Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Huskisson') from the Tory politician William Huskisson, Member of Parliament for Chichester, to 'My dear Morley', as First Commissioner of the Woods and Forests, regarding hares and rabbits in Delamere Forest., Cheshire

William Huskisson (1770-1830), Tory politician, Member of Parliament (for boroughs including Chichester, 1812-23; Liverpool, 1823-30); early railway casualty, struck by George Stephenson's Rocket
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Whitehall Place [London]; 3 February 1817.
SKU: 12201

3pp., 12mo. 27 lines. Fair, on aged paper, with some closed tears along crease lines. Huskisson informs Morley that as long as 'Mr Wilbraham [a member of one of the biggest landowning families in Cheshire] will use his utmost endeavours to keep down and destroy Hares and Rabbits in the Crown Plantations of Delamere Forest, the Deputy Surveyor shall be instructed not to oppose any obstacle to his arrangements for the prevention of the winged Game, and to co:operate with Him in preventing other Persons from trespassing in the said Inclosures for the purpose of its destruction.' He concludes by stating that the Board may take its own steps 'for the destruction of Hares and Rabbits'.