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SEPTENNIAL ACT.

A Second Letter to the Right Honourable Robert Walpole, Esq;

Wherein is contained, A short Account of the last Part of the last Session of Parliament. Together with Some Remarks on Four Speeches (lately publish'd) against the Bill for repealing the Triennial Act; as they were spoken in the House of Commons April 24. 1716. By a Member of the House of Commons.

London: Printed for J. Baker, 1716 Stock Code: 146799
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First edition, defending the Septennial Act of 1716 - which increased the maximum length of a parliament from three to seven years - and attacking the Tory parliamentarians who opposed the bill for lying and exaggeration, four such speeches having recently been published. As with many anonymous political pamphlets, the tract has sometimes been attributed to Daniel Defoe, but this is not generally accepted.

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Description

Octavo (207 x 132 mm). Disbound pamphlet, remnants of earlier spine, pages uncut.

Condition

Bound without half-title, and with three terminal advertisement leaves. A few later pencilled notes identifying individuals. Light damping at a head of a few leaves. A very good copy.

Bibliography

ESTC T47326.

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