Alternative Reference numberRP/34
TitleWilliam Wilberforce to Samuel Roberts, written from Ampton near Bury St Edmunds
DescriptionOne reason for his delay in writing was his wish to give a serious hearing to Roberts’ pamphlet in defence of the Poor Laws. Cannot honestly assent to Roberts’ conclusions. Broadly speaking, concurs with Dr Chalmer’s views. The latter will be passing through Sheffield next Tuesday. Mr Montgomery could give Roberts an introduction and presses him to obtain an interview. In writer’s view the abuses in the Poor Law administration are to be ascribed to the system. (In own hand): regrets has not yet been able to hear the joint works of Roberts and his daughter read to him. Further enthusiastic praise of Chalmers. Postscript giving regards to the Vicar of Sheffield, Mr Cotterill and Mr Best.

5 pages. (Bundle 2)
Date2 Oct 1822
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