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William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, journalist, politician and farmer born in Farnham, Surrey, one of a popular agrarian faction seeking to reform Parliament, abolish "rotten boroughs", restrain foreign activity and raise wages, to bring peace and ease poverty among farm labourers and smallholders. He backed lower taxes, saving, reversing commons enclosures and resisting the 1821 gold standard. He sought an end to borough-mongers, sinecurists and bureaucratic "tax-eaters" and stockbrokers, and to Jews in Britain, whom he typecast in a similar way. Early in life he was a soldier and devotee of king and country, but his later radicalism furthered the Reform Act 1832 and gained him one of two newly-created seats in Parliament for the borough of Oldham. He urged Catholic emancipation. He saw British agriculture and other economic output geographically. His polemics range from political reform to religion. His best known book is Rural Rides (1830, in print). He argued against Malthusianism, saying economic betterment could support global population growth.

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Uniform title: Political censor. 1796-11
by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
Philadelphia : Printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett, opposite Christ Church, Nov. 1796
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by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
Philadelphia : Published by Peter Porcupine, opposite Christ-Church, and sold by the principal booksellers. 1798. (Price 25 cents.) (Copy-right secured according to law.), [1798]
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by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
Philadelphia : Printed for, and sold by, Benjamin Davies, no. 68, High-Street, and William Cobbett, no. 25, North Second-Street, M.DCC.XCVI. [1796]
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Uniform title: Porcupine's political censor. 1796 Dec
by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
Philadelphia: : Published by William Cobbett, opposite Christ's Church. Price, one quarter of a dollar., [1797]
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Uniform title: Porcupine's political censor. 1796 Dec
by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
Philadelphia: : Published by William Cobbett, opposite Christ's Church. Price, one quarter of a dollar., [1797]
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Uniform title: Porcupine's political censor. 1796 Dec
by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
Philadelphia: : Published by William Cobbett, opposite Christ Church. Price, one quarter of a dollar., [1797]
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