Lot 819: Wilberforce William

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Lot 819: Wilberforce William: (1759-1833) British Politician And Philanthropist, A Leader Of The Movement To Abolish The Slave Trade. L.S., W Wilberforce, Three Pages, 8Vo, Highwood Hill, N.D. ('Saturday Night'), To Miss Hannah Foy. Wilberforce States That He Is Sorry To Discover That A Mistake Has Occurred Which He Fears Will Cause His Correspondent 'Much Uneasiness' Until It Is Corrected, Adding 'You Will Learn What It Is By The Letter Which I Trust You Will Receive Together With This' And Further Explaining 'My Letters Were All Gone To The Post Office When I Discovered My Error And Had Only Just Time To Make Up And Transmit The Cover Containing The Power Of Attorney, Which I Trust Will Have Reached You In Safety'. In A Postscript To The Third Page Wilberforce States 'The Weakness Of My Eyes Compels Me To Write To You By Another Hand'. Some Light Staining And Age Wear And A Couple Of Neat Splits To The Edges Of Some Folds, Only Very Slightly Affecting The Text, But Not The Signature, G International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £150 - 200
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