Title: Autograph Letter Signed.
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
This noted Scottish attorney held high crown offices and was elected a conservative member of Parliament from Marylebone (1874-80); a man of letters, he authored a number of books on historical and literary topics. ALS, 3pp (lettersheet), 4½" X 7¼", n.p., 7 May 1874. Addressed to Dr. Tristram. Very good. Writing on stationery bearing an oval blind-embossed "House of Commons" imprint in his bold, sloppy but legible hand, the newly-elected m.p. writes a constituent about a touchy church issue: "I would willingly help you if I could, for I think it would be very lamentable to have the peace of the Congregation disturbed by the introduction of Ritualistic preachers. But I feel sure that any interference on my part with the patronage of the Prime Minister would be looked on by him as rather an impertinence & would do more harm than good. Would it not be well to bring on the part of influential members of the Congregation the facts mentioned in your letter under his notice? This seems to me the best plan you can adopt for preventing the appointment of a Clergyman whose views would be distressful of the majority." Boldly signed. Interesting and worth further research. Bookseller Inventory # 41571
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