Committee to consider the state of the linen trade in Great Britain and Ireland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of evidence of the Committee to consider the state of the linen trade in Great Britain and Ireland, given at twelve sessions held between 1 March and 12 May 1774.

Administrative / Biographical History

A committee appointed to 'enquire into the present state of the linen trade in Great Britain and Ireland' had reported back to the House of Commons on 25 May 1773. The meetings of 1774, were concerned with increasing distress in the trade and emigration to America.

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Archivist's Note

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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