LETTER APPOINTING JOHN COLLINS AS MISSIONARY
ON BEHALF OF THE CHARTIST MOVEMENT
Letter addressed to John Collins dated February 28, 1839 and signed by William Lovett, secretary of the General Convention of the Industrious Classes, on behalf of the Delegates attending the Convention held in London. The letter appointed Collins as "Missionary" to lecture and campaign for the Chartist Movement. His tours of duty would include counties in England and Scotland.
Rent, or National Rent, as referred to in the letter, was the term given to moneys collected to help pay for the Convention and Missionary expenses. The letter makes the point that there should be no communication with any associated body, since that was illegal.