ID: 15967
£95.00
A very alarming crisis!! This nation is in danger of ruin. God save it.

BROADSIDE,, A very alarming crisis!! This nation is in danger of ruin. God save it. [London], Bennett, printer, Union Buildings, Leather Lane, n.d. [ca. 186-?].

broadside (220 x 160mm.), mounted on to a larger sheet of paper, unbound. A good copy.

Almost certainly rare: not in NSTC nor COPAC.

A Biblically-based argument directed at persuading the reader to subscribe to a Relief Union (for the poor). "Should the rich invest a share of their property in lands and cottages, to be leased to the poor, as has been done in Holland, or employ them in any useful occupation, much crime and suffering would be prevented. A Plan of a Relief Union has been published, which, if adopted in each county and colony of the British Empire, would save millions of pounds annually, and greatly improve the morals of the nation. The outline of this Plan may be seen at no.32, Sackville Street, Piccadilly, and at no.16, Cornhill, where the names of subscribers will be received. Ten guineas constitute a share in this Union. When one hundred shares are taken, the Union will be formed".