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Dr John Moore: Journal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9339

Scope and Contents

The journal covers the period 6 November 1790 - 28 July 1792, just before Moore's departure for France, and 26 September - 3 November 1795. It includes (1791) reactions to Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution; the convention signed between Britain and Spain; the question of Warren Hastings' impeachment; Pitt's political difficulties; the defeat of Wilberforce's motion for the abolition of the slave trade; the fleet at Spithead ready to sail against Russia; the flight of the King and Queen of France from Paris, and their recapture; the Birmingham riots; Tom Payne's pamphlet Common sense; a tour in Wales; (1792) the possibility of a French war; the Church of England's intolerance of dissenters, and Dr. Priestley's appeal to the public; Tom Paine's Rights of Man; a visit to John Wilkes; Wilberforce's new motion against slavery; the assassination of the King of Sweden; the resignation of the Chancellor; the dispute between General Benedict Arnold and Lord Lauderdale, and their duel; (1795) disturbances in Paris; public disappointment in Pitt; and the King insulted by the populace as he went to open Parliament. Many pages have been torn out at the end. 97 folios.


  • Creation: 1790-1795


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Purchased 1995

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