Letter relating to election charges

Scope and Content

Lithographed letter, 14 Jun 1820, addressed in manuscript to John Lloyd Salusbury, High Sheriff of Denbighshire, and signed by Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Home Secretary, requesting 'a return of all charges made by sheriffs or undersheriffs at the last general election, as well as those paid or allowed by members and candidates to the sheriffs or undersheriffs, and specifying each item of charge...as also an account of all sums charged by or for the sheriffs bailiffs'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The general election of April 1820 was won by the Tories; the Prime Minister was Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Barry Duncan in 1962.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

12½" x 8". Watermark 1818.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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