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BliOADIIEAD AND THE SAWGRINDERS. A very numerously attended meetiDg of the Saw- inders' Society w\a held in the Temperance-hall, Town- head-street, Sheffield, on Tuesday evening, to take into consideration the propriety of expelling Messrs. Broad- head and Grookes from the society, in consequence of the disclosures made respecting them before the trades' eutrage examiners, recently sitting in Sheffield. After a lengthy discussion, in the course of which the acts of these men were very freely alluded to, the following resolutions were adopted, only two persons in the meeting having dissented from them:—" That this meeting refuses to make victims of any of the members of the Society of Sawgrinders by ex- pelling them on account of their cennection with the outrages recently inquired int6 at Sheffield. The examiners' report furnished to the commis- sioners in London makes reference to perpetrators, accomplices, accessories, and, indeed, the whole society of sawgrinders, as promoters, encouragers, and connivers at the acts named consequently we decline going into any justification of these things being done, beyond asserting that they are but the effect of a cause, viz., the want of some properly regulated legislative measures, binding men, in some degree, to what is honourable, just, and good. We, therefore, considering well our present position, decline to disgrace ourselves as cowards by deserting the men who have taken upon themselves the task of risking their lives and their liberties for what they believed to be the good of the institution, and whose acts the examiners have placed to the account of the whole society, as well as to their actual perpetra- tors and accessories. And further, this meeting begs to say it is a libel both upon this society and Mr. Broadhead when it is asserted that the latter has been reinstated as a member, because he was never expelled." That this meeting hopes, and earnestly recommends to all this society's members, and the members of all other trades' societies, that they de now abstain and desist from all acts of rattening, intimidation, outrage, and violence, having full confidence from what was expressed by the examiners in Sheffield, at the inquiry, that it is the in- tention of the Legislature to give the labour question that consideration to which it is entitled, and trust that its deliberations will be so wisely directed as to remove the causes for these illegal acts being done, and by legislative measures afford more satisfaction to both employer and employed, in their connection with each other."

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