Sadler, Michael Thomas

Sadler, Michael Thomas, an English statesman and philanthropist, was a native of Snelston, Derbyshire, and was born in 1780. He was for some time a merchant of Leeds, was member of Parliament for Newark-upon-Trent, 1829-30, and in 1831 for Aldborough, Yorkshire. He was noted for his philanthropic interest on behalf of the agricultural poor and children in factories, and his opposition to Roman Catholic emancipation and parliamentary reform. He died in 1835. The following are some of his principal works: Ireland: its Evils and Remedies (Lond. 1828, 8vo): — Speech in the House of Commons on the Roman Catholic Relief Bill, March 17, 1829; Second Speech, March 30, 1829 (Lond. 1829).

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