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A Companion to the almanac for the year 1755. Containing, I. Correct lists of the peers of Great-Britain and Ireland, and of the British House of Commons; with their places of abode, &c. II. Lists of the great officers of state, with an account of their places. III. Lists of His Majesty's, the Prince of Wales's, and Princess Dowager's Courts, &c. IV. The civil list revenue. V. Lists of the army and navy, with the general officers and forces sent to North America. VI. Lists of the great trading companies. VII. Lists of the public charities. VIII. An account of the ancient Britons, their laws, &c. and a table of each king's reign from the conquest; with the principal events of the English history. IX. Lists of the public offices, buildings, and halls in London. X. The rates of hackney coachmen, chairmen, carmen and watermen. XI. An exact list of the stage coaches and carriers. XII. A list of fixt and moveable fairs kept in England and Wales, agreeable to new style. XIII. An account of time and the difference of old and new style, with a table to compute rent, interest, wages, &c. On account of altering the style eleven days by the late act of Parliament. XIV. Tables of weights and measures used in Great-Britain; the several prices of wheat by the quarter, sacks, or bushel, from 4l. to 17l. per load; the value of foreign gold and silver coins; also the latitude and longitude of the most noted places in the world, as determined by astronomical observation. XV. The sovereign Princes of Europe, their marriages and issues. Adorn'd with the arms of all the peers of Great-Britain and Ireland, in twenty-four pages, beautifully engraved by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The fourth edition. Proper to be bound with all the almanacks, but rider's and goldsmith's.

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[1755]
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London : Printed for T. Jefferys, at the corner of St. Martin's Lane, near Charing-Cross, and W. Clarke, at Shakespear's head under the Royal Exchange, in Threadneedle-street, J. Payne, in Pater-noster-Row, J. Jefferies, Ludgate-street, and R. Turner, in Jermyn-street, [1755]

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[4],200p.,24plates ; 12⁰.

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ESTC T164867

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  • English


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