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An illustrated descriptive guide, to the places mentioned in
the writings of Rudyard Kipling.

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functions of the Corporation are scarcely more than nominal." " The town of Pevensey is in such a decayed state that there are not more than three or four persons within the parish con­sidered competent for the office of Constable. There is only one house rated at £10. A 2d. scot produces £23." " The principal items of ex­penditure are usually the expenses of two dinners provided for the Bailiff, Jurats and Freemen." Most of the business of the Corporation—the election of Bailiff and other officials—seems to have been done in the chancel of Pevensey Parish Church, in accordance with " Usages and Customs, of the tyme where of no mynd is." Here is an account of an election dinner :
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