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OSWALD, James (1779-1853). M.P. for Glasgow; champion of the Reform Bill.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Haddow in Glasgow, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf, 82 Jermyn Street, 22 June 1811. Enclosing four bills for £1500 each (no longer included), and remarking 'you are right - we must get out of this Bill business'. Further despondent remarks concern the war.
'... Things are getting worse here every day. ... You may take it for granted that the whole country will go to the Devil with one consent if the war lasts eighteen months. Ellice tells me that there will be a loss on the Ship building at Milford of £1500. ...'
A statue of Oswald stands in George Square, Glasgow.

£55 [No: 24068]
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