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POLISH EXILES' FRIEND SOCIETY
2, South Crescent, Bedford Square, 1834. The committee of the Polish Exiles' Friend Society, who have, for upwards of two years, done much to assuage the misery of those unfortunate Polish patriots, who have thrown themselves on the generosity of the English public, beg you to excuse the liberty they have taken in thus personally addressing you, ...
[London]: [1834].
[4] p. ; 24.1 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, first verso and conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. Headed in ink as a letter Sir and dated Octr 9th, and signed By order of Committee / Edmund Dana Secty. ; 'or by the Secretary' is struck through in ink in the list of those receiving subscriptions. In Poland, the 'November Uprising' of 1830--31 was suppressed by Tsar Nicholas who abrogated the Polish constitution and reduced the status of Poland to that of a province of the empire. Polish exiles streamed westwards to Paris and to London.

Copy Notes Accompanied by an ALs from C. de la Garde dated 20 Vere Street / Clare Market / Octr 11th 1834 enclosing some of the rules / & regulations, i.e. a copy of a prospectus for the Society dated 1833 (q.v.) with corrections in ink to the names of committee members, and a separate Correct List of the Committee in MS.

Binding Folded paper; the ALs, prospectus and list of the committee loosely inserted.

Reference Number 6143


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