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ON THE

46

CHARTERS

GRANTED TO THE INHABITANTS OF

TIVERTON, in the County of DEVON;

Mostly confirmed by

PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS AND AUTHORITIES ;

WITH

FOUR SHORT PREFATORY LETTERS:

1. To His Grace the ARCHBISHOP of CANTERBURY.
II. To the Right Honorable the EARL of HARROWBY, Lord President of his

Majesty's Council, Lord High Steward of Tiverton, Capital Burgess of Tiverton,
&c. &c.

III. To SIR HENRY CAREW, Bart. Lord of the Manor of Tiverton.
IV. To the INHABITANT HOUSEHOLDERS of Tiverton.

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BY A FRIEND TO LOCAL JURISDICTIONS.

Magna est veritas et prevalebit.”

TIVERTON: PRINTED AND COLD BY T. PARKROUSE,
SOLD ALSO BY TREWMANS, EXETER; AND BY LONGMAN, HURST,

REES, ORME, AND BROWN, LONDON.

Gough tddo Senmotive

ན་ “ལོ་རེར་

PREFACE.

THE Author of the following cursory observations on the Charters granted to the inhabitants of Tiverton, deems it proper to place before the public, some of those circumstances which have induced him to step forward, and enlist himself under the banners of those, who have long maintained the necessity of reform, as connected with the conduct of the corporate concerns of the horough in which he lives.

Scarcely had he resided within the lown two years, when, very unexpectedly, he was recommended by as honest, and certainly the most intelligent, of those members of the common council, who resided within the parish, to offer himself a candidate for the office of assistant. His views, however, at this time, being far removed from municipal honors, and the avocations of a very large family employing every hour he had to bestow, added, indeed, to a complete ignorance of the history and constitution of the place, he

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