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Signatures from "The humble Petition of the Gentlemen and other Proprietors and Possessors of Iron-Mines Woodlands Forges Furnaces other Iron Works and those carrying on the Iron Trade in Country Palatine of Lancaster whose names are subscribed"
This was one of several petitions sent to the House of Lords in opposition to the Iron Bill then passing through Parliament. The Act was designed to restrict manufacturing in North America and thus encourage British manufacture of Iron. It received Royal Assent.
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