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Pitt, James [pseuds. Francis Osborne esq., Socrates, Publicola]locked

(fl. 1714–1755)
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Pitt, James [pseuds. Francis Osborne esq., Socrates, Publicola] (fl. 1714–1755), writer on politics, was born in Norfolk; no details are known of his parentage or his upbringing. In early adulthood he was a freeholder in Heigham, Norfolk, and served as a schoolmaster, first in ...

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