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1865. Excerpt: ... Chap. IX. EIOTS. 425 CHAPTER IX. The history of
1825 and 1826 has shown us the state of English capitalists; the
rapacity and ignorance of some, and the consequent sufferings of
all. How was it with the laborers, among whom it is natural to look
for a worse cupidity, a deeper ignorance, and a fiercer suffering?
From the time when the false prosperity of the country began to
decline, there was much rioting. The first impulse _.. n no it f I
RlOtS J or sufferers too ignorant to know the causes of their
suffering, is to rebel against the order of things under which
their misery takes place. The first serious rioting was at
Sunderland, in August, 1825, just after the tide of pros-at
sunderperity was seen to have turned. The association of land;
seamen, who were not on good-terms with the ship-owners, saw a
collier quietly leaving the port, manned by strangers, and went out
to attack the vessel. The principal ship-owners, who had been sworn
in as special constables, put off after them, but could make little
resistance against overwhelming numbers; the rioters being at least
four hundred. The ship-owners, and all the obnoxious crew, except
the master and the mate, were thrown into the sea, whence they were
picked up in no condition for further fight. A party of dragoons
was brought up; the Riot Act was read; but on the opposite side of
the river from that where the proceedings of the rioters had
collected a mob of men, women, and children. Some stones were
thrown from the midst of this mob, who had not heard the reading of
the Riot Act. The soldiers fired, and five persons were killed; one
of whom was a carpenter, at work on his stage, and another a
laborer, returning from the field. The funeral of the victims was
solemn, with banners and flags, and a band of...
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