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with a thousand windows and fifty (them. They must, therefore, thousand spindles and a thousand shut foreign Corn out, or lay a looms, will not, in a few years' heavy tax upon it. time, sell for as much as would All this is very natural. It keep any ordinary family from the ruins you; but what is that to me, workhouse for life. But, how are if I be a Landlord? It rather you to get rid of the Corn Laws? pleases me to see your Cotton You cannot get rid of them, with- Lordship brought down. Now, out getting them repealed. And then, how are you to get rid of how are you to get them repealed this scourge? is not it clear that by the same men that passed you can get rid of it only by mak them? And who are these men? ing a change in the mode of electWhy, there are two houses of ing those who make the laws? them: one is filled with Lords: You endeavoured to hunt us off and the other is more, a great the face of the earth, only because deal more than halt filled, with we wanted to make such change: Lords' sons, brothers, uncles, cou- and now, just God! It is the want. sins, relations and connexions. In of this very change that is now short, there is the Petition now squeezing you to death! Well, lying before the House of Com- then, if you do not mean to be mons, presented to it by Lord treated, by the Ministers and their GREY, when he was Mr. GREY, crew, as the "Honourable" Mr. which Petition tells the whole STANLEY was treated at Preston; story. It states that the Lords namely, to be spitten upon, until put, at their own pleasure, more you be as slimy as slugs; if you than a majority into the Lower do not mean to deserve treatment House: it states, in short, that one like this at their hands, you will was the House of Lords, and the now, at last, before you be quite other the Lords' House. They pressed out of existence, come might have been called the House forward and join the "Weaverof Landlords, and the other the Boys," in a Petition for Radical Landlords' House. It is non- Reform. Come out, therefore; sense; it is to be a brute beast, to get the banner from my friends at suppose that men will not take Preston; the Radical banner; care of themselves. These Land- under that banner hold a meeting; lords have the far greater part of the news of the Meeting will reach the regiments and the ships, and Whitehall; and the return post the pensions, and the sinecures, will tell you that the Ports are and the church livings. They and open. Only let the Ministers their families have pretty nearly hear that the Master Manufactuthe whole of these. They cannot rers of any one Town in Lanreduce the interest of the debt, cashire have joined the workmen, without lopping off these; and, in a Petition for Parliamentary therefore, they are for paying the Reform; let the Ministers hear interest of the debt, as long as that, and you are saved, and your they can, or, rather, for making workmen are saved, and the the nation pay it. Yet, to pay Landlords themselves are saved, the interest of the debt without a and we are all saved from ruin, high price for Corn, would, in misery and convulsion. fact, take their estates away from
Alas! Far too base are you, I fear, to entertain the thought of such a remedy, though duty towards your Country, towards your neighbours, towards your workpeople, towards your families; though your own safety, your own preservation from the Poor-house, points this out to you; your long habits of insolent domination over your work-people, will restrain you from thus pursuing the only means that can procure your sal
form which you have endeavoured to prevent by the commission of all sorts of cruelties upon the labouring people.
Thus, my friends, "WeaverBoys," I have offered these insolent men my advice; or, rather, I have told them what they must do to save themselves, without caring one straw whether they do it or not. In the meanwhile, the cause works steadily on; and we shall see the day when we shall have ample vengeance on all our eneI believe that no one of
Indeed, how is justice to be ex-mies. pected from you; and what right them will escape punishment of have you to ask for justice, when some sort. We have seen the deyou are so insolently unjust your-plorable end of a great part of selves? What Boroughmonger is those miscreants, the " Merchants there who is more unjust than those and Bankers of London," who ismasters of the town of Preston, sued a declaration against us in who unblushingly turned off their 1817; we have seen the Liverpool work-people to starve because they miscreants go off like rotten sheep; voted for me? Men, who could and we now see the Cotton Nobido this; who could thus tyrannize lity beginning to tumble about over the consciences of their work-like empty barrels: if they choose people; men, who could thus con- to join us in petitioning for Redemn their workmen to the suffer- form, it is well: if not, let them ings of hunger, merely because perish; and so say you all, and, those workmen obeyed the dic-knowing that you say this, I retates of their consciences; men, main who could thus violate the freedom of election, richly deserve ruin, hunger, starvation, the most agonizing of sufferings, and the most disgraceful of deaths, at the hands of Boroughmongers. Such detestable tyrants ought not to be considered as men, and, at any rate, are entitled to no compassion, suffer what they may.
However, join the Reformers you must, or you will get no redress; you will go on, sinking by degrees; the weak ones will fall first; the strong ones will follow; the whole will come down, first or last and from this fate nothing can save you, but that very Re
Your faithful friend, and
ALL our tax-eaters tell us that our Government is the " envy of surrounding nations, and admiration of the world." They do this while they have their hands rammed down into our pockets. At last, however, some of us do seem to be staggered at the use of such descriptions as this, when we see that nine-tenths of the people are
covered with rags; that no small Pray, reader, look well at it. If part of them are nearly naked; you feel for your country, as you that in some parts of this glorious- ought to do, you will be enraged ly fine "empire" even the women in reality. But do not cut your go nearly naked, while our infa- throats. Leave those to cut their mous newspapers and the Minis-throats who have brought us to this ters are representing the distress pass who have brought proud of manufacturers as arising from Englishmen down to be objects of an over stock of goods; that more charity to those that were formerly than two-thirds of the people in colonists of England. This is beEngland, and more than four-fifths ing the "envy of surrounding naof them in Ireland, are without a tions, and the admiration of the second shirt; that pretty nearly a world," is it? Insolent tax-eating third part of the whole are without ruffians, how I like to thrust that shoes; that three-fourths of the boast up under their noses. But, whole are dressed, if at all, in let us hear, now, what the New rags; that nine-tenths of them are Yorkers say to our miserable siwithout curtains of any sort; tuation. without table-cloths, towels, or any The continued and almost unpaof those things which contribute to ralleled sufferings of a large portion of: cleanliness; that, in short, com- the inhabitants in England, Ireland, pared with the working people in and Scotland (from causes altogether America, or even in France, our beyond their control), have induced working people (once the most several of the most respectable citicleanly and best dressed in the zens of, and British subjects in, New world,) are now a set of deplora- York and its vicinity, to call a meetble ragged beggars; that, while ing of those who may feel interested this is the case, THWAITES of the in their behalf, to devise some means, Morning Herald, and equally wise lief, and, if practicable, to rescue them some for their re Lord LIVERPOOL are telling us, from poverty and starvation.—A pubthat the distress of our manufac-lic meeting will, therefore, be held turing people arises from their on Monday next, at six o'clock, p. m. having made too great a quantity at Washington-Hall, to take this All of goods. No, wise Lord LIVER- subject into consideration. POOL, and foolish those who feel interested in the cause no, you THWAITES, the distress of the of suffering humanity are respectmanufacturing people does not public journals, after relating some fully invited to attend. One of our arise from their having made too of the heart-rending scenes of dismuch goods; it arises from the tress among our fellow-men beyond people being unable to buy the the Atlantic, thus remarks :-"Now goods; and this arises from taxa- is the time for the citizens of these tion and the Corn Bill; and these United States to manifest their benearise from the want of a Parlia-volence and charity towards our sufmentary Reform. fering, starving fellow-men in England. The above remarks are intend-Our country is literally overflowing with provisions of various kinds, esed as a sort of preface to an arti-pecially flour and we hav hundreds cle which I take from the Morning of ships ready to transportthese proChronicle, and which it has taken, visions. Why not, then start subit seems, from a New York paper. scriptions, or devise some means to
relieve the distresses of those people? | Corn lower priced than it now is. Such conduct would make the wi- That is our state; that is the state dow's and the orphan's heart to sing to which we have been brought, for joy, and perhaps save thousands from starvation, and bring down the by the CANNINGS, the JENKIN SONS, and the HUSKISSONS, and blessings of heaven on our land.”The vivid descriptions given in the by their predecessors, up to PITT, English Papers, of the distress which inclusive; and it must be confesprevails among the manufacturing sed that even this state is too good classes, has excited much sympathy for those who have, with their on this side the water; and the last eyes open, supported these men Mercantile Advertiser announces the and their system. intention of several benevolent inhabitants of New York to send a cargo of flour to England, as an American contribution for the relief of the distressed labourers.
It is curious enough that, just as the Bank of England is beginning to send forth their Branch Banks upon the "Scots plon, mon," the "Scots plon, mon," seems to be ganging to the devil. The following is an account of something having happened to Do go
In flour. The Yankees are going to make us a present of some flour. The Yankees are very kind, but they do not seem to be aware that our Laws, our Landlords' laws, would prevent the flour from being landed, even if it came. This would be a the Stirling Bank." pretty dilemma. We have laws through it, reader, if you can, to keep corn and flour out of the without laughing. Look at the country, and the New Yorkers close of the article, in particular. are subscribing to send flour to It is only a suspension of paysave us from starvation. If we ments, you will perceive. Oh ! be not the " Envy of surrounding Bless me, no! Nothing more! Nations, and the Admiration of There is only a little time wanted the World," it is strange indeed! for arrangements, for the paying Here we are; a considerable of the debts. Not BROKE, then. What! Mon! Hoot awa, mon! I hope you dunna thank that a Scots Bonk can brak! oh! Lord no! Pon my soul I never suspected any such thing! How could 1, after what Doctors BLACK and MACCULLOCH had so many dozen of times sworn upon the subject. You must take my news, however, as I find it; and here it is.
portion of the people absolutely destitute of a sufficiency of food; there is the Continent of Europe ready to send us an abundance of food at a very cheap rate, and to take our goods in return, and there stand our Landlord rulers with a Law to prevent us from having the cheap Corn; there are the Yankees subscribing to send flour to prevent us from starving; and here stand our Landlord rulers with a Law to prevent us from receiving the flour, even as a present, lest the receiving of it should make their
dinary feelings of regret we find it Stirling Bank.-It is with no orannounced in this day's paper, that the Stirling Banking Company, after carrying on business most respect
ably and liberally for nearly half a century, are, for the present, obliged to suspend their payments, except with regard to their notes in circulation, which the Bank's Agents of Edinburgh have agreed to retire, so as to give the Company time to enter into arrangements for the discharge of their other engagements. We perceive the agents of the Bank of Scotland and Commercial Bank, in Stirling, will continue to receive the notes as formerly. A suspension of business, for any period, in a concern of such respectability and long standing, cannot fail to be attended with serious inconvenience to this district, where, we hesitate not to say, much of the improvement and prosperity of the country, as well as individual success in life, may be attributed, in no small degree, to the liberality and facility
with which this establishment has
all along been conducted.-Stirling
notes are in their pockets. Nothing that is in paper would be worth one farthing, if there were to be a considerable rising in the heart of the country. And, what to think about such risings we must gather from what we hear from the North. I am always very much given to suspect, the accounts 'relative to risings of the people, if those accounts come from the Hell Hole, Manchester. The brutal scoundrel who knocked the people about with a stick, when they were perfectly quiet and only waiting to see me, would be a pretty fellow to believe when he talked about a rising of the tions of this sort against the peopeople. When I hear accusaple of that country; I always suspect that there are spies and miscreants at work, that want an exSeriously, though, my good cuse for murdering the people. friends at Glasgow and Paisley, If, however, the accounts which and throughout Scotland, if you reach us from that quarter be have any notes of any description, true, there are meetings of the turn them into gold as quickly as people, and men who exhort possible. Look at the manufac- others to take up arms. Be this turing districts; look at the Hell as it may, the following notice Hole, Manchester; look at the has been published at Manchesbankrupt state of Liverpool and ter:London; read the accounts of the movements of troops and ammuWe, the undersigned Magistrates nition; look at all this, and only observed with great regret that cerfor the county of Lancaster, havę think, if you were to hear some tain evil-disposed persons, strangers morning that the present little ar- in Manchester, have, within the last maments in and about Manches-few days, been endeavouring to exter were swelled up to fifty thou-cite the peaceable and well-disposedsand men, think how much a inhabitants, by inflammatory lanbank note would be worth by the guage and addresses, to acts of outevening of that day. The South rage and insubordination; and in American bubble has bursted; furtherance of their wicked object, every thing seems to be coming to be held in the evenings of several have given notice of public meetings down to a state of reality; and days in the present week, at which in a state of reality, the paper such strangers have been the princimoney cannot live. All who have pal speakers, and the meetings have Bank notes ought to be constantly been protracted to late hours of the on the watch, as long as those night;