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consultation amongst the tradesmen
broken, or a tread-mill being demoFARMERS AND TRADESMEN, lished, burst out in indignant rage that
the poor creatures that commit the vioOn the Arming of Persons of Property. lences cannot get a London broadsheet
to read. Judging from my own feelings, Kensington, 25th November, 1831.
I should say that it is happy for the FARMERS AND TRADESMEN,
grinders and the starvers that the workTag winter before last, Lord Stan-ing people do not get these sheets to Hope said, in his place in the House of read, for the effect which the reading of Peers, that there was rising up in the them has upon me invariably is to fill country a general hatred of the poor me with revenge and with rage; and towards the rich ; and he suggested the to such a degree, that, if I could be propriety of measures being adopted in induced to set fire, the reading of these time to correct this mighty evil. "It was at once stupid and atrocious publications not rising up: it had risen up long would urge me on to the act; and opebefore
. It is, indeed, an evil far sur- rating on me as the music of Timotheus passing in magnitude any other that I did upon Alexander, I really am ready, can conceive: it has led to all the hor- sometimes, upon flinging down their rible scenes which we have been be- mass of paragraphs, to seize a flambeau, holding during the last fifteen months, and rush out to burn up the whole of this and yet never do we hear from any infernal Wen, this collection of filth, persons in power any-thing to make us moral as well as physical, this poisoner hope that they mean even to propose of the mind and destroyer of the bodies anything tending to put a stop to this of the whole kingdom; but, above all evil
, of which they do not appear to things, this collection and amalgamation have the smallest idea of the real cause. of literary conceit, corruption, and stu
Totally ignorant of the causes of the pidity. evil, they look upon all the discontents Never looking at the true causes of of the working people as being unrea- the evil; brutal enough to believe that sonable and unjust: rejecting all the the people would have their minds evidence of facts, they attribute the loud changed and be made as quiet as they complaints and the violent acts of the were formerly by being generally what working people entirely to their bud these stupid men call educated; being disposition, to their laziness, their brutal enough to believe this, at the same greediness, their dishonest propensities, time that they are making reports which and, which is very curious, they, at one show that, where one working man and the same time, ascribe their violent could read and write formerly, twenty acts to want of education, and to the can now; being so stupid as this; but reading of cheap publications. The finding that the education, as they call fable of the town in danger of being it, does not tend to produce that subtaken by an enemy tells us that, upon a mission which they teach, they have re
course to the last remedy known to the Park and Alderson, with whom were minds of such men; namely, to punish - associated in this Special Commission, ment in all its shapes, forms, and de- Denman, Wilde, Wellington, Pollen, and grees of severity. Jails of a new sort, Sturges Bourne. dungeons of a new sort, hanging in a I could enumerate, if I had time, new fashion and in new places, and in more than three hundred instances, in some cases on the tops of the new which the criminal code has been hardjails; the treadmill, the hulks, and an ened during the time that Sir JEMY endless variety of new modes of inflict- MACKINTOSH has been receiving the ing punishment. The progress has been praises of the hypocrites and fools for very curious. As the taxes increased, the softening which he has produced in the working people became poor and it. At last, the very word liberty, as miserable. Exactly in proportion to the applied to the state of things in England, increase of taxes has been the increase has become ridiculous. Peel's new of the poverty and the misery; exactly traspass law has made it unsafe for any in proportion to these has been the in- poor man to set his foot upon any spot crease of larcenies and felonies. The of earth except the mere high-way. old laws provided imprisonment and Suppose an Englishman to be walking transportation for the larger part of along the turnpike road, and, pressed by these; but a prison was a paradise com- feelings of nature and of decency, to get pared to starvation and sleeping under over the gate of a field; slap comes the a hedge; and though transportation farmer ander Peel's new trespass law, took a man from his kindred and friends, seizes him by the throat and drags him it took him also to something to eat away as a malefactor. To shun the and to drink and to wear. To the prison, penalties of Peel, he is compelled to set therefore, the dungeon and the tread- decency at defiance; but as nature will mill were added, as improvements of not be defied, he reluctantly yields to the age; and instead of transportation an exposure of the person ; slap comes it became necessary in numerous cases the informer with Chetwind's exposure to inflict death. To check rioting and act in his hand, and off he drags him to poaching. ELLENBOROUGH's act, impro- fine and imprisonment. Duly sensible ved by Lansdown, made it death even of both these dangers, on he goes carryto strike a man, without doing him any ing with him the consequences of his bodily harm, if the jury should de- salutary fears; and slap comes upon termine that the striking was with intent him the surveyor of the highways, who to do him grievous bodily harm. It indicts him as a filthy nuisance; so that was upon this act that Henry Cook, of all the slaves that the earth was ever the ploughman of Micheldever, was ashamed to bear, the free-born Enhanged for striking Bingham BARING. glishman is become the most perfect. -Cook was one of a party of labourers Yet to carry on the system of pension, who were going about demolishing sinecure, grant, retired allowance, debt "thrashing machines. BINGHAM BARING, and dead-weight, such abrogation of the with a party of his men, went up to the liberties of the people was absolutely party to which Cook belonged, and necessary: it is impossible for a people seized one of them by the collar, upon to enjoy any-thing worthy of the same which Cook, with a little sledge-hain- of civil liberty, and to be made to live mer, which he was carrying about for upon potatoes at the same time: that is the purpose of demolishing machines, impossible: it is impossible to make gave Baring a blow, which did him no English working people live upon pobodily harm whatever, he, Baring, being tatoes without Peel's new felony laws, out on horseback the next day. For Peel's new trespass laws ; without Els this Cook was hanged by the neck till lenborough's and Lansdown's act, and he was dead, prosccuted by Denman without a standing army in time of and Wilde, and sentenced to death by peace, as great, or greater, than in time Vaughan, the two other Judges being of war,
But even these are not suffi.
cient; for in comparison with starvation, who are not renters or owners to the English people will set even hanging at amount of twenty pounds a year? What defiance, besides which, hanging the are all these armings for ? Against parties will not restore that which they whom is all this arming? You cannot hare taken away. So that, at last, it answer : you could if you would, but becomes necessary to superintend their you will not. movements day and night. Hence the It is certain that the armings cannot half-military police, of which there are be against the Government, because the now thousands prowling about this Government is the object to support hellish and all-devouring wen. Hence which the arming people state that they the new and monstrous power of swear- have in view; and because, in the case ing in special constables, and thus en- of Chelsea, at any rate, the Government rolling beforehand the tradesmen in sanctions the armings. It cannot be towns against the working people in against the middle class, because it is the towns. Even this is now found not the middle class who are called upon to to be enough; and, therefore, there are arm. It cannot be against the nobility, projects for actually arming persons of and gentry, and parsons, because they property in the towns; actually fur- are too few and too feeble of body to be nishing them with arms by the Go- able to make a physical attack on any vernment!
class of the people. It must, then, be And FOR WHAT is all this? For against the working people, or such what have we now a permanent stand-part of them at least as may be dising arıny of more than a hundred thou- posed to commit acts of violence. And sand men? For what have we yeo- then comes the question, Is this ill-dismanry cavalry corps paid out of the posed part of the working people so taxes Against whom are persons of numerous as to render all this arming property in the towns now to be armed ? necessary? If it be so numerous, pretty The yeomanry cavalry and the volun- perilous is our state. The arming cana teering, in the brilliant times of Pitt, not be necessary for the protection of Dundas, and GRENVILLE, men could the iniddle class; and it then must be understand. Fools regarded them as for the protection of somebody else ; and necessary in Yorkshire to keep the who that somebody is may very easily French from landing in Sussex and be guessed at. It is very curious, that, Kent. Fools regarded them as abso- during the time of Pitt and Co., the lutely necessary to keep atheism out of VOLUNTEERS were taken from amongst Eagland. Men of experience and sense shopmen, porters, journeyman melooked upon the dread of the French as chanics, and labourers ; and that, even a mere pretence for these armings, and in the corps of " yeomanry” there were also for bringing the German troops into many carpenters, bricklayers, and other England and Ireland; but, at any rate, persons, living by their daily labour. there was a pretence, which there is not But now, MONEY'S WORTH is made now. If you asked the Government the standard of qualification ! and we then what all that arming was for, why hear hardly a word about the militia! farmers and tradesmen were turned into The difference is remarkable, and it can soldiers, the answer was, “ The French! be ascribed only to this : that Pitt and The French !” That was the answer of Co.'s people were fighting against athea PITT, DUxdas, and GrenyiLLE. But, ism, and in defence of our holy reLord Grey, I ask you, what this thun-ligion," as John Bowles, of Dutchdering army in time of peace is for commission memory, used to say; and what have you augmented that army that the Wiigs people are to be prefor? what are the yeomanry cavalry pared to fight against somethin 7, and in for what are the town armings for? defence of some other thing else! Every what, for instance, is that of Chelsea one had a soul to be saved, but every one for, where the plan, signed by two of has not house, or land, or goods; so the your magistrates, is to exclude all men Whigs' people make a selection in their