25 NOVEMBER 1843, Page 9

At Huddersfield, on Wednesday, was held the first of a

series of public meetings in the manufacturing districts to raise a fund for the pur- pose of liberating Mr. Richard Oastler from the Queen's Bench Prison, and pensioning him for life. Mr. John Fielden presided ; Mr. Walter and Mr. Busfield Ferrand were present and active ; the attendance was numerous ; the resolutions were couched in terms warmly eulogizing Mr. Oastler and his "almost superhuman efforts" "to emancipate his (1) slaves from their thraldom " ; the speeches were not less em- phatic; the meeting was unanimous ; and 134/. was subscribed on the spot.