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A BIOGRAPHIC HISTORY

OF THE

PIONEERS OF FREEDOM OF OPINION,
COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE, & CIVILISATION,

IN BRITAIN,

FROM

THE TIMES OF SERFDOM

το

THE AGE OF FREE TRADE IN MANUFACTURES,

FOOD, AND NAVIGATION.

ALEXANDER SOMERVILLE.

("ONE WHO HAS WHISTLED AT THE PLOUGH.")

VOL. II.

MANCHESTER:
JAMES AINSWORTH, 93 PICCADILLY.

1853.

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BIOGRAPHIC HISTORY

OF

FREE TRADE & THE LEAGUE.

INDEX TO VOL II.

Anti-bread tax circular, 513, 526. Anti-corn-law association of Man.

chester, 152. 399, 414, 416, 481,

486. Anti-corn-law bazaar at Manchester

in 1841, 514. Anti-corn-law circular, 487. Anti-corn-law league. 486. Ashworth, Edmund, 179. Ashworth, Henry, 214. Ballantyne, John, 487. Banquet, anti-corn-law banquets at

Manchester, 487, 490, 493, 504,

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527.

J arter, Edward, 414.
Bazaar at Manchester, in 1841, 414.
Bazaar articles contributed, 520.
Bentham, Jeremy, 330.
Bowring, Dr. John, his visit to Man-

chester in 1838, 399. Bowring, Dr. John, his speech, 401. Bowring, Dr. John, his life, 417. Bowring, Dr. John, at the opening of the Free Trade Hall, at Man

chester, 528. Bright, John, M.P., on the growth of

cotton in India, 284. See also,

417, 491. Bright, John, M.P., memoir of, 529. Brooks, John, manufacturer of Man

chester, 426. Brotherton, Joseph, M.P., 413. Brotherton, Joseph, M.P., memoir of,

562. Buckingham, James Silk, 284. Buckingham, James Silk, committee

of inquiry in 1834, into his expulsion from India. Resolutions una

nimously reported to the house. 291. | Buckingham, James Silk, facts proved

in evidence, 292.

Buckingham, James Silk, his opinion

on Indian reform, aud quarantine

laws, 299. Buckingham, James Silk, on domestic

and social reforms, 300. Buckingham, James Silk, on antiqua

rian researches, 304. Byng, George, M.P., his advice to Mr.

Cobden. 522. Chartist leaders hired by the bread

taxers, 508. Childs, John, of Bungay, his pro

phecy of the corn bill of 1815,

385. Clarkson, Thomas, memoir of, 233. Cobden, Richard,' his speech in the

Chamber of Commerce, Manchester,

13th Dec. 1838, 174. Cobden, Richard, his second speech in

the Chamber of Commerce, Man

chester, 188. Cobden, Richard, his form of petition

for the total repeal of the corn

laws, 193. Cobden, Richard, notices of him, 429,

500, 522. Cobden, Richard, he announces the

proposition to raise a fund of

£50,000, 524. Cobden, Richard, memoir of, 540. Conference of ministers of religion at

Manchester, 518, 521. Corn law of 1815, opinions of Man

chester politicians on it, when enacted, 386. Corn Exchange, Manchester, League

meetings at, 523.
Crawford, Sharman, 502.
Cunningham, W. A., 414.
Dalziel, Andrew, 414.
Dyer, J. C., 171, 184, 196.

East India Company, rise, progress,

and subversion of its monopoly,

236.
East India Company, constituted, 272.
Elliott, Ebenezer, the corn-law rhy-

mer, 361.
Elliott, Ebenezer, specimens of his in-

tellectual power, 377.
Expenses of the anti-corn-law agita-

tion, 489.
Ferrand, William Busfield, 521
Fletcher, Samuel, on the corn laws,

156, 170.
Fox, Rev. William Johnson, M.P., me-

moir of, 543.
Free Trade Hall built, 527.
Fund, league funds, 486, 524.
Gibson, Right Hon. Thomas Milner,

501.
Gisborne, Thomas, 497.
Greg, Robert Hyde, 198.
Grenville, Lord, 319.
Hadfield, George, of Manchester, 409.
Henry, Alexander, M.P., 417.
Heywood, James, M.P., 42.
Hicken, Joseph, 508.
Hoole, Holland, 216.
Horner, Francis, and the bank ques-

tion, 326.
Howie, James, 414.
Hume, James Deacon, his evidence on

the import duties, and his estimate

of the evil effects of the corn laws,
Hume, Joseph, M.P., 423.
Hume, Joseph, memoir of, 565.
Kershaw, James, M.P., 417.
Kinnaird, Lord Kinnaird's letter on

the league fund of 1842, 626.
Ladies, patronesses of the bazaar of

1841, 514, 516.
League, anti-corn-law, the moral

worth of the "thorough leaguers,"
estimated by The Times newspaper,

in 1842, 521.
League, its origin, 486.
Lecturers, of the league, 488, 522.
Manchester Chamber of Commerce,

corn law debate in, Dec. 13, 1838,

152, 183.
Manchester anti-corn law association,

152.
Manchester, its progress from mono-

poly to free trade, 380.
Manchester “Times" newspaper and

Mr. Prentice, 397.
Massie, Rev. William, 514.
M-Kerrow, Rev. William, 403, 514.
Morse, Arthur, of Swaffham, 527.
Neild, Alderman William, 161.
O'Connell, Daniel, 498, 503.
O'Connell, Daniel, memoir of, 553.

O'Connor, Feargus, and followers, 621.
Operations of the anti-corn-law league

on county electoral registers, 521.
Palmer, John, mail coach reformer,

323.
Paulton, Abraham Walter, 482.
Pearson, Benjamin, defends Poulett

Thomson against Mr. Cobden, 202.
Peel, Sir Robert, opinions of the

first Sir Robert Peel, on the corn-

laws of 1815, 386.
Peel, Sir Robert, defeats the whig.

ministry in 1841, 513.
Peel, Sir Robert, repeals the corn laws.
Phillips, Mark, 496.
Potter, Sir Thomas, 203.
Prentice, Archibald, educator of public

opinion in Manchester, 380.
Prentice, Archibald, his recollections

of the corn bill of 1815, 385.
Prentice, Archibald, on infant schools,

394.
Prentice Archibald, on the corn laws.
Prize essays, the league prize essays

of 1842, 527.
Rawson, William, 215.
Rose, Sir George, 336.
Sandars, G., his speech in the Cham-

ber of Commerce, Manchester, 204.
Slave Trade, 222.
Smith, J. B., bis speeches in the Cham-

ber of Commerce, Manchester, 1838,

161, 207, 417,508.
Spencer, Rev. Thomas, 491.
Strike of the manufacturing operatives

in 1842, 521.
Taylor, Peter, silk merchant, London,
Thompson, George, 502, 513.
Thompson, Colonel Perronet, his life,

463.
Thompson, Colonel Perronet, his an.

swer to the Doncaster fallacies, 470.
Thompson, Colonel Perronet, his an-

swer to the fallacies of Mr. Beckett

Denison, 475.
Thompson, Right Hon. Poulett, (Lord

Sydenham)
Memoir of, 3.
his speech on the principles of free

trade in 1829, 16.
his views of taxation, 25.
his presidency of the Board of

Trade, 28.
he promotes the principles of inter-

national commerce with France,

31, 49.
his election for Manchester, 34.
his first speech at Manchester, (a

vindication of commercial reform),
delivered 28th December, 1832,

511.

521.

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his spee

Thompson, Right Hon. Poulett, (Lord

Sydenham)
his alterations in the customs'

duties, 41.
his commercial reforms serve as

precedents to Sir Robert Peel,

43.
elected for Manchester (the fifth

time in five years), 47.
his letter to Lord John Russell on

"patching” up the finances, 55.
his eulogy of the public services of

Lord John Russell, 57.
his improvement of the Board of

Trade, 60.
is appointed governor-general of

Canada, 62.
leaves England for Canada, 64.
his opinion in 1839, that Sir Robert

Peel might abolish the corn laws

if he had courage, 65.
his opinion of Sir James Macin-

tosh,
he arrives in Canada ; condition of

Canada at that time, 67.
his measures of government in Ca.

nada, 79.

his fall f

and d
Tracts, lea
Villiers,

497.
Villiers,

speech
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March, 1
Waghorn,

land rout
Walsall, th

506.
Warburton
Wilberforce
Wilson, Gec

corn law
for raisin

1842, 524
Wood, Georg

of the ci
Manchest

East India Company, rise, progress,

and subversion of its monopoly,

236.
East India Company, constituted, 272.
Elliott, Ebenezer, the corn-law rhy-

mer, 361.
Elliott, Ebenezer, specimens of his in-

tellectual power, 377.
Expenses of the anti-corn-law agita-

tion, 489.
Ferrand, William Busfield, 521
Fletcher, Samuel, on the corn laws,

156, 170,
Fox, Rev. William Johnson, M.P., me-

moir of, 543.
Free Trade Hall built, 527.
Fund, leazue funds, 486, 524.
Gibson, Right Hon. Thomas Milner,

501,
Gisborne, Thomas, 497.
Greg, Robert Hyde, 198.
Grenville, Lord, 319.
Hadfield, George, of Manchester, 409.
Henry, Alexander, M.P., 417.
Heywood, James, M.P., 42.
Hicken, Joseph, 608.
Hoole, Holland, 216.
Horner, Francis, and the bank ques-

tion, 326.
Howie, James, 414.
Hume, James Deacon, his evidence on

the import duties, and his estimate
of the evil effects of the corn laws,

511.
Hume, Joseph, M.P., 423.
Hume, Joseph, memoir of, 565.
Kershaw, James, M.P., 417.
Kinnaird, Lord Kinnaird's letter on

the league fund of 1842, 526.
Ladies, patronesses of the bazaar of

1841, 514, 516.
League, anti-corn-law, the moral

worth of the “thorough leaguers,"
estimated by The Times newspaper,

in 1842, 521.
League, its origin, 486.
Lecturers, of the league, 488, 522.
Manchester Chamber of Commerce,

corn law debate in, Dec. 13, 1838,

152, 183.
Manchester anti-corn law association,

152.
Manchester, its progress from mono-

poly to free trade, 380.
Manchester “Times” newspaper and

Mr. Prentice, 397.
Massie, Rev. William, 514.
M.Kerrow, Rev. William, 403, 514.
Norse, Arthur, of Swaffham, 527.
Neild, Alderman William, 161.
O'Connell, Daniel, 498, 503.
O'Connell, Daniel, memoir of, 553.

O'Connor, Feargus, and followers, 521.
Operations of the anti-corn-law league

on county electoral registers, 521.
Palmer, John, mail coach reformer,

323.
Paulton, Abraham Walter, 482.
Pearson, Benjamin, defends Poulett

Thomson against Mr. Cobden, 202.
Peel, Sir Robert, opinions of the

first Sir Robert Peel, on the corn-

laws of 1815, 386.
Peel, Sir Robert, defeats the whig,

ministry in 1841, 513.
Peel, Sir Robert, repeals the corn laws.
Phillips, Mark, 496.
Potter, Sir Thomas, 203.
Prentice, Archibald, educator of public

opinion in Manchester, 380.
Prentice, Archibald, his recollections

of the corn bill of 1815, 385.
Prentice, Archibald, on infant schools,

394.
Prentice Archibald, on the corn laws.
Prize essays, the league prize essays

of 1842, 527.
Rawson, William, 215.
Rose, Sir George, 336.
Sandars, G., his speech in the Cham-

ber of Commerce, Manchester, 204.
Slave Trade, 222.
Smith, J. B., his speeches in the Cham-

ber of Commerce, Manchester, 1838,

161, 207, 417,508.
Spencer, Rey. Thomas, 491.
Strike of the manufacturing operatives

in 1842, 521.
Taylor, Peter, silk merchant, London,

521.
Thompson, George, 502, 513.
Thompson, Colonel Perronet, his life,

463.
Thompson, Colonel Perronet, his an-

swer to the Doncaster fallacies, 470.
Thompson, Colonel Perronet, his an-

swer to the fallacies of Mr. Beckett

Denison, 475.
Thompson, Right Hon. Poulett, (Lord

Sydenham)
Memoir of, 3.
his speech on the principles of free

trade in 1829, 16.
his views of taxation, 25.
his presidency of the Board of

Trade, 28.
he promotes the principles of inter-

national commerce with France,

31, 49.
his election for Manchester, 34.
his first speech at Manchester, (a

vindication of commercial reform),
delivered 28th December, 1832,
37.

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