Alternative Reference numberRP/29
Title[William Wilberforce (signature lacking) to Samuel Roberts?], written from 17 Downing Street
DescriptionMentions Samuel Roberts’ letter to the Attorney General [? relating to Libel Bill] and his own opinion on the subject. Gives his reasons for wanting to prosecute those publishing blasphemous and obscene publications, chiefly because people should be protected from moral injury as from physical. Refutes Samuel Roberts’ argument that such punishment is against Christian principles. Admits prosecution may publicise libel, but where it is already circulated then it should be prosecuted.

Unfinished and no signature. The letter is wrapped in a cover postmarked Bath 26 Oct 1825.

5 pages. (Bundle 1)
Date24 Dec 1819
Extent1 item
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