Mr. T.B. Potter, M.P., presided at the annual meeting of the Cobden Club last Saturday. The report, which was unanimously adopted, gave some interesting information respecting negotiations for commercial treaties in the past year, and spoke hopefully of the progress of free trade. Captain Verney tried to induce the club to express an opinion on the Egyptian question, but the opinion of the meeting was against any interference of the club with questions of current political strife.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.150