[Robert Waithman, Lord Mayor of London; treatment of immigrants.] Autograph Signature ('R Waithman') to Signed Autograph Deposition by John Schmidt, regarding his residence in London.

Robert Waithman (1764-1833), Whig politician and Lord Mayor of London in 1823 [John Schmidt, London merchant]
Publication details: 
'Sworn at the Mansion House [London] this first day of Sepr 1824'.
SKU: 22521

1p, 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. The only piece of Waithman's autograph is his signature at the foot: 'R Waithman'. The rest of the document, apparently in Schmidt's hand, reads: 'John Schmidt Native of Hamburg residing at No 77 Westmoreland place City Road, Merchant maketh Oath & saith that he first arrived in London in the Year 1795. and has continued to reside here up to the present time with the exception of a few Months, but that he has not left England for a single day since the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight. - | J. Schmidt. | Sworn at the Mansion House this first day of Sepr 1824 | Before me | R Waithman | Mayor'. Note: This reflects contemporary treatment of immigrants.