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Mackintosh, James, Scottish jurist, Whig politician and historian (1765-1832).
2 Autograph letters signed.
Paris (Hotel de Bourbon) and Weedon Lodge, 12. XII. 1814 and 27. VII. 1817. 8vo. (10½+3 =) 13½ pp. on 4 bifolia. To the Scottish Whig politician, journalist, lawyer and political economist Francis Horner (1814) and to his brother, the Scottish merchant, geologist and educational reformer Leonard Horner. - I. To Francis Horner (12. XII. 1814): "On receiving your letter yesterday my first thought was to request you to call on Lady Mackintosh that she might read to you what I had written when the spontaneous communications of the duke of Wellington were fresh in my recollection. But on farther reflexion both on the unspeakable importance of the subject & on the just authority of your opinion I resolved to request an interview with him which passed this morning without any mention of your name. He behaved as he has always done in his Conversations with me on this matter with considerable apparent frankness & whatever his original opinions might have been he seemed to have a fair disposition to do his utmost in the discharge of his present Trust. The first act done by this Gove[r]nment in consequence of discussions with the D of W. tending to limit the renewed trade was a Circular letter from the Minister of Marine to the Maritime Prefects in the end of September instructing them to grant no 'autorisations' (I know no corresponding term in our English usages) to vessels fitted out for the Slave trade to the North of Cape Formosa. Several other communications in the following month to the Prefects & to the Armateurs of Nantes & Havre convey the same directive more or less forcibl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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