An Easie Method to Raise this Present Year, 1715, 5000l. per ann. for ever...without Taxing either Persons or Trade [docket title]. whereas His Majesty has been Graciously Pleased for to Recommend to this Honourable House of Commons that a Provision be made for the Ministers who are to Officiate in the 50 New Churches which are to be built in and about the Cities of London and Westminster...[caption title]
London: 1715. Broadsheet. p., plus printed docket title on verso. Ornamental initial. Disbound. Small folio. Early folds and early stab holes in left margin. Mild foxing.
A scarce leaflet, printed for distribution among members of the House of Commons, proposing a lottery to fund the salaries of ministers being installed at new churches in London and Westminster. The document is among the earliest examples of lobbying literature, which first began proliferating in the lobby of the House of Commons at the time of the accession of King George I and the British general election of 1715. ESTC records four copies, at the Goldsmiths' Company, University of London, Oxford, and Harvard.