SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE CHARLES, 3RD BARON LYELL
loose in a bundle of papers, comprising: notes by John Allen for Gaspar Melchior de Jovellanos on reform of the Spanish political system, 1809; "Anecdotes and Papers relating to the proposed changes of administration on the death of Mr Percival", 1812; copy of correspondence between the French Interior Minister and the Chamber of Commerce, 1810; transcripts of letters by Newton and others to John Locke; transcripts of letters by David Hume to Hugh Blair on the Ossian controversy; transcripts of two letters by Princess Charlotte; letter by George Skene Keith to T.W. Kennedy, on poverty in Aberdeenshire, 7 May 1816; file of miscellaneous "Political notes & anecdotes" of Francis Horner, including memoranda and copy letters, chiefly 1810s; most items either in the hand of or addressed to Francis Horner, altogether c.200 pages, chiefly 8vo, 1810s
"...The best thing for England wd have been perhaps the partition of France; but, whilst you left her amply the means of being formidible, you have, by what you have taken away, mortified the vanity of every Frenchman, & produced feelings of irritation, wh if not employed in foreign contests must break our into revolution or civil war!...”
This copy is found in a bundle of political papers of Francis Horner (1778-1817), a leading Scottish Whig and vociferous opponent of the peace settlement and Bourbon restoration.
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