Maiden Speech of a certain would-be M.P. respecting the re-issuing of One Pound Notes.Scene The House of Commons.
Letterpress broadsheet. Scarce local printing. Sheet 350 x 290mm, 13¾ x 11½". Old folds, faint damp staining.
A satire on the debate on repealing the Bank Notes Act of 1826, which prohibited notes under £5 in England. Relaxing the regulations was particularly advantageous for areas away from the Bank of England in London, so the satire is based on the speech given by the Honourable Member for Bury (Lancashire) whose dialect is unintelligable despite interpreters being called in. One of the names mentioned is 'Mr Irving', probably John Irving who, at this time, sat on the Commons' banking committee alongside Alexander Baring of Baring Brothers.
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