Irish national leader, called “The Liberator.”
Autograph Letter Signed twice, at the conclusion of the letter and on the address panel, one page, quarto, Tralee, [County Kerry], December 24, 1832. To P. V. Fitzpatrick in Dublin. With the address leaf attached.
“I have cut the Gordian Knot. I am member for Dublin only-I succeeded in getting the people to elect my son-in-law Charles O’Connell with Mr. Mullins for Kerry-and I belong to Dublin.” O’Connell then states his regret that he is unable to leave Kerry for the moment, but sends “a short and strong address which you should print at my expense and send down to be placarded.”
Daniel O’Connell, at the height of his popularity, needed a geographically convenient base. Dublin was perfect but first he needed to solicit his son-in-law to run for his seat in Kerry, and then assist him in winning it.
Matted in ivory and jet with a waist-length portrait engraving of Daniel O’Connell seated with papers in hand. Framed in gilt and black measuring 19 inches wide by 14 1/2 inches high.
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