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Request: Demo 1387783922933023
Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 18:32:02 Format: plain
Job: Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Jul 1861 Comment: View in Trove

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:46 words: 236 corrections: 31

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|:_ ' To the Editor of the Herald. Sin,-As you |:_ To the Editor of the Herald. Sir-As you
have, m so honest and consistent a manner, upheld have, in so honest and consistent a manner, upheld
the cause of justice and Christian humanity the cause of justice and Christian humanity
in behalf of the poor oppressed Chinese at Lambing in behalf of the poor oppressed Chinese at Lambing
Flat and the neighbourhood, I hopo you will Flat and the neighbourhood, I hope you will
kindly allow space for these few lines. I havo kindly allow space for these few lines. I have
waited for some abler pen than mine to take tho waited for some abler pen than mine to take the
subject in hand, as well OB to see if the accounts subject in hand, as well as to see if the accounts
were roally exaggerated, but as I find with were really exaggerated, but as I find with
grief and horror by to-day's Herald, and from grief and horror by to-day's Herald, and from
your own reporter, ' thai they were by no means your own reporter, that they were by no means
so-unhappily, rathor under- stated, 1 wish so unhappily, rather under- stated, I wish
to enquire whether a public meeting should to enquire whether a public meeting should
not' at once be convened (which I should hope not at once be convened (which I should hope
a sense of dnty will compel our worthy Mayor a sense of duty will compel our worthy Mayor
to call), so as to wash our, hands, as far as wa to call) so as to wash our, hands, as far as we
can, from this foul blot on our beloved country, can, from this foul blot on our beloved country,
by thus testifying our abhorrenco of the heartrending by thus testifying our abhorrence of the heartrending
cruoltics perpetrated on tho unoffending cruelties perpetrated on the unoffending
and industrious Chineso ; also to try to raiso and industrious Chinese ; also to try to raise
some support and succour for these poer rictims some support and succour for these poor victims
during this inclement weather. This is surely during this inclement weather. This is surely
a subject on which to awaken Government (if, a subject on which to awaken Government (if
strictly speaking, wo have one), as well as strictly speaking, we have one), as well as
to arouse all professing Christians and philanthropists to arouse all professing Christians and philanthropists
especially all Christian ministers-to follow especially all Christian ministers to follow
your excellent example, and apeak plainly your excellent example, and speak plainly
out on the subject. 1 remain, bir, yours very out on the subject. I remain, Sir, yours very
respectfully, J. P. July 9th. respectfully, J. P. July 9th.