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A letter addressed to John Cartwright, Esq. chairman of the committee at the Crown and Anchor; on the subject of Parliamentary reform.
London: Constable, Hunter, Park & Hunter; and A. Constable & Co. Edinburgh. 1809. 8vo., 22 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, well bound in modern quarter morocco over cloth boards, spine lettered gilt. A very good copy. Edition unclear, but probably 1st edition, although a note on verso of title suggests this is a second printing. ('This copy differs from the original only by the transposition of two paragraphs, and a few verbal corrections'). 'In the year 1809, Lord Selkirk published, with Major Cartwright's permission, a letter which he had addressed to that gentleman, in answer to a request that he would be one of the stewards of the dinner already mentioned. In this letter his lordship speaks of the friendship which had subsisted between Major Cartwright and his father, as well as his brother, Lord Daer, and expresses the respect he entertained for his character and conduct; but though a friend to parliamentary reform, he argues against the general principles of Major Cartwright's constitutional system, chiefly from what he had witnessed of the effects of extensive representation in America. Major Cartwright replied to this publication in the Sunday Review> of the 9th of July, 1809, and it was answered more at length by his old and valued friend, John Pearson, Esq. (now Advocate-General in Calcutta), in a letter to Major Cartwright, entitled A Review of Lord Selkirk's Objections>, &c., and also by the able pen of J.C. Worthington, Esq., in a tract published by Ridgway.' [F.D. Cartwright, The Life and Correspondence of Major Cartwright,> 1826, I. pp.392-3].
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