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LOCAL DEFENCES.

A deputation, headed by Sir William Armstrong, waited on Lord Salisbury to-day, and presented an address, m which the subscribers thereto stated they absolutely declined to initiate the local defences of the Clyde, Forth, Mersey, Tees and Tyne, submitting that this was a duly devolving on Government. The necessity of taking urgent measures to place the defences on a proper basis was strongly urged, and the address set forth that m the opinion of the subscribers the present defences were quite inadequate.

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LOCAL DEFENCES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2024, 29 December 1888

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LOCAL DEFENCES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2024, 29 December 1888

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