ID: 21676
£50.00
To the editor of the Cheltenham Free Press and Gloucestershire Herald.

BROADSIDE, PHILLIPPS, Thomas, To the editor of the Cheltenham Free Press and Gloucestershire Herald. [Middle Hill: Middle Hill Press, between 1863 and 1872?].

small broadside (7 x 4 ins), unbound as issued. A very good copy.

Holzenberg 441. Kraus 239(1). Sotheby 152(2).

Signed at the end, "Thomas Phillipps, Thirlestaine", this was an appeal to Protestants to see the call for "reform" as a Catholic trick. The text is similar to "Cassandra's Reform Cry. To the editor of the St. James's Chronicle". "The New Reform", the author declares, "means the extension of the suffrage to 6 renters or householders. And what will be the consequences? It will let in, probably, many thousand Irish Roman Catholic settlers and paupers who have come over from Ireland to live in this country since the first Reform Bill".