Document ReferenceNe C 12976/1-2
TitleLetter from J. Thompson, Wellow Hall, to [Henry P.F. Pelham-Clinton] Earl of Lincoln [later 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne], Portman Square, London; 29 Apr. 1834
Date29 April 1834
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses the state of the people and the effect a conflict will have on 'the gentlemen and proprietors of England who have no security but themselves'; discusses how the legislator has sanctioned and encouraged the villagers and the role of the press; tells how the people resort to the beer shops of which Wellow now has four which all display the Nottingham Mercury or 'papers of a worse description'.

Describes how 'the vilest traitor could not have devised a surer poison to the agricultural classes than the Game Act and the Beer Bill and how Brougham knows this; says he thinks the Reform Act and the Emancipation Bills are innocent when compared with Acts which convert labourers into 'habitual drunkards and Sabbath breakers'; discusses the charge by Lord Hanncliffe[?] and Beechers pamphlet and concludes it not well written; says how he thinks ministerial plans for change in the Poor Law System will be cut down.
Termparliamentary business, acts, Beer
parliamentary business, acts, Game
parliamentary business, acts, Reform
parliamentary business, acts, Emancipation
Poor Law, reform

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6069Brougham; Henry P. (1778-1868); 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; Lord Chancellor1778-1868
NA17899Hanncliffe; - (fl 1834); Lordfl 1834
NA11191Thompson; Johnathan (fl 1794-1846); Mr; tutor of 5th Duke at Eton; Yorkshire Receiver 1844; Northern Receiver 1846fl 1794-1846
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
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