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PRIME MINISTER JOHN RUSSELL (GREAT BRITAIN) - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 146880

LORD JOHN RUSSELL (THE EARL RUSSELL) Clipped signature of the British Prime Minister Signature: "J Russell", 1¼x1, affixed to a 4½x1½ slip of paper, with a pencil note (unknown hand) at right.

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Condition: fine condition
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LORD JOHN RUSSELL (THE EARL RUSSELL)
Clipped signature of the British Prime Minister
Signature: "J Russell", 1¼x1, affixed to a 4½x1½ slip of paper, with a pencil note (unknown hand) at right. John Russell (1792-1876), who became the Earl Russell in 1860, was always addressed as Lord John Russell, but as a younger son he had inherited no noble title and sat in the House of Commons from 1813 to 1860. A principal author of the Reform Act of 1832, and leader of the Whig Party from 1834, Lord Russell served as Britain's Prime Minister (1846-1852, 1865-1866), and as Foreign Secretary for most of the intervening years. Russell advocated religious freedom, extension of the suffrage, and repeal of the Corn Laws (protective tariffs). Viewing Russia as an expansionist power, he supported the Crimean War (1853-1856). His flirtations with the Confederacy antagonized the US government during the American Civil War. His grandson was the philosopher Bertrand Russell. Irregularly cut at edges. Light foxing. Otherwise, fine condition.

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