The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 60
20. Each candidate for admission as a Member of the Chamber shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another, at least one week prior to the day of election, in a book to be kept for that purpose, and shall be separately balloted for at the next General Meeting thereafter; one black ball out of every five members' votes present being necessary to exclude him. The Secretary shall state the names of all proposed candidates in the circular notice convening the said meeting. The candidate, when admitted, shall receive notice from the Secretary to that effect, and he requested to sign the official copy of the Rules.
21. Each Member shall, on admission, pay a subscription for the remaining quarters of the year after election, and thereafter pay an annual subscription of two guineas in advance, dated from the 1st January in each year.