The following Letters were written to Mr. Thomas Dixon, a working cork- cutter of Sunderland, during the agitation for Reform in the spring of the present year. They contain, in the plainest terms I could use, the substance of what I then desired to say to our English workmen, which was briefly this :—"The reform you desire may give you more influence in Parliament; but your influence there will of course be useless to you, —perhaps worse than useless, —until you have wisely made up your minds what you wish Parliament to do for you ; and when you have made up your minds about that, you will find, not only that you can do it for yourselves . . .
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