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An Argument upon the Question of Impositions and Concerning Ship-Money, 1636 - 1700

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Mm.04.02

Scope and Contents

(1) ff. 1–175. 'An Argument upon the Question of Impositions digested and devided into sundry chapters, by Serjeant Davis [al. in MS. Davies], one of his Majesties learned Councell in Ireland. Dedicated to King James, in the latter end of his Majesties Raigne, by the Author.' Sir John Davies was Attorney General in Ireland in 1606, and author of the poem 'Nosce Teipsum.' He died in 1626. See Wood's Athenæ Oxon. II. 400. (2) ff. 76 5–78. 'Concerning Shipp-Money.' It consists of the King's letter to the Judges, dated 'Whitehall, Febr. 2, 1636', 'The King's Question,' and 'The Judges' Answer.'


  • Creation: 1636 - 1700


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1 volume(s) (86 leaves, a few blank)

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Custodial History

In the library by the mid 1750s.

Physical Description


Repository Details

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