15505

PRIME MINISTER’S MANUSCRIPT NOTE WRITTEN IN DEBATE

PITT, William the Younger & BURROUGHS, William.

An interesting Manuscript Note written by William Pitt to the Irish M.P. William Burroughs during the Debate on the Duke of Atholl’s Compensation Bill in 1805 on the question of the Duke’s rights over lost revenues from the Isle of Man, together with William Burroughs’s footnote.

Published
(London?)

Description
Single sheet, sm. 4to., with Pitt’s six line note entirely holograph, with beneath the explanatory note by Burroughs, also holograph, the sheet laid down on album leaf.

£250.00

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William Pitt, Prime Minister (1759-1806) writes “It might have been right to refer to Commiss. originally the Question of Fact what was the value of the Property – but the Question now is Question of Liberality which with all the Circumstances before us. We can but decide for ourselves”. The footnote written by the Irish M.P. William Burroughs (?1752-1829) reads “The foregoing Lines were written by Mr. Pitt, as a suggestion to me in debate on the question relative to the Duke of Atholl’s Compensation Bill, in the year 1805 – W.B.”