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A Letter to the Hon. Spencer Perceval ... in consequence of the notice given by him, in the last session of Parliament, that he would, in the present, bring forward a bill for the punishment of the crime of Adultery.
Printed [at the Anti-Jacobin Press] for F. & C. Rivington. [1800] [2], 31, [1]p, half title. 8vo. Disbound. Inscribed 'from the Author' at head of titlepage.Not recorded by ESTC.; Copac notes only the 2nd edition, 1801. Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister 1809-1812, was an ardent supporter of Lord Auckland's Adultery Bill of May 1800, which sought to discourage collusion in divorce cases by prohibiting the subsequent marriage of the guilty parties. Written in support of his 'intention to bring forward another Bill [to restrain adultery]. By this manly proceeding, which places your character (before highly and justly respected) in a most advantageous light, you displayed, in my humble opinion, not more zeal for the cause of virtue, than knowledge of the means by which that cause may be best promoted'. (pp1-2.)
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