The History of England: From the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George the Second in 1760, Volume 2

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Baudry's European Library, 1836 - Great Britain

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Page 86 - ... an act for the relief of debtors, with respect to the imprisonment of their persons.
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Page 256 - Kent, in common-council assembled. At the same time remonstrances were offered by the protestant dissenting ministers of the three denominations in and about the cities of London and Westminster ; by the protestant dissenters of Shrewsbury; the dissenting ministers of Devonshire ; the protestant dissenters, being freeholders and burgesses of the town and county of the town of Nottingham, joined with other inhabitants of the church of England, expressing their apprehension, that, in the bill then...
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