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will, I think, begin to fear, that you have will not diminish in an exact proportion prom algated somethi ay very much like to the quantity of wheat imported ?nonsense, under the name of your worthy Suppose, for instance, that candles were to cbief magistrate ; but you have the conso- be allowed to be imported at 5d. a pound lation of not being singular ; for your senti- as good as Mr. RowcLIFFE's (who, for ilments, is a set of crude self-contradictions lustration sake, I suppose to be a tallow. ought to be cailed sentiments, are, it must chandler), which he sells at Is. a pound, be confessed, pretty general throughout this there being a tax of 6d. a pound, which he enlightened country; nor should I at all has to pay, do you think that Mr. Rowwonder if they were to hecome a set of CLIFFE would make any more candles? Da axioms in those illuminating seminaries, you not think, that he would withdraw his the Lancasterian Schools,

capital from such a concern?. Though the We have, however, not done yet. It is worthy Nayor does not seem to understand asserted, that the Corn Bill, if passed, much about political æconomy, he has • would “ confirm the load of parochial surely too much sense not to see that he

burdens for the relief of the distressed poor." must be ruined by continuing his trade. If I have above stated, that I disapprove of Mr. RowCLIFFE were to protest against the Bill; but, supposing it to have a ten- such importation of candles, while the tax dency to keep up the price of corn, how is remained to be imposed upon his candles, it to tend to keep up the amount of paro- would you charge him with the malicious chial burdens. The land keeps the poor; design of keeping you in the dark? Why, and, if what you said before was true, that then, do you charge the growers of wheat the wheat growers will guin by the Bill, with the design of barring the bounties of bow is the Bill to add to their burdens ? - Providence, because they are compelled ta That the high price do not make paupers is pay taxes, which keep their wheat at a clear from the incontrovertible fact, that higher price than foreign wheat can be imwages keep pace in price with food; and ported at? I allow, that their fears are unthat high price of corn tends to cause em- founded. I allow that importation would ployment, which, under low prices, would not have the effect which they dread; but, not, and now does not, exist. What, then, if their fears be groundless, they are justi, is the foundation of tiis assertion, that the fied by your hopes and expectations. You Bill would “ confirm the load of parochial assume, that the importation of wheat would “ burdens?" As it were for the express cause the wheat in England to sell at a purpose of furnishing a suitable cap to this lower price, and then you blame the English climax of absurdities, you charge the ad- wheat-growers for ohjecting to the importavocates of the Bill with an endeavour “ to tion, until they be relieved from the tax and bar the bounties of Providence from a the currency which cause the necessity of a “ majority of his Majesty's subjects.”- rise in the price of their commodity. Why did you not, at once, charge them This expression, the bounties of Prowith a design to fix a blanket between the "vidence," is mere cant. Bread is no more sun and the earth? Will the Bill, think a gist of Providence than shoes or stock. you, prevent the crop from being abundantings, or coats, or hats, or knives, or crockand the harvest fine? Will it tend to im- ery-ware, or soap, or candles ; and yet you pede the showers ? Good Lord! What say not a word about the laws which forbid nonsense dous the belly suggest to the - which wholly exclude, the importation of tong'le and the pen! Where, I pray you, such articles ? Why does not the farmer is Providence to produce these bounties ? complain, that the ports are not open to In England, I suppose : and will the Bill bring him shoes and stockings, and his keep the wheat from the mouths of you wife gowns and linen cheaper, than those of and Mr. RowCLIFFE ? If you mean, that home produce? Why is a law of " protceit will keep foreign wheat from your tion,"as it is called, to be refused to those mouths, do you suppose, that, if you were only who cultivate the earth? Mr. Waith. to live upon foreign wheat, that wicat man, too, must get into a puzzle-wit about would still be grown in England? Can the landed interest and the truding interest. you possibly imagine; have

your

He must talk, too, about intercepting the far got tbe better of your brains, as to bouties of Providence; he must talk about cause you to believe, that men will grow withholding from the people the blessings of wheat here if you live upon foreign wheat, plenteous harvest. What! does he think and that the culture of wheat in England that the advocates of the Bill mean to

bellies so

throw the corn into the rivers ? How else | along with Mr. Rose and his family, in the are they to withhold these blessings? Does profits of the debt and taxation. It is not, he think, that they will not sell their wheat? (therefore, very wonderful that you should What, then, does he mean? What sense shun, with great care, any reference to the is there in the ground which he took ? real causes of the high price, and seek to fix

There is one more assertion in your Re- the blame upen land-owners, parsons, and solutions, which I must notice, before I farmers. proceed to shew you the real causes of the At the Portsmouth petitioning Meeting dearth of which you complain. You say there was a Mr. GRANT, who is reported that the landlords have augmented their to have repeated the old saying of down rents since the commencement of the war, corn down horn,” and who followed up and that the owners of tythes have, “ with this stroke of wit with gravely observing, s better reason," raised the price of their that he hoped to see the time shortly, when tythes. - As

you do not condescend to meat as well as bread would be sold at the give reasons for any thing you assert, it is old prices. How far this witty gentleman, not surprising that you should have omitted whose head was manifestly affected by the to give any bere. I believe it would have prospect of a full meal ; how far he meant puzzled Mr. RowCLIFFE to assign even to go back, it would be hard to say; but, the shadow of a ground for this asser- perhaps, his hopes extended no farther back tion. The clergy would, of course, raise than the peace preceding the war against their tythes in order to enable them to pay the French Republic; the war for regular their taxes, and to purchase food and raiment Government; and, as old George Rose of increased price: and pray, Mr. Mayor, called it, for “the blessed comforts of reli. why were not the landowners to do the same? “gion!" But this Mr. GRANT seems What better reason had the parson than the to have wholly overlooked the taxes imsquire? You may be a very enlightened posed since 1792, up to which period, as and enlightening man ; but if all your we have seen before, the quartern loaf candles, and all the candles in Southampton, was sold at an average of 7d. If Mr. were lighted at once, I do not believe that GranT had looked over his shoulder at they would enable you to discover any the Dock Yard, and then turned towards ground for such an assertion as this. The Spithead, he would have seen a cause for phrase is parenthetical, and I cannot help the quartern loaf's rise, and for its contithinking that it must have been put in at nuance at its present price, at least. If the suggestion of some reverend gentleman, he had looked at the new buildings in and who was amongst :he framers of these cele- about Portsmouth; if he had thought of brated Pesolations. The landlord receives the millions of which Portsmouth had been moncy from the land in the name of rent, the gulph, he would have hesitated before the parson, in the name of tythe. Say, he railed against the growers of wheat, and then, Worshipful Sir, why the latter had the breeders and fatters of cattle. better reason” than the former to add to During the peace from 1783 to 1792 the amount of his former receipt, inclusive, the quartern loaf sold at an

The real causes of high price have, my average of 7d. and 5-10ths of a farthing: worthy neighbours, been sedulously hidden Call it 7d. During this last war, it has sold from you. The causes are the taxes, and at an average of about 14d. The whole of the the depreciation of our currency. You of annual taxes, raised during the last peace, the town of Southampton, have no right, amounted to about fourteen millions. The taking you as a body, to complain of either. whole of the annual taxes, raised during Yo: have all along been supporters of the this war, has been, upon an average, about war. You have all along supported a man forty millions. We have seen that the who has been one of the greatest of sinecure taxes, that all the taxes of every sort, paid placemen. You have supported all the mea- by the landholder and whicat-grower, must sures relative to the Bank and the paper- fall finally upon the eaters of the loaf, they money. You have decidedly approved of themselves being loaf-eaters as well as other the causes of that enormous expenditure people : and, need we go any further for a and debt, which must perpetuate the taxes, cause of the average rise in price of the and continue in circulation the paper-mo- loaf? Suppose that candles had (I do not ney. You have been amongst the first to know that they have not) been taxed durproduce these high prices, of which you ing the war 2 dl. a puuoil, would they not complain. Not a few of you have shared, I have risen 2d. a pound? And, would you

not look to the tar, as the cause of the rise from the loaf; and if he will be so good as in the price? And, if the wheat-grower to get the tax removed, and to cause haz had to pay, and still has to pay, guiveas to circulate in place of Bapk notes, double, and more than double, the sum of or will put the paper at its former value, taxes that be paid before 1792, will you then I will pledge myself to sell you bread not ascribe the rise in the price of his at the prices of the last peace. But, until produce to the same cause ? "Or, has the then, you must expect to pay, upon an profound belly discovered any rule of rea- average, 14d. for your quartern loaf, wheson and of right, which distinguishes, in ther the prayer of

your

Petition bc hcard ibis respect, the farmer and his produce or not. from all other men and all other things? Mr. GRANT, the “down corn down Mr. WAITHM IN, vio certainly had be- horn" gentleman, talked of returning to stowed little reflection on this subjcct, got old prices ; but did he not mean io iaclude, to floundering about this matter. The in articles of price, the paper money! A powerful cause, taxation, he could not good golden guinea, such as was current at wholly get out of his head, and yet he talk. 215. in 1792, will now soll for 27s. So that ed about the bounties of Providence being the quinca has got up as well as the corn. intercepted. He observed (I wish, with all A guinca, in 1792, wouid exchange for ra my heart, he could have held his tongue!) more than 21s. in paper; it will now exthat “ a great deal had been said about change for 27s. in paper; and paper is the protecting duties; but, when he saw, thing which regulates our prices. When, " that there as a duty of 173 per cent. therefore, the loaf is at a sbilling, as it is

upon lard from the Property Tex alone, called, it is, in reality, at no more than 9d. hs were we to have no relief from THE of the money of 1792. This fact the people “FALLING IN of that and other bur- of Scuthampton have blinked. Tiis fact “ dens?"_Yes, Sir, but let it fall in has been kept out of sight. Mr. Roir. first! Take away the wheat-grower's CLIFFE talks about the enormous price of taxes before you expect his produce to re- 865. a quarter; but that is only about 578. tum to the prices of 1792. You begin at 6d. of the money of 1792! And yet this the prong end, good citizens. Would you is wholly overlooked, and the lanicurners not begin by renoving the tax from Ir. are abused and burnt in ofligy for wanting Rowcliffe's candles, before you called to secure this price. They really deserje upon him to reduce the price of bis can- it, however, for at all interfering in a dles? Would you not take off bis tax, be- measure, the sale tendency of which is to fore yon permitted an importation that prevent the ta.res from falling off, and from would knock bin up in bis trade? The leaving the interest of the debt unpaid. I belly has no feeling for any thing but itself. have before stated it, but I will again state It keeps crying stuff me! stuff me! with

you, that the proposed Bill is A MEAout any regard to the means or the conse-SURE OF THE GOVERNMENT; quences. Say anatomists what they will, that its object is to keep the taxes from Nr. WAITHMAN, the belly has no bowels. falling off; and that if certain gentlemen, I'll shew yeu, says

CoxGREVE, soldier zealous for what they think the good of “ with his heart in lis head and his brains agriculture, have become its advocates, “ in his belly." Have we not good reason they have not rightly understood what the to suppose, that this sort of organization is real interests of the wheat-grower are. I now becomg gopimon throughout the country? shall suppose, now, ihat the Bill does not

The taxes alone are sufficient, not only pass, and (though I am sure it cannot be) to account for the late average price of that wheat comes down to 5s. a bushel, on bread, but for its continuance. Reason, 40s. a quarter. The whole of tho prices common sense, forbids us to expect, that of the country must follow it. The labourer porce, or any political event whatever, y will get about 10d. a day; and this rate will

, upon an arcrage of crops, reduce the will run through all the trades in England. price of wheat, until the taxes, with which A horse, which now costs the farmer 401. that article is loaded, shall be taken ofi'; will cost him from 12 to 151. consequently and when they are taken off, how is the the taxes must come down in the same prointerest of the debt to be pail? So that, portion, supposing none of them to be remy worthy neighbours of Southampton, peaked (which I do not believe they will be); vieu

you see Mr. Rose : qnin, pray move for, if the taxes continue the same rominalhim to make a bustle about taking the ter/ly, they must fall off in amount. The po

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a

perty tax, for instance, is 174 per centum | ing on that svar. Have

you ever, upon upon land. Reduce the wheat from an any occasion, moved a tongue against the average of 15s. to an average of 5s. the expensive measures of the last twenty-two rents follow the price of wheat ; and the disinal years? Have you ever endeavoured Government will get only a third part of to check the enormous expenditure that has what it has lately gotten from the land.- been going on ? Have you ever set your Southampton “annuitants,” do you begin faces against any act of profusion in the to smell your danger? Do you begin to see, public concerns? Have you ever uttered that if you will not pay the taxes in the à syllable disapproving of any of those mraprice of the loaf, and let others pay them sures which have produced the debt? quietly along with you, you will have to Never. But, on the contrary, you were look sharp for the dividends on your annui- amongst the first to pledge your lives and ties? You must be blind indeed, if you furtunes for the carrying on of the war. cannot see, without the aid of Mr. Row. You have always supported a placeman, CLIFFE's candles, that it is you, and not and a sinceure placeman, too. You have the wheat-growers, who would be ruined been famous for the profits which many of by the fulfilment of

your

wishes. It has you yourselves have derived from the war; been stated in those oracular instructors of and you have been amongst the most forthe people, the London newspapers, that ward to bellow forth invectives against Sir Somebody Call, in Cornwall, bas those who were anxious to prevent the lowered his rents in proportion to the price enormous expenditure which produced the of corn; and the wise editors of these taxes and the delst. You ought, therefore, papers, by way of a hint to the landholders, to have been the last to expect, or to bope, say, that they hope the example will be ge- to be relieved from the natural and inevinerally followed. Well! now, suppose the table effects of taxation. thing done all over the country. Would I disapprove of the Corn Bill, not be not the property tax fall off immediately to cause it is unjust, but because, in the end, the extent of one half of its amount? Who it will do no good to the grower of corn and would be the losers ? Not the tenants, the landowner, while it will expose them clearly. Not the landowners; for wages, to unfounded caluminy. I dislike it more horses, food, all would come down to the re- particularly { and, indeed, that is all that I duced level. But, whence is to come the 40 really care about relating to it), because it millions a-year for the payment of the divi- will in case of future high prices of corn, dends at the Bank. I will tell you what, which will assuredly come, give the public my good neighbours, you ought to have re-mind a wrong direction, and induce the solved to do. Yon ought to have resolved deluded people to rail at miliers, and to petition the Parliament to pass a law to farmers, and bakers, instead of looking to compel the landowners to lower their rents, the real causes of what they complain of, and the reuters to lower the price of the and seeking a remedy in the removal of corn, and all of them to continue to pay the those causes by legal and constitutional same taxes, every year to the same amount, means. This is

my ground of dislike to that they now pay'; for, I do positively as the Bill, against which, upon that ground, sure you, that, if they do not continue to I would gladly join in a Petition; but I рау

the same annual amount in taxes, the cannot put my name to a mass of hetero, interest of the debt cannot be paid. There geneous matter, the ofispring of ignorance would have been something savouring of and the source of delusion. tyranny in this proposition ; but, at any rate, it would not have been downright THE FLINCESS OF WALES.-It seems

that this amiable and much injured female, No, my worthy neighbours, you have notwithstanding the decisive proofs which had your war; you have had your frolic ; | have appeared of her in "ce, and of the yon

have had an expensive roui; and you infamous conduct of her acc!sers, is still must be contented to pay the reckoning doomed to sufferall the contumely consequent You, who have heen open-mouthed for war only on guilt, and to undergo persecili for so many years, ought to be amongst the tion, instead of that protection under which last people in the country to object to con- she would have found safety, had lis 11.2tinue to pay a tax upon your loaf, in order jesty's illnraş net suspended the crercise of to discharge regularly the interest of the the royal functions in his own person.-pione;, borrowed for the purpose of carry. Trhoever has been the direcí adviser of

nonsense.

the disgraceful treatment which the Prin- | LETTER OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES TO cess of Wales is now suffering, will pro

THE PRINCE REGENT. bably never be ascertained; for, after what Sir-I am once more reluctantly combas already passed in Parliament relative pelled to address your Royal Higlesa, to this subject, it would be idle to expect and to enclose for your inspection, copies an interference in that quarter any way of a note which I have had the honour to favourable to her Royal Highness's clainis. receive from the Quren, and of the anThis is a topic, however, which cannot be swer which I have thought it my duty passed over slightly, and to which I mean to return to her Majesty. It would be to return in a future Register. With in vain for me to inquire into the reitsons that intention I have given below the Cor- of the alarıning declaration made by your respondence which has passed bet sveen the Royal Highness, that you have taken thie

fixed and unalterable deterruiuation nerer partics; and I cannot omit noticing here a circumstance which, whatever may be

to meet me, upon any occasioni, in either thought of the Princess of Wales's con

public or private. Of these your Royal duct in another quarter, clearly demon-Highness is pleased to state yourself to be strates that the public not only hold her

the only judge. You will perceive by niy perfectly innocent, but deeply sympathise been restrained by motives of personal

answer to her Majesty, that I have only with her Royal Higliness under her pre-cousideration towards her Majesty, froiu sent unmerited wrongs. It appears, il at exercising my riglit of appearing before on the evening of the day when the Prin- her Majesty, at the public Drawing cess Charlotte was presented for the first Rooms, to be held in the ensuing month. time at Court, her Royal Mother, who had But, Sir, lest it should be by possibility been excluded from this interesting scene, supposed, that the words of your Royal endeavoured to banish all recollection of Highness can convey any insinuation froin what was going on at the Drawing-room, which 1 shrink, I am bound to demand by the amusements of the Theatre. Here of your Royal Highness - what circum, she was welcomed in a manner which, it stances can justify the proceeding you is hoped, compensated her in some degree have thus thought fit to adopt .--I owe for the deprivation of that parental pleasure it to myself, to my Daughter, and to the which had been so peremptorily denied her nation, to which I am deeply indebted for at Buckingham House, as appears from the the vindication of my honour, to remind following account which I have taken from your Royal Highness of what you know; the Morning Chroni le of yesterday. that after open persecution and mysteri“ THEATRE ROYAL, COVENT-GARDEN. ous inquiries, upon' undefined charges, “ Last night ber Royal Highness the Prin- the malice of my eneinies fell entirely “cess of Wales was present at the represen- upon themselves; and that I was restored “tation of Artaxerxes. She sat in a pri- by the King, with the advice of his Mi“ vate box, and was not recognized till the misters, to the full enjoyment of my rank

beginning of the Farce. The moment in his Court, upon my complete acquit" that she was known, the company rose,

tal. Since his Majesty's lamented ill" and she was greeted with a burst of en- ness, I have demanded, in the face of thusiastic applause. The spectators called Parliament and the country, to be proved " for God save the King. Mr. Hamerton guilty, or to be treated as innocent. I u came forward and said, the vocal per submit to be treated as guilty.Sir, your

have been declared innocent I will not “ formers had unfortunately left the house Royal Highness may possibly refuse to 6 but the audience persisted. They would read this letter. But the world must know“have . God save the King--the venera- that I have written it; and they will see “ ble King-the Protector of injured inhe who desired the Princess to

my real motives for foregoing, in this income to Cuuri=he who made the Queen however, may arise (one, I trust, is far

stance, the rights of my rank. Occasions, “ receive her at Court-We will have God distant) when I must appear.in public,and “ savet! - King.' Mr. Hamerton soon after “ came forward again, and calined the tu- älso. Can your Royal Highness have

your Royal Highness must be present "mult by announcing that the performers contemplated the full extent of your de“ vere sent for. Accordingly. God save claration ? Ilas your Royal Highness “the King' was sung amidst repeated forgotten the approaching marriage of our 6 bursts of acclamations."

danghter, and the possibility of our coro

nocence

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