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RIGHT HONOURABLE

A L E X AN DER,

LORD LOUGHBOROUGH,

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF HIS MAJESTY'S COURT

OF COMMON-PLEAS.

- MY LORD T Beg leave to folicit your Lordship's proItection to a Work, which, if the writer's abilities were equal to the subject, might be useful to that Profession, of which your Lordship is a distinguished ornament..

When I consider how nearly connected the Law of Elections is with the freedom of Parliament, and that your name is conspicuous in that illustrious number, who formerly supported, with so much spirit and perseverance, the constitutional freedom of election, I flatter myself, there is peculiar propriety in my requesting your fa

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vourable notice of an endeavour to ascertain the principles by which that law is administered. :

Though your Lordship is now raised above the fphere within which the Election Judicature is exercised, I have no doubt but that the same talents which led to this elevation, will at all times maintain an inftitution fo neceffary to the freedom of Parliament; that if it should be thought necessary to propose any additional improvements to the new Tribunal, they will find in the House of Peers an able and enlightened fupporter in your Lordship; and that the same care with which your Lordship protected its first beginning, will attend its progress to perfection.

I have the Honour to be,

Your Lordship's most obliged,

And obedient Servant,

Inner Temple, January 26, 1785.

AlLuders.

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