"as the guest of a chapter of Chartists"

 The Chartists were a reformist organisation in Britain and Ireland, active from 1838 to 1850. This working class movement produced the People's Charter in 1838, with the aim of promoting voting and Parliamentary reform which would create a much more representative government. Unsurprisingly, given the times, their movement was largely unsuccessful, though it created more interest in politics among the working class.

The People's Charter contained the following reforms:

1) a vote for all men over the age of 21

2) the secret ballot

3) payment for members of parliament (to enable people from all backgrounds to stand)

4) no requirement for MPs to be landowners

5) equal constituencies

6) annual elections.

By 1918, five of the six points on the People's Charter had become law.