Copy of the Request to the Mayor of Pontefract from the undersigned ratepayers of Pontefract

Scope and Content

Requests that he will permit the use of the Town Hall for a public meeting for considering the 'CDA's' on Saturday 10 Aug 1872 (also definition and history of CDA given)

Administrative / Biographical History

'The CD Acts of 1866, the 1st Act for the periodical examination of women was brought in by Lord Clarence Paget and Mr Childers'

For notes on the above see letter of Aug 8 Miss Wolstenholme to HG Wilson

Biog: Lord Clarence Paget, Mr Childers