Alternative Reference numberRP/13
TitleWilliam Wilberforce to Samuel Roberts, written from near London (own hand)
DescriptionHas only just returned to Kensington Gore but has read Samuel Roberts’ printed enclosure in the letter. Found it interesting as he himself travels in stages but believes Samuel Roberts’ remedy is too radical. Perhaps it would be sufficient if no parcels were taken on the roof and adjacent parts of the coaches. Is certainly against lotteries in principal but thinks the evil has been lessened by regulations introduced. Dare not make any engagement to take up the subject because is already engaged to take up another grievance. But will sound other friends. Little hope of success because when Mr Babington, MP for Leicester, spoke against lotteries, there was a smaller minority than on any other occasion. Hopes Samuel Roberts is well and other friends in Sheffield. Has felt “a greatly increased interest in Mr Montgomery” since hearing about him from friends passing through Sheffield in 1814.

7 pages (1 page on cover). (Bundle 3)
Date25 Jan 1816
Extent1 item
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