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London, March 27 Mr John Bright is dead.

For some time past the health of the great Liberal statesman and orator has been very preourious, and a month or two ogo it seemed the end was near. Mr Bright waß born m 1811, and is a member of a large firm of ooiton spinners. Though he had taken part m the Reform agitation of 1831-32, Mr Bright first distinguished himself m political life by beooming m 1839 one of the earliest members of the Anti-Corn Law League, whioh grew out of an association formed m 1838 to obtain the repeal of the Corn Laws. He was eleoted by the oity of Durham to Parliament m July, 1843, and his | maiden speech was made on August 7th tbe I same year on Mr Ewart's motion for extending the principle of Freetrade. In the Legislature and m the provinces, especially at Manohester, he 00-operated with Mr Cobden m the movement whioh the latter sought to oreate m favor of a reduction of the expenditure on the naval and military establishments. On the formation of the first Derby Ministry, Mr Bright aided m that temporary re-organisa-tion of the Anti-Corn-Law League, whioh the acceptance of Freetrado by the new government afterwards rendered unnecessary. Mr Bright denounced the polioy of the war with Russia with energy, but his protests against it were brought to a stop by an attaok of severe illnesß. Mr Bright was m Italy when Lord Palmerston was defeated on the Canton question m 1857, but expressed his entire approval of the vote of censure. At the general election whioh followed Manchester rejected Mr Bright, but a vaoanoy ooourring a few months afterwards he was onoe more eleoted, and haß continued to represent the city ever Binoe,

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DEATH OF JOHN BRIGHT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2096, 28 March 1889

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DEATH OF JOHN BRIGHT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2096, 28 March 1889