Addington's new Ministry had declared unsatisfactory peace terms with Napoleon, but John Bull is shown here receiving a rapturous welcome home from the wars. The price of wheat had also been falling since April with the fullfilled promise of a good harvest and the forestallers, who had been sitting on vast stocks waiting for fat profits, had been ruined. Original hand-coloured engraving "London Pubd; by W. Holland 50 Oxford Street October 22nd. 1801"
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