|Title||Copy of a letter from Joseph Banks, Soho Square, to William Windham MP|
|Date||15 March 1793|
|Description||On Windham's disclaimer of contradicting the judgement of the Board of Longitude, but in his opinion the action of Parliament in interfering with the jurisdiction they gave to the Board, under which £500 has already been awarded to Mudge, is clearly a reflection the Board and a resumption by Parliament of the powers they have given it.|
Thomas Mudge petitioned Parliament after his Father's instrument to determine Longitude was awarded £500. Mudge believed it should have claimed the higher sums offered by the Board of Longitude.
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|NA8116||Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); Naturalist||1744 - 1820|