'NOTICE. A PUBLIC MEETING will take place AT LLECHRYD'
This notice for a meeting about local grievances and their potential resolution shows us Rebecca was addressed not only by force; offers of reconciliation and attempts to strike at the motivations for rioting were also made.
However, the notice underlines that, though negotiation is possible, authority still lies firmly in the hands of the Queen and government, calling the southern counties one of 'Her Majesty's Dominions'.
Additionally, the notice only guarantees that grievances will be 'considered', and is rather less promising in terms of their resolution, bringing into question how successful such a meeting was expected to be, and even if holding one at all was more posturing by local authorities than anything.
On Monday, the 9th instant, at Eleven in the forenoon, to Vote a dutiful and loyal Address to the Queen, expressive of the devoted attachment of the Meeting to Her Majesty's Person and Government, pledging itself, to the utmost of its power and influence, to preserve the Peace of this part of Her Majesty's Dominions.
At the said Meeting, all local Grievances will be CONSIDERED; and it is hoped, amicably, and satisfactorily adjusted.
The attendance of the Magistrates of the District, and also, of the Public at large, is requested.
E. Lloyd Williams, Esq.,