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teenth day of November in the present year, when the next quarterly average, by which the admission of such grain is regulated, will be made

At the Court at Windsor, the 1st | the present year, have failed to a of September, 1826, present, the considerable extent, and that a defiKing's Most Excellent Majesty in ciency in the crop of potatoes is also apprehended in some parts of the Whereas by the laws now in force United Kingdom; and whereas, if · for regulating the importation of corn the importation, for home consumpoats and oatmeal may be import-thon, of oats and oatmeal, and of rye, ed into the United Kingdom, and pease, and beans, be not immediately into the Isle of Man, for home con- permitted, there is great cause to sumption, under and subject to the fear that much distress may ensue to regulations of the several statutes in all classes of His Majesty's subjects: that case made and provided, whenAnd whereas, under the Acts ever the average price of oats (to be aforesaid, no foreign grain of the ascertained in the manner therein above description, whatever may be prescribed) shall be at or above the the respective average prices of the price of twenty-seven shillings per same, can be admitted to entry, for quarter, and pease may in like man-home consumption, till after the fifner be imported, whenever the price shall be at or above fifty-three shillings per quarter; and whereas by a certain Act of Parliament, made and passed in the third year of his pre-up, according to the provisions of sent Majesty's reign, intituled, "An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Importation of Corn," it is enacted, that whenever foreign corn, meal, or flour, shall be admissible under the provisions of an Act, passed in the fifty-fifth year of the reign of his late Majesty, King George the Third, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law now in force for regulating the importation of Corn," or under the provisions of the said Act, passed in the third year of the reign of his present Majesty, there shall be levied and paid certain duties therein specified upon all such foreign corn, meal or flour, when admitted for home consumption: and whereas by the weekly returns of purchases and sales of corn, made by the several inspectors of Corn Returns in the cities and towns of England and Wales, to the Receiver of Corn Returns, it appears that the average price of oats, and also the average price of pease at the present time exceed the before-mentioned prices of twenty-seven shillings and fifty-three shillings per quarter: and whereas, from information which hath this day been laid before His Majesty, it appears that the price of oats, as well as that of pease, is still rising, and that the crop of oats, and also the crops of pease and beans, of

the said Acts: His Majesty, with the advice of his Privy Council, doth order, and it is hereby accordingly ordered, that foreign oats and oatmeal, rye, peas, and beans, whether warehoused or otherwise, shall and may, from the date hereof, be permitted to be entered in the ports of the United Kingdom, and of the Isle of Man, for home consumption, provided the parties making entry of any such foreign oats, oatmeal, rye, pease, or beans, do give bond, with sufficient sureties, to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, for the payment of any duties, not exceeding in amount the duties hereinafter mentioned, in case Parliament shall authorize the levy and receipt thereof, that is to say,-Oats, per quarter, 28. ; oatmeal, per boll, 2s. ed.; rye, pease, and beans, per quarter, Ss. 6d.

And His Majesty, by and with the advice aforesaid, doth hereby further order, and it is accordingly ordered, that such permission to enter oats and oatmeal, rye, pease, and beans, for home consumption, on the conditions aforesaid, shall continue in force from the date hereof, until the expiration of forty days, to be reckoned from the day of the next meeting of Parliament, unless the Parliament shall previously to the

expiration of the said forty days | ARE. Let us see, then, how free make provision to the contrary: and and bow happy we are. How glothe Right Hon. the Lords Commisriously we live! sioners of His Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.





The following articles, describing the state of various persons in England and Scotland, will be quite sufficient to define the true character of the above boast. Dr. BLACK has frequently, and very recently, told the people of Spain, that if they had upheld the Cortes, they would have been as free and as happy as WE

DORSETSHIRE FARE. Sturminster (Dorset) Petty Sessions, August 21.

This Magisterial division comprises twenty-six parishes, the population of which is, for the most part, agricultural; and three-fourths, at least are labourers. The following is the copy of the printed scale by which the Magistrates regulate the allowance to paupers claiming relief; and this forms, in fact, a scale by which the farmer, in all ordinary cases, regulates the price of labour; taking care, in general, that his the Magistrates would order, in case application was made to them for re



does not exceed that which

Scale in the Sturminster Division for regulating the Allowance of Parochial Relief to the Poor, according to the Price of Bread, where there are two or more messing together in one family :4



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The earnings of a woman, having three children under nine years of age, not to be taken into account; and the house rent, if paid by the pauper, is to be added to the above scale.

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ceive from their earnings and the parish 8s. 4d. per week; and giving them no beer, a very small portion of neat, and sufficient vegetables -and bread, the cost of food alone has been more than double this allow

If fed on a sufficiency of If parishes where fuel is not sup-ance. plied to the poor, on moderate terms, bread and water only, the cost would the Magistrates will make an addi- exceed 12s. per week; to say nothing tional allowance to the paupers. for washing, clothing or fuel. The A gentleman in this neighbour-condition of such a population may hood has lately made an experiment, easily be conceived, where the allow to ascertain the cost of maintaining ance for the support of five women five boys, under 14 years of age, who or boys, or girls, above fourteen years. would, of course, according to the of age, is 8s. 4d. per week. As conscale, be entitled, at this time, to re- sumers of meat, cheese, butter, and


all other clothing than that which is absolutely necessary to cover them, they are thrown out of the market; and all tradesmen who heretofore depended on their consumption for a livelihood, must feel the loss of their demand, and find themselves under the necessity of becoming labourers themselves, or of charging a higher profit to those who form the next class of their customers. Upon then again, the pressure of poor-rates is inevitable, and they dare not complain to those upon whose influence and expenditure they altogether depend for their own means of support. If the condition of the labourer, at those periods, be compared with his condition at present, it will be seen that the change has deteriorated his condition amazingly, and that he can have no beneficial interest in the advanced rent of land, and consequent price of produce, but the very reverse.

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liamentary Reform; who was imprisoned many Weeks, for WANT OF BAIL, before his Trial; who has now TWO YEARS OF HIS IMPRISONMENT UNEXPIRED;

and cho, when Imprisoned, had a Wife and four helpless Children.


Kensington, 15th August, 1822.

CASTLEREAGH HAS CUT HIS OWN THROAT, AND IS DEAD! Let that sound reach you in the depth of your dungeon; and let it carry consolation to your suffering soul! Of all have suffered the victims, you most. We are told of the poignant grief of Lady Castlereagh; and, while he must be a brute indeed, who does not feel for her, what must he be, who does not feel for your wife and your four helpless children, actually torn from you when you were first thrown into the dismal cells!

AGREEABLY to recent notification, I here insert my remarks on the However, we shall have time Inquest on the body of Castle- to say more of your case hereafter. reagh. The remarks were con- Let me, at present, address you veyed to the public in the form of on the subject of Castlereagh. I a Letter to JOSEPH SWANN of am about to insert the Report of STOCKPORT. There wants a neat the Inquest on his body; but, I and concise history of the LIFE will first state to you certain matAND DEATH OF CASTLE-ters, which ought to be rememREAGH, than which nothing bered, and which will pass away, could be more usefully instruc-unless we, at once, put them on tive. It ought to be read by every record. The mover of Six-Acts man, who aims at getting public cut his throat last Monday mornpower and money into his hands; ing about seven o'clock. The and, it ought to be read by every COURIER of that night gave an king upon the face of the earth. At present I shall content myself with republishing my Letter to JOSEPH SWANN.

account of his death; but stated it to have arisen from gout in the stomach. Now, mind, the writer must have told this lie wilfully, or he must purposely have been misTO JOSEPH SWANN, informed. A design, therefore, Who was sentenced by the Magis- must, at one time, have existed traves of Cheshire to FOUR Somewhere to smother the truth. YEARS AND A HALF imprison- A cut throat is, however, no ment in Chester Gaol, for such easy thing to smother, and selling Pamphlets and bring especially, where there is a house |resent at a Meeting for Par- full of servants, all with tongues


in their mouths. Therefore, the
COURIER'S lie was, the next day,
abandoned; and the truth, as to
the deed itself, came out.
fore, however, we quit this lie of
the COURIER, let us again remark,
that it must have been intentional.
NORTH CRAY, a little village in
Kent, where the throat was cut, is
only about two hours' ride from
London. A King's Messenger
was in the house at the time, as
is, I believe, the case constantly,


with the Ministers who are Secre-
taries of State. At any rate there
were stables full of horses; and
you must know, that, at the Office
of Castlereagh at Whitehall, the
COURIER Would have some
count, true or false. If, therefore,
he got the true account, the lie
was his own; and yet, seeing what
risk he ran of almost instant de-
tection, it appears rather strange,
that he should have hatched the lie.
I shall now, before I offer
further remarks the subject,
insert the Report of the proceed-
ings at the Inquest, requesting
you and all the Reformers to read
them with scrupulous attention.
You will find (a thing quite new)
the Coroner (if the report be true)
laying down the doctrine, that
self-murder must of necessity im-
ply insanity in him who commits
it; you will find many other things
worthy of strict attention; and,
therefore, if, only for this once,
you can but get light sufficient to
read by, and obtain the favour of
being permitted to read, pray read
this Report attentively, and then
have the goodness to listen to the
remarks that I shall make.

Held at North Cray, Tuesday,

13th August, 1822.

This day, at a few minutes before three o'clock, a jury of the most respectable inhabitants in the vicinity of the estate of the late Marquis of

Londonderry was empannelled, to inquire into the cause of the death of the above Noble Lord. The Coroner was Mr. JOSEPH CARTTAR, of Deptford. The inquest was held at the house of the deceased Lord, and to the credit of the individuals who were appointed to superintend the arrangements attendant upon this melancholy occasion, not the slightest attempt was made to keep the proDirections were ceedings secret.

given to the domestics to admit every person who desired to be present at the inquest. The jury, having been


The Coroner addressed them in nearly the following terms:-Upon no former occasion in the performance of his duty had his feelings been so excited as by the present unfortunate event. He was indeed so much affected that they must

perceive he could hardly express himself as he wished. Upon this account he trusted they would excuse any trifling errors which he night commit in the exercise of his duty. The gentlemen of the jury were summoned and sworn to inquire into the causes of the death of a nobleman,

who stood perhaps as high in the public estimation as any man in the country. That his Lordship had met his death under particular circumstances, they doubtless must have learned. But it was his duty to inform them that they must remove from their minds all impressions which should not be borne out by the evidence. The gentlemen whom he addressed being neighbours of the deceased, were better able to form a just estimate of his character than he was. As a public man, it was impossible for him to weigh his character in any scales that he could hold. In private life he believed the world would admit that a


amiable man could not be found. Whether the important duties of the great office which he held pressed upon his mind, and conduced to the melancholy event which they had assembled to investigate, was a circumstance which in all probability never could be discovered. He understood that his Lordship had for

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not longer occupy the time and at-
tention of the jury than to express
his pleasure at seeing so respectable
a body of gentlemen, and to add a
hope that they would acquit them-
selves of their important duty to the
satisfaction of the public, as well as
of their own consciences. He must
apologize for saying a few words
more. The body was lying up stairs,
and in the room adjoining to that in
which it lay, the Marchioness at pre-
sent was, and from thence it had
been found impossible to remove
her. To picture to the imagination
any thing like the state of that noble
lady's mind, was altogether impos-
sible. The partition which divided
the room in which the body lay from
that which the Marchioness at pre-
sent occupied was so thin, that the
least noise being made in the former
could not fail to be heard in the lat-
ter. The forms of law, however,

some time past been so unwell as to require the assistance of a medical attendant. This gentleman would be examined on the inquest, and would doubtless be competent to describe the disease and affliction under which his Lordship laboured. That the dreadful blow which deprived the noble Lord of life was inflicted by his own hand, he believed the jury, when they came to hear the evidence, could not doubt. He understood it would be proved that no person in the house, except his Lordship, could have committed the act. When the jury should examine the situation of the body, and hear the evidence that would be submitted to them, he was convinced that they would be perfectly unanimous in that part of their verdict which went to declare the manner in which the deceased met his death. He felt that it was a matter of delicacy to allude to the other part of the ver-required that the jury should view dict, and he would not presume to the body, and julge from the exteranticipate what it might be; but he nal marks which it might exhibit, of trusted the result would be that the causes which had produced which all good men desired. If the death: he, therefore, had only to facts which he had heard were request that the gentlemen would be proved in evidence, he thought no as silent as possible. He was almost man could doubt that at the time afraid that the creaking of their he committed the rash act his Lord-shoes might be the means of exciting ship was labouring under a mental ideas which would wound the feeldelusion. If, however, it should un-ings of the unhappy Marchioness. fortunately appear that there was He was sure, under these circumnot sufficient evidence to prove what stances, the jury would do every were generally considered the indi-thing in their power to prevent the cations of a disordered mind, he least noise, and he might observe, trusted that the jury would pay some that it would be desirable to abstain attention to his (the Coroner's) hum-from talking in the room where the ble opinion, which was, that no man body lay, because any conversation could be in his proper senses at the must certainly be heard through the moment he committed so rash an almost, he might say, paper partition. act as self-murder. His opinion was After the jury had satisfied themin consonance with every moral sen-selves by viewing the body, they timent, and of the information which the wisest of men had given to the world. The Bible declared that a During this address of the Coman clung to nothing so strongly as roner, the domestics of the unforhis own life. He therefore viewed it tunate Marquis, who were in the as an axiom, and an abstract prin- room, for the most part, shed tears; ciple, that a man must necessarily indeed, the love which the servants be out of his mind at the moment of his Lordship bore towards him of destroying himself. The jury, of was, we will not say surprising (for course, would not adopt his opinionkind and honourable treatment from upon this point, unless it were in a gentleman to those persons who unison with their own. He would are dependent upon him, must ever


would return to execute the remaining part of their duty.

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