The History of Leith

October 13, 2006

Address to the Electors of Edinburgh

This satirical political address begins: ‘FELLOW CITIZENS / 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.’ The letter is signed, ‘Your known friend, TIMOTHEUS SYNTAX, for J LEARMONTH’. Although there are no publication details available for this sheet, the subject matter suggests it was most likely published during the 1830s. for more click here

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