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Little Sparta: Finlay, 25th January 1985
An original vintage xerox 30 x 21cm, 1pp with a round robin letter from Finlay to all of the Saint-Just Vigilantes.
The letter lets the Vigilantes know that the Sheriff Officer had informed Little Sparta that he "has received explicit instructions from Strathclyde Regional Council to proceed with a Sale of the effects earlier removed" from the Garden Temple.
Finlay explains that some of the artworks removed had other owners and were therefore illegally taken. Finlay explains the role of the Scottish Arts Council (a role he is unhappy with) as a potential mediator but notes their failure to take that role. He asks supporters to write to the SAC and others to demand that the illegal sale of works be cancelled and that the "Region be obliged to return to the notion of law."
The letter ends with "Meanwhile, will all Saint-Just Vigilantes who are available for active service at the front, please be in touch with Little Sparta. "Only those who take part in Battles, win them." - Saint-Just.