The Committee of sixty-one gentlemen, appointed by a resolution of the general meeting of this county, held on the 30th day of December, 1779, ... do profess and declare to the public, that ... measures tending to restore the freedom of Parliament, can only be expected from the ... support of independent men throughout the kingdom;
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|Item Description:||Dated at head: York Tavern, January 21, 1780.|
One of a number of papers produced between 1779 and 1782 by committees of concerned citizens in the counties of York, Surrey, Hertford, Huntingdon, Middlesex, Essex, Kent, Devon, Nottingham and the City of Westminster, assembled to petition Parliament for democratic reforms. The Committee of Yorkshire, chaired by Christopher Wyvill, seems to have taken a leadership role in this activity. The collected papers were published by Wyvill as 'Political papers .. ', York, 1794-1802.
Reproduction of original from the Huntington Library.
|Physical Description:||1 sheet ; 2⁰.|