Diary – James Losh – 29 Oct 1830

Document Type: Diary
Date: 29 Oct 1830
Correspondent: James Losh
Archive Source: SS Losh Diaries
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A public meeting of the inhabitants of Hexham in order to forward a petiton for the abolition of slavery had been fixed at 10 o'c this morning in order to suit my convenience.   I therefore attended and proposed the first Resolution, in a short but, I think, clear and well arranged speech.   The hour being very inconvenient to the shopkeepers and workmen of all kinds, the meeting, tho' respectable, was by no means numerous, which prevented me from speaking fully or with much animation.   I had considered the subject with some care and had the meeting been large I should have endeavoured at least to point out both the evils of, and the remedies for, the present miserable condition of the slave holders, as well as of the slaves, in the West Indies.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467