The History Of England From The Year 1830-1874 Volume 2

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWilliam Nassau Molesworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...been habituated to freedom. But now they had begun to change their character. The meetings now held were no longer held for the diffusion of information on the advantages of free trade; they were strictly business meetings, having for their immediate and avowed object to carry into effect the plans which had been devised, and to induce those who attended them, and those who read the reports of them, to proceed at once themselves, and to urge as many of their friends as they could influence, to take steps to qualify themselves as voters by purchasing forty-shilling freeholds. The work of removing the ignorance that still remained with regard to the question, and of answering objections, was not neglected; but the principal aim of the league now was to place the largest possible number of free-traders on the electoral register. We have already given an account of the budget of this year. It was, as we saw to a great extent based on free-trade principles, and afforded much more satisfaction to free-traders than to protectionists. Even those parts of it which the free-traders disliked, such as the retention of the duties on corn, and the differential duties on sugar, were apologised for, rather than defended, as special and temporary exceptions to the principle of free trade, rendered necessary by peculiar circumstances. At a meeting held in Covent-garden Theatre in the evening of the 19th of February, this free-trade character of the budget was dwelt on with much complacency and satisfaction, as a proof of the progress that free-trade principles were making. At this meeting also the pecuniary history of the league was thus strikingly and succinctly related by Mr. Bright: ' In the year 1839 we first asked for subscriptions, and 5,000Z. was given. In...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...been habituated to freedom. But now they had begun to change their character. The meetings now held were no longer held...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217297269

ISBN - 13:9780217297264

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