LONDON. Publication. black. 22-page pamphlet (but no longer fully bonded) with somewhat stained cover and minor edge-damage. Full title: "a letter concerning the disablign clauses lately offered to the House of Commons, for regulating Corporations". Printed and sold by Randal Taylor, London. Anonymous writer. Historic background: in their campaign to centralize power, Charles II and James II compelled several municipal corporations to surrender their charters to the Crown. A bill to restore those charters was introduced in 1690, a year after the Glorious Revolution. The bill included a controversial set of disabling that barred men from holding municipal offices if they supported the Crown's efforts or held positions in municipalities that had surrendered their charters.One of the major issues of the day, it sparked a vigorous pamphlet war. The pamphlet we offer held an anti-disabling plea.
Branchen: BEFORE 1800, GOVERNMENT BONDS
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