Autograph Quotation about Wisdom, signed ‘Robt. Halley’, written on a page of a Victorian album. Overall 11 x 9 inches, in fine condition. Manchester, 8 August 1850. Robert Halley (1796 – 1876), Abolitionist, and Congregationalist minister. In 1834 Halley became noted in the abolition movement, delivering a sermon on The Sinfulness of Colonial Slavery at the Meeting House of his former tutor, John Pye Smith of Hackney. He became pastor of Mosley Street Chapel, Manchester, where he was closely associated with the Anti-Corn Law movement, supporting the cause for repeal that became strong amongst the working-class of the northern industrial cities.