Parliamentary reform petition

Description

Full title:
Parliamentary reform. The following petition, which was unanimously agreed upon at a public meeting of the inhabitants of Newcastle ... Jan. 26, 1820 ... now lies for signature at the Exchange
Published:
estimated 26 January 1820, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Format:
Handbill / Ephemera
Creator:
unknown
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
8135.e.4(35)

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