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To the Right Honourable the LORD-MAYOR, the SHERIFFS, COMMONS, and INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of the CITY of DUBLIN.

My Lord, and Gentlemen!

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T is with the greatest propriety

that we dedicate a volume of letters, in defence of liberty and our excellent constitution, to the trusty guardians and free electors of this metropolis. The noble stand which the citizens of Dublin have of late made, in defence of both, has justly ranked them amongst the most distinguished pa

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triots. By their firmness and a generous zeal in the cause of freedom, the long lost Spirit of free elections was revived. They nobly despised, and Spurned at the frowns of power, baffled all its attempts, rejected proffered bribes, and like men, directed by the geo nius of liberty, elected the worthy and independent, or such as were superiour to felfishness and corruption, to be their representa

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The authors of the following letters presume not to derive merit from them, but they have a fubftantial claim to your protection, as a' regard to youts, and the kingdom's welfare, were the tives that induced them to fand

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