A Receipt to make a County Member.Collect all the Lords in the Countym and especially those who wish most to recommend themselves at court, by undermining and ruining the Government as by Law established. - As a Member cannot be elected from among them, let them chuse some person as like themselves as possible, the nearest and dearest that can be found; suppose for example, an IRISH PEER... Huzza! A Lord for the Freeholder of Hertfordshire.
Letterpress broadsheet, rare. Sheet 340 x 200mm, 13¼ x 8". Some creasing.
A broadsheet explaining that an Irish peer could take a seat in the House of Commons. Following the Reform Act the Tory party won the newly formed Hertfordshire third seat in the 1832 General Election – although the result was void with accusations of bribery and corruption!
[Ref: 22233] £130.00