Chartist poster, 1842
PRO HO 45/242


The CHARTER the PEOPLE'S HOPE.
TWO CHARTIST
CAMP MEETINGS
Will be held on SUNDAY NEXT, Aug. 14th, 1842,
At Two o'Clock in the Afternoon, and Six in the evening,
BEHIND THE ARCHES, NEAR THE RAILWAY STATION,
When addresses in support of the People's Claim to Parliamentary Representation will be delivered
by MESSRS.
LEECH AND DOYLE.
APPROPRIATE HYMNS WILL BE SUNG ON THE OCCASION.
Working Men of Stockport, the hand of oppression is still upon us, continuing its horrifying work in our dwellings, scraping from our tables the last mouthful which the trifling wages dealt out by the niggardly hand of capital enable us to procure: which ever way we turn, misery and destitution present themselves.
We have petitioned Parliament, we have laid our grievances at the foot of royalty, we have besought Her Majesty's ministers to inquire into the causes of our sufferings, but in vain. What then are we to do? Common sense and common prudence point out, as the only remaining resource, the uniting of every good man for the obtainment of an organic change in the institutions of our country.
We therefore call upon you to sanction, by your presence, those principles which alone can save our common country from impending ruin.
THE CHARTIST COUNCIL OF STOCKPORT.
N. B. A public Meeting will be held next Monday, the 14th Inst., for the purpose of appointing a delegate to attend the Manchester Conference on the 17th.
(C. DUTTON. JUN. PRINTER STOCKPORT)

 


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