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William Crackenthorp


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Thomas Clarkson : letter to Mr Wakefield

Dorothy Wordsworth describing progress of electioneering in Kendal to Sara Hutchinson, 24 March 1818: 'This morning ... [William Crackenthorp] called ... just before he was setting off with [Henry] B[rougham] on his canvass [he] ran down to us in out-of-breath haste to read us a letter just received from Mr Clarkson to Mr Wakefield [refusing support to Lowthers in election] ... it was a beautiful, a delightful letter ... after he had read the letter he hurried off ... '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Crackenthorp      


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