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The Earl of Essex"s speech at the delivering the following petition to His Most Sacred Majesty, Jan. 25. 1680. by Arthur Capel Earl of Essex

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Published by Printed by Bartholomew Green and Samuel Kneeland in [Boston .
Written in English


  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1660-1688.

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SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 3005.
ContributionsEngland and Wales. Sovereign (1660-1685 : Charles II)
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14582665M

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