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Object: Policy of pledges.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 39; a letterpress paper, consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with further cut on the first page. 1 September 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) POLICY OF PLEDGES.
Wetherell sits on the ground bound hand and foot, his mouth closed by a padlock inscribed 'The Key at Newcastle'. Behind him stands the Duke of Newcastle, pulling tighter the bands which are inscribed 'Tory Interests'; turning to the right he shouts 'May I not do what I like with my own?' [see No. 15884, &c.].
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- A defence of the exaction of pledges from parliamentary candidates, see No. 17214, &c, on the ground that the member for a nomination borough had been forced to act on the instructions of his patron. For Wetherell and Newcastle see No. 16602.
In a bound volume containing "Figaro in London" Vols. I and II (1832-1833). Subsequent volumes (III, IV, V, VI and VII) are kept at 298*.a.20 to 22. For group record for Vols. I to VI see 1870,1008.1467-1937. Vol. VII is registered separately as 1982,U.4511.
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Associated Title: Figaro in London
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