To the Poor and The Friends of the Poor: A few Thoughts, Occasioned by some late addresses To The King. Also a form, or a sketch of an Address, Recommended to the signature of every honest, Humane Man in the Kingdom both Rich and Poor by T. Bentley.
[ London: Thomas Bentley, 1792 ]. 0. Facsimile booklet well bound in cloth boards. pp.8 . 8.8" x 6.0" . Typed title-page: "To the Poor and The Friends of the Poor. Thomas Bentley, Sudbury, 1792." Clear English text throughout. The document ends: "(Signed for many) Thomas Bentley. Sudbury 16th July, 1792." Well-bound in dark brown cloth covered boards. Spine with gilt title: "Sudbury Poor". An interesting hard-to-find pamphlet. ** "Thomas Bentley (1740? - 1819?). Born at Sudbury, Suffolk about 1740. Originally a crape measurer. In 1769 he had a shop on Market Hill as a draper. He became a religious fanatic burning all the pictures, clothes etc. in his house when his wife left him. By about 1779 he had settled in Grafton Street, Soho, London. A prolific pamphleteer many of which he published at his own expence. He often came to sudbury, and to save money would go on foot. he was bankrupt at Sudbury in 1797 but his London business seems to have prospered. he must have ended his days in Sudbury as his last epistle is dated 'Sudbury, 12th November, 1819.' - SeeSuffolk Writers from the beginning until 1800, by Tony Copsey (2000).
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