration in writing, that he is a member of the Church of England. No preference whatever shall be given to the Candidates in respect of the Colleges to which they belong, the Counties in which they were born, or the Schools in which they have been educated; but the election shall be decided between the Candidates, so qualified 'as aforesaid, entirely by the examination. The Electors to the Scholarships shall be the Mailer, Professors, and Fellows of the College; provided that none of the Electors shall vote, or interfere at the election, who have not been present at, and taken part in the examination.
One month previous to the election, the Master shall cause a printed or written Notice of the number of vacancies (not exceeding two in any one year), and times of examination and election, to be fixed at the door of the public Schools of the University, and on the gates, and in the hall of the College. The examination shall be held on any three of the seven days next preceding the twenty-ninth day of December, which the Master shall appoint in manner aforesaid. Previous to the examination each Elector* shall openly, before the Candidates and the other Electors, make and subscribe the Declaration following:
"I, A. B. do solemnly promise and engage, that I will "examine the Candidates for Scholarships of this College "impartially and fairly, according to my ability, and give "my vote at the election, according to the merit of the
"Candidates "Candidates in this examination, to the best of my "judgment and opinion, without regard to any other con"sideration whatsoever."
And, in default of such qualification in the Electors, their votes shall be null and void.
The subjects of examination shall be the Greek and Latin Languages, and such other learning as the examiners shall think proper for the commencement of academical studies. After it is concluded, the Electors shall confer together in private on the merits of the Candidates; and, if they think it necessary to re-examine any of them on the same subjects, they shall be at liberty so to do at any time before the day of election. On that day the Electors shall meet and determine, by majority of votes, the order in which the Candidates shall stand, according to their performance in the examination; and shall cause a List of the Candidates to be drawn up in such order, and suspended in the hall of the College, declaring thereby the one or two first in the said List (as the case may be, according to the number of vacancies then to be filled up) to be duly elected Scholar or Scholars of the College; and in case of equality of votes, where neither Master nor Vice-Master are among the Electors, the senior member shall have the casting voice.
Every person elected to a Scholarship, if he is not already a member of the College, shall immediately be admitted, and shall reside there two-thirds of Michaelmas and Lent
Terms, Terms, and the first half of Easter Term, till such time as he takes the degree of Batchelcr of Arts, or is of sufficient standing to do so. And in default of residence by any Scholar, his Scholarship shall be ipso facto vacant.
Every Scholar shall receive a yearly stipend of fifty pounds, or half a Fellowship. The Scholarships shall be tenable for four years, and no longer; and shall be vacated by possession of permanent annual income of any description, to the amount of four times the value of the stipend for the time being; for which reason each Scholar, before he receives his stipend, shall subscribe the following Declaration; that is to say:
"I, A. B. do solemnly and sincerely declare, that I "have not, neither has any person in trust for me, to my "knowledge, directly or indirectly, in immediate possession, "any income for my life, or for longer term, arising from
lands, ecclesiastical preferment, interest of money, or
other certain source, to the annual amount of four times "the value of the stipend of my Scholarship."
And on refusal by any Scholar to make and subscribe such Declaration, or making the same falsely, his Scholarship shall become ipso facto vacant. .
The two first Scholars shall be elected on the first day of election after the necessary buildings of the College shall be erected, and the number of Fellows completed, according Page 18. to the provisions of the Charter. The two next Scholars
- ■ . shall shall be elected in the year following, and the two remaining Scholarships shall be filled up one in each of the two succeeding years, and if any of the former Scholarships shall become vacant in those years, they shall be filled up at the next day of election after such vacancy: Provided always, that no more than two Scholarships shall be filled up at any one election, either before the completion of the first number of Scholars, or at any future time; but that, in case more than two vacancies shall occur in one year, the remainder shall be kept open, till the next year in which there shall be less than two vacancies. And provided that no Scholarship be filled up, which has not been vacant at least six weeks before the day of election: except where the vacancy arises from the expiration of the period of four years, for which a Scholarship is tenable; in which cafe a Scholarship may be filled up on the election day preceding the audit day on which such vacancy will be complete.
And it is hereby declared, That every person elected to a Scholarship, shall commence and be Scholar from the audit day next ensuing the day of election, to all intents and purposes whatsoever; and the period of a year in every Scholarship shall be calculated from one audit day to the next ensuing (notwithstanding it may be more or. less than the space of three hundred and sixty-five days), to all intents and purposes whatsoever; provided, that if any Scholarship shall become vacant by death, resignation, or
G otherotherwise, within eight weeks next preceding the audit, in that case such Scholar (or in case of death his personal representative) shall receive the stipend, and all other payments which would become due to him at such audit.
And it is hereby declared. That for all the purposes of these Statutes, an estate for term of fifty years, shall be considered as a longer term than an estate for life.
OF THE MASTER.
The office of Master is that to which the first rank and the greatest emoluments are assigned; and to that office shall belong the highest authority in the College, in the government, discipline, administration of the revenue, and all other matters whatsoever concerning the Society. In every thing not otherwise specially provided for, his authority shall decide and direct: and he shall be at liberty to frame new regulations not inconsistent with the Charter or Statutes in every point left unsettled thereby; provided, that all such regulations shall be made known to the Resident Members of the degree of Master of Arts or higher degree; and if they are disapproved of by two-third parts of such members, then such regulations shall be of no force.
In all elections, in which the Master is an Elector, and in all decisions in which he is' one of the deciding body,