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Context of An historical account of the rights of election of the several counties, cities and boroughs of Great Britain; containing, The Time when each of them was first Represented in Parliament, and by what Authority; together with abstracts of the proceedings relative to controverted elections, under every Place, and all the New Writs issued on Seats being vacated by Death, Expulsion, accepting of Places, of Preferment, or being called up to the House of Peers; from 1 Ed. 6, to the Dissolution of the Parliament in the Year 1780. To which is prefixed, An Inquiry into the Origin of Election to Parliament, and the Right of the Commons to a Share in the Legislature. Also, The Number of Members returned in the Reigns of Edward I. Henry VI. Henry Viii. &c. and the Names of the Places that have long discontinued to send Representatives, and have not had that Privilege restored. The whole extracted from the best collections of records and histories, and the Journals of Parliament. By T. Cunningham, Esq. Barrister at Law, and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London
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