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ready to interfere with an unarm- this must end! But, if they caned man, expected to approach not now see that there must be their town, in the midst of an un- such a reform of the Parliament armed multitude! Oh! no. Devil as would diminish the all-conis in it, if such a town as this can trolling power of this class, they be in any danger! Making a and their families must be begformal and solemn appeal to the gars. Nothing short of a Reform Government!" For troops, 1 of the Parliament will save them. suppose? For powder and ball A petition coming from them for and swords and bayonets to "in- such a reform, would be instantly terfere" with Cobbett, least his followed by similar petitions all speaking in Manchester should over the kingdom. This is the have a TENDENCY to produce way for them to save themselves. a breach of the peace! It does They have now found that their not signify talking: such a place cause and their workmen's cause, must suffer: I should be an is one and the same. They have atheist at once if I could believe now found, that if their workmen that such a place would escape perish, they must perish too. suffering. For the poor and inno- Thus have they their choice; to cent people of Manchester I feel rely upon the Reformers for effisincere sorrow. I know well cient relief, or still to adhere to that a considerable portion of their old friends, LAVENDER, the them suffered in the spirit, if not late London thief-taker, and Niin the flesh, in the horrible years cholas GRIMSHAW, Mayor of 1817, 1818, and 1819. But, the Preston. place must suffer. Those who participated in, or approved of, the horrid deeds of those years, are now receiving their reward. However, in order to merit a mitigation of their just punishment, let them now come forward. Let them now ask pardon of God and "England is at present the only man. Let them join the Re-country of Europe, except Spain, formers; for, any thing short of where plans for violating the conthat is totally useless. The Corn tracts with the national creditor are Bill is only one thing to be re- Globe of Tuesday. proposed by men of any character.--moved. It is, however, a thing of great importance. But, there are the horrible loads of taxation. These loads must be removed, or merchants and traders and manufacturers must all be beggars. They are all now sacrificed to the cormorant rapacity of the LandOwners and the Beneficed Clergy. How blind the Master Manufacturers must have been, not to see and not to have seen here

DOCTOR TORRENS.

NATIONAL DEBT.

ANNA BROdie.

"The accounts from the distressed districts are actually shocking; and, as is usual in such cases, a corresponding depravation of morals attends the physical evils to which the objects of our sympathy are subatrocious sufferings, which we can jeeted. Even those who witness the but feebly describe, have their perceptions of right and wrong blunted. The most respectable periodical works

no insinuate the propriety of seizing perty of the fundholders! ANNA the funds. To this we shall come, if BRODIE talks of seizing it. To some severe system of retrenchment be not adopted."-Old Times. seize, ANNA, is to take hold of. And do you think that you could

take hold of these funds! How

DOCTOR BLACK.

"Our own opinions on this sub-we shall laugh one of these days, ject have been too frequently exat all this talk about confiscating pressed for our readers to be in any doubt respecting them. To reduce and seizing! There will be no the interest of the national debt (or confiscation and no seizure. The to tax it, which means the same thing), is a course at variance with things will NOT BE any longer; every principle of justice. But while we condemn this course, we but those are very much miscannot shut our ears to the language taken, who suppose that the funds openly held respecting it. We verily alone will cease to be. That old

lieve that the Landholders, tho they may not be prepared for any thing decisive, are very generally disposed, like the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Renfrewshire, to cheer propositions, having for object the confiscation of the property of the Fundholders."-MORNING CHRONICLE.

impostor and sinecure placeman, ADAM SMITH, having said that

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as long as the British Govern"ment itself," PAINE said, in answer: "that may be true "enough; but that is not saying "much; for it is only saying, that "The public mind seems ripe for a reduction of the interest of the Debt; "the British Government will though Ministers talk, of course," stand as long as the English Morning

DOCTOR THWAITES.

about National Faith." Herald.

"Funds; and that it will do, and "not one moment longer." And, if PAINE meant the THING with all its seats and so forth, he certainly was right. Those who imagine that to reduce the interest of the debt is to be followed or accompanied with no consequences, will find themselves greatly de

There that will do, for the present. More another time; but, what a pretty brute that must be, who can think, while he sees this, of leaving money in the funds to children, or to any body else! Such a person must be mad, or an idiot. Any other would never ceived. think of doing such a thing. But, how strange it is to hear a se nsible fellow, like DOCTOR BLACK, talk about" confiscating" the pro

THE

POOR MAN'S FRIEND.

JUST published, No. 1., a little work under the above title. I intend it to contain about six numbers, at twopence a Number, to be published monthly. I intend it to be the Companion of the Working Classes, giving them useful information and advice, adapted to their present difficult situation; and especially I intend it as the means of teaching them how to AVOID SUFFERING FROM HUNGER! I intend clearly to explain to them their rights and their duties. Applications from the country should be made without delay. I shall give one copy of each Number to every working family in Preston, as a mark of my gratitude for their great kindness towards me, and also as a mark of my admiration of their sense and

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Maidstone, July 27.—Our accounts continue much the same as last week, respecting the appearance of the coming crop of Hops, which many planters are of opinion will be so much at the top of the poles, as to cause the produce to be under the Duty as now laid. However, we do not exactly agree with that report, for if the present fine weather, which seems so favourable, should last the month of August, the old strong grounds will do every thing you can expect, and great things may be done. Duty called about 180,000l.

Worcester, July 26.-On Saturday thirty-four pockets were weighed; prices from 71. to 81. The accounts from our plantation lead us to think that the produce will not be so abundant as was expected. It is remarked that the principal blow is at the top of the poles; the plants have not

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