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Copy memorial of the House of Keys to the Governor of the Isle of Man

Date(s): 1787

Creator(s): Unknown

Scope & Content: A manuscript copy of a memorial submitted by the House of Keys to Governor Smith, complaining of 'the unconstitutional interference of the Duke of Atholl in the Legislation' of the Isle of Man and His Grace's obstruction of all their efforts to improve matters; the Keys go on to state that the Duke's interference stems from his ill-founded opinion that the inhabitants are his tenants, and that the Legislature has no right to pass laws without his consent, and they ask the Governor to lay their complaints before the King; original dated 30 June 1787.

Language: English

Extent: 35 pages (9 sheets)

Item name: Memorial

Collection: Manuscript Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: MS 09707/8/104

Retrieval number: AP X73 (2nd)-16

Record class: Private

Access conditions: No regulations or restrictions are implemented on this material.


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