SIR JOHN WM. RAMSDEN AND THE INCORPORATION MOVEMENT.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE.
I should feel obliged by the insertion of the following letter in your next publication, as I am sure it will be read with gratification by the whole town and neighbourhood; the very handsome offer it contains proves the deep interest which Sir John Ramsden takes in everything relating to the progress and proper position of Huddersfield.
I am, dear Sir, respectfully yours,
6, Upper Brook-street, London, W., July 23rd, 1867.
My Dear Sir,
On Saturday Mr. Batley was so good as to bring for my inspection the Petition to the Queen in Council, praying for the incorporation of Huddersfield, with which he had been entrusted, and which he was then about to lodge at the Privy Council Office.
Now that so much progress has been made towards obtaining the charter, I will no longer delay the expression of my desire to associate myself with a movement affecting so materially the future of Huddersfield, and to give some mark of my good wishes for the prosperity of the new borough.
With this view I should like to present to the town the gold collar and badge of office to be worn by the Mayor, and I shall be much obliged by your making this known, and tendering my offer for acceptance in the proper quarter.
I am, my dear Sir, yours faithfully,
R. Skilbeck, Esq., Constable of Huddersfield.