[ Thomas Perronet Thompson, Governor of Sierra Leone and radical politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. Perronet Thompson') to 'Mr. W. Sissison. | Hull', his election campaign in Bradford, and questioning by a 'Dissenters' Committee'.

T. Perronet Thompson [ Thomas Perronet Thompson ] (1783-1869), Governor of Sierra Leone and radical politician
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Blackheath, London. 13 July 1847.
SKU: 19808

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He has forwarded Sissison's 'friendly letter and its inclosure' to Bradford. 'On the question asked in your letter, the best answer I can send is perhaps to forward to you a copy of a Bradford Observer of 27 May, where at the end of page 6 and beginning of page 7 will be found the questions asked of me by the Dissenters' Committee at Bradford, with my answers.' He hopes 'things at Bradford are going better than they have been. A Committee has been formed, including 400 names, many of them of the most influential men in the place. And a subscription has been entered into for expenses, at which I am informed four 50 £ notes were laid down to begin. This looks favourable. When men lay down money, they generally win if they can.' He ends by asking if Sissison has found 'the book of your father's which I mentioned', as he would have 'much pleasure in setting eyes on it again'. Having represented Kingston upon Hull in the House of Commons between 1835 and 1837, Thompson served Bradford between 1847 and 1852, and again between 1857 and 1859..