Leeds Mercury (25/Jul/1857) - The Proposed Incorporation of Huddersfield

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The Proposed Incorporation of Huddersfield.

A highly influential meeting of the inhabitants of Huddersfield was held at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, yesterday (Friday) afternoon, to consider the propriety of applying for the Incorporation of Huddersfield. The meeting, which way a preliminary one, and assumed the form of consultation on the adoption of a first step in the matter, rather the a deliberation on the details of any suggested course of operation, was attended by many of the leading men of all parties, including Messrs. J. Shaw, the Constable, T.P. Crosland, J.P., T. Mallinson, Jere Kaye, J. Batley, Wright Mellor, J. Wrigley, J. Freeman, T. W. Clough, C.S. Floyd, J. Turner, T. Brook, W. Moore, W. Crosland, Tatham, F, Greenwood, Rayner, &c. The Constable of Huddersfield was called to the chair. A resolution having been passed, but not without a division, that the reporters should take no notes, we only give the results of the discussion which ensued. After an animated conversation, generally characterised by unanimity of feeling, the meeting adopted a series of resolutions, by which it — first, approved the desirability of a charter of incorporation for Huddersfield; secondly, declared it expedient to await the appearance of the proposed Reform Bill, by which the limits of the borough may be extended; and thirdly, appointed a provisional committee to watch the interests of the borough, and promote the object of the meeting. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business.