Date Published: 1846
Binding: No binding
BROUGHAM CONTINUES HIS FIGHT AGAINST SLAVERY!
Holograph 4pp. letter. Flat 7 x 8-7/8 inches folded to 7 x 4-1/4 inches. Dated 22 June 1846. To an unnamed recipient. It reads: "My dear Mr.P... Again, I am at your feet for aid - on Wednesday next I have to preside at the anti-slavery meeting and I shall be obliged to say something on the present state of slave track. 40,000 negroes carried yearly with Cuba. And the scandalous back and forth of the Spanish government which secures 1/2 or million in taking effective steps to put down the traffic and with that it has encouraged the crime/ trade it is now. To enrich the governors who warrant their own futures by taking bribes. From the felons. the slave traders_ the Spanish character cruelty has always been notorious But for distrust__utter I I had never before. The good want of cotton is a noble theme also. But take pity on me and send me while you can out of quotations. Either from Pope or another source. If I get your letter Wednesday morning it will be in time. Your most Ob[edient] servant H. Brougham
Some spotting at mid-edges otherwise, very good condition.
Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux. He was also a noted orator, wit, man of fashion, and an eccentric. Brougham was appointed a Master in Chancery in 1831, which he remained until the following year. In 1831 he was also returned to Parliament for Southwark, a seat he held until 1835. He was the Lord Chancellor of England (1830-34). Before and during his tenure as Lord Chancellor he sponsored numerous major legal reforms including the 1832 Reform Act and 1833 Slavery Abolition Act, and he took the lead in creating (1825-28) the University of London, the first English nondenominational institution of higher learning. He was also lieutenant-colonel in the Cumberland Volunteers and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Cumberland.
Very Good. Item #8348