A Letter to a Lord Provost, about a new Post Office
Publication: Loyal Reformers' Gazette
Published: 17 September 1831
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3088; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
This poem comes with the note 'London, July 30, 1831' - where and when the poem was written, presumably. The poem is addressed to the Lord Provost by a politician. The imagined politician states that, like the Lord Provost, he hates Reform but must embrace it in order to get the votes of the 'ten-pound brutes' - those occupying property valued over ten pounds per year in the burghs/boroughs, who would become enfranchised with the Great Reform Act of 1832.