Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of one holograph letter of March 29, 1822 by David Ricardo in which he explains his refusal to become a candidate for Member of Parliament from Liverpool. Apparently, Ricardo had been encouraged to stand for the Liverpool election. The letter cites the expense, anxiety, and future restraints on his time as reasons for declining and states his satisfaction with sitting for Portarlington, Ireland. The letter ends with remarks concerning options for paying duty by...