FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE.
APRIL 24, 1852.
the last number of the Friend of the People in its present form.
Briefly, but sincerely, I give my heartfelt thanks to my
numerous friends and readers, who, by their gallant support of this
periodical, have encouraged me to make the important announcement in last
Saturday's number. The "Friend of the People" will henceforth be
incorporated with the STAR OF FREEDOM,
the first number of which will appear on Saturday, April 24th.
Want of space compels but a brief notice of the arrangements
already effected, and those in progress to render the STAR
OF FREEDOM a first-rate journal. In
addition to GERALD MASSEY,
whose engagement was announced in the last No. of the "Friend," the
writers already engaged include W. J. LINTON, the
celebrated Republican writer; SAMUEL M. KYDD,
the able, and long tried champion of Labour's rights; and ALEXANDER
BELL, a young, but rising writer, the worth of whose
compositions must be well known to our readers.
With this staff of writers, aided by Foreign correspondents,
the STAR OF FREEDOM cannot
fail to be recognised by public opinion as the organ of Ultra-Democracy.
The STAR OF FREEDOM
will advocate Democracy, both in the Legislature and the Workshop.
The fullest and best reports will be given of Chartist and Democratic
meetings; the proceedings of Trade and Cooperative bodies; and all
movements connected with, or affecting the Working-Classes.
As soon as the arrangements shall have been fully completed,
the Foreign Intelligence will be superior to that of any Newspaper
In addition to its unique political features, the "STAR
OF FREEDOM" will contain the best and latest
News--Parliamentary, Metropolitan, Provincial, Colonial, Theatrical,
Police, Law, Markets, &c. &c., every description of occurrences, and every
A Gentleman of eminent legal attainments, has been engaged as
LEGAL ADVISER, and will, fully
and gratuitously, answer the questions of Correspondents wishing
trustworthy information on points of Law.
The Reviews and Literary Criticism in general will be of the
first order. In this department of the Paper will appear a series of
articles on English Literature; also a series on the Poets of the People,
and the Literature of Labour; Translations from Foreign Literature, &c.
OF EMINENT CHARACTERS
will be continued.
"THE COUNTESS OF
RUDOLSTADT" will be continued and completed in the
STAR OF FREEDOM,
which will he published every Saturday,
for the Editor, to be addressed to No. 4, Brunswick-row, Queensquare,
Applications for Placards, &c., to be addressed to the Publisher, JOHN
BEZER, 183, Fleet-street, London.