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TROUBLEMAKERS. HUDDERSFIELD DECLARATION. - Declaration. We, the undersigned Magistrates and other Inhabitants of the Town and Neighbourhood of Huddersfield, feel ourselves called upon, at this momentous Crisis ...

Huddersfield, printed by Brook [1817]. Printed broadside 320x385mm. Folded. A nice copy. ¶ A rallying call to resist the enemies of the country with their "speculative Systems of Politics ... wild and dangerous Schemes of Universal Suffrage ... tending to produce ... Riot, Anarchy, and Ruin. In their indiscriminate Contempt of all Rank and Authority ... organised System of their Committees ... profligate Character of their Leaders ... Attempts to set the Poor at Variance with their Superiors ... we recognize some of the leading Features of the French Revolution ..." The late diabolical attempt on the life the illustrious Prince mentioned dates this to soon after January 28 1817 when an attempt was made on his life while on his way to open Parliament. Very soon after - there exists another version of the same text in a different setting, headed "Huddersfield Declaration", dated in print January 31 1817 and with a printed list of names. I only know this because I noticed it too late in the same sale that this came from, I find no record of either anywhere else.
AUD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 112 US$ 126.36 | £UK 97.25 | JP¥ 14393] Book number 9605

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