GLADSTONE, Sir John (1764-1851)
Mercator's Reply to Mr. Booth's Pamphlet on Free Trade, as published in the Liverpool Standard. To which are added, two letters on the currency question and one on taxation
Liverpool: printed for S. Franceys, 1833. 8vo. (9 x 5 5/8 inches). Half-title. , 52pp.
An opposition to the repeal of the Corn Laws and against a free trade system.
"As a major slave owner [John Gladstone] was deeply embroiled in the troubles of the West Indies, in the debates on slavery and in the emancipation struggle; he was one of the foremost lobbyists among the planters, resisting this first step within the British Empire toward turning slaves into a wage-earning labour force" (Checkland, The Gladstones: A Family Biography, Cambridge University Press: 1971, p. xi). For an overview of Gladstone's slaveholdings, his position on the institution, and his role in the emancipation debate, see Checkland, chapters 19 and 24.
Not in Kress.