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would but turn their eyes this way When we come to Liverpool,

a little, and let Delia and Cain Each will look like a fool, Finding no “ Jonathan ” to sponge on, O!

alone, their talents might be of We must toil, and not relax,

some real use to their country. And surrender half in tax, Or S will have us in a dungeon, O!

I will, very soon, publish the This I wish to be regarded as pedigree of this prodigy, as No. I. of my melodies;" for, it given in the Baronetage and as is likely, that I may get out a furnished by witnesses now living. dozen before we hold the feast of I do not find him to have been the gridiron ; and, it will be absolutely heaven-born;" though very desirable that some of the the “presentiment” of the illusguests, who may have good voices, trious cotton-spinning Sire, does shall have learned them by that show that there must have been time. It is to be a jovial meeting ; something supernatural at work and, amongst other things, we to produce him. When I shall shall, of course, have “ melodies.” have given the history of him in In the mean time, let all our voices plain prose, the poets may go to be tuned ; let every pipe be work; for immortalized he must cleared and every cat-gut wax- and shall be ! ed; for the anniversary of the GREAT PEEL is at hand! The sixth of February is his natal day. The time is, I fear, too short,

COLONIAL DISTRESS. for us to make suitable preparations for the due observance of the day this year in a public [ The following letter will speak manner. But, we may have pri- for itself. It was clear to me vate parties, and toast and sing from the outset of this Peelto the praise of this great man. adventure, and long before indeed; If Mr. Moore and Lord Byron that all mortgagers must be ruined,

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This was one of the things foreseen, may be acceptable, I stated in my petition of 1818, think you should be acquainted which Lord Folkestone refused to with what is passing in our Colopresent, on account of its being nies; and in a very few words I too long.-The West Indians are must inform you, that the Mortin a pretty plight'; and, it is what gagees of the West India Estates, they well merit; for, every man who are for the most part merof them has voted, and some of chants and bankers, and produce them spoken most bitterly, against brokers, are, with the utmost dilireform. The whole of their gence, prosecuting the proprieestates will go, and in quick time tors and their properties to the too. So that this Peel's Bill is a foreclosure and sale of their charming thing. Let no man pity estates: orders by a vast num-, these West Indians : it is feeling, ber are lately sent out to hasten misapplied. They have sided with all possible expedition the with the Boroughmongers; and, sales of the West India estates, therefore, let them suffer. We and which is only the preamble to shall see many of the insolent, what is to take place here. It is haughty fellows come to the poor surprising to me that the propriehouse.]

tors of landed estates in the Colo

nies, as well as in England, do oba

not apply to the Lord Chancellor S1R,-Admiring as I do, your to restrain such ruinous proceedi great talents and services in the ings, and also to Parliament, which

affairs of this unhappy country, would at once, or in a very little as at present circumstanced; and time, annihilate three-fourths of conceiving that every thing like the law and lawyers, which now information respecting what may either from ignorance or self-intebe considered as leading to the rest, disturb more or less every issue you have so long and so ably family in the kingdom, and from

London, Jan. 6, 1822.

exciting distrust by insinuations, pexisting state of circumstances, annihilates all confidence in the what can West India estates be nearest relations in life.

expected to sell for? The West It is of importance the landed Indian paid an Income Tax in the interest of this country should Colony, another Income Tax in know what the West India mort- England, &c. beside taxes for the gagees are about, for it is utterly property being conveyed across impossible to believe that the the ocean; and every article he mortgagee of an English estate consumed at double and trebble will be more considerate than the thé Peace price; while his promortgagee of a West India estate, duet from the government policy and I know persons who are mort- was often utterly unsaleable for gagees to both species of pro- any thing, but to a few monied perty.

speculators, who, in some instances, Thus this dreadful system of bought it for the mere freight that taxation, which, together with the was due upon it, the proprietor Continental exclusion, gave the (or, rather, the worthy consignee !) mortal blow to the West Indian's clearing it even of the Dock and property-now works at home, Warehouse charges to the day of

you have most prophetically disposing of it. In the tumult of long since apprized the nation, home grierances, the Colonists would be the result.

seem to be entirely forgotten, but Agents have left London and they make an important part of Liverpool and Glasgow, to bring the disorders of the State. The West India estates to-sale with Negro is a very

different creature such positive orders and instruc- in regard to comprehension than tions as would have been tedious he was thirty years since', and to have transmitted by writing, while the Whites in England are If English estates cannot be sold struggling which party shall yield for half their value, under the to the other, it is not to be ex

as

pected the Black will, like the about 800 acres at a rental of ass, remain passive until the vic- about 900l. per annum.

His tor shall put the burthen again on poor's rates are now 1,2001., being his back!

about 24s. 6d. in the pound. To

leave the farm, so long occupied, . I am, Sir,

is like “ cutting off a right hand, Your great admirer,

or plucking out a right eye; ” With respect,

but he sees the absolute necessity

of doing it to save a little-others T. B.

must do it from necessityso that all have come to this heart-rending

determination. Is not this fact "WORKING OF EVENTS,"

sufficient to open the eyes of the AMONGST THE SOUTH DOWNS.

most besotted disciple of Webb Hall!-Surely these Sussex men

must have read the Register. To Mr. COBBETT.

I could, with great propriety, sign

ñyself "A Constant Reader," Sir, The Statement below I had this day from a most re

but see no reason why I should

not give my name and address, spectable young man, the son of one of the renters of a large farm though it could do no good for in the estate, whose family has my name to appear in public. been on the same farm for several [The writer puts his name; but generations; the estate consists of it could do no good to publish it, about 4,800 acres, the property and therefore, I do not do it. I of one “ Lord.”-In Sussex, near had heard nearly as much before ; Hastings, every farmer on this and, from very good authority. estate, to a man, have determined The “ Lordof this estate knows to resign their farms next March! it well. Perhaps Mackintosh, _The one above alluded to, has member for Knaresborough, will be able to tell this “ Lordhow chiefly a strong and deep loam, to get tenants ! Ah! by all that's with the gravel a good distance just, I enjoy this! However, this from the surface. The land is really is nothing to what we shall good wheat-land; but, I observed see, if Knaresborough and the only three fields of Swedish turlike of it continue unchanged as nips in the 23 miles, and no wheat to

power of fitting us out with le- drilled. The wheat is sown on gislators ! This is just the way ridges of great width here-andI said it would work !)

there ; sometimes on ridges of ten, at others on ridges of seven, on those of five, four, three, and even

two, feet wide. Yet the bottom is HUNTINGDON JOURNAL.

manifestly not very wet gene

rally; and, that there is not a Royston, Monday morning, 21st bottom of clay is clear from the Jan. 1822.-Came from London, poor growth of the oak trees. All yesterday noon, to this town on

the trees are shabby in this counmy way to Huntingdon. My road try; and the eye is incessantly was through Ware. Royston is offended by the sight of pollards, just within the line (on the Cam- which are seldom suffered to disbridgeshire side), which divides grace even the meanest lands in Hertfordshire from Cambridge- Hampshire or Sussex. As you shire. On this road, as on almost approach WARE the bottom beall the others going from it, the comes chalk of a dirtyish colour, enormous Wen has swelled out to and, in some parts, far below the the distance of about six or seven surface. After you quit Ware, miles.—The land till you come which is a mere market town, the nearly to WARE which is in Hert-| land grows by degrees poorer; the fordshire, and which is twenty- chalk lies gearer and nearer to three miles from the Wen, is the surface, till you come to the

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