The Chartist Regional Leader, Patrick Matthew was a delegate of the 1839 General Convention of the Industrious Classes elected by the "Radical Reformers of Great Britain" - for enactment of The People's Charter.
Matthew named as a delegate alongside other famous electoral reform leaders in 1839 such as William Lovett, Henry Vincent, Fergus O'Conner, John Collins and John Frost. Here
The privileged landowning classes, including Charles Darwin and many other naturalists feared the Chartists Here
On Lawrence and Matthew - Seeking a Purer form of the Truth
The links between Chartism, William Lawrence and Matthew can be studied here