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THE

LEIGH PEERAGE:

&c. &c. &c.

H. K. Canston, Printer, Birchin Lane, Cornhill.

Great Britain, Priveleges committee

(House of lords),

THE

LEIGH PEERAGE:

BEING

A FULL AND COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE CLAIM OF GEORGE

LEIGH, ESQ. TO THE DORMANT TITLE

OF

BARON LEIGH, OF STONELEY,

IN THE COUNTY OF WARWICK:

COMPRISING A

Report of the Evidence

TAKEN BEFORE

THE LORDS' COMMITTEE FOR PRIVILEGES,

WITH

NOTES,

ANALYTICAL AND EXPLANATORY:

AND CERTAIN

· ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE,

FORMING THE

ULTIMATUM TO THIS VERY MYSTERIOUS CASE.

" Qui statuit aliquid, parte inaudità alterà,

æquum licèt statuerit, haud æquus est."-Seneca.
“ Let boors and franklins say it, I'll swear it.-
If it be ne'er so false, a true gentleman may

swear it in the behalf of his friend."- SHAKSPEARE.

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LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY HENRY KENT CAUSTON, JUN.
BIRCHIN LANE, CORNHILL.

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My LORD,

In dedicating the following pages to you, it is neither my object, or my hope (for that were “desperate," and worthless if obtained) to follow the routine of practice in these matters, by soliciting your patronage to my work; nor have I any idea that your name (notorious enough, Heaven knows, throughout these realms, by your divers political positions) will be any recommendation. But, my lord, the conspicuous place you occupy throughout the entire proceedings whereof I treat, and the animadvertions I have thought proper to make upon your conduct, render it imperative to justice and to my own ideas of propriety, that this should be no “ hole and corner” publication, hud

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