John Frost’s letter to the Home Secretary 1839


John Frost was a Magistrate but because he continued to be a leader of the Chartists in South Wales, Home Secretary, Lord John Russell, wrote a letter to dismiss him as a Justice of the Peace. The letter below was John Frost’s reply to the Home Secretary which was read out at a Chartist Convention in Pontypool, giving expression to the feelings and determination of the Welsh coal miners.

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