Goody-Two-Shoes Turned Barber or Colonial Concilation.HB Sketches 208.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, June 28th 1832.
Lithograph. Size: 370 x 280mm. (14½ x 11").
This appears to be an attack on the pending measure of emancipation, demanded by public opinion and the Abolitionists, which was to be a leading issue at the general election, when the country was placarded with the Abolitionists' bill. Goderich, Colonial Secretary, was under the influence of Howick his Under-Secretary: both were in favour of immediate emancipation. When Goderich was removed from the Colonial Office on account of opposition (said to be Brougham's) to the Bill which he had in preparation, Howick resigned.
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