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this is ties of human nature: extremely intense talk; but, it will take in nobody on this side of the water, where we all see, that
himself," and "over the infirmi- of a Legislative remedy, no man at all acquainted with the nature and extent of those difficulties, can, I think, doubt. We have been so long accustomed to hear the phrases Wisdom of Parliament," "Omnipotence of Parliament," that length we have been brought to look the “recantation" has been pro-to Parliament for a remedy for every duced, because it was seen, that to persevere in the heresy would produce no silk gown! But, again, what is poor Burdett to do? He can have no motive for recanting; and yet he must recant, or the Knights will punish him as a malignant and confirmed heretic. He insisted, that, to disfranchise the forties was necessary to give liberty to them and to the whole country: he said,
and the Knight and his man BRIC
STATE OF TRADE.
evil. If we find an exuberance of paper-money in circulation, Parlia ment must interfere to diminish the quantity. If corn be too low to enable the landlord to get his rents from the farmer, Parliament must be applied to, to raise the price. If corn be too high for the manufacturer to live, the "Wisdom of Parliament" is resorted to. If excessive "Prosperity" have made people profligate in giving credit, Parliament must be petitioned to punish those to whom the credit has been given, if they are unable to pay. In short, Sir, we foolishly imagine, that evils which are out of the reach of legislation, are to be cured by Acts of Parliament.
Without entering into an inquiry concerning the causes, immediate oz remote, of the present state of the community, let us look at a few simple facts which indicate what that state is; and endeavour, by fair inference, to ascertain the probable issue. I have not a correct account
of the number of bankruptcies in the six months just ended; but I have seen the number stated at 1800 in one of the newspapers, and I believe it is very near the mark. Now, Sir, it is greatly below the mark to estimate the expenses of working those Commissions at two hundred pounds each; at which rate these hav-1800 Commissions will cost 360,000/ Compare this, Sir, with the amount of the subscriptions for relieving the starving people!-Further, take the debts of these 1800 bankrupts at 10,000l. one with another-and it is a low computation, considering that the debts of many individuals of this number amounted to 30, 40, 50, or 60 times as much; but at this
I HAVE to apologize for not ing inserted the following sooner; but, it is not now too late, though it has been published elsewhere before.
SIR, That the difficulties of this country are now beyond the reach
bestowed by soldiers, whose pay comes in part out of taxes raised on this very people!
rate the aggregate amount is, eighteen | deed! A pretty "palladium" this millions!! Judging from what is the usual result of bankruptcies, it is press" is! However, there you quite high enough to estimate the are, "Envy and Admiration," dividends to average 5s, in the with a people fed partly by alms pound; at which rate here is a loss, in six months, to a portion of the community least able to bear it, ef thirteen millions and a half!! This is exclusive of private compositions; and exclusive of insolvents discharged under the Act, the number of whom that have been advertised in the London Gazette, within a few weeks, are at the rate of ten thousand individuals a year.-I am, Sir, your Constant Reader,
A LONDON MERCHANT. Mark lane, July 1.
Even the BOXERS have shown their charity.
SPARRING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WEAVERS.-A Second Sparring Benefit for the assistance of the starving Weavers was given yesterday, at the Tennis Court; but we regret to state that neither the "Fancy" nor the Corps Pugilistique were so numerous in their attendance as the cause demanded. The use of the Court was given gratis by Mr. Hunt, the proprietor. As an additional inducement to the fighting men to do their duty, a substantial supply of Beef and Plum Pudding," was genegood old English cheer, "Roast rously provided for their entertainhor-cumstance, they mustered but thinly, ment; but notwithstanding this cirand few of the "Top Sawyers" day amounted only to fourteen pounds shewed at all. The receipts of the of which sum seven pounds were swallowed up by expenses. Bill Richmond was the orator of the day, and in closing the games, expressed his reSOL-gret that his brother pugilists had, with their character, lost their feelings. The veteran Tom Cribb was the Cashier.
THE Irish papers tell us, that two people have, within these few days, died from starvation, in Dublin. Even this, however, rible as it is to think of, is really less humiliating than the means resorted to for relieving, as it is called, the people in England. Amongst the charitable subscribers are REGIMENTS OF
DIERS!!! This fact, and the thoughts that it must instantly give rise to, are almost enough to make one mad. Degraded must be the state in which we are, when I dare not, for the very life of me, say, upon this subject, that which I wish to say, and that which I we have in the following adverought to say. "Palladium" in- tisement (copied from a. Jamaica
It is bad enough to be starved to death; but nothing is that when compared with having to live under insults like this. There wanted but one thing more, and that
paper into the London papers) is the land? What! Do not the of a subscription by the slaves of" starving weavers" know that the part of that Island, for the relief of the English working-people.
(From the Public Advertiser of Jamaica, June 12.)
land is bound to keep them from starving! What need have they of "charity"? The law gives them a maintenance out of the land, if they cannot lawfully get We bin berry sorry for yerry Massa read in him paper torra day dat dem it in any other way; and, it takes poor buckra in a Ingland no hab in, not only all the land in their bittle foo nyam. Cum massa nega make we all put down little or much own parish, but of other parishes foo send dem for you no sabby dem make behbraba suntin foo we, dem also, if that in their own parish hin make one paper 63 foot long foo be not sufficient. Why, then, are we free mans; but dem buckra fool the unfortunate people of the too much, dem call we Slave.-Goramity, dem no bliged foo work foo North to be insulted by charitable dem Massa 16 hours ebery day, and donations from boxers and neno can get bittle foo nyami poor sauntings!!! We will beg Massa foo send de money in de packet foo de poor tings beffore dem ded wid hungry bellie and we beg ebery Nega in dis yere cuntry foo do de same.
The names of one hundred and twenty-two subscribers we will give to-morrow, and we heartily wish that every individual in the empire would follow the laudable example here set for them; how soon would they subscribe a sufficient sum to alleviate the distresses of the unfortunate "operatives" in England!!! We understand that the money subscribed, amounting to 271. 4s. 2d. will be sent home by the present packet free of expense.
"THE PATRIOT." (From the Morning Herald.) Of all human beings, a Patriot, by profession is the most difficult to please. If we are to have a dispute, give us a Tory-give us a courtier, a churchman, a religionist, but save us from a red-hot patriot. He is constantly speaking of the services he has rendered his country, of the triumph of his principles and public virtue, yet he is often the greatest despot in existence. So long as you flatter his vanity, report his speeches at full length, interlard them at every other sentence with "loud cheers,"
immense applause," "deafening Now, it is possible that this is a applause," and represent him as the most virtuous and patriotic of men, Jamaica joke; but it is a most he will be on the best terms with you, cutting joke, and one that is very and even praise you for your discern ment. But if you find fault with well ealculated to expose the fools him in any way whatever; if you do or knaves, and sometimes both in not place all his good qualities in the fullest light; if you do not the same person, who have been say that all eyes are turned tobawling out for negro emancipa-wards him, and hundreds, and thoution. But what a scene is here!
Where are the poor-rates? Where
sands, and hundreds of thousands are trusting to his individual exertion; that Government itself cannot go on
without him: in short, if you do not | worship him as a god, and flatter him more than any other human being, he becomes your bitterest enemy, and will do every thing in his power, openly or covertly, to injure you. No language can be too violent for his purpose; no punishment can equal the offence.
"BEST PUBLIC INSTRUC TOR."
THE "INSTRUCTOR" is exceedingly puzzled, just at this moment. It does not know what Indeed, Mr. THWAITES! Then to anticipate. It has been 'so this" patriot" is really worse soused about by me; so exposed; than any thing that you have so discredited; so baffled; and, named. But, if your charge indeed, its profits have been so against the man whom you evi- much diminished, that it does not dently mean to point out, should know what to do. It naturally be wholly false: if he, never in loves the paper-system; its very his whole life, called himself a existence depends on it; and, "patriot;" if he would, at any yet, being afraid, that it will give time, almost as soon have been way, it is balancing whether to flung down a chalk-pit as to have stick to it, or not. It has seen praised you: if he never found the system in such a perilous way, that it is afraid to seem to be attached to it. But, whenever there arises a gleam of hope for
fault with you for your silence with regard to him, nor even for your disagreement with him; if it were your lies, your unprovok- the system, see how the best and ed calumnies on himself and on basest Instructor turns about, and his friends; and if it were evi-falls to praising the system. dent to him and to all persons ac- Their REMEDIES for the disquainted with the matter, that tress are, however, the things these lies, these calumnies, that most delight me. They are, sprang from the basest of all pos- indeed, good upon the causes; as, sible motives: then he was right for instance, TORRENS ascribes in using the harshest of language the unfortunate loans to South towards you; and, if you had any America to ...... what, think other than bodily feeling, he you? To the Corn Bill! "To would be right in inflicting pun- the Corn Bill!" exclaims the ishment on you of the severest reader, "what, then, is TORRENS kind.
mad?" Mad! no: at least no madder than the rest of them; for
DOCTOR BLACK of the "CHRONI- | of any "class" lower than that CLE" says that Dr. TORRENS of to which he himself belongs? the "GLOBE" is quite correct in Good God! To give away cotton this opinion." "Come, come," goods, in order to make the trade says the reader, you do not flourish! To buy the goods up "mean seriously to say, that they by subscription, and give them "really contend that it was the away in charity, to an amount "Corn Bill that caused people equal to an export trade! "to lend money to the South But after all, employment is the one thing needful. Laudable as "Americans?" But, I do, though; public and private charity is, we and I positively assert, that TOR- should be sorry to see our labouring RENS's assertion to this effect, population depending upon it for support. It is by an abuse of the and Dr. BLACK's subscribing to Poor-Laws in this respect that the it, will be found in the Chronicle independent spirit of the people has it, will be found in the Chronicle been in so many instances broken of 21st July 1826. "What! the down. Corn Bill make people buy Colombian Bonds!" Yes:
In what "respect," good Mr. THWAITES? In what respect, I say, is it by an abuse of the poorlaws, that the "independent spirit of the people has been broken
qualifiedly, yes. "Well, then," exclaims the reader," the Devil take the fellows!" To which I should be tempted to say, AMEN," down?" In what “ respect?" did I not recollect the lenient sen- And besides, is tence which, according to SWIFT, is to be the lot of fools.
Delightful, however, as their causes are, their remedies are still more delightful. Let us take a few of THWAITES's, as a speci
Next to the supply of food to meet the most pressing wants of nature, we do not know of any more laudable way in which private benevolence could be employed, than in dealing out clothing to the lower classes wherever it is wanting, which would go farther even than any export trade to diminish the immense stock of cotton goods now on hand.
there, Mr. THWAITES, in the four or five millions of paupers, now in England, one single creature who has less of " independent spirit" than you and your brethren of the broad sheet?
Are there not useful public works in which multitudes of people might be employed, and in the promotion of which the public money might be well bestowed? Might not rivers be made navigable, new roads constructed, mountains cut through, and various other projects made available, all of enrich the community? which would, in the end, benefit and
What, then, Mr. THWAITES,
Does THWAITES happen to know you perceive, do you, either that