An Appeal to the Common Sense of the Electors of Great Britain.Fellow Countrymen, A Great crisis is arrived, which demands all your energy, and all your wisdom. In the very midst of the Session, before the Ways and Means have been voted to carry on the expenses of the Government, after the Chancellor of the Exchequer has failed in all his financial measures...Are you prepared to enter upon the evils of perpetual change,-to heave no security against the excesses of popular violence or military despotism-against private or public oppression-against the malice of the powerful, or the reckless fury of the multitude? For, be assured, that the tempest which shakes the Throne, leaves no tenement, however humble, secure!! Be Wise In Time!!
Rare Letterpress. 412 x 235mm. 16¼ x 9¼".
A plea to the public to be wise through the Reform Act of 1832, which favoured the freeholders and moneyholders of the nation. A reform which took away seats from the "rotten boroughs" forcing them to become "pocket boroughs", thus relinquishing their power and free status to be managed and controlled by men with money.
[Ref: 18347] £220.00