Notice. As The Game Which is now playing of Loyal Addressing goes slowly on, Notice is Hereby Given,...[etc]
Letterpress satirical broadside with woodblock printing (fragment?), sheet 140 x 225mm. 5½ x 9". Staining and creasing.
An interesting piece of political/electoral ephemera, locally-published in Bungay, a small town in Suffolk. The author refers to a 'Loyal Address' purportedly from the town council, which seems to include as one of its signatories a representative form Hellesdon, actually over the county border in Norfolk. The document notes that Hellesdon is '17 miles from Bungay'. The writer is clearly disgruntled that local people are not properly represented by their political masters, and hints at corruption. This may be an example at a very local level of increasing distrust of the electoral system and of political representation in the early 19th century.
[Ref: 13184] £140.00