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creased both in number and in violence. No cessation of the persecution appearing probable, public bodies in foreign countries appealed to the Council of the Anglo-Jewish Association to persevere in the representations already made to Her Majesty's Government, and to invoke the co-operation and the sympathy of the British public.
Accurate, though by no means exhaustive, accounts of the sufferings of the Jews in Russia, appeared in The Times on the 11th and 13th of January, and were subsequently issued in pamphlet form under the direction of the Russo-Jewish Committee. A memorial to the Czar, bearing the signature of Sir Nathaniel de Rothschild, Bart., M.P., was prepared by that Committee, and presented to Prince Lobanoff, the Russian Ambassador at the Court of St. James's, on the 20th of January, but by direction of his Government the Ambassador refused to forward it. At the same time a requisition,* signed by a large number of influential gentlemen of various Christian denominations, as also of representative men in politics, science, and literature, was sent to the Lord Mayor of London, Mr. (now Sir) J. Whittaker Ellis, to convene a public meeting at the Mansion House in order to bring the grievances of the Russian Jews under the more direct notice of the civilised world, and to procure substantial help for the sufferers. The Lord Mayor at once complied with the request, and a crowded meeting was held under his presidency at the Mansion House on the 1st of February. The * See Appendix A, page 51,
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