Eureka Stockade:Support for the Governor from the Bankers, Merchants and Landholders, tradesmen

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Eureka Stockade:Support for the Governor from the Bankers, Merchants and Landholders, tradesmen is associated with Ballarat, Victoria located at these coordinates -37.5621071, 143.8561493


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This letter offers Lieutenant Governor Charles Hotham the support of many of Melbourne's tradesmen, who demonstrate their loyalty to the Crown.

Record Citation: VPRS 1085/P Unit 8, Duplicate 162 Enclosure no. 19
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Agency: VA 466 Governor (including Lieutenant Governor 1851-1855 and Governor's Office)
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Date: 20/12/1854
Record Type: Letter
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Language: en
Copyright URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright
Related Resource URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/exhibitions/eureka-on-trial/perspectives
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01085-p0000-000009-0010-010-102.jpg Enclosure No 19 in Duplicate Despatch

No 162 of the 20 Dec 1854 To His Excellency Sir Charles Hotham, Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Victoria. We, the undersigned bankers, merchants, land holders, tradesmen, and others residing in the City of Melbourne and I


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01085-p0000-000009-0010-010-102v.jpg its vicinity, desire at this critical conjuncture to approach your Excellency with the

Assurance of our loyal devotion to the person and the authority of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, of our determination to support your Excellency as the representative of our Sovereign in this colony, in every measure calculated to arrest the progress of confusion, and to restore to the community the inestimable blessings of social


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01085-p0000-000009-0010-010-103.jpg social tranquility.

Deeply sympathising with your Excellency in the multiplied difficulties, and in the anxious responsibilities of your present position, we beg to express our very sincere confidence that your Excellency is animated by a single mindedness of purpose to accomplish every practicable reform of ascertained defects or abuses, and to introduce all possible improvement into the general administration of


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01085-p0000-000009-0010-010-103v.jpg of the affairs of the colony, whose government has been so recently committed to your charge.

We therefore consider it to be our bounden duty, both as loyal subjects of our most gracious sovereign, Queen Victoria, and as being deeply interested in the character and happiness of this highly favoured land of our adoption, to rally around your Excellency in the present emergency, and to place ourselves, our services, and our influence, unreservedly


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01085-p0000-000009-0010-010-104.jpg unreservedly at your Excellency's disposal for the maintanance to the utmost of public order, the repression of violence, and the upholding of the paramount authority of exisitng law.

(Signed)

T.T A’Beckett

William Hull

C.Hutton

Chas. Falconer

Jacob Montefiore

James Simpson

John Brumwell

E. Montefiore

Wm. Hamilton Hart & Co.

James Smith

C.Flaxman

And 389 other signatures appended.

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