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Letter from E.G. Stanley [Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley (1799-1869), later 14th Earl of Derby, statesman] to the Churchwardens of Manchester. He would have taken charge of their petition concerning Lord Stanley's Bill. However, he found that Lord Stanley had himself presented it to the House. In any case Lord Stanley has withdrawn his Bill, and EGS hopes that it will be reintroduced in a more acceptable form.

Dated at: Whitehall Yard, [London].