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THE MINISTRY AND THE COUNTRY.

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THE MINISTRY AND THE COUNTRY. A large and enthusiastic meeting of Beformers was held in the Mechanics' Institute, Bradford, on Thurs- day evening, the 2ht of SJape, to declare continued confidence in the Government, and to petition the Queen for a dissolution of Parliament. The meeting had 'been called by the Bradford branch of the National Reform Union, and was presided over by Mr. Alder- man Brown. Amongst the speakers was Mr. Bright, of Eochdale. The meeting was also addressed by Messrs. A. Illingwqrth, E. Thomas, S. Holmes, J. Cooke, W. Byles, AI. rman Eawson, J. Wilkinson, W. H. Arnold, S. C. Kell, and other gentlemen well i known locally as earnest Reformers. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:— "That the warmest thanks of this meeting are hereby most respectfully tendered to Earl Russell, Mr. Gladstone, and the rest of her Majesty's Ministers, for their firm adherence to the measures of Reform introduced by them to Parliament, and supported by tha petitions of the people, and for their noble vindi- cation of consistency and principle in the honourable course they have pursued. That this meeting expresses the strong sense of its indignatiou at the indirect, unworthy and factious means by which the Opposition has prevented the passing of the Reform Bill introduced by the Govern- ment, and, also, its deep regret at the loss of the benefits which the country expected from a measure which was not only wise and reasonable, bat which would also have afforded a settlement of the Reform question for a considerable time to come." A petition to the Queen, of which the following is a copy, was also adopted, and ordered to be signed by the chairman on behalf of the meeting:— "TO THE QUEEN'S mOST EXCELLENT BlAjESTY. "May it please your Majesty,— "Your Majesty's most dutiful subjocts, being in- habitants of the borough of Bradford, in public meet- ing assembled, this 21st June, 1866, beg to approach the throne with the warmest attachment to your Ma. jesty personally and aa their sovereign. They beg to represent to your Majesty that the present Commons House was elected under circum- stances unfavourable to the question of Reform from the position of the Ministry then in office in relation to it; that nevertheless, so strong was the anxiety of the people for the settlement of the question, that a large majority of the members was returned pledged to a-a extension of the suffrage; that many of them have betrayed the confidency reposed in-them. that by factious opposition to the very moderate measures of Reform introduced by Your Majesty's Government, they Ijava designedly wasted the best part of the Ses-, sion, and have rejected with insult the claims of the working classes. Your petitioners feel justified, there- fore, in humbly, rubmitting to your Majesty that the! pa^ty in Opposition to the Eeform Bill in the present; House of Common's does not possess the confidence of: the people. 41 X our petitioners humbly pray your moss gracious1 .Majesty not to accept the resignation of Ministers, in. whom they have entire confidence; but to authorise J them to appeal to the country on the Reform Bill by; J an immediate dissolution of Parliament. J And may your Majesty in this and all other matters; be directed by the counsel and providence of the all-! wise God." Meetings of a similar character have been held at Derby, Lambeth, Rochester, Finsbury, Ipswich, Brighton, Cheltenham., Halifax,Nottingham,Hudders-j field, Shields, Bristol, Darby, Hoxton, Sunderla.nd, j Birmingham, Newcastle, &c.

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