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[STEELE (Sir Richard)]. A Letter to the Earl of O----d, concerning the Bill of Peerage. By Sir R-----d S-----le.1719

Printed for J. Roberts, First Edition, ink marks on lower blank margin of last leaf, 16 pp., disbound. "Steele opposed Lord Oxford's creation of Tory peers to pass the Treaty of Utrecht; in 1719, speaking against the Whig Lords bill to limit the creation of new peers, Steele found himself in agreement with Lord Oxford, and this friendly letter contains the main arguments repeated in his speech in the Commons on the afternoon of its publication." - Rothschild. Rothschild, 1962.

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