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Diary entry for 31 Mar 1839 (Ne 2 F 6/1, p.21)

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Diary entry for 31 Mar 1839 (Ne 2 F 6/1, p.21) The Chartist meetings at Sutton yesterday & Mansfield on a previous day have passed off quietly - [Richard] Oastler was pleased on all occasions to compliment me in terms of high panegyric, which was well received by the surrounding hearers - His language however & that of others was desperately bad, & such as ought not to be permitted by any Govt desiring the peace & order of the country - Such declamations & the utterance of sentiments so repugnant to social order, cannot fail to operate upon the minds of many most mischievously -