[Dorset Election 1831; Hon. W.F.S. Ponsonby, brother of Lady Caroline Lamb; Earl of Shaftesbury] MS. The Expenses of The Committee for the Election of the Honble W.F.S. Ponsonby | To Thomas Phippard with covering letter from Tho. Phippard..

[Dorset Election 1831; Hon. W.F.S. Ponsonby; Earl of Shaftesbury]
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Bill dated 14 September 1831; covering letter Wareham, Nov. 1831.
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Two pages, folio, fold marks, a little grubby, some damage (by stamp vandal?) marginally affecting text, ow fair.. A. The covering letter by Tho. Phippard, sending the Bill in the Election, asking the recipient, E.Nicoletts, Bridport, to fill in the blanks with the average sums charged per diem by the other agents. I have not included many days [absent?] in the business. My bill will be higher than some agents as I was directed to proceed in canvassing my Division earlier in consequence of the proceedings of Ashleys [ie Later Lord Shaftesbury]. [PS] If the others charge for days absent viz:- Sundays, when we all worked, and the day after the Election, be pleased to add the number of days named in my account. B. The Bill to 'The Committee for the Election of the Honble W.F.S. Ponsonby', 14ll., with most figures filled in in pencil, including the new total of £139.5.21/2. Expenses include: Retainer, Proceeding to canvas same, self and two clerks, Attending the Election as Agent and Inspector 15 days, Other Clerks attending solely on the business of the Election the same time viz 15 days, coach and gig hire, payment for a committee room. See image. Note: Ponsonby spent some time annoying William Lamb presumably on behalf of his sister Lady Caroline Lamb. He did not get elected on this occasion (beaten by Lord Ashley, later Earl of Shaftesbury) became an MP in 1832.