Spence's Recantation of The End Of Oppression

Spence's token 'Little Turnstile halfpenny'

The article is undated, but was printed while Spence still had his shop in Little Turnstile, and so before 1797. The sarcasm of the mock 'recantation' is pointed at the 'Gentleman Democrats' and their sensitivity to accusations of 'levelling' rather than Pitt and the government, which probably places the piece after the LCS debates on levelling in October to November 1795. The repetition and underlining of the word 'foolish' suggests that it is a reply to one specific attack.