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Baron Rothschild: the first Jew to become a member of Parliament...
Item # 683642
August 11, 1858
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 1858
* Baron Rothschild of Tring
* 1st Jewish member of House of Lords
Page 2 has a column headed: "Baron Rothschild in Parliament". This is a very notable report, as it gives the account of the formal seating in Parliament of Rothschild as its first Jewish member.
Baron Lionel Rothschild was a British Jewish banker, politician and philanthropist who was a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England. He became the first practicing Jew to sit as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. It wasn't until the Jews Relief Act of 1858 which allowed a change in the oath, allowing him the omit the phrase "...and I make this declaration upon the true faith of a Christian."
Four pages, nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
Category: Pre-Civil War