PORTEUS, Beilby, Bishop of London. 14370



Autograph Letter Signed ‘B. London’, to the Revd. Mr. Bull Pentlow in Suffolk, about his future appointment, saying his correspondent’s friends must exert themselves, and “I shall not be idle.” 1 page 8½ x 7½ inches, in good condition, with the integral address leaf, also signed, and bearing the bishop’s seal in red wax. London, 26 February 1803. Beilby Porteus (1731 – 1809), successively Bishop of Chester and of London was an Anglican reformer and leading abolitionist in England. He was the first Anglican in a position of authority to seriously challenge the Church’s position on slavery.