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Title   Minutes of the Examination taken before the Select Committee who were appointed to try and determine the Merits of the Petition of Hans Wintrop Mortimer, Esquire, complaining Of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Shaston, otherwise Shaftesbury, in the County of Dorset.

Publisher    1775 1st edition.

Seller ID   72358

Size 8.75 x 13.75 inches. Re-bound in speckled grey hard card binding with paper title label to spine. 154pp. In very good condition. Re-bound. Pages slightly marked. Else a clean and tight copy. A record of the evidence taken by a Select Committee enquiring into accusations of Bribery at the Election at Shaftesbury, in 1774, at which the accuser had been an unsuccessful candidate. The many witnesses give varying testimony as to events and characters and whether they were offered money to vote for particular candidates. At that election one candidate, Hans Winthrop Mortimer, stood independently of the established interests in the town and, having been easily defeated, petitioned to have the result overturned and produced copious evidence of corruption. Thomas Rumbold and Francis Sykes were both shown to have bribed at a rate of 20 guineas (£21) a man, the total spent amounting to several thousand pounds; worse, the magistrates of the town were implicated in distributing this largesse.

HISTORY Minutes, Examination, Select Committee, Petition, Hans Wintrop Mortimer, complaining, Election, Return, Borough, Shaston, Shaftesbury, County, Dorset, evidence, Bribery, accuser, unsuccessful candidate, witnesses, testimony, events, characters, offered money, vote, corruption, 1775,

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Poems. Nimmo’s Popular Poets., MOORE, Thomas; HALSWELLE, Keeley;
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore. Poems. Nimmo’s Popular Poets.

L’Ecolier Ou Raoul & Victor. Ouvrage couronne par l’Academie francais. Huitieme Edition., GUIZOT, Madame; (Mme);
L’Ecolier Ou Raoul & Victor. Ouvrage couronne par l’Academie francais. Huitieme Edition.

America, I Like You Illustrations by Marc Simont., WODEHOUSE, P. G.:
America, I Like You Illustrations by Marc Simont.

Who’s Who in Worcestershire Limited edition., Wilson and Phillips
Who’s Who in Worcestershire Limited edition.

Life's Little Ironies. A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches, Entitled A Few Crusted Characters., HARDY, THOMAS;
Life's Little Ironies. A Set of Tales with Some Colloquial Sketches, Entitled A Few Crusted Characters.

History of the Conquest of Peru. With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. Second Edition. In Two Volumes., PRESCOTT, William H.;
History of the Conquest of Peru. With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. Second Edition. In Two Volumes.

Bring On The Girls The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It., WODEHOUSE, P. G.; BOLTON, Guy;
Bring On The Girls The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It.

Peter Rabbit Painting Book, POTTER, BEATRIX:
Peter Rabbit Painting Book

 


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