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barons tormentors. The following Addresses on the subject have been presented jointly by the Anglo-Jewish Association and the Roumanian Committee to the Governments of Austria and Turkey through their respective ambassadors :
7, Furnival's Inn, B.C.,
London, 21st March, 1873.
Your Excellency,
The Jewish community of this country has been thrown into great consternation, and its indignation roused by the law on spirituous liquors lately passed in the Roumanian Chambers, a law which if carried into effect must reduce to beggary several thousand Jewish families to whom this trade now affords the means of subsistence. Under these circumstances, we, the undersigned, representing the " London Roumanian Committee," and the " Anglo-Jewish Association," (established to promote the intellectual and social progress of their brethren, in countries imperfectly civilized, and to afford aid to their co-religionists suffering from religious persecution), have ventured to bring under the notice of your Excellency a few considerations in the hope that you will deem them deserving of being submitted to the Austro-Hungarian Government, justly distinguished for its liberality in religious matters, and benevolence towards our unfortunate co-religionists.
1 st. The law on spirituous liquors so closely following that on the tobacco monopoly, which deprived a large number of Roumanian Jews of their livelihood, seems to point to a settled policy on the part of the Chambers, to withdraw from the Jews the means of subsistence, thus throwing the mass of them into abject poverty.
2nd. It follows that, if the Roumanians are allowed to carry out this iniquitous policy, a population of upwards of 200,000 individuals must become exposed to all the dreadful consequences of hopeless mendicancy, starvation, disease, general demoralization, crime and vagrancy.
3rd. The neighbours of Roumania cannot be indifferent to such a deplorable state of things, since it could not remain confined to its original seat, but the evils must spread into the surrounding countries, which would be placed in the sad position of either inhumanely refusing admission to the disease-stricken, starving, demoralized, immigrating crowds, crying for bread; or receiving them, and thus undertaking a most burdensome and dangerous responsibility.
The reason of the undersigned for thus pointedly bringing these considerations under the notice of your Excellency, is that they believe that
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