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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 57

Mr. Cropper, M.P.:†

Mr. Cropper, M.P.:

As far as I know the people of this country, the object of this meeting is one that will have their hearty support. The feeling of unity with our Colonies is not lacking among the humbler part of the population, but they would have the heartiest sympathy with a society formed to carry out such an idea. (Hear, hear.) I would venture to support the suggestion just put forward by Lord Rosebery, that the meeting should be adjourned to some day during the forthcoming autumn page 60 session. I was very much struck with the speeches made by the gentlemen from the Colonies, especially with that from my friend on my left. (Mr. Gisborne.) They show that the feeling in favour of this movement exists in other countries, and I am convinced that if those present could go among the meetings which will be held in sufficient numbers, no doubt, during the next three months, they would find a very general feeling in support of a movement of this kind. I trust the resolution will not result in lecturing and instructing the people merely, but that we shall meet together as soon as possible to take a further step. (Hear, hear.)

Liberal Member for Kendal.