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John Baxter (dates unknown), was a radical British writer and silversmith, living in St Leonards parish, Shoreditch during the s and until at least He is noteworthy as chairman of the London Corresponding Society in and as one of the twelve indicted during the Treason also compiled and published ‘’A new and impartial history of England’’ in Parliamentary reform, they believed, would result in a fairer system of taxation and lead to the end of burdensome wars and crippling political corruption. The handbill shown here details a peaceful meeting held by the London Corresponding Society in November to . The London Corresponding Society was founded on 25 January The creators of the group were John Frost (), an attorney, and Thomas Hardy, a shoemaker and metropolitan Radical. The aim of the society was parliamentary reform, especially . In , the London Corresponding Society (LCS) was officially disbanded by the government after a mere seven years. After attempting an underground meeting in November, without success,1 the largest and most active British parliamentary reform association in the s was permanently dissolved.

In an atmosphere of crisis, the prime minister, William Pitt, agreed to recall parliament and discuss the possibility of peace negotiations. It was the opportunity the activists within the London Corresponding Society had awaited. In the summer they had won a referendum of the society calling for public demonstrations for reform. Full text of "Memoir of Thomas Hardy, founder of, and secretary to, the London corresponding society" See other formats. Jon Mee explores the popular democratic movement that emerged in the London of the s in response to the French Revolution. Central to the movement's achievement was the creation of an idea of 'the people' brought into being through print and by: 2. View London Corresponding Society Meeting Places in a larger map Records from the Sun Fire Office show that the French Horn in Lambeth Walk was insured to a John Beeby from to (London Metropolitan Archives MS //, 14 February .

London Corresponding Society By the year England was still largely agrarian but there were increasing numbers of people being employed in industry. The workers who had moved to newly industrialized towns such as Manchester or Birmingham were demoralized, because of . The Sheffield Corresponding Society. The first and most active Corresponding Society was in Sheffield, set up December , by five "mechanics".The aim of the society was political reform and it became the centre of propaganda at the press of Joseph Gales, editor of the Sheffield eld's society also sent out 'missionaries' who organised societies in Leeds, Birmingham and Coventry. London Revolution Society (act. –), was an association of political reformers who came together to commemorate the revolution of —when the English and Scottish crowns had been transferred from James II to William and Mary —and to provide a forum for radical ideas at the close of the following society's anniversary dinners, held annually on 4 November, caught the. I began reading Mary Thale's Selections from the Papers of the London Corresponding Society, marking down the names and addresses of the meeting places that were mentioned. Over the course of a few weeks, using Thale's book, Horwood's map of 's London, and an A-Z, I visited the sites of about thirty places in which the LCS met.