[ Sir John Mowbray, Member of Parliament for Oxford University. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J R Mowbray') to Lady Hunter, giving reasons why her friend 'Mr Wiles' should vote for Lord Chandos and the Conservatives in the forthcoming General Election.

Sir John Robert Mowbray [formerly Cornish], 1st Baronet (1815-1899), Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Oxford University for over thirty years
Publication details: 
Warennes Wood [ Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire ]. 28 June 1859.
SKU: 19833

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He asks her to say, 'in answer to the enquiries of Mr. Wiles that Lord Chandos comes forward as a Member of the Conservative party & a supporter of Lord Derby in opposition to the heterogenous combination found under Lord Palmerston'. Mowbray believes that '[a]s Conservatives we shall not offer any factious opposition to the present ministers, but it will be our duty to watch & often to resist their measures.' He denounces the 'revolutionary tendencies of some of the Ministry, the violent anti-church opinions of many, & the absurd peace doctrines of Cobden & Bright'. He hopes her friend will giver his support to Chandos, 'as a moderate Conservative, a firm supporter of the established Church, and an advocate for the maintenance of our national defences - which I greatly fear run a risk of being sacrificed to Mr Gladstone's appetite for economy & reduced estimates'.