Alternative Reference numberRP/11
TitleWilliam Wilberforce to Samuel Roberts, written from near London (own hand)
DescriptionAnswers Samuel Roberts’ letter although indisposed. Does not now attend House of Commons so regularly and therefore was not present when the lottery was recently discussed or he would have opposed it. Thinks the worst of the abuses have been stopped by regulations but nevertheless agrees the “lottery is in principal a vicious, and therefore, unwarrantable, measure”. Will try to get information on how tickets are sold. Suggests Samuel Roberts does not send his Reflections on the Chancellor of the Exchequer until Parliamentary business has abated. Postscript says some friends in the north had been very impressed with Mr Montgomery. Asks Samuel Roberts to request James Montgomery to call if he ever comes to town.

5 pages (1 on cover). (Bundle 1)
Date22 May 1815
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