SHEIL, Richard Lalor. 6165



Order to pay £30, signed twice by Richard Sheil, addressed to Henry Harris, “Proprietor of Covt. Garden Theatre”. 9 x 3½ inches, blind embossed revenue stamp, folds. Dublin, 18 August 1821. Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851), Irish dramatist and politician, aided O’Connell with impassioned speeches until the granting of Catholic emancipation (1829), then fought for the repeal of the union of Great Britain and Ireland. Master of the Mint (1846-50). 75