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CASES

OF

CONTROVERTED ELECTIONS,

IN THE

SECOND PARLIAMENT

OF

THE UNITED KINGDOM :

BEGUN AND HOLDEN AUGUST 31, 1802.

By ROBERT HENRY PECKWELL,

OF LINCOLN'S INN, ESQ. BARRISTER AT LAW.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN,
LAW-PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY;
FOR J. BUTTERWORTH, LAW-BOOKSELLER, FLEET-STREET,
AND J. COOKE, ORMOND-QUAY, DUBLIN,

1805.

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P R E F A CE

то

THE FIRST VOLUME.

HE cases, which constitute the first part of this

, volume were published as soon as they could conveniently be prepared for the press *. The author proposed by this means, to avail himself of the judg. ment of the profession upon his first labors, and to derive, from the discovery of the defects in a small portion of his work, fome improvement of what remained. It is necessary to inform the reader what has been the result of this experiment. He will obferve that in the second part, a fuller detail is given than in the first, of the proceedings of the committees, of the circumstances and situation of the parties, and of the particular stage of the trial, in which each question arose. This has been the only material alteration hithertò fuggested. It may not be improper here also to mention, that in the second part, the author has taken notice of the leave given by the House of Commons to particular members, to absent them

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