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NUGENT, George Nugent Grenville, Baron (1788--1850)
Lilies, 10th February, 1820. Sir, Circumstances having rendered it more than probably that a dissolution will take place at a very early period, addresses have been circulated amomg the electors of Aylesbury, giving notice of a contest for the representation of that place in Parliament. ...
Aylesbury [1820].
[4] p. ; 22.3 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, verso and conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. Signed: 'Nugent', i.e. George Nugent Grenville, Baron Nugent. The death of George III on 29 January 1820 brought the Prince Regent to the throne. Nugent as a sitting member for Aylesbury (in the Buckingham and Chandos family interest supporting the Grenvillite wing of the Whigs in Parliament) would be entitled to free postage for his electioneering addresses prior to the General Election itself but his post-script refers to continuing parliamentary business detaining him from personal calls on voters pending the dissolution of Parliament. This was anticipated to follow the King's funeral on 16th February, and the election itself a month later. Nugent was one of the two Aylesbury members from 1812 until 1833 and again from 1847 until his death. By 1820 his politics were at variance with the Grenvillites who had broken with the Whigs in 1817 and on matters such as Catholic Emancipation he was fully identified with Whig causes. The other sitting MP in 1820 was the Whig William Rickford whose election address for 1826 is also in the library (q.v.).

Copy Notes Copy 1: Previously folded as a letter addressed in ink to John Soane Junr. Esq / Lincolns Inn Fields, franked 'Aylesbury / 42', and 'Paid / 1820'; black wax seal. John Soane junior enjoyed voting rights in the county through Soane's freehold of a property on the Chandos estates (and Soane would also have enjoyed the vote in Norfolk on the same grounds). Copy 2: Previously folded as a letter and addressed in ink John Soane Esqre / Lincolns Inn Fields, black wax seal, franked 'Aylesbury / 42'.

Binding Copy 1: Folded paper.
Copy 2: Folded paper.

Reference Number 6081


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