To workingmen. Fellow workmen - If you wish to have cheap land and small farms, cheap food and fair wages, few taxes and plenty to do ... you will vote for Wakelin, the poor man's friend. Rush to the poll on Tuesday next!!! [ca 1853].
Promises "public schools and fewer policemen, an inspector of weights ands measures, a public wharf and market house, prosperity for yourselves, and an independence for your children". Declares that the reader should not vote for "importers of Chinese slaves, for land sharks, absentee agents, or flour monopolists".
Likely to refer to Richard Wakelin, the editor of the "Independent" in 1853.
Said (by historian Susan Butterworth ca 1996) to have been written by Joseph Masters (1802-1873).
Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).
Physical Description: Letterpress print, 295 x 384 mm.
Alternative form available: File print available in Ephemera Room.
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Format: 1 b&w art print(s), Ephemera, Letterpress works, Posters, Political posters, Letterpress print, 295 x 384 mm., Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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