Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)KWH/B/18/496
TitleLetter from Henry Vincent, Robert Reid's, Queen Street, Glasgow, to unidentified correspondent [possibly George Lovejoy]
Extent1 item
DescriptionAddressed to 'My dear Sir', he has not yet decided what to do at the General Election; anticipates the abolition of the Corn Laws and a resulting rally against the established Church in favour of civil liberty; he has no objection to a peace meeting, believes Reading to be one of the constituencies to be 'thoroughly democratised', asks when the parish church of Reading may be used for a meeting 'I rejoice that the Scotch people do not believe their churches, of rather buildings, are holy'
6 December 1845

[Henry Vincent (1813-1878), active in the formation of early Working Men's Associations in Britain, a popular Chartist leader, gifted public orator, prospective but ultimately unsuccessful MP]
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