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was manifest the people has no hope from OUTS; & the INs had no chance, had they not given at once such a pledge to the people of their intentions from w.ch they cannot now recede- as neither party c.d have held their places had not this Reform been granted but by the power of their bayonet, we have been saved a civil war w.h at my [....] I really expected. After a century of corruption from the Crown to the peasant we cannot expect so great  a change to be effected without a struggle & a strong one; but the anti reformers now avow

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