A Letter to Earl Fitzwilliam Demonstrating the Real Tendency of the Proceedings of the Late York Meeting for Taking Into Consideration the Transactions at Manchester, on the 16th of August Last; And of Other Meetings Called for the Same

A Letter to Earl Fitzwilliam Demonstrating the Real Tendency of the Proceedings of the Late York Meeting for Taking Into Consideration the Transactions at Manchester, on the 16th of August Last; And of Other Meetings Called for the Same

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...of their most dangerous works)--are in preparation for. popular perusal-to be issued from our revolutionary presses, in very cheap editions--and those editions in numbers-for more easy and general circulation amongst the populace. 1' Mr. Burma. E with their reform meetings, the na'mes'of the leaders at their reform meetings; with the contents of the cheap seditious papers---and your Lordship find, that the contents of those papers have been learned to a tremendous extent, and with an alarming docilit'y.---Your Lordship may find, that obedience 'to the lessons circulated in those papers, is now in active progress-and perhaps your Lordsliip may be convinced, that the first duty of the Patriot, is to stop the advance of so terrible an evil: ---" Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo, " Parva metu primo: moxsese attollit in auras.." But, my Lord, the abuses of the press, monstrous and dangerous as they are, have been almost exceeded by the abuses of the right of petition. On this subject, I wish to detain your Lordship but a short time; as a perusal of the journals in ordinary use amongst the higher classes of society, may be sulficient to prove what I have stated. Referring to the abuses of the-right of petition, I shall request your attention, but to a few remarks on the correspondence between the proceedings connected with the reform meetings, and the lessons in the seditious papers.. ' II.-Abuses of the Right of Petition. It is unquestionable, that under pretence of exercising the right of petition.--or of discussing, public grievances, and devising the best means of redress---the agents of revolution, are endeavoiiringVto form an immense-body of the populace into an arnmd association, united. for the destruction...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236944518
  • 9781236944511