Lot: 95 William Wilberforce LS



2015-11-04 12:50:31

Lot 95: British politician, evangelist and philanthropist (1759-1833) who played an important role in the movement to abolish slavery. A nice LS signed by Wilberforce to Saxe Bannister who became the first Attorney-General of New South Wales, Australia, and was a writer. It is in reverence to a request for a request to help raise funds towards a plan that Bannister had. Wilberforce states that there are "so many different objects to interest benevolence & call forth great zeal in this Country." he says that he had read over the paper but his mind is much engaged by other important matters at this time. Nice bold signature at conclusion by Wilberforce. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $300-400
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