Commemoration Dinner, at the Freemason's Hall. Wednesday, June 18th, 1828. his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex in the Chair, Wm. Smith, Esq. M.P, Deputy Chairman.[with list of stewards]
Two sheets engraving and letterpress, each approx 250 x 310mm (9¾ x 12¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheets; soiling, offsetting, small tears and creases. Other prints verso.
Ticket (numbered '409' in ink) for a dinner commemorating the 'Royal Assent to the Bill for the Repeal of the Sacramental Test, May the 9th 1828' and signed by William Smith, Chairman of the United Committee for conducting the application to Parliament, and Robert Winter, Secretary to the Committee. The Bill repealed an Act which stated all mayors and officials in municipal corporations had to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion (although the law was not always enacted). The passing of the Bill gave greater religious liberty and led to much discussion of Catholic Emancipation, which was to follow soon after.
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