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A guide for constables, churchwardens, overseers of the poor, surveyors of the high-ways, treasurers of the county-stock, masters of the house of correction, bayliffs of mannors, toll-takers in fairs, c. A treatise briefly shewing the extent and latitude of the several offices, with the power of the officers therein, both by common law and statute, according to the several additions and alterations of the law, to this present time. Wherein the heads of the new statutes for burying in woollen; for collecting the maintenance of the ministers in London; for the streets, pavements, sewers, and dreins in London; and for the prohibiting of French goods, are (among others) inserted under their proper titles. The eighth edition enlarged. Collected by Geo. Meriton, Gent.

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    SR - 94/

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    [12], 86, [4], 87-175, [1] p. ; 12°.

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General note: Conductor generalis. A guide for churchwardens, overseers of the poor, surveyors of the highways, ... has a separate dated title page immediately following p.86. Signatures: A6, B-H¹², I6. This issue has 'bayliffs'. A variant of the title page has 'bailiffs'. Variant UKSuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), M1798A Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1987. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 1782:15). Ownership and custodial history: Purchased from Holland Bros, Ledbury, 1968 UK-SuSCL