London: House of Commons, 1803. Disbound. Very Good. Item #258104-H
Extracted from Reports from Committees of the House of Commons, Volume 1, 1803: Title page, 196 pages (pp363-442, pp537-599, pp655-707). George Robinson was an English stockbroker and swindler in the 1720s and early 1730s. A banker in Lombard Street, he was appointed the circulating cashier of the Charitable Corporation. In 1727 he was one of the Corporation's 'Partnership of Five' (with Sir Alexander Grant, William Burroughs, William Squire and John Thomson) who began buying up shares. He and several officers of the Corporation obtained money from it by pawning false pledges, and proceeded to engage in a large scale speculation in the shares of that company and York Buildings Company, also borrowing against the shares purchased so that his partners failed to get what they bought. Having become an MP in 1731 Robinson was expelled from the House in absentia on 3 April 1732 for indirect and fraudulent Practices in the Affairs of the Charitable Corporation, and for having never attended the Service of the House, although required to do so. (Wikipedia). Size: Large folio (27 x 41 cms). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; Mini Catalogue 2020 May; New Arrivals; Parliamentary Papers. Inventory No: 258104-H. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
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