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QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 06/23/1869 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY AUSTIN "1ST BARON ABERDARE" BRUCE - HFSID 144172

QUEEN VICTORIA and HENRY AUSTIN BRUCE Queen Victoria and Home Secretary Henry Austin Bruce signed this document in 1869 to appoint commissioners to investigate "Corrupt Practices" in elections held for the Borough of Bridgewater.

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QUEEN VICTORIA and HENRY AUSTIN BRUCE
Queen Victoria and Home Secretary Henry Austin Bruce signed this document in 1869 to appoint commissioners to investigate "Corrupt Practices" in elections held for the Borough of Bridgewater.
Manuscript DS: "Victoria Reg" as Queen of England on page 1 and "H A Bruce" as Home Secretary, 3 pages, 8x12¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Docketed on back of document. 2½-inch paper seal at left edge of page 1. "Our Court at Jame's [sic]", June 23, 1869. According to the docket, this document was a "Commission to inquire into the existence of Corrupt Practices at the Last Election for the Borough of Bridgewater". This commission appointed three men to investigate these allegations under the auspices of the Parliamentary Elections Act of 1868: Edwin Plumer Price, Esq., "one of Our Counsel"; Thomas Chisholm Ansley, Esq.; and Charles Edward Colerdige. Nineteen-year-old QUEEN VICTORIA succeeded to the throne of England upon the death of her uncle, King William IV, on June 20, 1837.Sixteen months later, she ordered the court martial of Private Ryan, who deserted from his Regiment of Foot in 1835 and was caught three years later. HENRY AUSTIN BRUCE was Home Secretary (1868-1873) and Lord President of the Council (1873-1874) under Queen Victoria. Fragile. Separations at folds. Chipped at edges. Otherwise in fine condition.

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