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REASONS HUMBLY OFFER'D TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, FOR BRINGING IN A BILL, PURSUANT TO WHOM IT WAS REFER'D TO CONSIDER THE LAWS IN BEING, FOR PREVENTING THE EXPORTING OF WOOL FROM GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND TO FRANCE; AND HOW FAR THE SAME MAY BE MADE MORE EFFECTUAL, AND FOR THE CONSIDERING OF PROPER METHODS FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF WOOLLEN MANUFACTURE [caption title]
[London, 1715. 3pp. plus printed docket title on verso of second leaf. Small folio. Dbd. Early folds; early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing. Very good. A rare political petitionary pamphlet lobbying for greater and better-enforced restrictions on the exportation of wool from Great Britain and Ireland to France. The document is among the earliest examples of commercial lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons around the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC records three copies: two at Oxford and one at the University of London. HANSON 2143.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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