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relieve the distresses of those people? Such conduct would make the widow's and the orphan's heart to sing for joy, and perhaps save thousands from starvation, and bring down the blessings of heaven on our land." The vivid descriptions given in the English Papers, of the distress which prevails among the manufacturing classes, has excited much sympathy on this side the water; and the last Mercantile Advertiser announces the 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.
Corn lower priced than it now is. That is our state; that is the state to which we have been brought, by the CANNINGS, the JENKIN SONS, and the HUSKISSONS, and by their predecessors, up to PITT, inclusive; and it must be confessed that even this state is too good for those who have, with their eyes open, supported these men and their system.
It is curious enough that, just In flour. The Yankees are as the Bank of England is begingoing to make us a present of ning to send forth their Branch some flour. The Yankees are Banks upon the "Scots plon, very kind, but they do not seem mon,' ," the "Scots plon, mon, to be aware that our Laws, our seems to be ganging to the devil. Landlords' laws, would prevent The following is an account of the flour from being landed, even "something having happened to 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, portion of the people absolutely then. What! Mon! Hoot awa, destitute of a sufficiency of food; mon! I hope you dunna thank there is the Continent of Europe that a Scots Bonk can brak! oh! ready to send us an abundance of Lord no! Pon my soul I never food at a very cheap rate, and to suspected any such thing! How take our goods in return, and could 1, after what Doctors BLACK there stand our Landlord rulers and MACCULLOCH had so many with a Law to prevent us from dozen of times sworn upon the having the cheap Corn; there subject. You must take my news, are the Yankees subscribing to however, as I find it; and here it send flour to prevent us from is. 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 notes are in their pockets. Nocentury, are, for the present, obliged thing that is in paper would be to suspend their payments, except with worth one farthing, if there were regard to their notes in circulation, to be a considerable rising in the which the Bank's Agents of Edinburgh have agreed to retire, so as to heart of the country. And, what give the Company time to enter into to think about such risings we arrangements for the discharge of their must gather from what we hear other engagements. We perceive the from the North. I am always agents of the Bank of Scotland and very much given to suspect, the Commercial Bank, in Stirling, will accounts 'relative to risings of the continue to receive the notes as for-people, if those accounts come merly. A suspension of business, from the Hell Hole, Manchester. for any period, in a concern of such The brutal scoundrel who knockrespectability and long standing, cannot fail to be attended with serious ed the people about with a stick, inconvenience to this district, where, when they were perfectly quiet. we hesitate not to say, much of the and only waiting to see me, would improvement and prosperity of the be a pretty fellow to believe when country, as well as individual success he talked about a rising of the in life, may be attributed, in no small degree, to the liberality and facility tions of this sort against the peoWhen I hear accusapeople. with which this establishment has ple of that country, I always suspect that there are spies and miscreants at work, that want an excuse for murdering the people. If, however, the accounts which reach us from that quarter be true, there are meetings of the people, and men who exhort others to take up arms. Be this as it may, the following notice has been published at Manchester:
all along been conducted.-Stirling
Seriously, though, my good friends at Glasgow and Paisley, and throughout Scotland, if you have any notes of any description, turn them into gold as quickly as possible. Look at the manufacturing districts; look at the Hell Hole, Manchester; look at the bankrupt state of Liverpool and London; read the accounts of the movements of troops and ammuWe, the undersigned Magistrates nition; look at all this, and only for the county of Lancaster, have think, if you were to hear some tain evil-disposed persons, strangers observed with great regret that cermorning 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-disposed sand 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 ruge and insubordination; and in American bubble has bursted; furtherance of their wicked object, have given notice of public meetings every thing seems to be coming down to a state of reality; and days in the present week, at which to be held in the evenings of several 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;
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 con
Given under our hands this 15th July, 1826.
New Bailey Court House.
POOR MAN'S FRIEND.
I SHALL SOON have for sale, at my shop, No. 183, Fleet-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 "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.
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 Beneficent Society, composed of third is from the Preston Catholic about 240, at a meeting held July tholic Friendly Society, consisting of 3d, 1826. The fourth is from a Ca347 members, at their annual meetBroughton Four-lane-ends, near New ing, held at the Shuttleworth's Arins, House Chapel, on the 4th of July, the President, Vice-President, Trea1826. This address was signed by surer, Stewards, and Secretary, in Catholic Clergymen, who attended behalf of the Society; and by ten the meeting.
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. Numerous 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 PRES-mind can entertain the slightest
TON CHRONICLE, which, though much longer than this vile newspaper was worthy of, I shall insert here.
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 my character, as greatly to surpass my utmost expectations. No language can express my grateful feelings towards all those, who have so generously come forward in my defence on this occasion. I send you the original addresses, and request your insertion of such as your columns will admit. The first is from the Catholic gentlemen and clergy residing in my neighbourhood;
ments, I hope no impartial or liberal After the perusal of these docu
statements in the Morning Herald doubt of the utter falsehood of the 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 thus established, justice to my friends statement as to my character being 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 to address the Mayor on that occasion, I never even entertained the most distant idea of such an attempt, nor had I the least wish or desire of addressing the Mayor. In order to confirm this assertion it will be necessary to state the circumstances which took place on that occasion. After the bustle and confusion caused by the bludgeon men breaking into Mr. Stanley's tally box, one man appeared in front of the hustings with
most prudent on that occasion, but that I intended to take some other opportunity for reply.
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, 66 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 genobserve, 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 no attention to the staff or its colour." Mr. Birchall then withdrew to the other end of Capt. Barrie's Having candidly stated the above box, and as I thought, seemed to facts, I shall make a few remarks on question my veracity. Anxious to the intemperate and hasty assertions remove so unfavourable and false an of the Mayor, who stated that my impression from Mr. Birchall's mind, attendance at the hustings was for I leaned over the bar that separated the purpose of creating confusion; Mr. Cobbett's from Capt. Barrie's that I was a disgrace to my profesbox; and was stating to Mr. Birchall, sion, and that he believed many of who I rather think did not hear me, my friends admitted it. As to my as he was at the other end of Capt. attendance at the hustings, with the Barrie's box, that if I saw the man exception of three days, the first, the again I would take notice of the co- third, and the twelfth, I never relour of his staff, and give him the mained there above an hour; on one desired information. Whilst stating occasion not five minutes. On many the above to Mr. Birchall, one of the days I never appeared at the hustings, bailiffs thus addressed me: "Are as I had heard that the attendance you a townsman?”. "No, Sir," of Catholic Priests in Mr. Cobbett's "Are you an elector?"-"No, Sir,' box was particularly annoying to the "Then you have no business here!" Mayor. On Wednesday, the 21st of On this wise and impartial announce- June, the eleventh day of the elecment of the law of election by the tion, I was in Preston, but not at the Bailiff, the people exclaimed, "Peter hustings. The court of election was Horrocks is neither a townsman nor adjourned that day, I believe, about an elector; you do not speak to him; 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 the ears of the impartial reporter; at least he takes no notice of it. The questions of the bailiff I suppose attracted the notice of the Mayor, who | immediately addressed me in no measured language; and in terms nearly similar to the newspaper report. My only reply was, Yes, Sir; No, Sir; accompanied with a respectful bow to his Worship, and an assertion,
Preston was the general topic of conversation with all parties during the evening. Curiosity and anxiety was at the height.-Curiosity, and I hope not a blameable curiosity in such circumstances, induced me to attend the opening of the hustings on Thursday morning, to hear the remarks of the candidates on the subject. Bustle, confusion, protests, and remonstrance, were the order of the