View of the political state of Scotland in the last century a confidential report on the political opinions, family connections, or personal circumstances of the 2662 county voters in 1788

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Other titlesPolitical state of Scotland in the last century.
Statementedited with an introductory account of the law relating to county elections by Sir Charles Elphinstone Adam.
ContributionsAdam, Charles Elphinstone, Sir.
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Paginationxxx, 360 p. ;
Number of Pages360
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Open LibraryOL23356561M
LC Control Number01001571

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A confidential report on the political opinions, family connections, or personal circumstances of the county voters in View of the Political State in Scotland at Michaelmas Comprehending the Rolls of the Freeholders, an Abstract of the Setts or Constitutions of the Royal Burghs, and a State of the Votes at Last Elections Throughout Scotland: to Which is Prefixed, an Account of The Forms of Procedure at Elections to Parliament from the Counties and Burgh of Scotland.

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