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PALMER, Sir Roundell, Earl of Selbourne (1812-1895). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd J.G. Averys, 8 pages 8vo (second sheet cut in two and professionally repaired), 11 New Square, Lincolns Inn, 3 April 1851. A long and thoughtful letter in reply to Avery's article discussing the importance of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill, his opposition to which led to his defeat the following year's election.
'... I confess, however, that I should wish to see the country in a calmer temper before subjects of so much delicacy as some of these, and of so much practical importance as all of them, are dealt with by the Legislature. Whatever is done upon such points (e.g. as donations & bequests etc) ought (as far as possible) to be made applicable equally and indifferently to all religious persuasions ...'

£55 [No: 24312]
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