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The Substance of the Speech Delivered in the Committee of Finance

January 29th, 1807

by the Right Hon Lord Henry Petty

With the Necessary Tables and an Appendix Containing The Plans of Lord Castlereagh and Mr. Johnstone

1807 - London - W. Flint, Printer, Old Bailey

8" x 5", 116pp

 

DETAILS

Disbound volume.

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne KG, PC, FRS (2 July 1780 31 January 1863), son of the 1st Marquess by his second marriage, was educated at the University of Edinburgh and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

He entered the House of Commons in 1802 as member for the family borough of Calne and quickly showed his mettle as a politician. In February 1806, as Lord Henry Petty, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer in Grenville's "Ministry of All the Talents," being at this time member for the University of Cambridge; but he lost both his seat and his office in 1807. In 1809 he became Marquess of Lansdowne; and in the House of Lords and in society he continued to play an active part as one of the Whig leaders. His chief interest was perhaps in the question of Roman Catholic emancipation, a cause which he consistently championed, but he sympathized also with the advocates of the abolition of the slave-trade and with the cause of popular education.

This volume is a very interesting piece of history from the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the time.

CONDITION

The binding is slightly loose with the first eight pages attached by one cord only. The rear page is also loosely attached and these pages could become fully detached in the post. The pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and slight age-toning. Overall the volume is in good condition.

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