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THE COMMON WE ALTHSM AN , or CHARTJL 1 ST ADVOCATE for Leicester , Nottingham , Derby , Northampton , Lincoln , Gainsborough , Newark , Loufthborougn , Mansfield , Belper , Burtonon-Trent , Hinckley , Melton Mowbray , Bettering , Daventry , Binghani , Sutton-in-Ashfield , and the county of Rutland . Four numbers of this periodical ( one penny each ) have already appeared : the publication of the fifth number is deferred till Saturday the 5 th March . To be had of the publisher , Mr . Thomas Cooper , 11 , Church-gate , Leicester ; Mr . Heywood , Manchester ; Mr . Sweet , Nottingham ; Mr . Tickers , Belper ; Mr . Jones , Northampton ; Mr . Ludlow , Bunon-on-Trent ; Mr . Skevington , Loughbarough ; and Mr . G . J . Harney , Sheffield .
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On the 15 th of each month is published THE TEMPERANCE ADVOCATE , nONTAlNING twelve quarto pages j price Ijd . xJ perjiumber , Iaw 6 dw per year % single copu , or eight copies for Ids : paid in advance . Anew volume commeSices ia January . / / t This journal can be sent post fret through the United Kingdom , France , and the Colonies . It contains Essays ( moral , medical , statistical , an < ^ literary ) , Tales , Sketches , and Reviews ; and an ample record of th ^ progress of the Icauae , It- is supported by the firat writers on . Temperance , ajid has a circulation of nearly : 10 , 000 copieSi / Address ( post paid ) F . R . Lees , tbsiOfficiev Leeds . ¦ '; " . A work that ought to be read by every working tBanmth ^ WiftRdom . '' ' —Fear ^ us O'Connor ^ E $ qi in the Nortkeni Star .
Publishing . Weekly , in the " National Vindi-¦ . ' - : ¦ . ' . ¦ ¦ J . - ' .- : ' - : ^ ' ¦' ¦ '¦¦¦ ' ¦¦ catorV' : ¦ - . '¦;¦" .. ¦ /• • ^ - ^ - : ' -. THE LETTERS OF JOHN FROST « a CHARTISM , to Lord John / Russell and the Middle and Working Classes ^ wrUten to the Tt > i rftcafoV , ia 1839 . ; The perusal of these valuable Letters will remove the prejudices existing in the minds of Borne individuals respectisg the character of the truly patriotic and ^ irtuous Welsh Martyr . ; , Alsdj publishinig Weekly , in th « same Paper , The LEYELLERS ; a Tale of the Commonwealth . WritteH-expressly for the Vindicator . /
VALUABLE WOKKS . Just published , price 2 a . 12 mo . bound in Oloth , XTIFTEEN LESSONS ON THE ANALOGY I ? ANB SYNTAX OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE , for the use of adult persons who have neglected the study of . Grammar . /; /
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Partnership pissolyep . - PUBLIC NOTICE . —The Partnership formerly X Bubaisting between / -John Shwerer , of Stockport , and Ambrose Smith and Co ., of Leeds , all Clock Makers , is this day / Dissolved ( as far aa John SHWEHEtt ia concerned ) by mntual consent . ' '; i . ' " : •„ ' : '' .. V > . ' - ' . ¦¦ . ¦ . . •••' :. ' . ¦ " ¦ "•¦' : v ' -. " ¦ " '•• . ¦ ¦ . ¦' " . ' ¦ ¦ . ¦ ¦¦¦¦ All Debts due to the late Firm are to be Paid to Ambrose Smith and Co . i of LeedB . " Leeds , D ^) c . 24 thV 1841 .
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BURMXiET . —( Received too hie for our fasty—A delegate meeting-wa » held here on Sunday , Bee . J 9 th , for the propose of calling into existence a periodical for the Korthem Division of Lancashire ; the following delegates -were present , —Mr . Wa Beesley , Mr . Mponey , Mr . Henry Hont Tom , Mr . Charles Connor , Mr . Stott , Mr . B . ChafFer ^ Mr . Pollard , Mr . Willsn . Thefollowing resolutions -were agreed to : —1 st , Moved by ' Mr . Beealey , and seconded by Mr . Hunt Tom , " That a penny periodical paper be established for tbeSforthern Division of Lancashire , as soon as 800 subscribers can be obtained , and that it be pnblisbed in the form of letters , addressed to the henest , intelligent , bat unrepresented and enslaved "woiking men of 2 f orrh Lancashire ; the paper to be called the North Lancashire Ckartislaiul Teetotal Letter Bag . " 2 nd , Moved by Air .
Wilian , ¦• That a committee be formed in Burnley for the purpose of managing and receiving the matter ; to be insej ted in the ^ per . " 3 rd , Moved by Mr . Beesley " That Mx , Henry Holland , Mr- BeBj . Gbsffer , and Mr . 8 outh-worih , be appointed as a comnaiKee , with power to add to their number ; and also * that Mr . Tfaoa . Kickard , of Burnley , be the publisher . " 4 th , Moved by Mr . Bsesley , «• That the district lecturer be instructed to ascertain in his route how many subscribers can be obtained ; and also , each sub-secretary in their respective localities to become agents for the Bate of the paper ; the benefits arising from the jale of the paper t # go towards defraying the exptaees of the district lecturer . " It was also moved that a short address should be drawn up and inserted in the people ' s paper , the Northern Star .
Brother Chab . T ! 5 ts , having been elected by your suffrage to meet in Burnley this day , Dec . W , 1841 , for the purpose of tnVing into our most serious conalderstlon the propriety and necessity of establishing a paper for the northern division of this county , in order tkat "we : may more effectually diffuse that political knowledge amongst the ¦ working and middle classes of society , which is so essentially necessary for the polltical Tedempiion of our common country ; we , therefore , came to an unanimous decision to us our mtiaost fexertions to carry out the above-named-object ; * e , therefore , appeal to you the members -of the Kitioual Charter Association in North Lancashire , to give us all the support you possible can . We are avrsre that a great number of you are out of employment ,
and hundreds of the members of our association are in a state of utter starvation ; and that misery , destitution and -wretchedness are the order of the day amongst the ¦ working class , -whilst the privileged classes are living in luxuriant idleness , —are consuming the -wealth -produced by l-the "working men , whilst they add nothiagto flie national wealth . We behold a Queen adorned in all the pomp of royalty , idolised by the nincompoops of a dissolute aristocracy , dressed in all the gew-gaw trappings of a tomfool , taking annually from ; tae the pockets of the people upwards of £ 500 , 000 for her support , or as much as s'Hiaa could earn in 20 , 006 years , if he received fer bis labour ten shillings pet week , or £ 25 per year , whilst thousands of British selects are living upon no more than one penny per day per head ; and yet we are told by the Iron Bake , andihe Spinning-Jenny Baronet , that there is no distress existing antongst the woiking class . These men have \( rung fortunes from the blood , bones , and'sinews of
the working-class , and yet they can tell us that they i-itend to bring forward no measure for our relief , but fiat of a system of transportation ; but , fellow-wotting men , we appeal to . you for support , that we may be enabled to carry into every nook , corner , and cranny of our -country , the principle of our gloriotu Charter , arid enable us to destroy that faction that would now , be cause you are poor , send you like felons into a foreign country , that you might eke out a miserable existence Tea , Englishmen , you are to be torn from all that is dear to you ; you must no more look upon the cottage that gave you birth—no more view the fields in which yon have rambled in childhood—no more associate with the playmates of your boyhood , but you must be separated from all the endearing ties of nature , in order to Batitfy tie destroying propensities of a crew of "Wholesale robbers and brigands , who live and fatten upon corruption ; but thank God their occupation , like Othello's , is gone .
Working men , yon all determine no longer to .-submit to'their tyrannical sway , but in the dignity of your manhood , you have nobly demanded your Charter , and have sworn before God , and on the altar of your country , that you will not rest satisfied until you have obtained your Charter—the panacea for all your evils . We appeal to you to use your best exertions as soon as pessihie , to collect the required sum for the support of the forthcoming Convention , that that body , when they meet , may see by the alacrity you have used , that they have your undivided support , so that it will enable them to demand boldly your . light , that has been so long unjustly withheld from you by a few designing . knaves . ¦
In . conclusion , we ¦ urge you to keep up the agitation , rait ! in one common bond of union— -let your energies be concentrated in one grand focus ; then , by your union and strength , you may enable your Convention and Executive to finally beat down corruption under your feet , and for ever to establish universal literty—the basis of the British Constitution . Your most humble and obedient servants , Jas . ilOOBE , Wm-Bewlet . KORWICH . —Dr . M'Douall has been delivering a series of lectures here on the following subjects ;¦—The principles of the Charter , and its probable effects on society when made the law of the land . Ths principles of Free Trade , and their effects under the present system
of legislation . The origin of society , government , and monopoly . And , lastly , on the bene £ t 3 to be derived from a national organisation of trade societies , aided and protected by . the gigantic powers guaranteed by the People ' s Charter .. On the occasion cf the last lecture , a delegate from the London masons attended , and , according to arrangement , the Chairman opened the meeting by informing them what business would be introduced , and presented ilr . Ironmonger ( the masons ' delegate ) to their notice , who entered in to an explanation of the masons' strike . Resolutions were passed binding the meeting to support the masons in their
laudable determination to resist oppression and defend -flie oppressed . Dr . M'Douall then delivered his concluding lecture , and , a . its close , promised to revisit them in Enmmer , and deliver an address in the * open air . This announcement was received with most deafening plaudits ; and after it had subsided , a memo-^ rUl for the recall of Frost , Williams , and Jones , and fee unconditional release of all political prisoners , was submiu&d to the meeting and appoved of . It is to be presented to the Secretary of State by Dr . M'Douall . Tims closed the Doctor ' s labours , which will not soon be foreotien . He retired with the good wishes of aiL
XOWDON—Three Dotes ,- Berwick-Street , Soho . —This Association met on Wednesday night ¦ week . Mr . Fairer delivered a lecture to a respectable aadience . - - * BRIG ^ TOH . —A public meeting of the Chartists of Brighton was held on Monday evening , December 20 th , for the purpose of mtmoriaJizlng her Majesty to grant a free pardon to Frost , Williams , and Janes . AEEKDEEK . —The Aberdeen Charter Union met on Monday week , when MrV / M'Kay , moulder , deli-Tfcred a lecture on Dexiocratic Governments .
Soiree , Social Meeting , asd Ball . —On Fri day evening , a Soiree , Social Meeting , and Ball ,, in hGBCur cf the old veteran Chartist , Archibald M'DoBald , was held in the hall , 38 , George-street The hall was tastefully decorated with flags , banners , &c , with appropriate democratic mottos . A band of music was also in attendance , and contributed much to enliven the entertainment . After tea bad been served out , the party was addressed by Messrs . Nicholson , M ' Donald , the guest of the evening , Largue , Wright , * c Several songs were sung and recitations delivered < luring the evening . After the company had thus been entertained , the floor was cleared and the lads and the bonnie lassies , tripped the light fantastic toe until the " wee 6 h « t hexur ay on * , the twal , " when the the party broke up highly gratified . ¦ ¦ - .
ECCLES-—Christmas Dai . —This was a noted cfay for the triumph of Chartism in this once ' i ' ory-ridden Tillage ; but , thank God , by the exertions of a few honest men , the ipell of delusion and hnmbug is burst , and many , who h 3 ve long been misguided by the mists of prejudice , are now embracing our gloricus principles of universal justice . The Council' this Association came to the determination of holding an outdoor meeting on this day , for the purpose cf . memorialising her Majesty , on the event of the great service ahfe has done to this nation , by giving birth to a PriDce of Wales , to restore Frost , WilliamB , and Jones to their native land , and to grant ft free pardon to all political prisoners . At the hour appointed ( two o ' clock } , a platform being erected opposite Mr .
Catteralrs public-house , the business of the meeting commenced . Mr . Gufhrie was called to the chair . Mr . David Morrison m oved the first resolution , pledging the Betting to memorialise the Queen for the above object , which was carried unanimously . The memorial was then read by the Chairman , and being proposed and seconded , was also agreed to . Mr . Ianney , from Mantkester , and Mr . Raskin , of Salford , severally spoke to i the memorial with great effect . Shortly after the meet- i ing was dissolved , when , a large party sat down to tea at the Association Boom , King-street , where the eyes I were feasted as well at the appet-te , by the well- j arranged and beautiful manner in which everything was j
displayed . The room was tastefully decorated with evergreens , and portraits of many of oar distinguished patriots ; over the fire-place the portraits of O'Connor , O'Brien , and M'Douall were the most prominent , being of s large size , with beaatifal rosewood frames . The large room not being capable of accommodating the muneroEs pairy , being 115 in number , a second table was served up ; and after doing ample justice in disenssing the merits of the repast , the tables were Temoved , and the public haviEg been admitted , the remainder of the evening was spent in the most gratifying manner , toast , song , sentiment , end dacce succeedin * till a Lite hour . " ' - "•
TSORKTON . —A public netting -sras holctn ia in the Chartist Association Room , en the 25 ta instant , ' when it was determined , not to agitate for an j thing Aipxt of the Charter . j
KINROSS . —The inhabitants of this town held a public meeting on Tuesday week , in the open air , at the mouth of Kirkgate , to -consider the propriety of electing & delegate to the forthcoming Convention , to be held in Glasgow , and also to memorialise her Majesty on behalf of the Welsh victims . Mr . William Melville of Markinch , was proposed for the Convention . A memorial to the Queen was then submitted to the consideration of the mteting and approved of . TORE .. —A public meeting was held in the Charter Association Room , on Christmas-day , for the purpose of
adopting a memorial to her Majesty , praying fer the restoration of Frost , Williams , and Jones , Mr . Croft in the chair . The memorial was proposed by Mr . Barley , seconded by Mr . DemsiB , and supported by Mr . Jones in a most eloquent address of two hours duration , and concluded amidst tbunders of applause , when the memorial was put and carried unanimously . Mr . Jones also lectured it the above roonTlsn the same evening on " Royalty , " Mr . T . Pulleyn in the chair . On Sunday evening , Dec taei 26 th , Mr . Jones again lectured on the principles of the Charter .
The O'Connor Release Demokstratioh -Committee , in publishing their Balance Sheet at so late a period , beg to state that the delay has been occasioned by circumstances over which they had no controul , but which it is unnecessary to publish . They beg at the same time to return their sincere thanks to these friends in the various localities , who so kindly assisted them on that occasion . '
RECEIPTS . £ 8 . d . Subscribed in York ... ... 17 16 11 Woodhouse , per Mr . Scott ... 050 Cutheratone , per Mr . Smith ... 0 1 Potteries , per Mr . Smart 0 6 0 Nottingham , per Mr . Black ... 0 5 0 Hunslet , per Mr . Hick 0 5 0 Market Weighton , per Mr . Mackenning ... ^ 0 7 6 Newry , Ireland ... ... ... 0 4 6 Received from the Sicr . Qfiice ... 0 10 0 Mr . Drake , Selby 0 18 0 Mr . T . Pulleyn ^ . 10 6
21 11 5 Expenditure as per Balance Sheet ... 25 15 11 Balance due to the Treasurer ... 1 4 6 Audited by Jas . Sernton , . John Brown , Jas . Webster . R . Gill , Treasurer . W . Gardens , Secretary . Any friends wishing for a detailed accpnnt of the expeBtufe , may be furnished with a Balance Sheet by application to the Secretary , at . 26 , Micklegate .
WEL 9 OK-ON-THE-CTOO&S , Northamptoxshike . —Mr . Gowland lectured on temperance at Mr Cooper * , on Thursday last Mr . Cooper has received from an old friend of our old town £ 5 , for the purpose of agitating this county with the principles of the Charter . He has forwarded -the same to Mr . Jones , County Treasurer . A delegate meeting was held at Northampton , on Sunday , when cash was handed in from different localities , and a letter was read from J ? r . M'Douall , who is expected to visit this county forthwith .
LOUGBBOROUGH . —Mr . < € K . J . Harney lectured here on the 26 th to a crowded audience . A resolution denouncing the Sturge document , and adhering to the Charier , was unanimously agreed le . A delegate MEETING was held on the same day , when persons were present from Loughborough . Meunt-• sorfell , Hathern , Sutton , Whatton , and Sheepshead ; the following resolution was unaoknously agreed to : — " That this meeting does not feel satisfied with the recommendation of the delegate meeting , held at Nottingham a short time back , and they do now request that Mr . Skevington will withdraw his resignation , and stand the poll along with the rest of the candidates for the counties of Nottingham , Darby , Leicester , Rutland , and Lincoln .
IttaNCHESTER . —The Committee of the Temperance Room , New Blackley-street , Manchester , held a grand tea party in the above room , on Christmas Day , when upwards of two hundred sat down . The room was tastefully decorated with evergreens . The evening ' s amusement consisted of songa , recitations , and some pleasing anecdotes . STOCKPORT . —Mr . John Campbell , of Manehester , lectured in the Chartist Room , en S&nday evening , on the alarming ttite of the nation , the wrongs inflicted on the working classes , the position of the Chartist body , and the probability of . success The cause is doing well here again .
The y ouths . of Stockport held a concert in the Chartist Room , Bomber ' s-brow , on Christmas Eve-The arrangements were excellent and reflected great credit on the exertions of the Committee . Besides the usual entertainments , laughing gas was administered , and the harmony was kept up till an advanced hour . On Christmas Day a substantial dinner was provided , and a large number partook of it ; after which , the day was spent in dancing , singing , &c &c—On Sunday , Mr . John Campbell , of Manchester , lectured to the youths in the af temon . OTJSEBURN . —The Chartists of this place assem bled as usual in their Reading Room , near Byker Bar , on Sunday morning last , Mr . J . Hebden in the chair . A deputation was in attendance from Newcastle , with a balance sheet of the O'Brien election fund . Mr . J . Hall was elected on behalf of the men of this place to examine the balance sheet and make arrangements for getting it printed .
DUBLIN . —The Irish Universal Snffrage Association met on Sunday last , at their great room , No . 14 , North Ann-fitreet , Mr . P . Holden in the chair . The Secretary read the minutes of the last meeting ; he also read letters from Mr . John Frazer , Glasgow , and Mr . J . R . H . Bairstow , Leicester—the latter gentleman requesting to be admitted an honorary member . He also read a letter from Mr . James Ward , Macelesfield , containing the names of eight persons resident in that town , and requesting that they might be admitted members . Mr . O'Higgins proposed the . admission of Mr . Philip Brannbn , of Walton Common , Isle of Wight . He read an excellent letter from that gentleman , enclosing his subscription to the association , and requesting the honour of being admitted a member . Mr . O'Higgins said
that this was the gentleman whom the sot disant Re-. formers of Belfast have vilified and tradnced ; and who were , he regretted to say , aided , by that portion of the press in Belfast which was called Liberal . Mr . R . Dunn seconded the motion . Mr . M . Relly , in a very eloquent speech , depicted the evils of the present system , and reprobated the conduct of those who called themselves the friends of Ireland , whose every act was for their own and against their country ' s interest . He concluded by moving that Mr . John Toole be admitted a member . Mr . O'Higgins 8 aid he was exceedingly rejeiced at the opportunity afforded him of seconding the admission cf Mr . Toole , particularly as Mr . Toole was one of those who gave their Society considerable opposition upon one or two
occasions last summer , under a mistaken notion respecting its objects ; but that his opposition partook " mere of a spirit of inquiry than that factious and turbulent opposition which others thought proper to adopt . Itw&B , therefore , plain to every one that Mr . Toole had joined the Association from a conviction of its having a greater tendency to promote the welfare of the woikiEs : classes of Ireland without reference to sect or pai ty . The . accession of a man who had become , like Mr . Toole , convinced of the advantages the country would derive from the spreading of tkeir principles before he joined the society , waE woith a Eeore of men who might join them either hastily or inconsiderately . Mr . Corbett said , he thought Ihe day for opposition was gone by ; the Irish Universal Snffrage Association were not
now afraid of any opposition ; for his part , he courted it , and though but on hnmbie working man , he would not be the least dsunted to meet any of those who had 'denounced them as being a body of men opposed to the interests of Ireland ; he was a Catholic and a Monsterman , aud he repudiated the unchristian threat of bringing ovtr five hundred thousand Muneter men to cut down their English Protestant brethrenfor no other reason than that of having formed a Chartist Association , the object of which he ' , knew to be that of obtaining the rights of the working classes , in the benefits of which his countrymen would be equal participators . ( Hear . ) Mr . John Toole rose and said he thanked themaeting most sincerely for admitting him a member of their Association . He came forward to join them after
having given their principles the most mature consideration . He had been a member of several associations , but he never joined one with the same kind of feeling ¦ which he did that of the Irish Universal Suffrage Association . ( Hear , hear . ) He saw that their object was to promote the general happiness of their country . Other political societies were agitating the country from centre to surface for the purpose of promoting their owa personal ambition , without making any effort to promote the interests or ameliorate the bard condition of the working man . The Chartists were not seeking places either for themselves or their relations , as the leaders of nil other associations wera Their bitterest opponents trere obliged to give them crc dit for integrity of pur ^ ote and consistency . They were
opposed and would be opposed by Whig and Tory , and all the place-hunters and followers of these two great factions , who , no matter how much opposed in other matters , joined most cordially ia" . resisting the rights of the people . The association had " only to go on aa it had heretofore done , and the wholi ^ country would soon join it , because it was now pretty' generally admitted that their society was strictly ' la" * M .-in every respect , notwithstanding all that -was- said about its unlawfulness , for no other purpose than' that of detering timid men from joining their ranks . ( Hear , hear . ) -The question of taking Fishshamble-street Theatre was
again brought forward , upon which an atimated disenssion ensued , in which Messrs . Brop . Hy , Dillon , O'Connell , ( not Dan , ) O'Higgins , M'Cartan , . "U'Mahon , Relly , and several others took a prominent p **• The propriety of taking the Theatre was urged n . w > n the ground that the treasurer had , after clearing all ei "pences for the past half year , sufficient funds on hand fo . - that purpose It wa 3 ultimately agreed upon that ^ e question should be brought forward formally , and a ter due notice . Mr . John Toole was called to the ch& % and the thanks of the meeting were given to Mr " Holden , for his impartial conduct therein , when th meeting separated
WINDSOR . — Strike of the Lou don Masons . A public meeting was held at the Grapes Tavern , Thames-street , Windsor , on Wednesday , Dec . 22 nd , for the purpose of assisting the masons In their present straggle . Messrs . Walton and Davies attended from London , and addressed the meeting . The conduct of government in interfering with the strike and assisting Grissell and Peto , was severely handled . The conduct of Allen was fully explained , which created the greatest sensation in the meeting . A committee of nine was formed from the trades of Windsor , to receive subscriptions and hold communications with the inasonB' committee in London . A vote of thanks was given to the chairman ; three cheers for the patriotic masons ; and the meeting separated highly gratified with ttffi proceedings ofjthe evening . ;
BYKER HXLI *—A public meeting of the inhabitants of this place was held in the Primitive MeVbodist chapel , on Wednesday evening , Dee . 22 , Mr . W . K . Robson in the chair . Mr . J . Cockburn delivered a lecture on the Corn Law fallacies , and proved to the entire satisfaction of his audience , that if the Corn Laws were repealed to-morrow , that the working classes wsuld not be benefited one farthing without other accompanying measures . OTAI . TON . —On Monday evening Mr . Jones , from Liverpool , delivered a long and able lecture on the rights of the working millions , the utility of the People ' s Charter , and the means of procuring it After the lecture a memorial to the Queen , praying for the speedy restoration of Messrs . Frost , Williams , and Jones , was agreed to .
SETTLE . —A public meeting of the Kettle-bridge . Monkstown , and Settle Chartist Associations was held in the Subscription School-room , Kettle , on Saturday evening last , to elect a delegate to attend the ensuing meeting of Scottish delegates , to be held in Glasgow , Mr . David Hollo was called te the chair , and in a short , but very excellent address , opened the meeting . The following resolution was passed unanimously . Moved by Mr . Alexander Henderson , and seconded by Mr . Thomas Jackson , " That this meeting agree to elect Mr . William Melville , of Matklnch , to represent this county in the General Convention of Scottish delegates shortly to be held in Glasgow .
ST . ANDREWS .-A public meeting of the St . Andrews ChartUts was held here on the evening of Monday , the 20 th December . The following resolutions were moved by Mr . Charles Stewart , printer , seconded by Mr . David Black , shoemaker , and unanimously agreed to , viz : — " That we , as a constituent portion of the county Fife hereby elect Mr . William Melville , of Marklnch , to represent this county in the national Meeting of Scottish Delegates , to be held in Glasgow , on Monday , the 3 rd of January , and following days . " 2 nd . " That , while we regret that the English Executive did not consult their Scottish brethren in the drawing np of a National Petition , we are of opinion that under existing circumstances , seeing that the petition drawn np by them , and published in the Northern
Star , has been universally adopted throughout England , and also in several parts of Scotland , it would be muoh better , for the purpose of securing unanimity , that the National Petition should be adopted as it now stands : that we hereby approve of that Petition , and request Mr . Melville to support its adoption in its present form . " 3 rd . " That we request Mr . Melville to vote and protest against the introduction of any discussion in the Convention relative to the bugbear of physical or moral force , as we are of opinion that every such discussion tends to weaken our forces by creating unnecessary division . " A memorial to the Queen , praying for a free pardon to Frost , Williams , and Jones , was also approved of , and ordertd to be transmitted to . Sir James Graham , for presentation to her Majesty . "
LEICESTER . —Mr . G . Julian Harney delivered a stirring and instructive lecture in the room at All Saints * Open , last Saturday night . He Was peculiarly felicitous in describing the cant of priests :. roars of laughter interrupted puts of his lecture wherein the farcical pathos of parsons was depictured . Our teameeting at the Guildhall , on Monday night , was an extraordinary one ; upwards of 40 * persons Sat down to tea and coffee , in two courses . Recitations and singing succeeded tm ten o ' clock , and dancing was kept up till two the next morning . In spite of our poverty we had " a merry Christmas . "
NEWCASTLE . —The Newcastle Chartists held their weekly business meeting in the Chartists ' Hall , Goat Inn , Cloth Market , on Monday evening , as usual The Secretary read the minutes , of laat meeting , and the rules to be observed at all business meetings of the Chartists of Newcastle , which the Committee appointed last week had drawn oat , and which were adopted unanimously . The notices of motion last week were then read , wheu Mr . Cockburn moved , that a committee of five be now appointed to draw out the rales for the anticipated debating society , and submit them to the Association next meeting night , which was seconded by Mr . Cross , and carried unanimously . Messrs . Cockburn , Dees , Ctobb , Purvis , and Sinclair were chosen . Moved by Mr . Cockburn , seconded by Mr . Cutbbertson
that two delegates be now elected to represent this Association , aud the country districts of Northumberland that co-operate with us , at the delegate meeting in Sunderland on New Year ' s Day ; carried . Messrs . Cockburn and Sinclair were duly elected . The motion of which Mr . Kirkergave notice last week , relative to the address of Sir Frederick Pollock , on behalf of Frost , Williams , and Jones , was proposed by him , seconded by Mr . Cross , and carried unanimously . Mr . Kirke was appointed to draw up the address , and submit it next meeting night . After some discussion on the subject of the mission to Sunderlaud , instructions were given to the delegates as to the course to be adopted . The following notices of motions were then filed for next week . By Mr . Dees : —That a member of
the General Council be elected this night week in lieu of Mr . Pickering resigned . Mr . Sinclair , said that in order to give due importance to the adoption of the anticipated address to Sir James Graham , Bait ., the Home Secretary , I will on this night week , propose that a deputation be appointed to wait upon the Mayor , to request the use ef the Guildhall on an early day , and at such an hour as will best suit the convenience of a majority of theworkingclasses , to attend for the purpose of adopting on address to the Right Hon . Sir J . Graham , Bart ., M . P . Secretary to the Home Department , relative to appointing Chartists to the Magisterial Bench in common with those of the other political parties in the ttate . A vote thanks having been agreed to the chairman the meeting separated .
CHATFORD . —The National Petition was adopted here at a public mett ng on Monday evening , Mr . Workman in the chair . The petition was moved by Messrs Harris and Sideaway , of Gloucester , and supported by Mr . Port , in a speech of great weight , which did him credit Speeches were also made by Messrs . Knowles , Cook , and ethers . STROTJD . —The National Petition has baen adopted here at a public meeting of the inhabitants , held on Saturday evening , Mr . Pritchard in the chair . Excellent speeches were made by Messrs . Harris , Clissold , and others . Saturday , 25 th . —A committee meeting was held to prepare for the tea meeting and soiree on Monday ; it was moved and seconded that a vote of thanks be given to the Editor of the Northern Star , lot the manner in which their report 3 have been noticed .
MANCHESTER . —Mr . Griffin , who was in nomination for the Convention for the county of Stafford , has declined to stand in favour of Mr . Doyle .
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Northern Star (1837-1852), Jan. 1, 1842, page 2, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ns/issues/vm2-ncseproduct411/page/2/