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The blessed effects of venality

The blessed effects of venality

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Summary

Print shows a man, possibly George III, chopping a leg "Commons" of a three-legged stool, "Lords" and "Privy Council" being the other two legs, which may represent the Parliament and its openness to corruption, especially in regards to its policies toward the American colonies; in the foreground, on the left, Britannia has fallen into a slumber, a man representing Holland is standing facing out with his hands in his pockets, and two men, representing Spain and France, discuss the activity taking place in the background.

Glimpses of U.S. political campaigns in magazine covers and satire.

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Date

01/01/1776
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Location

Old England17.99358, -77.46606
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on publication.

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