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THE

POLITICAL STATE

THE BRITISH EMPIRE;

CONTAINING
A GENERAL VIEW

OF
THE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POSSESSIONS

OF THE CROWN;

THE LAWS, COMMERCE, REVENUES, OFFICES,
AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS,

CIVIL AND MILITARY.

BY JOHN ADOLPHUS, Esq.

BARRISTER AT LAW, F. S. A.
AUTHOR OF “ THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND, FROM THE ACCESSION OF

KING GEORI I. TO THE PEACE OF 1783."

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES,

IN THE STRAND.

TO

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, GEORGE, PRINCE OF WALES,

fc. &c. &c.

REGENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

SIR,

With the greatest pride and satisfaction, I avail myself of the gracious permission to dedicate to Your Royal Highness this description of the Political State of the British Empire.

During the period, in which, by the decree of Providence, this United Kingdom has been committed to the care of Your Royal Highness, the possessions of the Crown, in all parts of the world, have been extended and consolidated,

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