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A Letter to a Lord Provost, about a new Post Office

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Loyal Reformers' Gazette

Published: 17 September 1831

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

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
Pages(s): 319

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.