Annual Meeting of the Cobden Club with Committee's Report

Annual Meeting of the Cobden Club with Committee's Report

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...members of the Cobden Club desire to express their deep sense of the value of the services of the late Mr. Thomas Buyley Potter in founding and in carrying on the Glub, and of the loss it has sustained by his death. They feel that such success as the Club has had in influencing public opinion and in furthering the great objects for which it was established is in a great measure due to his unremitting and unselfish devotion, coupled with the geniality, kindness, and generosity of his personal character." MR. PROBYN. Mr. Pnosrn said he considered it an honour that he should have been asked to second that resolution. Lord Farrer had told them that his acquaintance with Mr. Potter was of comparatively recent date. He (Mr. Probyn) was one of those who had the honour not only of being an original member of the Cobden Club, which was founded in 1866, but of an acquaintance with Mr. Potter which dated even earlier than that. The first time he had the pleasure of making his personal acquaintance was just previous to going down to Mr. P0tter's then residence near Manchester in connection with the Union and Emancipation Society, of which Mr. Potter was president. The society was formed to sustain the efforts of Abraham Lincoln and the United States Government in that terrible struggle which went on for four years. He found in Mr. Potter one whose whole heart was always fully in accord with all the principles of freedom and of progress, and in carrying on that particular work he certainly did more than almost any other Englishman in sustaining the bands of Mr. Lincoln and the American Republic. In the committee meeting which had preceded that gathering, he (Mr. Probyn) had expressed the hope that the name of Mr. John Bright would be...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880587
  • 9781236880581