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FAILED DUE TO NO MENTION OF JEWISH NATURALIZATION

Some Thoughts upon a Bill for General Naturalization: Addressed to Those of all Denominations who act upon Whig-Principles.

Published
London

Description
Sole edition, folio, fine woodcut ornament within title, 8pp., light usage, as issued but has been folded.

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This Bill was a second attempt by Robert Nugent (1709-1788), M.P. for St Mawes, to bring in an Act for the Naturalization of Protestants but it failed due to its lack of any mention of Jews. He had already tried unsuccessfully in December 1747 to bring in such a Bill. At this time the question of Jewish Naturalization was an important part of an ongoing debate, so this omission prompted more action towards the Jewish Naturalization Act of 1753.