On January 1, 1861, The Bromley Record and Monthly Advertiser, The Kentish Rambler, Keston (p. 2) included a piece on Pitt’s politics. This is worth repeating to a 21st century audience who, sadly, often continue to misunderstand him:
"History will vindicate the real man from calumny disguised under the semblance of adulation, and will exhibit him as what he was, a minister of great talents, honest intentions, and liberal opinions, pre-eminently qualified, intellectually and morally, for the part of a Parliamentary leader, and capable of administrating, with prudence and moderation, the Government of a prosperous and tranquil country…"
The Bromley Record and Monthly Advertiser, Vol. 1, June 1858-December 1860. Bromley: Edward Strong, Market Square, 1865, p. 2.