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A SHORT ACCOUNT ...
A short account, or state of Mr. Sheridan's case before the late House of Commons, in a letter to J.T.
London: printed for J. Hindmarsh at the Bull in Cornhil [sic], 1681.
[2], 8, 15, [1], 25--38 p. ; 19.5 cm. (4º)

Signed and dated at end: L.T., London, January the 20th, 1680/1. 'L.T.' has not been identified. Thomas Sheridan was a Jacobite pamphleteer in the circle of the Duke of York at the time of the Exclusion Crisis, and was arrested in December 1680 on suspicion of complicity in the 'Popish Plot', but eventually released early in the following year. 'The Speech Of Mr. T. Sheridan, After His Examination Before the late House of Commons, on Wednesday the 15th. of December 1680' begins new pagination on sig. B1; additional text and compilation of correspondence on sig. D4 E4(-4) at end, paginated: 25--38. The register is regular despite pagination. ESTC r16162; Wing (2nd ed.) T25.

Copy Notes The Soane copy as described is without the final leaf of errata recorded in ESTC. Bound (10) in a collection of 14 English political tracts relating to parliament with imprint dates between 1673 and 1682, inscribed in ink on the front pastedown Lee Warner.

Binding C17th sheep, blind-tooled borders and centre lozenge, later paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Parliament 1676' and octagonal paper library shelf-label lettered '102'.

Reference Number 187


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