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PEEL, Sir Robert, 1st Baronet (1750-1830). Businessman and politician. Father of the future Prime Minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, no place, no date. Peel urges the speedy printing and distribution of cheap copies of the Apprentice Act 'on one sheet to be placed against a wall, door, etc.' in large mills so that 'no excuse can be pleaded of inability fo comply with the Act'.
'... the sooner this is done the better your laudable intentions will not be answered unless the regulations are generally adopted and if such a measure is taken speedily no excuse can be pleaded ...'
The Act of Parliament to which Peel refers, and for which he was largely responsible, was the forerunner of all factory reforms.
[No: 25211]

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