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Election Literature, 1874: Letter to the electorate of the Inverness Burghs from Eneas W. MacKintosh of Raigmore

This is an open letter to the electors of the Inverness Burghs from Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore during the General Election campaign of 1874. MacKintosh has been the Liberal MP for the seat since 1868 and, in the letter, he requests support for himself and the government of William Gladstone.

The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:
Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134
MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879
MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.

In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats

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Election Literature, 1874: Letter to the electorate of the Inverness Burghs from Eneas W. MacKintosh of Raigmore

1870s

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This is an open letter to the electors of the Inverness Burghs from Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore during the General Election campaign of 1874. MacKintosh has been the Liberal MP for the seat since 1868 and, in the letter, he requests support for himself and the government of William Gladstone.<br /> <br /> The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:<br /> Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /> MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879<br /> MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.<br /> <br /> In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats