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SOME REASONS MOST HUMBLY OFFERED TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF LORDS, AND...THE HOUSE OF COMMONS; BY ALL THE 700 HACKNEY COACHMEN AND THEIR WIDOWS, TO ENABLE THEM TO PAY THE GREAT TAX LAID UPON THEM [caption title]
[London, 1715. Small folio broadsheet. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Dbd. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Some foxing. Else very good. Different from the 1714 work of the same title, the text here begins: "Whereas by an Act of Parliament...." A rare document petitioning Parliament to further government protections of the coach business through stricter licensing rules. This document is among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. Rare, with Hanson and ESTC recording only one copy, at Oxford. HANSON 2193.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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