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A general view of the national police system, recommended by the Select Committee of Finance to the House of Commons.

Author Colquhoun, Patrick.
Title A general view of the national police system, recommended by the Select Committee of Finance to the House of Commons.
Imprint London : Printed by H. Baldwin and Son
Date of Publication 1799
Language English
Notes Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820), born in Dumbarton, was a magistrate and founder of the Thames police, a river police force to protect trade on the Thames. In 1796 his "Treatise on the police of the metropolis" was published anonymously, outlining the author's plan for an improved police system. In 1799 Colquhoun published this work, "A general view of the national police system", on the topic of the proposed board of police revenue. This is a first edition. ESTC lists only four other copies held in the UK.
Shelfmark RB.s.2763
Reference Sources Oxford DNB
Acquired on 30/09/09
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