Richard Carlile The Republican (Volume 7)

ISBN 13: 9780217367998

The Republican (Volume 7)

9780217367998: The Republican (Volume 7)

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1823. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TO MR. R. CARLILE, DORCHESTER GAOL. Canterbury, April 13, 1823 Citizen, of the Ghost begotten God. The inclosed Subscription of £4. from a few friends in the Grand Metropolitan City, we wish you to use for the cause of Republicanism, "or the beneGt of the many against the few;" being our fifth subscription, and we hope shortly to send you the sixth. We are working as miners in the Cathedral, and hope soon for the general explosion to open a breach, and to gain the rights and happiness of man by equality of vote by ballot. Yours, &c. &c. TO THE REPUBLICANS OF THE ISLAND OF ALBION. Dorchester Gaol, April 22, Citizens, Year 4 of the Spanish Revolution. My last announced the passage of the Holy Ghost's Duke into Spain, but I knew no incidents at that time connected with it. The first gun fired was by Bourbon soldiers against Frenchmen! A company of Frenchmen, who wish to restore liberty to France, came up in the presence of an advanced post of the Bourbon army, where there was only a small river to part them, and where they could speak to each other, and unfurled the tricoloured flag. The Bourbon General, of the name of Vallin, ordered a piece of artillery loaded with grape shot to be discharged among them. This order was obeyed, and repeated three times, by which several fell dead, to the number of ten or twelve, and four it appears were wounded; the others retreated. By subsequent accounts, I find the wounded men have been shot dead by the Bourbon Soldiers, and this was the character of the onset of the Bourbon army! It is an extremely delicate and nice point to begin a revolt. A whole regiment may be unanimous, and yet not one dare to tell the other his mind. In this state of uncertainty, the orders of the commanding officer are almost sure to be obeyed, whateve...

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