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short, that they must push 03,513 worthily bestowed, in this since that the people would soon begin to besd George the Third got upon the throne, lieve that the whole affair, bas,a from Therefore, if he deceive us, he is assured- first to lastzi been a juggle iteo deceiver ly deceived himself

. Nor is he a man them, to dupe them along and to cheat to trust to a mere rumour, or to any them out of reform, altogetheroo vandi: goose-gabble.coming to him at third or what were the people to believe others fourth handsondabelieve that he has re-than this, after the volunteer offer of the ceived his information from an authentic Lord Chancellor to reconsider the source, and that, on Sunday night last, Bill, and particularly that part of its the intentions of the i ministers were which related to the ten-pound suffrage such as he describes them to have been in great louns? After this, what were What may be their intentions comezet the people to believe? Now, however, Sunday night, he must be

we are told

that if any changes, be inless phet that will yenture to say.109 901 lised troduced into the Bill, it

for But, upon the supposition that the the purpose of making it more democraps Doctor's news is correct, what can have ptical

than it was before. What a change, been the cause of this sudden change is here! For That is a grave question, and more in lieve my eyes.

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Vlaicopebs 9d ot. Jorg teresting than it is grave, qada have no I shall here stop for the present, with doubt but my incessant goadings, during regard to the history of the affaires the last week, beginning with the an-something new may reach me before nouncement atau Guildhalle have had night, But, cannot dismiss this subzui the Ministers know I might have divided Ministers

s how they attempt to touch, on the question of confidence in them, I except for the purpose of extending, the must have made them see the gull that suffrage of the working people, who was opening before themai Nothing have all as clear

a right to votes as the is more certain, than that the country rol. renters have ; and who all not only has been ruined in its trade and agricul- ought to have votes, but that their ture, that hundreds of thousands of having votes would be an alteration families have been ruined, only because, beneficial in the end to the aristocracy I had pointed out the way to prevent that themselves. There is sonlething so ruin; only, in fact, for the purpose of unjusti and 96insolent 94472cating falsifying my predictions; and, most upon a man to pay taxes "and"40 assuredly, the Waigs are not less dis servestlin the militia, and, at the posed than the Tories were to indulge same time to tell him that he has no in this amiable and high-minded pro- stake in the country, and, therefore, pensity, for doing which I had now ought to have no vore, that one's blood afforded them so fine and faic an opporo boils at the very thought of it w what, tunity, they overlooking, most likely then, having been ready, for the sake of the circumstance, that the predictions peace, to give way here for the present, were, in this case, made with the most must be our indignation at perceiving earnest prayer that they might be falsi- that there is a project for cutting off fied. However, it is rather too much four-fifths of even the ten-pound volers ! to suppose, that they would make this For my pari, if I had to choose between sudden and all important tack merely schedules A and B and the ten-pound for the purpose of making me out a voters; if I must give up one or the false prophet. vagonleia 10 3891912 14 other, I should not hesitate a moment

Oh, no! There was something more in giving up the former, though LØRD tham this : they saw that time cry of Brotatisar is to very ready to re-conconfidence in them was, slackening, they sider the hill as to the latter. However saw that it would ssoon be dropped alt this is ansuhjeet itbat demands a more together, they saw that allowas become elaborate discussion and that discussion ang suspicion as to their sincerity, they it 'shall have from me 'next weer: In

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19000 teration in the bill. 0109 901 101 14952ther My answ. gergas, tbat I would 1 sd bluow B9t0v 2015. my owner any and consistency. I made

their own purpose, and with a total disregard

the meadile, Yet The Ministerstémem

fitterstémem to others to determine." I confess I cannot see beptifat they were repeatedly told by such conduet, and hy dividing its friends, some of the best-informed and some of abusing those who had been its udvarying the most opulent men from Birmingham, advocates under all circumstances, in all dan; Manéiester, Sheffield, and Leeds that are the parece en meget stort and the

adverthen see the suffrage fixed higher than I and fall foul of each otherda dAmong these are

sary to contend against, to conjure one up, af ter pounds ? l Thdeed, no election, Imany mistaken individuals a cand although the not even with the ballot,

could motives of

are I suffrage. electors most be cased in iron, and their lives. For thyself, 1 tan say, I did not embertises made bonib-proof. The suffrage a summer's gale” I have bad torrents, nearly is too high as it is. titing by lås labour, is quite litre cough? sme orthuse intrepid champions bul, whien the people. Bad consente i to assail me, could not face the storm. I cantry the ten-pound samage, to attempt

10.92919 not, however, be dismayed by them : if I have

contended with giants, I am not to be scared to chouse them ont br , Would by a pigmy, There are matters which ought: be an act of perfdy meriving preprobation and which soon may be públicly developed to be adequately

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you with al simple statement, which wilhserve.

to show how subfounded their representations be protested against

by the opulent and when no such thought or expectation had in the great towns in particular, who, crossed my mind, I was appħed to and infor the sake of their own safety,

formed that it was intended to put up my name vehemently protest against

such an at- 4 Gorst wished that it might be ascertained when in navigation while the Lord Midyor, but it was

or to ! 90 9107 of 10 pit & 16915 es lo gved in (tid tway interfere or lend myself to aby plan for ile od w ban 9251 2191497.Jo pariyathat I would wake no dealuration or ili CITY COCK! O trgu enter into any compromise ; but would endeaTeis brazen, vain, and double dealing precisely

the same déclaration to other apfellow seems, at last, to have brought plicátiousar. This, it was intimated, was not kimself completely down. The impur satisfactory, and that they probably might piut dence of this fellow, to talk about up Alderman Thorp, although they ", could do

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Alderman Combe had done before me, where, ONE OTHER, who also talks about in a private letter to me, he copelades in these kis sacrifices, who, when he commenced words :-"Every one must be satisfied that the trade patriot, did not, in the my name is made use parties for

a banch of cat's-meat.

91 ngsd ausd.msele mine that the first applicativo was made, and To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle 59. made to him a similar observation. A poll SIR,—Although I have taken no part

part what did not know until to-day, by the papers of ever in the contest for the Mayoralty, and yesterday, by whom. Their names are new bare kept out of town the greater part of the to me, and I do not know that I have ever time, to avoid, if possible, all communication seen them, norbave I had, during the eleetion, ilterference have not, however, protected me any his friends. Among those who have fan contiteed misrepresentation, and the unjustly taken a freedom with my name is Instrumfoundeil statements and insinuations Mr. Stevens, of Bishopsgate. Tbis person is baze been made in my absence, upon the reported to have said, in allusion to me, that bustings. How well those persons who are for his part he should not be able to walk Lereby gerving the cause, and

how well they the
situation of the worthy

Alderman. How srecalling it by maligoing the amave who, this Mr Stevens has dared to show bis face to bowever feeble his powere, has déluted forty the livery of London is a matter of amazement Se of his life in its support at an immense to all who recollect his conduct towards me Serifiee W himself and his family, T will leave at the election for Chamberlain, and the ex

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position I then made of his unprincipled con- matter as I did, I should be unable to walk duct. I thought I harl demolished him, but it through the streets of London, if I had, by iny appears that I had only scotched the snake- conduct, placed myself in such a situation as not killed him : he is himself again. This the worthy Alderman.” This was my feeling, very Mr. Stevens had on divers occasions and I bad a right to state it. What the worn drawn up, moved, seconded, or supported, tby Alderman's feeliugs may be I do not premore than twenty votes of thanks to me for my tend to know; and be it remembered, that public conduct, in some of which it had been these remarks were uttered at the conclusion declared that I was entitled to the lasting of an explanation, called for by the ambiguity gratitude of my fellow.citizens.” This gen- with which Alderman Waith man alluded to tleman evinced his "lasting gratitude" by the deputation which waited upon him at Rei. turning round upun me, at the only moment gate, and of which I was one. that bad ever occurred where he could have The worthy Alderman states, " This very shown it, and supported Sir James Shaw, Mr. Stevens had on divers occasions drawn up, against whom I had formerly moved a vote of moved, seconded, or supported, more than censure, which had bis support; and after twenty votes of thanks to me for my public this conduct he presumes to talk of consistency conduct, in some of which it had been declared and public principle ! Had this been all that I was entitled to the lasting gratitude of had his conduct ended here, I should have iny fellow-eitizeus.” passed him over in silence, but he must thrust To this he might have added, I had conhimself forward upon the hustings to calumn- tributed to the purchase of a piece of plale, preniate me in my absence, which he would not sented to the worthy Alderman on his retiring have dared to have done in my presence. Let from public life; that I also enrolled my name him, however, be aware how he meddles with at all times as a subscriber to defray be ex. Thy reputation - let him look after his own, if penses of Alderman Waithmau's elections for it be worth looking after.

Meniber of Parliament for the city of London, * Sir, I feel most deeply how much the and spent days and weeks on those occasions cause of reform has been injured by such a in promoting his iuterests. All this I did hemeddler; and all the efforts of his life, past cause I thought the worthy Aldermau entitled and to come, cau never atone for the injury he to the lasting gratitude of his fellow.citizens so has done ; and in vindicating my own conduct long as he coutinued to advocate those rights, 'from foul aspersions, I feel that I am perform- and no longer. jog more of a public duty than an act of justice lu return, he bas upon 'many occasions exto myself. Public character is public pro- pressed his gratitude to me for those exertions ; perty; I hope I sball preserve mine; hut po and so far, I confess, I think the account may one shall, with impunity, attempt to rob me be balanced--but gratilude appears to bave a of it.

different definition in the mind of the worthy Jam, Sir,

Alderman-nothiog but pecuniary emolument Your obedient servant,

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R. WAITHMAN. tion ; aud because I did pot support him for Reigate, October 16.

the office of Chamberlain of the City, which

he declares to be the only moment iu which I MR. STEVENS'S ANSWER. could have shown my gratitude, I am to be To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle.

honoured with bis abuse. I felt it my duty to

vote for the man I thought best qualified to SIR,-In noticing the remarks made upon fill the vacaut office. Sir James Sbaw, in my my conduct by Mr. Alderman Waithman, estimation, was a fitter man than Robert anger becomes entirely absorbed in a feeling Waithma: ; and I voted accordingly. I will which for me to name would only teod far- never allow my political bias to jofluedre me ther to excite the irritability of a man whom on such an occasion.

la allusion to this I have for many years respected for his po- event, the vituperation of Alderman Waithlitical consistency, and whom on all occasions man knows no bounds. I am a snake I have supported as long as he remained con- scotched but not killed "-1 am unprincipled sistent. On the present election, when the and inconsistenta nieddler, who can Court of Aldernien bad, by a majority of atone for the injury he has done." I feel for three, placed themselves in hostility to the the disappointed hopes of such a man, but in wishes of the livery, I confidently calculated my couscience I could not vote for him as on the zealous support of Alderman Waith- Chamberlain of the City of London. Mr. Alman; is it astonishing, then, that I should derman Waithman wouders bow." I dare feel disappointed, together with thousands of thrust myself forward. My aus fer is, that my brother liverymen, that the man whose I have done my duty conscientivusly, and the reputation was built upon his upholding their Livery appreciate that couduct; and tliat. rights should, by his conduct, place himself wben the worthy Alderman thinks it savours in a situation to sacrifice those rights and his of daring to oppose hiin, or expose his inconown reputation at the sbrine of personal vani- sistencies, he forns the most preposterous ty? I felt all this, and kpowiug the value of opinion of his own importance. He certainly consistency of conduct, I did on the hustings was not present when I presumed to mention conclude, “ that for my own part, viewing the bis dame, nor was I when Mr. «Alderman

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Wasthman took the liberty to interfere with | abandoned after it had been depending for my right of voting on the election of Cham- several years. berlaio. In both cases, I presume, it was That in' or ahout the year 1820, the Vicar winteutional, as I cannot calculate that j of the said parisli, caused a suit iu Chaocery Alderman Waithman had any fear of faciog and five several actions at Law to be comWilliam Stevens; and I ain sure that any menced for the recovery of tithes of bay dread of expressing my opinion in the presence ) arising within the said Pen, and four of the of Alderman Waithman, is too ridicalous to said actions were set down for trial before Mr. require any comment. Calumny | abhor. Baron Graham and a Special Jury, in the What I stated on the hustings was true-and year 1821; but a verdict having been found I am ready to prove every word I uttered. I in the first action in favour of the occupiers, will conclude in his own words-"Let him, the Vicar declined to proceed to a trial of the however, be aware how be meddles svith my three remaining actions, but in the following reputation-let him look after bis owu, if it year, 1822, he caused two of such actions to be worth lookiag aster."

be tried before Lord Chief Baron Richards, I remain, yours very respectfully, and recovered a verdict in each action ; the

W. Srevens. said verdicts were, however, afterwards set Bishopsgate Within, Oct. 17, 1831. aside by the Court of King's Bench, and a

new trial directed to be had in one of such actions, in order to determine the right; and a new trial was accordingly had before Mr.

Baron Garrow, in the year 1823, and a verdiot LAKENHEATH PETITION. was returned for the Vicar, but such verdict

was also set aside and a third trial of the said To the Right hen. the Lords Spiritual and action directed by the Court of King's Bench,

Temporal in Parliameot assembled, the and such third trial took place before Mr. bumble petition of the several persons Justice Gaselee, in 1825, when the jury rewhose names are hereto subscribed, turned a verdict in favour of the defendant being respectively owners and occupiers the occupier, and such verdict has never been of laud situate within the parish of disturbed.

Lakeubeath, in the county of Suffolk, That after seventeen years of incessant and SAREITA,

barassing litigation, during which nearly That the Dean and Chapter of the Cathe- 50001. were expended by the owners of the Fen dral church of Ely are in right of their said lands in defending the said suits, and more Church, and by virtue of a grant from the especially after the said verdicts in their faCrown, possessed of the appropriate Rectory vour, your petitioners hoped that no further of Lakenbeath aforesaid, which formerly be suits would be brought for tithes of the said longed to the Prior and Convent of Ely, and Fen; and so confidently was such hope enterthe said Dean and Chapter are also the patrons tained by the defendants in the said suits, of the Vicarage of Lakenheath, and are like that they remitted and gave up to the said wise in the possession of a very extensive Vicar, the whole of their taxed costs in the Manor, and a very large landed estate in the said actions, amounting to several hundred tard parish, which also belonged to the said pounds, besides the costs in the said chancery Monastery at the time of its dissolution. suit.

That there is within the said parish a con That your petitioners have nevertheless. siderable tract of land called Lakenheath Peo, been credibly infornier, that the said Dean containing 5000 acres, or thereabouts, which and Chapter bave lately made a cuncurrent was also part of the possessious of the said lease of the said rectory, to Mr. Hugh Robert monastery, and the same is now vested in Evans, of Ely, their solicitor and confidential your petitioners an divers other persons; and agent, and the steward of their mauor, with the said Dean and Chapter in particular are av express covenant or condition, that he the possessors of about six hundred acres shall proceed at law or iu equity for the recothereof.

very of the tithes of the said Fen; aud the said That from time whereof the memory of mau Mr. Evans threatens and intends to sue for i bot to the contrary, no tithes have ever such tithes, after the determination of the prebeen paid for the said res in any one si ogle sent lease, which will expire at Michaelmas istance, nor did either the Rector or the next. Vicar of the said parish ever set up any claim That your petitioners are advised and are bruch tithes uoxil the year 1808, when the fully persuaded that the said Feu is lawfully Lessee of the said Dead and Chapter institut- exempt from the payment of tithes, and they e a sait in Cbanccry, and obtained a decree have every reason to expect that the said inagainst some of the occupiers, but the tended suit will be givecessfuly defended; but defendants appealed from ebe said decree, and your petitioners have learned from long expethe same has never been carried into execu- frience, that whatever may be the result of such tion and that whilst the said Chancery suit was suit, it will be attended with a 'most 'enormous still pending, a second Chancery suit was expense and infuite vexation and inconvenibeaugiot by another Lessee of the said Dean ence; and tbey therefore feel it to be their duty and Chapter, , but such ́ second suit was to complain to your right honourable House,

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generations, and which has been made the against laymen in all cases of the church parish; who do not in any respect mini said.

of the state of the existing

law, which enables such tithes belongs to the vicar, who resides a rector who has never been in the possession upou another benefice of whiob he is incumof the tithes of the land in question to put your bent, and that the spiritual duties of the said petitioners to the expense and hazard of prov- parish of Lakewherthf, wlrich contains a' popuing that their exemption has subsisted ever lation of more than a thousand persons, are since the time of legal memory, whenever he performed by a curate, who has a family often, máy 'think that a favourable opportunity pre- childreu, apd receives ouly a scanty stipend of. sebts itself of niaking that experiment. 751. per annum,

That the hardship of the case of your peti That the exemption from tithes which is tioners is very materially aggravated by the enjoyed by your petitioners, is foupiled on circumstance that the said Dean and Chapter prescription, and that the particular grieve themselves. claim and enjoy an absolute ex ances complained" of by your petitioners in emption from tithes in respect of all their respect of the law of the subject, are occalands in the said parish, and that such ex- sioued by the protracted period of the time of emption rests upon the very same legal foun-blegal memory, and by the maxim nullum temdation as tbat, of which they threaten to de pus occurrit ecclesiæ, whereby your petitioners prive your petitioners; and it is notorious that are compelled to show the existence of their by reason of such exeinption the farmers and exemption from the year of King Richard never paid any tithes to the Vicar of the said years from the present time, and are also comparish from time immemorial; and, more- pelled to prove that their land belonged to over, when copybold lands lying within the love of the greater religious houses, and were said Fen have been sold, the said Dean and held by such house frontal time immemorial Chapter, in setting the arbitrary fines which until the dissolution thereof, free from the are payable to them as Lords of the Mayor payment of titbes. Aud your petitioners upon such, alienations, have valued the said humbly submit that the power of making so lands as tithe free, and have compelled the strict and grievous an inquisition into the purchasers to pay their fines accordiug to such rights which auciently belonged to the estates valuation.

Til fof your petitioners, and of making them acThat your petitioners further bég leave to count for their titles from so remoše a period, represent to your right houourable House, which is every day rendered more difficult by that if the said Dean and Chaptes should

the lapse of time, is contrary to every rule of the said Fen, your petitioners will not only be 'mitted to continue a part of the law of the liable to very beavy costsy but they will be land. stripped of property wbich has been purchased Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that for a valuable consideration, which has been an Act of Parliament may be passed for the transmitted from father to son for several purpose of barring the

in which the party subject of wills, family settlements, and various suing is unable to prove actual possession and incumbrances, contracts, and legal engage-enjoyment of the subject in demand, within ments; and that, moreover, a considerable sixty years next before the commencement of sum of money will be appually carried out of the ouit, or within auch other moderate and the said parish, which is already so exbausted reasonable period as may be thought, a more by taxes and poor rates as to be incapable of suitable time of limitatiou. fi iding modeysufficient furthedué employment And your petitioners shall of the labouring page, and that by sucha means:

, parish still further in poveril ned, merely for the purpose of increasing the wealth of a very

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HAMPSHIRE! rich ecclesiastical body, who-bedr do part of the heavy drainage taxes i imposed upon the COUNTY MEETING. said fen; who keep no hospitality in the spiritual/wlants of the said parish; and

I Winchester, 26th Oct 1831,18 who, as your petitioners lave good reason w Tuis meeting had been prepared by's. believe, will not apply the said tirhes to those a combination of parties : fiest, some of: religious and charitable purposes to which the parsons, and some of the bitteresti? tithes are properly applicable, but will convert of the old Tories, as will appear tayithe i the same wholly to tlseir private use and bene. fit :- and-in sopport of that assertion your pes names to the requisition; as published :: titioners conceive it to be their duty w stale to by, the, Sheriff, wybich, naines were no:1 your right

honourable House, that the said follows. , But myst mention the other Dean and Chapter, besides the profits of their parties first, There were the Whigs, s, in de possession of other tubes arising on the including the two newy courity Metna, highland, parla ofile, gaid, pärish''to a obusi, bers, and Mrr dermoises there prese ithe is

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