Document ReferenceOs C 71
TitleLetter from W. Huskisson, Eastham, Sussex, to J.E. Denison; 10 January 1830
Date10 January 1830
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionComments on plight of local farmers which he describes as 'subdued'; is to attend Quarter Sessions and alludes to problems with peacekeeping in Kent and Lincolnshire; believes Wellington ignores 'the state of the country' and does not expect any remedy; refers to Wellington's supporters as 'country gentlemen' and believes Wellington will call for Commission of Enquiry rather than act; calls for repeal of malt and beer duties to help working classes but only if enacted within defined economic system; believes country suffers not from want of money but from want of profit in industry; discusses political philosophies in terms of capital and labour and economic decay; states that he desires lowered rents and revision of taxation; enquires whether Denison has read article on Greece in Foreign Quarterly.
Termcivil disorder, Greek Rebellion
governments, Wellington Ministry 1830
poverty, relief of
currency, value of
civil disorder, Captain Swing riots
social conditions, England

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6019Wellesley; Arthur (1769-1852); 1st Duke of Wellington1769-1852
NA9441Horton; Robert J.W. (1784-1841); 3rd Baronet1784-1841
NA9468Huskisson; William (1770-1830); Mr; statesman1770-1830
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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