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B08649 The case of the borough of Marlbrough in the county of Wilts, concerning the election of Sir James Hayes Knt. and John Wildman Esq. to be burgesses for the present Parliament 1679 (1679) Wing C1022B; ESTC R173567 2,355 8

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