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_hald , tier-severing and able Mr . Buncombe may be _js _starcely possible that , constituted as that House is at present , he can do what is absolutely required to g effect to their wishes . He ought to have supporters upon whom he could rely , instead of being _eblig td on aU great questions of princip le to fight dmo-4 single-handed . During the Session , be it _jo _^ _oTshort , we are certain that he will let slip no opportunity of advancing the popular cause , and of _strippingthe Whigs of any disguise they may assame ; but in order to achieve effective measures we must have a dissolution , and at the General Electionbe prep ared to return at least twenty
membars who trill think , speak and vote for the people _gndrr his leadership . If Russell plays tbe game be is suspected of intending , namely , that of coquetting _ffith the Protectionist party , and showing the cold shoulder to the "Liberals , " in order to persuade the fir & t tbat he is a " safer" minister for them than Peel , such a Jesuitical policy mnst be met by determined measures . Protract as they may , by all the arts in the power of the Whigs , the termination of the Session will bring the natural death of the present Parliament , and the country will then have the opportunity , as far as its present electoral constitution will permit , of pronouncing an opinion on their deserts and fitness for office .
The rumours as to the Government being prepared with a series of effective and radical measures for Ireland , have died away as suddenly as they were emulated . The ministerial papers have nothing to say on ihe subject of a definite character , and rapidly as we are nearing the meeting of Parlialiament , that may be taken as an indication that such measures , if contemplated at all , are not yet agreed upon .
The cop ious extracts we have given from the Iriib papers show that the gloom which bangs over tb » t devoted country grows denser and darker-Scarcely a ray of hope penetrates it . Such scenes of wholesale famine and death from destitution as arc now commonly reported _. may well make ns question whether we live in the middle of the 19 th century of _Chriutianity , and whether these are evi-< dences , of our boasted advance in civilization , refine-¦ ment and wealth ?
The worst has evidently not yet come . We have dotig and hard winter months before us . The poor , starving , destitute , and almost naked wretches , whose claims for support cannot be denied , will be , by the present mode of administering relief , exposed to all the bitter inclemency of the season , and will die in yet greater numbers from its effects , conjoined with the want of proper sustenance . It is also confidently asserted that tillage is neglected , and that next winter will be a repetition of the present Oily in a worse degree , and on a more extended scale . One thing is certain , that , at present , the demands from Ireland for food cannot be supplied , the mills working nig ht and day cannot grind corn fast enough .
At home , prices of all sorts of provisions seem on the rise ; an indication of either actual or anticipated scarcity , which , in connexion with the deplorably depressed condition of several of our staple manufactures , cannot but he severely felt by the industrious classes . The agitation for the Ten Hours Bill bas crossed the border . Mr . Oastler has addressed crowded , enthusiastic , and influential audiences in the leading towns ; and what is deserving of remark , although in the first instance invited bv the working classes , his
arrival in each town was the signal for the minister of the kirk , as well as other relig ious denominations , and influential gentlemen , merchants , Bankers , and manu / _acturere , to rally round him . At Edinburgh , where he and Mr . Ferrand addressed a meeting , summoned by the operatives , Sir J . Forrest , late Lord Provost of the City , presided ; and at the earnest solicitation of Sir James , backed by many influential inhabitants , among whom may be mentioned the celebrated Dr . Chalpiers , the venerable advocate of the claims of labour consented to hold another
meeting , principally for the purpose of explaining the question to the upper classes of the aristocratic society of ' Modern Athens . " Mr . Oastler appears to have had a triumphant progress through the country , and to have everywhere put opposition to Sight . A campaign of the same description " wiU , we _understand , * be immediately commenced in Lancashire .
A meeting of delegates from various towns in that county was held last Sunday at Manchester , at which resolutions of a most uncompromising character were passed , and a temporizing letter of Mr . Hindley ' s recommending the operatives to accept an Eleven Hours' Bill" as an instalment" on their claims , was unanimously scouted . In short , there is every prospect of a vigorous and successful agitation of the question . It is in the hands of men who are in
earnest ; who will not stop to consider whether the coarse they are pursuing will suit the interest of this minister , or that party . Oastler and Ferrand will not only teach the operatives their rights and their power , bnt enable them to secure the one and exercise the other . On the subject of the agitation , the Times has a somewhat striking article from which we take the following morceaux . It will be useful afterwards when it mav serve "the
Thunderer ' s" purpose to invoke the strong arm of the law to put down other agitations to which it is not so friendly as the Ten Hours Movement . For instance , a general agitation in favour of tbe Charter or the National Trades Association . When it does so it will be well to answer it wiihits own words : — As for the manner in which the present agitation is likely to be carried on , we presume that must depend very much ou the character of the parties who are allowed to take the lead . F < r onr own part , tee have no objection to a good fervid harangue , or an hour er two ' s party andlocal gossip , delivered in good mother-English ,
with a few provincial decorations . We have no objection to that genial mode of viewing an _interestin-j subject wbich makes it flourish and ramif y into endless kindred , and certainly not less delicate topics . Shade of old Cobbett ! who will say in this day of your prophetic triumph , with Irelaad almost calling you from the grave , thatyour rough invective and home-spun rhetoric were a waste of energy and language ! For our own part , we bave no great horror of meetings to which the predominant fu _« tian gives the tone . How many such bave met , and spoken , asd resolved as became Britons and free men , without doing altogether one-hundredth part of the
mischief perpetrated and bequcated to all future times by the politer encyclopedists and academicians oi Paris ? We have no objection to committees of delegates , or even to conventions , threatening as they seem tothe peace or tranquillity of masters . Such things must and will be . _Masttrg wi _' . l combine , and so will operatives . Union , i ! not always actual strength , is at least the refage of weakness . All tbat we would look to , and further t * the utmost of our humble power is , that such nuttings , such mode of operating , should be purged ab far as possible of dangerous leaven , and their objects should be good .
The italics are the " Times " own , and they help considerabl y to emphasize the passage , as weJJ as to fit it for future use . From the same article we ata take the subjoined : — He is no friend of the higher powers , or of any pow _. _rs , lull or low , who is always for weighting the safety valve of the great industrial generator . The instinct of sellprotection and the law of progress are deep fixed in every _cUtt of human society . Onre suffer the mass to _imagine their " betters" a mere combination against them , and jou have thrown up the reigns to ignorance and
_discontent . Tou have lost your hold on the multitude . You have damaged your _strength , and their guidance . Therefore , ne think tbat nothing contributes so much tothe cumuion weal , to the enlightened control and safe progress of the lower classes , as well as to tbe substantial power and security ofthe higher , as to discuss these delicate , social questions , as it were in the market place , and in the light of day . Submit the whole matter to the ordeal of reasonable argument , and to the arbitration of fiat public opinion wbich has founded and which maintains _, nnder _Prn-riiUnco » U the _tacnnoral institutions .
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from the Crown downwards , in the more emitted moiety ofthe world . Therefore imother no agitations , till at least they hare auumed the most violent and incendiary character ; " and evea then , inthe very worst case , remember tbat they are not brute beaiti , but rational beings aad _feUoir-Cbriitians , with whom vou have to deal . " Amen ! But what can have come over our " bully Bottom * " to make him thus" war as gently as any sucking dove-as ' twere any nightingale ? "
With the present paper we close one year and commence another . The past year was an eventful one when regarded in a political aspect , that on which we have just entered promises to be still more fruitful in events of importance . If the flow of the great current of events is closely watched , it will be seen that , however appearances may fluctute on the surface , one strong steady tendency is
observable , and , that is , tbe throwing of more and more power into tbe hands of the masses . We are approaching nearer that great goal of every patriot and freeman—the realization of the princip le of selfgovernment . What 1847 will do for that object , remains to be seen . We hope much ; and looking back kindly and gratefully on the OLD , we heartily welcome the NEW YEAR , wishing that it may prove to all our readers betler than any previous vear of their lives .
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MR . W . S . O'BRIEN , AND THE RENT . We have given very copious extracts in the columns devoted to Irish affairs , from a letter in which Mr . O'Brien gives a history of his connection with O'Connell and the Repeal movement , with reference to that document Mr . O'Higgins truly says in a letter to us : — Every Chartist in Great Britain should have a copy of Mr . O'Brien's admirable letter . How completely it de . molishes the sophistry of our Irish soi disant Taleyrand ! What a charm there is in troth ! And in Mr . Brim ' s letter the whole truth is simply , plainly aud beautifully told . Mr . _O'Higgins adds it is tobe regretted for the sake of the cause of wbich Mr . W . S . O'Brien is virtually if not really ' . the leader , that he did not add another sentence to the eighth _paracraph in his letter , viz .
« ' Tbat it shall hereafter be an invariable principle of the Itepeal policy to keep tbe Irish nation wholly Hide * pendent of English parties opposed to Repeal . " To this he should have added—that we shall bail with delight the accession to our ranks , every inhabitant of Great Britain who _fhall co-operate with us in achieving tbe Repeal of the _legislative Union . The hearty , sincere , and effective aid of nearly half the male population of Great Britain , was scornfully rejected by the old political knave , who never desired tbe Itepeal of tbe Union ; but merely made use of it for no other purpose than that of promoting the interests of his own family .
It U not possible tbat any man could be the honest advocate of tbe measure , and at the same time reject the co-operation of moremen than there are male inhabitants in Ireland . There are not 3 , 500 , 000 male inhabitants in Ireland ; yet a petition signed by 3 , 500 , 000 inhabitants of Great Britain fur a Repeal of the Union was _contumeliously spurned by tbe great advocate of Repeal ! And why ! Because he knew that the English people would keep him to it whether Whigs or Tories were in power . PATRICK O'HIGGINS . Dublin . Dec . 37 th . ISIS .
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T . S . DUNCOMBE , ESQ . We have no ordinary pleasure in being able to annnonnce , that it is the intention of the Associated Trades of London , and the Chartists , to entertain their noble champion and chief at a splendid tea party , on Monday , the 18 th of January , 1 S 47 , the night previous to the meeting of Parliament , at the Crown and Anchor Tavern , Strand , and that no _Weymouth-claptrap Whigling will be invited , lest intemperance of expression , provoked by unnatural excitement , should render him unacceptable to slaves without principle .
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TO FEARGUS O'CONNOR , ESQ ., ENGLAND . Misebal Pom , Wiscossw , November 21 st , 18-16 . _Snt , —A pleasurable excitement is always created in the minds of all liberal men , throughout the civilized world , by the reports ofthe progress of the Chartist party , as conveyed through tbe medium of the press in general , and particularly of your own Northern Star . But at no time have our hopes of the speedy triumph of your principles assumed so substantial a character , as since the publication of your " Jubilee" on the 17 th of August last . Now we know that you have attacked the monster" Monopoly" in the right quarter . Get tbe Land—and all turmoil of faction , all the brutality of a bloated aristocrac y , all the cunning * of a erasphie .
monopolizing shopo-millo-cracy , will be unable * to subvert your cause . The Jews will vanish . Your ship will be chained to an anchor , which will neither part , snap , nor drag . Well it is , that this light has broke upon the world' " That all Reiorm must have a solid , tangible foundation ; " tbat the working man ' s cottage , built upon the occupant ' s own soil , is worth a thousand Philosophers' Castles built in the air . The Liberals in these States begin to understand this truth ; and as it is spread ont before the people by their prints ( increasing in number daily ) , you can scarcely bave an adequate idea of tbe avidity with wliich their doctrines are imbibed by all conditions of men . Labourers , mechanics , farmers , professional men—yea , Legislators!—take a pride in professing themselves believers in Reform principles , and proclaiming them to the world . In two years from now . our own Wisconsin , just now forming a State Constitution , will be a reformed country .
There will be a race through the next age , among th * civilized nations ofthe earth , who shall arrive first at the goal of perfect civilization—by giving plenty and contentment to all , and thereby causing good will from each one to all others . All eyes from this quarter are directed to England . There is nene ofthe sentiments proclaimed on your " gala day , " that seems to us as well deserving of admiration as that in which you declare yourselves " Not Levellers , but Elevators . " The distinct declaration of this motto will not only raise the standard of ihe aspirations of the oppressed , but also reconcile those favored ones , who fancy they must loose by a change of system ; dispel their vain apprehensions : and , perhaps , bring them over to your , our cause ! Tou accomplished a great deal , when you spoke those words !
V » e make this sheet the messenger of our heartfelt joy over _' your prosperousstate _. andespecially that most laudable of all undertakings—" The Co-operative Land Society . " May your successes out-number a thousand times your reserves ; may your determined spirit , and that of your "' cooperatives , " move obstacles like chaff before the wind ; may your _persuasion , and your practicable demonstration , encourage the faithful , confirm the the doubters , warm the indifferent—till hymns of joy _. t ' roin the shades of O'Connorville , and its thousands of offspring , proclaim to the world the freedom of England , and the liberation ofthe world . Bless you , O'Connor ! bless all your friends ! and be assured of their good will , and of their sincere and ardent wishes for your welfare and success , by The Reformers of Mineral Point .
L . a . Van Denn , native ol America . Tho . * . A . Turner " America . Stephen Thorns " America . Robert Asham " Ireland . Math . Sehafin ' Germany . Nelson _Angell " Canada . J . S . Walker " Scotland . James Hugo " England . Robert Whitney " America . James Johnstone * ' Scotland . F . Hoffman ' Germany . James Ilitchins " America . James Nixon ** English . Cm . F . Le Mayer " Germany . Joseph Gunery " England . Jos . Williams " America . Thomas Carpenter ¦* England . Joseph Lester •* England . John Wootten " England . Gilbert Bennett " England . Edward Cornish " England . Samuel Jenkin " England . M . P . Silverburgh _«• Poland . James Kenny " Ireland .
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Extessiox of Liberal Pontics . —We do not know a _pleasanter and more convincing proof of the rapid advance of ) liberal politics , than tha extensive and immediate success of our contemporary , Douglas Jerrold ' _a Weekly Newspaper ; and we are glad to see , in the downright principle of liberalism , he is about to enlarge it one-third , aa may be more fully seen by our advertising columns . Nor Likelt . — * " Tom ! you ' re an excellent fellow , brave and reliable , but yeu will get _drunk—yoa must do better Tom , " said a captain down at the Rio Grande to one of hia soldier * . " Captai _^ - _* replied Tom , " you cwnet expect all tbe virtues _of-Uisun nature for _seten __"__ - _ a month . " ~ "
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LATER NEWS FROM INDIA . " TERMINATION Of _tHE WAR IN CASHMERE . This morning an extraordinary expre _&** , via Trieste , has brought news from Bombay to the 2 nd of December . The Bombay Times of that date says : —The insurrection in Cashmere is now fairly over ; the Sheikh Eraam-ood-Deen surrendered himself into our bands on the 31 st of October , and the troops advancing on the lately disturbed country were immediately ordered to return to quarters . Sir John Littler ' s force commenced their retrogade movement en the 4 th , and reached Lahore on the 12 th—the General himself having quitted them on the march _, and proceeded to Lojdhiana . The troops sent from Ferozepore to occupy for a time the _SeBth capital , moved out on thc 0 th , and took their way in the direction of the Sutlej .
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_Represextatios of Middlesex — Mr . George Byng , after having represented the County of Middlesex for the unprecedently long period of fifty-six years , has just published an address to the electors intimating his intention of retiring , at the close el the approachiag session , from public life . Pricks of Malt Liquors . —In consequence of the high prices of malt and hops , the Metropolitan Brewers came to the resolution , yesterday , of raising the prices ofale and porter ner barrel to the trade . Of course , the publicans will now raise their prices . Partial Destruction of Queen Assb _' s _Bourm Office bt Fire . —This morning about three o ' clock a destructive fire broke out in one ofthe haver room ; of Queen Anne ' s Bountv Office . Dean ' s-vard . West
minstar . The Chandos-street London Establishment , King-street , West of England , County , and various other engines soon arrived , and water wa * abundantly procured , when every exertion was used by the firemen , but the building was nearly reduce '! to ruins . The documents are saved . A Woman _Fiiozkn to Death . — An inquest wa * held at Broadheath , Worcestershire , on Monday , or the body of an old woman , named Sefton , who Jef her home , to seek alms , at a distance of nine mile _.-, and wandered about in the frost and snow till slit lost herself , and was found dead _on-Sunday , five dayafter wards _, by the side of a "bye-road , iu the parish ol Hallow . The Jury returned a verdict ol " Foum dead , having , it is supposed , lost her way . and beei frozen to death by the inclement weather . "
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ASSEMBLY ROOMS , DEAN STREET , S 0110 _Notwith-twiling it * _beinc holiday time these rooms were very numerously attended _« n Snnda . _v _Evening . December the 2 ? th , to hear a lecture from Mr . C . Doyle , on " The _Progress of Chartism and the Land Question in Scotland . " Mr . Doyle -.-ave a most interesting and _cheerinjr detail of bis recent tour in that country , and the great progress made in the Charter and Laud movements . At tbe conclusion , Mr . Julian Harney moved tbe following resolution : —* That considering the labours of Mr . Christopher Doylr in Scotland to have greatly advanced tbe Chartist movement , and the objects of the Chartist Co-operativi land Company , we return him our grateful _thanfcs , at the tame time we urge upon our Scottish brethren to make vigorous efforts to establish Chartism in more than its former power .
The resolution was unanimously adopted . Tbe meeting then separated . OLDIIAM . On Sunday last Dr , M'Douall delivered two very interesting lectures in tbe school-room of tin ? Working Man ' s Ilall , in which he shewed the great advantages to be derived from co-operation , both socially and politically . He answered the " Whistler at the Plough " in a masterly style , so much so that the " Whistler ' s" notes will Jose their charm . These lectures are likely to do a great deal of good here . The audience were numerous and respectable . A vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the lecturer for his able and argumentative lecture , and the meeting broke up _highly satisfied .
OXFORD . Chartist Triumph . —The vacancy for Town Councillor , in the west ward , at Oxford , occasioned by the lamented death of Mr . C . Dudley , was filled up on Monday , the candidates were Mr . William Albutt , tailor , and Mr . Richard Chaundy , seedsman , the former an out-and out Chartist , and the Jatter a Whig ; the polling was kept up with spirit until the last minute allowed by law , and although Mr . Chaundy was well supported by the Conservatives of the ward , Mr . Albutt , at the _closeof the poll , headed him 14 votes , * < he numbers being for Chartism , 190 ; for Whigg " i 8 m , 176 .
TO THE PEOPLE . FaiEWDj . —A number of my old and intimate friends seem to think Oldbam the best town in which to practice my profession , and in accordance-with their views , itis my intention to return to London , and remove my family to Manchester for a short time , until arrangements are made for my settling in Oldham finally . In the meantime . I shall lecture in Stoekport on Sunday afternoon , and in Manchester on the evening of the 3 rd ef January . On Monday , the 4 th , I shall lecture in Roch dale . On Tuesday , tbe 5 th , in Macclesfield . On Wednesday , the 6 th , in Congtetori . On Thursday , the 7 th in Hanley in the Potteries . On Friday , the Sth in _Lonjr Town . The Bilston , Wednesbury , < fcc . friends , as well as those of Long Buddy and Daventry , if they desire me to lecture in these places , will be kind enough to communicate with me , at Mr . Dixon ' s Coffee Ilouse , Great Ancoat Street , Manchester , up to Tuesday , the 5 th . Your sincere friend and advocate _.
P . M . MDOUALL . Manchester . December 30 th . _181 G
GENERAL REGISTRATION . AND ELECTION COMMITTEE . At a very full meeting of this body , at their usual place of meeting , the Assembly Rooms , Deanstreet , Soho , on Wednesday evening , December the 30 th . The Sub-Committee brought np their report with circulars to the secretaries of the various local Registration Committees , and parochial offi cers , but in consequence of the Barrister to whom the synopsis of the Reform and Registration Acts were submitted , not having yet revised it , it was again referred to him , with a request tbat he will have it ready by the next meeting , when the Committee trust they will be enabled to issue it to the public . Mr . J . Shaw reported from the local Committee of the Tower Hamlets . Messrs . M'Grath , Shaw , and Slater , was appointed a deputation to wait on that body .
LOUGHBOROUGH . On Monday a meeting was held here , when a subscription on benalfof the debt due to Mr . O'Connor was commenced , and placed in the hands of Mr . Skerrington , who will be happy to receive subscriptions irom all friends . Ten shillings was voted to Mrs . Ellis , and tbe like sum to Thomas Rayner Smart , and the Committee adjourned . until Wednesday evening , January 13 th . NATIONAL VICTIM , WIDOW , AND
ORPHANS RELIEF COMMITTEE . At a meeting of this body , held in the Assembly Rooms , 83 , Dean-street , Soho , Mr . John Shaw in the chair , on Wednesday evening , December the 30 th . Mr . Merry , of _Hampstead , came forward and offered a waistcoat piece to be submitud to chance , for the benefit of Eliza Jones , the wile of the expatricated patriot , William JoneB , his offer was accepted with thanks , and Mr . Merry has undertaken to make up the waistcoat for the holder ot the ticket . Mr . James Slater also offered a yard of rich Genoa silk velvet lor the same purpose , which was also accepted with gratitude , the time and place will be announced , when it will come off .
AN APPEAL FOR IRELAND . At a numerously-attended meeting of the Metropolitan Committee , held at tbe Assembly-rooms , Dean-street , Soho , on Wednesday evening , December 30 th , on the motion of Messrs . Philip M'Grath and Thomas Clark , the following resolution was unanimously adopted : — " That this committee _heieby appeal to the several Metropolitan localities , and to all the friends of humanity , justice , and Ireland , to furnish funds immediately for the purpose of enabling the working classes of London to assemble ata great Public Meet ' ing , to lift up their voices in favour of their poor starving Irish brethren . " Subscriptions of any amount will be thankfully
received for that purpose , by the Directors oi the National Land Company , at their office , 83 , Deanstreet , Soho . ' . _LEICESTER . On Wednesday , the 23 rd " _uH ,, a meeting was held in the Town Hall , ofthe shareholders of the Chartist Land Company , ro receive the report of the delegate te the late Confeienc ' e , which was well attended . Mr . Smart , _taking- _"Mr , O'Connor ' s lucid commentary for his basis- went _ilyough every article progressively , answering every question , and stating what his opinion and . vote was upon all . The company were well satisfied with what was done generall y , and an unanimous vote _oftbaaks was passed to their delegate for his services ; and _eoncludealsvith thanks to the Mayor for the us * * - of the hall . ' " ? : "i '" ¦
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NOTICE TO DISTRICT SECRETARIES AND TREASURERS . All district Secretaries and Treasurers tothe Chartist _Co-operative Land Company , are hereby strictly enjoined to attend to the following regulations in all transactions- with the Directors . No circumstances will be admitted as a reason for departing from these- , mien ? it any case where they _iddIv .
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_ First . —A scrutineer shall be appointed by each branch on the first meeting night or day in every month , whose duty shall be to attend the branch meetings , and receive the subscriptions . The Secretary shall , before the dissolving of each meeting , sum up the recei pts , when the scrutineer shall immediately hand them over to the Treasurer . He shall keep a cheek book against the Secretary nnd Treasurer , and be present at the audit of the Branch books , * and report to the shareholders as to their correctness . Second- —Everyjbranch shall appoint two auditors , whose term of office shall be six months ; their duty shall be to examine tho Branch books , and report thereon at the first meeting in every month .
Third . —Letters enclosing money must distinctly set forth the respective funds to which the whole amount belongs . Fourth . —In all letters requiring : certificates it must be stated wkether they are for members of the first , second , or third section . And whether the certificate required be the first or second , and if the second , the number of the first must lie given . Tbe certificates will not be sent to the request of letters in which this rul « is not observed . Fifth . —All communications , whether _encliv-ing money or otherwise , must be addressed as follows : — " To the Directors of the Chartist Co-operative Land Company , 83 . Dean-street , Soho , London .
All monies must be remitted in Post Office Oiders , or by Bank Order payable on demand to Feargus O'Connor . All Post Office Orders must be made payable at the General Post Office , St . Martin ' s-le-Grand , London , as none other will be acknowled ged . The person ' s name applying to the local post office for the order must be written at iull length at the top of the order , and who must see the order properly stamped , and the order must be made payable to Feargus O'Connor . All letters containing money inust _* be addressed as follows , for " The Dikectous , Land Office , 83 , Dean Street . Soho . London .
By Order of the _Diructers , Philip _M'Gratii _^ Corresponding Secretary
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_RBCBIl'TS OP TUE _CHAKTI 8 T CO-OPERATIVE LAND COifFAiVr . PER MR . _O'COHKOR . SECTION No 1 . fHABll . £ » . d Arbroath _.. .. .. 0 7 6 Derby .. .. ,. o 18 0 M . _\ . .. . 1 ,. 0 2 C Halifax .. .. .. 2 0 iVuttingbam .. .. 6 5 fi Cockermouth » ¦• .. 200 Vork .. .. .. 0 19 0 Clitheroe .. .. . 0 lu 0 Addingham .. _~ „ 0 13 6 Limehouse .. .. .. 166 Whittington and Cat .. 017
Hanley .. .. .. 3 10 0 Idle . .. » .. 100 Leicester , per Astill _.. .. 0 2 8 Hamilton .. _« .. 2 0 0 Croydon .. .. 0 9 C Glasgow .. .. .. 4 8 0 _Carrington » . » .. 109 _Sncffieiil • _. .. 183 Ely .. .. .. 4 0 10 Worcester .. •• 1 13 6 Newcastle-upon-Tyne .. .. 320 Chelsea , per Dalebar .. .. 016 Hebden Bridge _.. .. 010 Crieff .. .. .. 0 I G £ 30 1 1
SECTION No . 2 . ( HAKES . W . Williamson , Alferton .. .. 624 W . Ulythe , Bud-haven " .. loo Arbroath .. •• .. I 7 o J . Rouse , Bra iford Wills _.. .. 0 15 o Warrington _« » .. 0 8 o Alnwick .. .. 0 10 4 George Bishop .. - 0 1 0 Mr . Dowling , Helston .. .. 0 5 0 li . Burton , _Swunuington •• „ 5 5 1 W . _Tuynton .. .. 1 0 4 B . Oclgers .. ' „ ti 1 4 I ) . Hughenwood .. _•» ,, 014 Geo . Dunham .. .. 1 0 0 J . Hughes , Buckley .. 0 9 0 Brownham ,. .. .. 5 4 lo Derby •• •• 1 IS 0 Halifax .. .. 74 6 Kennilworth .. .. 552 W . Rogers .. .. 0 5 11 H . _D-ivies .. " 1 10 0
J . Roland , Frapstjne .. .. 0 lo 4 1 ) . _Mcadowi , Do . " .. 0 7 0 Honicnstle .. •• 1 15 g liridgewuter .. .. 3 14 0 Birmingham .. ¦• •• 2 0 0 Nottingham .. « .. 2 0 _c York .. « .. 28 0 0 Clitheroe .. .. 1 10 0 Belfast .. « .. 14 o _Atherstone .. « .. 0 10 4 Market Lavington .. 2 7 0 _Buckfertliegh .. •• 1 0 lo Sto ' _rkton . upon . _Tces « 4 19 9 Chepitow- ,. .. 0 5 3 Greenwich .. _.. 3 10 « _Horsley .. « _.. 0 2 le Mr . liodbourne ~ »» .. 950 Cheltenham .. .. 1 15 0 Somers Town , B . Whitehead .. 2 11 0 Do . Do . .. .. 2 12 2 Old Sheldon .. » .. 6 10 0
Limehouse ., ¦• .. 100 Westminster ., .. .. 1 15 0 Whitting-ton and Cat .. 0 14 1 Bmss Founders'Arms _>• •• 6 7 11 J Manchester » •• 3 5 0 Stockport ., » .. 200 Hanley _ ,., .. .. 380 Bradford .. .. .. 800 North Brierly .. .. M 1 0 0 Bridgewater , Fink .. 0 14 G Leicester , per Astill .. 2 5 lu Devizes .. .. .. 0 13 2 Newport , Isle of Wight .. .. 8 lu 0 Southampton .. » 111 u Leeds .. .. .. 2 17 0 Retford .. .. 255 Tavistock .. .. 0 11 ( _i Peterborough .. _.. .. 2 7 2 3 . Codling , Grantcam .. .. 544 Darlington ,. .. 0 14 0 C . _Naj-p _, Vow Church .. .. 014 Hamilton .. -- 0 2 0
Croydon .. » .. 1 11 0 Shrewsbury Baths » .. 4 19 10 l _' _ortsea .. .. .. 1 10 0 Glasgow ., .. .. G 2 0 Citvrington .. .. ,. 0 9 S She-Held .. .. .. 170 Torquay .. .. .. 1 12 9 Sleat ' ord .. .. „ 12 0 1 Ashburton .. .. tt 17 2 Clayton Wost .. .. .. 0 2 ( J Ely .. .. .. 0 19 2 Exeter ., .. 4 14 ti _Worcotiter .. » .. 5 12 0 Stephenson Cullen _.. .. 0 1 » _Newca-tle-upnu . Tync .. .. 7 1 * 8 _Dalibar .. .. 0 9 10 J . Frtke , Shaftesbury .. .. 300 . 1 . Smith , Hebden Bridge .. .. 4 1 2 Perth .. .. .. 1 17 It Crieff .. .. .. 040 Shoreditch .. .. ., 0 17 8 Ilorsley .. .. .. 030 Finsbury „ .. .. I 16 0
£ 219 5 4 TOTAL IAND FC 7 . VD . Mr . O'Connor , Section No . 1 ... 30 1 1 Mr . O'Connor , Section No . 2 ... 219 5 1 £ 249 G 5 FOB MRS . FBOST . Mr . Winter , _Newcastle-on-Tyne .. 0 10 Mr . Seed , Do . .. .. 0 2 0 FOR _HUS . JONES , _"fewport _. Isle of Wight , per T . Self .. 0 3 0 Nottingham , per J . Sweet ., .. 010 Nottingham .. .. .. 0 2 4 VirBK _^ NS _' , widows ' , and obphan ' s rusDa . Boulogne .. „ .. 0 10 0 Mr . Jude .. ,. .. 010 Mr . Golightly „ .. .. 000
RECEIPTS OF NATIONAL CHARTER ASSOCIATION . Edinburgh .. .. .. 0 18 2 Boulogne .. .. .. 1 15 0 Glasgow ,. .. .. 08 C Brighton .. .. .. 0 3 0 Newcnstle-on-Tyne .. .. 0 7 0 Westminster , for Cards .. .. 0 1 0 Office Hand-books .. .. 0 0 3 * . £ 3 12 5 J _CuniSTopiii-RjDoi'i . E , Secretary . REPAYMENTS TO MR . O'CONNOR ON ACCOUNT
Ol' DEBT DUE BY DEFENCE FUND . Mr . Mallard .. .. .. 010 A Friend .. .. .. 0 1 I ) Mr . Dowling .. .. .. 010 Mr . Sliarpe , Halifax .. .. 010 Mr . J . Shiirpe , Do . .. .. 0 1 11 Chepstow .. „ 0 3 11 Horncastle .. .. „ 0 5 C Mr . Cameron , Leith .. .. 0 2 0 Mr . B . Fux .. „ .. 0 1 0 Mr . Pocock .. .. ,. 0 0 ( J Leeds .. 170 Miens . .. 170
.. , Portsea Island , Working Man's Association .. 0 lo 0 Exeter .. .. ,. 0 9 0 Todmorden , per J . Witham .. .. 200 Dewsbury , per E . Newsomo „ .. 0 15 0 Lower _Warley , per J . Lawson .. 1 0 9 Nottingham , per J . _Sweetc . .. .. 0 9 11 T . A . Coleford .. ¦ _' _'* ¦ ¦ ' _$ /¦ .. .. 0 0 0 Dudley , per W . _Ranklin if » « 0 10 0 Land Society , CoekcmoniHvyer fi . Peat .. 0 5 2 Mr . R . P . Buttenghai _^ _JEtonioa .. c lo 0 _ 14 6 Eb » ata . —In the 8 UDii _« firriO * . 9 i . acknowledged form SUutlav I ) . *** l ...... al .. . V « -. 1 U ! . _»« \ . _nnK ( . 1 .- . Ta
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Livehpool . —A lecture on the principles ol Phrenology , will be delivered by Mr . Smith , on Sunday evenine , January 3 rd , at Mr . Ferrall ' _s Temperance Hotel , No . 4 , _Cannenu-atreet . Chair to be taken at 7 o ' clock , Oldham- —On Sunday , ( to-morrow , ) Mr . Daniel Donovan will deli _* rer his third lecture on " Irish HiHtory i the Working Man ' s Hall , at C o clock in the evening . _YoitK . —The members ofthe Chartist Land Company resident in this city , meet even-Sunday , at two 0 clock , at the Blue Bell Inn , FowGato . _CocKKRMonTH _.-The Land cause is _getting on _[ _f _^ wi _& _te _^ _fesaisyr- with _^^ Wffi A Gkhebal Meeting of the Land Company nf Nottingham _an-l county , will be held at the Seven Stars , Barker Gate , on Sunday , Jannary 10 th at C o clock in the _evening , when all the members are respectfully requested to attend .
_Manchkstkk . —On the afternoon of Sunday next , the monthly members _mettinc of the National Charter Association , will be held in the People ' * Institute , to commence at 2 o ' _chek . Un Sunday evening next . Dr . P . M'Douall will lecture in the People ' s Institute . Chair to be taken at half-past 6 . _Beliinai . Gkek . v . —A general meeting of _thes _> hnrehnklcrs of the _Whittington and Cat Branch of the Land Company will be held on Sunday evenine , at six trVlock , on important business * , and also res-petting the case of Thomas Mitchell , and the resolution of Conference tor location , at O'Connorville , on May 1 st , 134 * 7 . All members are requested to settle their lat * t years expenses for directors . Mr . Ernest _Jonrs will lecture at eight o ' clock precisely . Manchesteii Univbhsai . Debating Society . —The
adjourned debate on " Man s i reo Aeeney . " will lie re .-umed on Sunday evening , January 3 rd , at Mr . Dixon '* * , Temperance Hotel , 93 , Great Ancoat- * Street . Chair to be taken at C o ' clock . Bktiinal Green . —Mr . Ernest Jones will _deliver a lecture at the Whittington and Cat , Church-row , Bethnal Green , on Sunday next , January the 3 rd . The lecture to commence at eii * ht o ' clock , r . M . Tower Hamlets . — -Mr . Thomas Clark , one of tho executive committee , will deliver a lecture , at the Pewter Platter , White Lion-street , Norton Folgate , on Tuesday even i ng , January 5 th . Doors open at half-past seven , and the lecture to commence at eiirht o ' clock nreciselv .
NATIOXAL CO-OPESAT 1 VE LaSD COMPANY , —TllC Mktropolitan members of this Company are informed that an ai'gres : ate meeting will be holden in the _Assembly Rooms , 83 , Dean-street . Soho , on Monday evenin ? next , January the -Itli , at eight o clock pn > c ' sely , to hear a report from their delegates to tlie late Conference . _Mabylkbo-vb . —Mr . C . Doyle will deliver a public lecture , at the Coach-painters' Arms , Circus-street , on " the Progress of Democracy in Scotland , " on Sunday ovening next , January the 3 rd , . it eight o ' c ' . ock precisely . Somers' Town . —Mr . C . Doyle will lecture , at the Bricklayers' Arms , _Tonbridsje-street , New Road , on Sunday evening , January 10 th . To commence at eight o ' clock .
Finsbury . —A meeting of the members of the Finsbury branch of the National Chartist Co-operative Land Company , will take pUce , on Tuesday next , January 5 th , to elect officers , and for the transaction of other important business . Mr . John Gathard , one ofthe prize shareholders , will deliver a public lecture , at the Assembly Rooms , 83 , Dean-street , Soho , on Sunday evenim ; next , January 3 rd , " on Chemistry as applied to agriculture " To commence at half-past seven o ' clock precisely . Lancashiri * Miners . —The next general dele g ate _meetin- . ' of Lancashire Miners , will be held on Monday , the 11 th of January , 1847- at the house of Mr . John Miller , Legs of Man Inn , Wigan . Chair to be taken at 11 o ' clock in the forenoon . The half-yearly
conference of the general association , will commence at the above mentioned heuse , immediately after the termination oftlie county business , and will continue sitting each successive day till the _proposine _* _* * - sent from the various districts , are discussed and decided . Deleaates attending the Conference , will be expected to produce their credentials properly attested , and stamped with the seal of the district they represent . They must also come prepared with a faithful report of the present state , and future prospects of their constituents , together with the number contributing to the funds of the Association . All districts who are in arrears with the general board , are expected to pay them , or their right of voting at the Conference may be questioned . Communications relative to the
Conference , and applications from other counties for lecturers , to be addressed to Mr . John Ilall , 10 , Evenham-lane , Preston , _Lincasiiire . Srveral public meetings will be held dur _' ms ! the sitting of the Conference , which will be addressed by W . P . Roberts , Esq , and other _gcntlem- _* n . To J ' _ijk Mixers or Great Britain—Brethren , — The Conference ot delegates , in _connection with tlie Miners' Association , is about to be held in Wigan , and the men of Lancashire would feel proud to see each county represented by men duly elected for the purpose . But as it is not likely the whole of the mining districts can accomplish an object so desirable under present _circumstances , written communications , containing suggestions as to thc best
mode of arrousing the miners irom the apathetic indifference so lamentably prevalent , and inducing them to co-operate with their brethren in _Lancashire , will meet with the most respectful attention of the Conftrence . It is truly painful to witness the disregard manifested by the miners of other counties to their own interests , as if they were determined th * brave men of Lancashire should fight the battle alone , they have done so for a creat length of time , and are still willing to continue the struggle , but they ask , and have a right to expect , the assistance and co-operation of the wfeole ofthe minin ? districts . Let the new year commence with brighter prospects to the whole ofthe mining population , all being fully determined to _raise themselves
by their united enegies to a proper position in society , peaceably enjoying the fruits of their arduous and dangerous toil , anil an adequate remuneration as an equivalent . Your s respectfully , William Grocott . Secretary tothe Miners' of l . ai . c . _ishire . South London Chartist Hall , 115 , Black friara-Rond . —A urand Concert and Ball , for the benefit of Mr . J . French , will be held on Monday next , January 4 th . When the friends of democracy are requested to attend . Tickets to be had of Mr . Stallwood , Mr . May , 3 , _Paget-ph-ce , WatcrJoo-road ; Mr . Edwards , 2 , _Weston-street , _Snowafields . Bermondsey ; Mr . French , 12 , Snowsfields ; and o > Mr . Knighton at the hall .
Mottram . —Tho monthly meeting of the shareholders in the Land Com-any , will be held in the large room , opposite the Bulls Head , Mottram , on Sunday , January 3 rd , at 2 o ' clock . The Chartists of Manningham , will meet in their room , on Sunday , at ten o cl « ck in the morning . City Chartist Hall , Turnagain Lane —A special general meeting of the shareholders will take place at the _Georce Court , Snowhill , on Sunday evening next , atG o clock . A Ball , Concert , die ., will take place at the Rose and Crown , Colville-court . Tottenhanicourtroid , on Wednesday , Jannary _( jth , for the ben'h ' t of a Chartist suffering from extreme illness and poverty . Tickets can be had of Mr . T . M . Wheeler , 83 Dean-street , Soho ; Mr . Parkes , 21 , Windmill-street . Picadilly : or of . Mr . Ruffy Ridley , 13 , Tottenham-terrace , New-road , St . Pancras . O'Connorville _Deuonstisation . —The Committee
forgetting up this demonstration , aro requested to meet at Mr . Wheeler ' s , 83 , Dean-street , Soho . at three o ' clock , on Sunday afternoon , January 3 rd , in order to obtain a final settlement of the
accounts . The Tower Hamlets Play Committee will meet at 6 o clock , on Sunday evening , at the Vi _. lmueer , Limehouse , to settle the accounts of the same . Tiie Commute ! for celebratin- ; the birthday of Thomas Paine , will meet at 83 , Dean-street , 011 Sunday evening , at C o clock , when all friend * ' are requested to attend , Coach Painters' Arms , Circus-street , Marylebone . —The shareholders of this branch of the Laud Company , aro requested fo meet on Monday evening , January 4 th , at the above place on business of importance . Mr . Doyle will lecture a * the Coach Painters' Arms , Circus-street , Marylebone , on Sunday evening , January , 3 rd . _snbjict : " Democracy and the Land Movement in Scotland . "
Siiokkuiicii . —The adjourned discussion will take place , on Tuesday evening next , at Mr . Taylor ' s Railway Engine coffue-houso , 122 , Brick-lane , near Church-street . Sulject— " lias Trades' Unions benefited the Working Classes ? " Chair to be taken at _ci-iht o ' clock . Cm * or London . —The members of this branch ol the Chartist Co-operative Land Company , aro r « - questcd to meet at the Ge _^ ii _^ e , Genrue-cnurt , Snow Hill , on Sunday evening , January the 3 rd , at nix o ' clock precisely .
The Membeus ot the _Spitsilf-cklcs broad silk hand-loom weavers union are respectfully informed that the aiijourned discussion relative to the statement which Mr . Sberrard was _in-tructcd to compile , will bo resumed on Saturday , January , tiie 9 th , 1847 , at the Crown and Anchor , Waterloo Town , at halfpast eight o ' clock , when it is hoped that every member will attend . By order of the Union . A . E . Dklafouce , Secretary . 3 , Thurlow Square , Chester Street , Bethnal Green . Finsbury Hall , GO , Bunhill Row , St . _Lul'e ' s . — On Monday evening , Mr . T . Cooper , will lecture on tho " Conquest of Difficulties in Learning aud Science . " as examplos to _workins men .
The Fbatebnal Democrats will assemble on Monday evonig next , at 8 o clock , at the . German Society ' s _JJati of Meeting , Drury Lane , three doors from
Livehpool.—A Lecture On The Principles O...
Brighton Artichokb Inn Locality . —A special meeting will be held on Wednesday , January 0 th , tn appoint a _scr . iitiner and auditors to this branch of the Chartist Co-operative Land Company ; it is earnestly requested that every member will attend . Hull—The Chartis t * will meet on Sunday .. _Tuning next , at the Ship Inn . Church-lane , at 6 _o ' clork , when a discussion will take place on— " What are the Rich's of Man ?" Old _Shilbon —A branch ofthe Chartist Co-nperntive Land Company has been in existence for two months at this place , which meets every alternate Saturday night , at Mr . Parker ' s house , Old Shildon _, at seven o ' clock . Tun _Easington' Lamb branch of the Chartist Cooperative Land Company will meet at Mr , Htint > r ' s Public-house , every Sunday afternoon , till further notice .
National Trades Association For Thk Prot...
_NATIONAL TRADES ASSOCIATION FOR THK PROTECTION OF INDUSTRY . " Union for the Mdlion . " The Central Committeo of the above flourishing and ranidly extending Association , met at tluir ¦ _dlice , 30 , Ilnlc Street , Bloonisbury , on Monday , Dvcem ber 28 _Ui _, _Tiw minute- ' of tlie _pvevi-nis nwtuiit read and confirmed , the financial account read and received eorrc-pondence was also read from all pnrts ot the Lm oj Kincdom , among wliich was _tme _tr-nn tht * Shoo ranker * of Denl . kh , North Wales , informing the Central Committee thatthe _empl-vers ot that town , taking advantage of the season , nad _' reduced their wa cs as low as they W ,. previous to the latestnlw ; the Central Committee arc sorrv to » ay the shoe-makers of that town havo not kept t . ' eir levie _* - paid up to the Associa ion , although ihe _Assnciiliori at _eon-tiilerablu cxpen > e gained then * an advance in tho suninit _;* _-. The Centra ! Committee lire determined to act with strict justice to all parties ; they cannot possibly uivu assistance to any trade that does not keep their payments up according to rule .
A letter was read from Mr . Peel , the Society ' s Missionary , _givini : a glowing account uf his tour among the Block Printers of _Derbyshire , _e-pecially a meeting held at the Grorge Inn , New Mills He met with a very _enthusiastic reception from a eio *( led meeting . He _addres-cd them for an hour and an half upon the _^ principles ofthe two associations—how they workc-l into each others hands , and the _reas-u for _establishing two as ? . ociatioKs , \ _v ; u listened to throughout with the most profound attention , and was received at its termination in the mo _* t tnthasiastic and _satisfactory manner . A resolution of confidence in the association , and a pledge on tin- part of the _meeting to support and advocate it , was _cariied unanimously : also avote of thanks to our honourable
Piisideiit , for his priceless services in behalf of the working man , when the meetin- ; separated , highly _instructed by what they had heard . He also attended a meeting at Stockport of all trades , at the Mersey Inn . _^ After the meeting lie succeeded in formins ! a district committee ; five trades _agreed to hold a first meeting on Saturday next ; he also . _*> nnonnc » 'd that at the commencement ofthe next quarter , the Central Committee would receive the adhesion of 430 Roller makers , and 200 Cotton Spinners , and other bodies he could not give information of . He isauthorixed to assur _« the Central Committee , that at least 6 , 000 may be _expected within the next quarter ; he likewise proposes to hold a general public meeting of the trades of Stockport on an early i _» ay n the town hall , if the Mayor can bo induced to "rant the _nsn of it .
The following is Mr . Peel ' s rout for the next week ' . — Monday , 4 th January . Burnley . Tuesday , 5 th , Lftve ' _clousih . Wednesday , Cth . _Ramsbottom . Thursday , 7 th , Tottingten . Friday , 8 th , _Edsreworth . Saturday , 9 th . Belmoimt . Monday , Uth , _Edgecr-ft . Tuesday . 12 th . Manchester . Wednesday , 13 th , Rochdale . Saturday , 16 th , Bury . The meeting at Bury will be a general delegate mf _etinu from all the block printing districts
Mr . Jacohs . from Glasgow , reports , on Tuesday _eveninu' the district committee met at Mr . Gelespies , Don Quixote Tavern , Trongate , when he attended and reported the business ofthe late meetin !; of the full committee in London , it was then agreed that a more active agitation of the City he entered into for the purpose ofixtending the National _Associativa . Mr . J . Laurie , ship-can enter , was appointed District Secretary , and Mr . Corregon Dyer , was elected convenor . After the arrangement of other preliminary business , tho Committee adjourned to Monday evenine npxt , Mr . Jacobs has succeeded in establishing _DistriVf . Committees in Edinburgh , Glasgow ,
Paisley , and Greenock . On Friday evenin ? , the 2 oih , Mr . J . attended a meeting of the Trades of Port Glasg' w , held in the Town Hall , on the National Association of Trades . Ihe lecturer set forth in clear , convincing langus . _*; e , thc _nntvirc of thc mamfo ! d erievanoes o the Trades , and the only remedy , the Nati nal Association . The audience were most attentive , and frequently expressed their approbation by cheers at the close . Mr . Johnson proposed a resolution approving ofthe principles and objects of tho Assoei * ti > n , and thata Committee be formed to forward the samo , whieh was carried unanimously . _After arranging the Committee , the meeting separ . ve _* _' .
Mr . Lenegan , missionary , reported that on Monday evenine , he attended a public meeting oftlie file cutters of Warrington . It was a splendid and enthusiastic meeting , he _ft-eh assured much good will arise therefrom . A res dution _waspas-ed to the effect that the fiJe cutters wou'd join tbe _Naional Association as soon as some trade dispute was settled they have on hand . On the 22 nd , he attended a meeting of Tailors . Ifc was very numerously attended , and all parties were evidently deli _.-htcd at his ardent and cntlmsiastio manner of explaining tho principlos of the two Associations . They declared their intention of calling a second meeting , to wbich they invited him . On the 23 rd , he visited the Cotton Spinners , when after an iddrc _5 s of some length , they came to the resolution < d calling a larger meeting on a future day , Mr . Lenegan to be present .
On the 21 th attended a meeting of fustian cutters , hc __ was very well received , and at the close was informed that the fustain cutters were about to join in a body , in a very short time . Mr . 1 . knf . (! an states that in Warrington the trades took _h-ni for a police spy , ( in consequence of the excited state of the trades in reference to the so-called conspirators ) , but after showing them tho signature ol the President , Mr . Duncombe , tohis credentials , they were _perf ectly satisfied , his ( the hon . presiden ' s ) name being a tower of strength to the trades of Great Britain and thc working classes generally . The Central _Co-nmittee then passed a resolution to ths following effect : —
" That quarterly cards of different colours , be issued by the Centra ! Committee to tho different trades , to be by tbem given to the members who aro clear on the hooks at tho end of each quarter , st _» that should any trades dispute , or difficulty arise , no man will be eligible to receive the support of the association who is not in possession of a proper coloured card . " A letter wns read from Mr . Woore , of Liverpool , inclosing n pamphlet detailing the circumstances of tho arrest of 17 mechanics and ovgineors at . Newton _in-tlie-Willows , and expressing a wish for the assistance of the Central Committee in raising funds for their defence . The following resolution was carried , viz : —
"The Central Committee deeply « _,- : > et their brother _workmen of Newton bare neglected to join their ranks , and thereby avail tlnm-olves _> T the moral and monetary power of _ninn ; than 7 _' 00 O men determined to support tlieir rights , lint tbey at thc same time earnestly call on all members ul ' the National Associations , and ihe workmen gem-i-illy of Great Britain and Ireland , to assist them by voluntary contributions , knowing full well that the Newton nrosecntion , is a stab indirectly nt the trades of Great Britain that are organised to protect themselves . Any person or trades body desirous of contributing to " the deli-nee of _thise men , can send th « r money to the office of the United Trades _Association , when they may depend upon it being forwarded to the proper quarter . Thc Committee then adjourned . TUAl _.-KS OF GRKAT BRITAIN RALLY ROUND THK MEN OF _NEWTl-N !
For depend npon it the Free Trade Government of F . nglaud will not be able to carry fully mit -heir darling principle of buying labour cheap and .-filing it dear , until they have destroyed , or mntei i . illy crippled , the only barrier that now stands in their way—Trades _Unii-ns-. Tbe Landed Arisioeiacy of England , when it _posses .-ed a monopoly of political power , invariably used that power t » the _furiin-riince of its own aggrandisement ; hence , ilie laws of IVimogi-uituiv and entail , that enabled tl . em _t-i keep their titles nnd their estate intact for tbeir e ! de .-t sun , generally quartering ihe younger portion of t * e
family upon the nation . What the Landed Aristocracy have done , the Free Trade employing capitalist of Great Britain will do , since they have succeeded in dispossessing thc old party of p ower ; laws of Primogeniture and entail will not suit them , but an abolition of those laws . Depend upon it , brother Unionists , this party will never rest satisfied un il they have completely prostrated labour at the shrine of capital , and that thoy cannot successfully accomplish until every vestige i . f trades combinations ara destroyed , or utterly crippled and hound , as to render them useless for tho purposo for which they were established .
Rally round these men—pour in your contributiona for their defence , that they may have the first talent the English bar affords , aud be enabled to crush tha " monster" indictment . _ Your ' a , in the cause of I tit _-ur's Right * , A « i TTvrA _T 2 V
Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 2, 1847, page 5, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/ns3_02011847/page/5/