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No. 80.] MAY 9, 1831. [Vol. iv. No. 8.

I.— PROCEEDINGS OF A GENERAL MEETING OF THE ANTI-
SLAVERY SOCIETY AND ITS FRIENDS, HELD AT EXETKR-
HALL, ON SATURDAY, THE 23rd OF APRIL, 1831, THE RIGHT
HON. LORD SUFFIELD IN THE CHAIR,— CONTAINING THE
SUBSTANCE OF THE SPEECHES DELIVERED, AND THE
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON TILAT (JiCCASION.

II.— ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRE-
LAND, ADOPTED AT THE SAME GENKKAI, MEETING



1. — Proceedings ok a GrNEH.xi. MrrTisr. or tiil Anti-Sl-Weuy
Society .\M) its Friends, nr.i.D at Em.i j.k-H all, on Sati'u-
DAY THE 23rd OF April, 1831.

This was the most numerous meetinjx of tin friends of tlie Anti-
Slavery cause probably ever yet assembled in England under one
roof. The new and sjiacious Hail where a nut, and which is capable
of containing nearly three thousand {K-rx.ii!., wa>^ tilled to overflowing,
Ion t: before the proceedinjrs comment ♦'! ; and multitudes went away
without being able to obtain admiltanr* . Amonz those pre.=;ent, we
observed the following noblemen and gtiifji iii( n, viz : — Lords Suffield
and Calthorpe, the Hon. and K(\. Ci. Ni.i 1. Sir James Mackintosh,
Dr. Lushington, Messrs. T. F. Buxton, Wdliani Smith. W. Whitmore,
D. Svke«, Daniel O'Connell, Shit I, Bri.s< < . \\ ryland, Allen, Pownall,
G. Stephen, Pev. Messrs. 1). Wilwm, J. W. Cunningham, Richard
Watson, John Burnett, and manv other prrsrjns of hi^'h respectability.

Lord Si" KFiFLD, having be( n called to tak«' the chair, in tlir unavoid-
able absence of His Royal Highness the Duk( of Gloucester, opened
the proceedings.

He assured the meeliujr that it was with unf( iRned diffidence he took
the post of lionour, to whicli, by its kindness, he had been advanced.
He came not there expecting to t.ike any |>recedence on ac


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