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Context of History of the original constitution of parliaments : from the time of the Britons to the present day ; shewing their duration and mode of election, the various innovations and alterations which have taken place in the state of the representation of the people in the reigns of the several kings and queens of England, the periods at which cities and boroughs respectively first sent members, the times of their discontinuing to exercise that privilege, their restoration, &c. : to which is added, the present state of the representation ; containing an impartial account of the several contests which took place at the last election ; names of proprietors and patrons of boroughs ; contradictory rights of election ; charters and local privileges ; number of voters ; state of factions in cities and boroughs, &c.
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