Mr W Rowntree to [Mr HJ Wilson]

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Written from Scarborough. He is returning the Placard with some slight corrections. Glad that some debate was got up in the House; their member Sir H Johnstone paired in favour of Bright's motion.

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'Our Member Sir H Johnstone paired in favour of Bright's motion.'

'22 Jul 1872 Debate in House in motion of Jacob Bright's to reduce Army Estimates for pay of the police in charge of the Acts Police £3,648. Brand, Henley, Rylands, Mundella, McLaren. Ayes 74; Noes 140. Mr Mundella gives quotations from Prof. Maurice who had been on Royal Commission.' (Rough Record no. 199) ('Shield' 27 Jul, p 1019)

Biog: W Rowntree; Sir Harcourt Johnstone MP