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FINE LETTER ON THE IMPENDING CURRENCY CRISIS

STANHOPE, Philip Henry, 4th Earl Stanhope.

Fine Autograph Letterwritten to the Scottish writer, James Anderson Pedie on the looming Currency Crisis setting out proposals he has made to the Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne.

Published
Chevening, near Sevenoaks

Description
Small folio, 23 lines (approx 250 words), holograph, written both sides, some marginal fraying, has been folded.

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Product Description

Philip Henry Stanhope (1781-1855), writes to James Anderson Pedie, (1759-1845) commencing the letter with reference to Pedie’s third letter to Melbourne wherein there are arguments and differences of opinion, and offering advice on how his ideas could have been improved. There is discussion of Peel’s Bill, discussion on the Currency Question and refers to “my friend Richard Spooner of Worcester” who is well acquainted with the Question of the Currency and who would appreciate a copy of your latest latter to Melbourne. This letter prefigures the event of the impending Currency Crisis (1838-9).