Alternative Reference numberRP/31
TitleWilliam Wilberforce to Samuel Roberts, written from near London
DescriptionThanks him for his letter in the Iris, Would have preferred the proposition of the letter in the Iris i.e. moving for the restoration of the Queen’s name to the liturgy. Had always been against having it removed but the members of the Cabinet had agreed to resign if the question were carried against them. It had been dropped as part of a compromise which William Wilberforce describes in detail, explaining his own motives in not including the restoration of his motion. Recently had 17 or 18 Sunday newspapers to look at; hopes “that such a mass of the abuses of the press will never again be found under my Roof”. The lower orders must be educated so that “they may be less likely to become the Dupes of designing and factious men”.

8 pages and cover. (Bundle 1)
Date13 Jul 1820
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