Volume 59: Archdeacon Scott letters, 1822-1844: No. 141

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give myself another opportunity to try it.  What the Govt. may offer (for I have not asked for any thing) I wd. not accept & what I wish for they will not give me & so I've not bother likely to remain where [indecipherable] I wish to be -
With regard to our present State it is this . I speak impartially because I am [indecipherable] thoroughly  [indecipherable] of the present people & I abhor [indecipherable] & the radicals. But I am decidedly for Reforms in the destruction of the Rotten Borroughs -  It is monstrousness in principle is most oppressive in practice & to carry that point I wd sacrifice every other consideration - When I was at Southampton & heard that [indecipherable] potent now impotent

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