Place Published: [London]
Publisher: Joseph Hume
Date Published: 
Binding: No binding
[partial] Autograph Letter Signed. One page, was folded ( 5 3/8 x 3 inches) being a cover letter but now flat 9 x 7 1/4 inches. Undated but postmarked December 4,1846.
To D.S. Kennedy of New York, with content relating to free trade, spelling out its advantages. Noting that for 30 years he has "upheld the dictum of free trade..." Joseph Hume (1777 -1855). Scottish doctor and Radical MP.
In 1818 Hume entered the House of Commons for a second time, and made acquaintance with James Mill and the philosophical reformers of the school of Jeremy Bentham. He joined with Francis Place, of Westminster, and other philanthropists, to help improve the condition of the working classes, labouring especially to establish schools for them on the Lancastrian system, and forming savings banks.
Very Good. Item #4473