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This is a petition that Wilkes sent to the House of Lords in December 1768 in an unsuccessful attempt to challenge his convictions of 1764. The petition ignited a renewed attempt to expel him from the House of Commons to which he had been elected in March 1768. In the petition, Wilkes makes reference to his status as a prisoner of the King’s Bench Prison and his willingness to attend the House of Lords to plead his case, accompanied by the Marshall of the Prison.
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