Context

Context of Lex constitutionis, or, The gentleman's law : being, a compleat treatise of all the laws and statutes relating to the King, and the prerogative of the Crown, the nobility, and House of Lords, House of Commons, officers of state, the Exchequer and Treasury; commissioners and officers of the customs, of the excise, of the post office, stamp-office, forfeited estates, publick accounts, the Navy-office, War-office, lieutenancy of counties, justices of peace &c. ... : and also, an introduction to the common law of England, with respect to tenures of lands, descents, marriage-contracts, coverture, &c., of property, creation and forfeiture of estates, trials of offenders, courts at Westminster, &c. : to which are added, under their proper heads, the manner of passing bills in both houses of Parliament, the judicature of the Lords, variety of adjudg'd cases, and some curious history of antiquity
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