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Address to A. Sommerville, Scots Greys

1832: Representation of the People Acts

Author: Anon

Publication: Reformers' Gazette

Publisher: Muir, Gowans, & Co.

Published: 28 July 1832

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

Featured individuals:
Alexander Sommerville (1811-1885)

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Classmark(s): Reel Number: 3089; Pressmark: SNMU 175/98
Pages(s): 78

The poem is addressed to Alexander Sommerville, a radical journalist of the Scots Greys, who received one hundred lashes for publishing a letter which acknowledge soldiers' sympathies with the Reformers.  The speakers states that Sommerville is an 'injur'd patriot' and that his name will be revered.  Like the previous poems on Sommerville in The Reformers' Gazette, his story brings out a Scottish sentiment.