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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 12

Peace Lectures

page 545

Peace Lectures.

Mr. Edmund Fry has been actively engaged during the past month in the advocacy of Peace in the counties of Devonshire and Cornwall. Meetings of a highly satisfactory character were held at Plymouth, Devonport, Falmouth, Truro, St. Austell, Liskeard, Tavistock, Exeter, and addresses were delivered by Mr. Fry at several of the smaller towns and villages; including St. Germans, Cawsand, Penryn, Flushing, Mylor, Budock, &c. At some of these latter places the Meetings were advertised to be held in the open air, but the weather setting in wet, advantage was taken of the kind offer of the Primitive Methodists to grant the use of their chapels, and the Meetings thus held were of an exceedingly encouraging character. It is evident from the experiment thus tried that Peace Meetings may be held with great success in many of the smaller towns and even in country villages, and it seems very desirable that in the future operations of the friends of Peace the claims of the rural population should not be overlooked. Very intelligent audiences are to be gathered in places rarely visited by the public advocates of progressive movements, and the people are very open to the reception of the truth on the great question of Peace and Human Brotherhood.