The History of Leith

August 23, 2006

Address to the Electors of Edinburgh

In this enlightened age, when the advantages of local position
are justly esteemed paramount to those of intellectual superiority
or public eminence, I come forward boldly to claim your suffrages
on grounds altogether independent of my political principles or of
my mental qualifications. I have spent my life in occupations
which have secured my inefficiency and yet cherished self-esteem;and have carefully avoided any intercourse or pursuits which, by enlarging my views, or enlightening my mind, might have assimilated me to my opponents, and prevented my appealing to you, as I now do, On the sole ground of residence within the Burgh of Edinburgh. for more click here

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