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MILL John Stuart - Autograph Letter Signed 1865 re. remarks on the Libel Bill

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John Stuart MILL (1806-1873)

Autograph Letter Signed (“J.S. Mill”) to Alfred Hill, thanking him for his remarks on the Libel Bill.
1 page 8vo, Blackheath Park, 24 March 1865. 
I beg to acknowledge your note of March 23, and to thank you for your remarks on the Libel Bill.
The Libel Bill which was debated in Parliament early in 1865 aimed to amend the existing laws to ensure greater freedom of the press. Mill’s On Liberty, published six years earlier, included consideration of the limits society should impose on freedom in the event of it being the cause of harm to others.
At the general election in October 1865, Mill, standing as a Liberal, was elected MP for Westminster.
Visible diagonal fold and slight browning at edges. Remains of mount on the verso.


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