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Now, we do hereby declare our it into Gold, as soon as they can; opinion, that all such meetings are most people expect a dreadful illegal, as having a manifest and crash before Christmas. I think direct tendency to a breach of the it is likely enough, though, it alpeace, which it is our duty to proways will come like a thief in the night. Therefore, again I say, We therefore caution all persons get gold, and keep gold. not to attend any such meetings, nor in any respect to be induced, by the wicked and mischievous, to engage in proceedings which must bring upon them all the consequences attending such illegal conduct.

Given under our hands this 15th July, 1826.

J. NORRIS.

J. SILVESTER.
JAS. BRIERLEY.

J. HIBBERT.

J. FOSTER.

THE

I SHALL SOON have for sale, at my shop, No. 183, Eleet-street, the first Number of a little Work, under the above title. I intend it to contain about six Numbers, at - I cannot help laughing at this Two-pence a Number, to be pubdoctrine about tendency to a lished Monthly. I intend it to be breach of the peace. TEN- the Companion of the Working DENCY to a breach of the Classes, giving them useful INPeace. This is the Manchester FORMATION and ADVICE, adapted doctrine invented by Parson HAY. to their present difficult situation; These fellows talk of "6 outrage and especially I intend it as the and insubordination," and they means of teaching them how TO always seem to think that this AVOID SUFFERING FROM HUNGER! "insubordination," as they call I intend to explain clearly to them it, is worse than outrage. "In- their rights and their duties.subordination" is a military Applications from the country phrase, the law knows nothing should be made without delay. of insubordination; and, indeed, I shall give one copy of each Manchester knows very little Number to every working family about law in the meanwhile in Preston, as a mark of my grathere does appear to have been titude for their great kindness toMeetings of men armed, or pretty wards me, and also as a mark of nearly armed; and there appears my admiration of their sense and besides, as we have seen above, their public spirit. The First no very anxious desire, in the for- Number will be published on the merly Aristocratic newspapers, to First of August, and the other prevent it; that is to say, to pre- Numbers on the First of every vent risings of any sort. There- succeeding Month. Six Acts will fore, let those who have any thing not let me publish in the middle of that they can turn into Gold, turn a Month.

New Bailey Court House.

POOR MAN'S FRIEND.

it originated with the gentlemen, and is signed by eight most respectable gentlemen and fourteen clergymen. The second is from the Preston Charitable Society, at a meeting held July 2d, 1826. The third is from the Preston Catholic Beneficent Society, composed of about 240, at a meeting held July 3d, 1826. The fourth is from a Catholic Friendly Society, consisting of 347 members, at their annual meeting, held at the Shuttleworth's Arms, Broughton Four-lane-ends, near New

A MORE infamous part has seldom been acted by newspaper fellows than that acted by the Morning Herald fellow who reported from PRESTON, or by the Proprietor, THWAITES. Numer-House Chapel, on the 4th of July, the President, Vice-President, Trea1826. This address was signed by surer, Stewards, and Secretary, in behalf of the Society; and by ten Catholic Clergymen, who attended the meeting.

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ous instances of this might be mentioned; but I shall here confine myself to one; namely, the vile and wilful and atrocious slander on MR. MARSH. This gentleman published an answer in the PRESTON CHRONICLE, which, though much longer than this vile newspaper was worthy of, I shall insert here.

NEWSPAPER LIES.

To the Editor of the Preston
Chronicle.

ments, I hope no impartial or liberal After the perusal of these documind can entertain the slightest

doubt of the utter falsehood of the

statements in the Morning Herald and Globe newspapers, that "Mr. Marsh is a retired Priest, whose company is declined by his own brethren," or, in other words, that I am a suspended Priest, a disgrace to my cloth and a scandal to my profession. The falsehood of the above statement as to iny character being thus established, justice to my friends obliges me to notice another equally false assertion, "that Mr. Marsh attempted to address the Mayor." I hereby most solemnly and most positively declare, and would affirm it on my oath in a court of justice, were I called upon, and were it necessary, that so far from attempting

MR. EDITOR,-In the letter I addressed to you last week, I promised to enter more fully into a vindication of my character from the false, base, and calumnious attacks of the Morning Herald and Globe newspapers of the 24th June. Since then many worthy and respected friends have anticipated my intentions; and have addressed me in terms so creditable to address the Mayor on that occasion, to my character, as greatly to sur-I never even entertained the most pass my utmost expectations. No distant idea of such an attempt, nor language can express my grateful had I the least wish or desire of adfeelings towards all those, who have dressing the Mayor. In order to so generously come forward in my confirm this assertion it will be nedefence on this occasion. I send cessary to state the circumstances you the original addresses, and re- which took place on that occasion. quest your insertion of such as your After the bustle and confusion caused columns will admit. The first is by the bludgeon men breaking into from the Catholic gentlemen and Mr. Stanley's tally box, one man apclergy residing in my neighbourhood; peared in front of the hustings with

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his head and face besmeared with that I had not been on the hustings
blood. He flourished his bludgeon since Monday, this being Thursday.
in defiance, and at length disappear. After some conversation with Capt.
ed. At this time, Mr. Birchall, De- Colquitt, I left the Hustings. At the
puty Clerk of the Peace, and one of same time two gentlemen withdrew,
Capt. Barrie's law agents, addressed whom I had observed near me all the
me in the following terms :-Mr. B. morning, but with whom I was not
"I appeal to you Mr. Marsh, as a in the least acquainted. As we passed
respectable gentleman, what was the front of the Exchange, one of
the colour of that man's staff?" them thus addressed me, "Really,
Mr. M. —“I did not observe the "Sir, I never heard such a shameful
colour, Sir."
Mr. B. Did not "and unprovoked attack on any gen-
observe, the colour, astonishing!""tleman, as the Mayor has made on
Mr. M.- "I really did not, Mr. you to-day, I am astonished you
Birchall: I was so shocked with the" did not make a reply." I an-
appearance of the man's head and swered that I considered silence the
face covered with blood, that I paid most prudent on that occasion, but
no attention to the staff or its co- that I intended to take some other
lour." Mr. Birchall then withdrew opportunity for reply.
to the other end of Capt. Barrie's
box, and as I thought, seemed to
question my veracity. Anxious to
remove so unfavourable and false an
impression from Mr. Birchall's mind,
I leaned over the bar that separated
Mr. Cobbett's from Capt. Barrie's
box; and was stating to Mr. Birchall,
who I rather think did not hear me,
as he was at the other end of Capt.
Barrie's box, that if I saw the man
again I would take notice of the co-
lour of his staff, and give him the
desired information. Whilst stating
the above to Mr. Birchall, one of the
bailiffs thus addressed me: "Are
you a townsman?"- "No, Sir,"
"Are you an elector?"-"No, Sir,"
"Then you have no business here!"
On this wise and impartial announce-
ment of the law of election by the
Bailiff, the people exclaimed, "Peter
Horrocks is neither a townsman nor
an elector; you do not speak to him;

Having candidly stated the above
facts, I shall make a few remarks on
the intemperate and hasty assertions
of the Mayor, who stated that my
attendance at the hustings was for
the purpose of creating confusion;
that I was a disgrace to my profes-
sion, and that he believed many of
my friends admitted it.
As to my
attendance at the hustings, with the
exception of three days, the first, the
third, and the twelfth, I ver re-
mained there above an hour; on one
occasion not five minutes. On many
days I never appeared at the hustings,
as I had heard that the attendance
of Catholic Priests in Mr. Cobbett's
box was particularly annoying to the
Mayor. On Wednesday, the 21st of
June, the eleventh day of the elec-
tion, I was in Preston, but not at the
hustings. The court of election was
adjourned that day, I believe, about
two o'clock, instead of five or six.

you do not turn him out." This ex--This extraordinary occurrence in
clamation appears not to have reached Preston was the general topic of con-
the ears of the impartial reporter; at versation with all parties during the
least he takes no notice of it. The evening. Curiosity and anxiety was
questions of the bailiff I suppose at- at the height.-Curiosity, and I hope
tracted the notice of the Mayor, who not a blameable curiosity in such cir-
immediately addressed me in no mea- cumstances, induced me to attend
sured language; and in terms nearly the opening of the hustings on Thurs-
similar to the newspaper report. My day morning, to hear the remarks
only reply was, Yes, Sir; No, Sir; of the candidates on the subject.
accompanied with a respectful bow Bustle, confusion, protests, and re-
to his Worship, and an assertion, monstrance, were the order of the

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New House, July 6th, 1826.

near Preston.

day: the battle of words was suc-you, Mr. Editor, by your obedient ceeded by the more direful battle of servant, J. B. MARSH. bludgeons; the Mayor, the Bailiffs, the candidates, their friends were alarmed-many took to flight; the aid of the military was again implored; I was appealed to by Mr. To the Rev. J. B. Marsh, New House, Birchall; the Mayor attacked me by vilifying my character, and assuming to himself the right of penetra- Rev. Sir,-Having observed in the ting into my intentions. I again reports of the proceedings at the affirm that curiosity was the sole Preston Election, given in the Morncause of my attendance on that oc-ing Herald and the Globe and Tracasion. So far from desiring to pro- veller newspapers, a paragraph from mote disturbance, I did my utmost which the following is an extract:that morning to appease the wrath of" In the mean time Mr. Marsh, a one of Mr. Cobbett's voters, who," retired Catholic Priest, whose sohaving lost his certificate, was re- "ciety is declined by his own brefused another without an order from "thren," We, the undersigned Roman the Mayor; his application to the Catholics, resident in your neighMayor was unavailing, and he was bourhood, cannot refrain from exin consequence deprived of his vote. pressing our surprise and regret at This man was very indignant, he the calumnious insinuation thus leeven advanced into Captain Barrie's velled against your character. box; I did my utmost to pacify him, and to induce him to retire peaceably, which he at last did, I believe with Mr. Faithful, Mr. Cobbett's solicitor. As to the Mayor's attack on my character, after the public manner in which my friends have come forward in my defence, I shall not add another word.

Before I conclude this letter, take the opportunity of stating that towards Mr. Grimshaw I feel no personal animosity; I endeavoured to attribute his attack upon my conduct and character to a warmth of feeling, to accidental excitement, and to momentary irritation. My religion forbids me to entertain rancorous or uncharitable sentiments towards any individual. Observing that no mention was made of this attack upon me in either of the Preston papers, I had resolved to take no public notice of the occurrence, but to consider and treat it as an election squabble. The subsequent false and calumnious statements in the London papers, obliged me to appeal to the public in vindication of my character, which is the sole object of this letter addressed to

motives which have dictated such Without entering at all into the an unjustifiable mis-statement, but from political feeling, we are of opiwhich appear to have arisen solely nion that we cannot answer the libel more effectually than by subscribing our names, and thus testifyIing our esteem of your character both as a clergyman and a gentleman.

We are, Rev. Sir,

Your obedient Servants,

Preston.

Rev. J. Dunn
Rev. J. G. Morris
Rev. J. Bird,
Rev. S. Day, Clayton Green.
Rev. Francis Trappes, Preston.
Rev. George Brown, Lancaster..
Rev. Thomas Crowe, Thurnham.
Rev. James Sharples, Blackburn.
Rev. Richard Gillow, Fernyhalgh.
Rev. H. Brewer, Brownedge.
Rev. Richard Albott, Lea.
Rev. J. G. Weston, South Hill.
Rev. Thomas Caton, Cottam.
Rev. T. Reeve, Chipping.
J. Dalton, Esq., Thurnham.
F. Middelton, Esq., Preston,
Jos. Bushell, Esq., Preston.

W. Riddell, Esq., Preston.
T. F. Brockholes, Esq. Claughton.
F. F. Brockholes, Esq., Claughton.
F. Fitzherbert, Esq., Claughton.
R. Gillow, Esq., Clifton Hill.
G. Weld, Esq., Leagrim.
June 30th, 1826.

R. Gillow.
R. Albott.
H. Richmond.

Mr. John Orrell.
Broughton, July 4th, 1826.

Preston, July 3d, 1826.

Society, composed of about 240 At a meeting of the Beneficent members, held at the Shelley Arms, the following resolution was proposed, and unanimously carried :—

This society have heard that a passage has appeared in the "Morn

The Members of a Friendly So-ing Herald" and "Globe and Traciety, amounting in number to 347, veller "London newspapers, reflectassembled at their annual meeting, ing upon the character of the Rev. held this day, at the Shuttleworth J. B. March, of New House Chapel. Arms, Broughton four-lane-ends, Having had a knowledge of the cha(near to New House Chapel,) take racter of the said Rev. Gentleman this opportunity of stating their re- for a number of years, we feel it our gret and astonishment at hearing a duty to make this our statement, that passage in the Globe and Traveller he has always been respected as a London paper, dated June 24th, clergyman, and has at all times con1826, reflecting most seriously on ducted himself as a gentleman. the character of the Rev. J. B. Signed, in behalf of the Society, by

Rich. Fairclough, President.
Rich. Melling, Vice President.
John Melling, Stewards.
Thos. Simpson,

Marsh, the present incumbent of
New House Chapel: they feel them-
selves called upon to say that the
publication is a false, calumnious,
and unmanly attack. That during
a period of sixteen years they have
individually and generally known
him: that as a clergyman, he has
been a good pastor to his flock, and
in private life his conduct has been
such as to gain the good wishes and
respect of all those who have the
pleasure of his acquaintance. -
Signed, in behalf of the Society,
Thos. Singleton, President.
Henry Green, Vice President.
Nicholas Gillett, Treasurer.
Thomas Wareing Stewards.

Wm.

Richard Pemberton, Secretary. And by the following gentlemen present,

Rev. J. G. Morris..

J. Reeve.

J. Bird.

J. Weston.

J. Sharples.
S. Day.
H. Brewer.

the Preston Charitable Society, held At a meeting of the members of at the Shelley Arms, July 2d, 1826, the following resolution was proposed and unanimously carried:

The Members of this Society having heard a paragraph in the "Globe and Traveller" London newspaper, reflecting upon the character of the Rev. J. B. Marsh, of New House Chapel, think it their duty to state that this Rev. Gentleman has resided

in this neighbourhood for sixteen. years; during which period we have no hesitation in stating that his conduct as a clergyman in the situation he filled at Lea, for ten years, and in that of New House, which he at present occupies, has been irreproachable; and in private life it has been such, that those who know him hold him in the highest estimation.

Signed on behalf of the Members of the Society, by

T. CARTER, President.

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