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ON THE

Constitution

AND

REPRESENTATIVE SYSTEM

OF

ENGLAND,

WITH REFERENCE TO THE POPULAR PROPOSITIONS

FOR A

Reform of Parliament.

BY JAMES JOPP, ESQ.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. HATCHARD,

BOOKSELLER TO HER MAJESTY,

NO. 190, OPPOSITE ALBANY, PICCADILLY,

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INTRODUCTION,

THE various attempts which have been made, from very different quarters, to alter or reform the construction of the Commons' House of Parliament, cannot have failed to engage the attention of all reflecting persons who are in the habit of considering circumstances and occurrences of a public

nature.

The grounds upon which most of the propositions for a change have been introduced, and often violently urged, appear to the author of the following pages so ill founded in many of the points assumed, and the error seems so dangerous in its consequences, that he is induced to attempt to undeceive the public in what he conceives to be mis-statement, at the least, and, per

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