William Longson letter

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Address: 2 Garnet Street, Hillgate, Stockport. [To ?Joseph Hume]. Congratulates him 'for not receiving the presents offered to you in Scotland', which will 'repress the ... enthusiastic impetuosity of several Bodies of Workmen'; agrees with the views of [John Ramsay] McCulloch on the influence of the use of machinery on workmen's wages and the price the commodities produced; proposes to publish supporting this view.
Autograph, with signature.


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This document is inserted in J R McCulloch 'The principles of political economy: with a sketch of the rise and progress of the science' (1825) (copy formerly belonging to J Hume) - Library classmark [G.L.] 1825. To request the document, please place an order for the volume, specifying that you wish to see the autograph letter AL483.

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Related Material

For Longson's published pamphlet on this topic, see: W Longson 'An appeal to masters, workmen & the public' (1827) - Library classmark [G.L.] B.827