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I have been on Kersall Moor in the meeting and around the meeting, and will take my life on it that there are not thirty thousand people, of which at least one fourth are bonnets and quantities of children. When I left the ground the chief speakers appeared to have left the meetings. What the great Orator Beer may do towards Evening I cannot say but I have not the slightest apprehension that any great thing will take place that the Constables cannot quash straight without our assistance. I shall beep this open till the latest train.
5 o'clock - all perfectly quiet.
From a letter of Sir Charles Napier to the Home Office, ¼ past two p.m., 25 May 1839. PRO, HO 40/53
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