The Home Office dispatched the Horse Guards, the Royal Artillery, and other regiments from the south by train to Manchester at the request of local Magistrates. Sir Robert Peel and his Cabinet discussed the situation in the north for two hours before deciding upon military action, the Lancashire Yeomanry having already been called out.
"Disturbances in the Manufacturing Districts." The Illustrated London News. 1 (25 June 1842): 233.
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