A letter to the Right Hon. William Pitt …

York, J. Johnson, [1793].

8vo, pp. [iv], 35, [1] blank; light dampstain to corner of first few leaves, otherwise clean and fresh; uncut in recent orange cloth, title in gilt on spine.


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First edition of this open letter by the York reformer Christopher Wyvill to Pitt, arguing against the prosecution of the war against revolutionary France, which Wyvill saw as both unwarranted and sufficiently expensive as to cause material hardship in Yorkshire. Wyvill was in any case disappointed in Pitt, who had failed to promote, as he suggested he might, the parliamentary and electoral reform that had been lobbied for by the Yorkshire Association and others over the previous fifteen years.

Christopher Wyvill (1740–1822) was a member of the Yorkshire Association and corresponded with London radicals such as Priestley.

ESTC T10638.

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