Autograph Letter Signed, to Madame la Contesse, exchanging news, referring to politics and his journey to Rome. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 6 inches, folds, in good condition. Turin, 25 October 1853. Clemente Solaro, Count La Margherita (1792 – 1869), Piedmontese statesman, leader of the Catholic right, supporter of the monarchy. He expounded his political creed and his policy as minister to Charles Albert (from February 1835 to October 1847) in his Memorandum storico-politico, published in 1851, a document of great interest for the study of the conditions of Piedmont and Italy at that time. In 1853 he was elected deputy for San Quirico, but he persisted in regarding his mandate as derived from the royal authority rather than as an emanation of the popular will. As leader of the Clerical Right in the parliament he strongly opposed Cavour’s policy, which was eventually to lead to Italian unity, and on the establishment of the Kingdom of Italy he retired from public life.