Autograph Letter Signed ‘Stanley’, to the Earl of Leven and Melville, informing him that Parliament has been summoned “to meet for the despatch of business”, and requesting his attendance “on or before Tuesday the 23d on which day the Speech from the Throne will be delivered”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, folded, a few minor blemishes only. Knowsley, 6 November 1847. The Earl of Derby became Prime Minister in 1852, 1858-9, and 1866- January 1868. As Colonial Secretary in 1833 he carried the Act for the emancipation of West Indian slaves.