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do they like Old England 'now ? fhey ought and that paper showcát me Letter to

drunken toasts, (it is impossible to forget f cannot give higher vages : 1 bought a little this,) “ Here's Old England! and those who paper, for a halfpenny, a few weeks ago, at don't like it, dann 'em let'em leave it?" Hiw Louth market, called a to like it, for its present state is, in a great thing Fever saw before : Inow see that it is degree, of their own producing : however, if the taxes and the tithes that make the farmers they dont like it, lettliem ralt in the re- poor and the wages low.!! Let all the farmers, formers to mend it, for there is no other al- then, read to their labourers," Colibett's ternative. The labourers are already better | Manifesto of the Labouring Classes,” (which off: they liave obtained a rise of wages; they has been republished under the title of a have gained a portion of their rights by Letter to the King), and the fires will cease to , making an appeal to the years of their em-blaze in an instant. However, the wretches ployers who have shown no sense of justice, wbo attribute blame to you, must, it seems, and they will henceforward know how to pre-endure greater calamities still before they vert a relapse: it now remains for the farmers will act justly. They canuot yet believe that and landlords, for their own sakes rather than the labourer is oppressed, or that, heiug opfor the men's, to lurn machine-breakers then pressed, he has the sense to know it, or the selves, and to persevere until they have de spirit to resent it. stroyed the machinery of boroughmongering.

Yours very truly, An attempt has been made to raise a body

Dear Sir, of special constables, but though the object is

Tproper enough, yet, out of a population of some thousands, not more than seventy or

To the Editor of the Register. eighty persons have come forward, and most

Sir, of them have come forward because they dare As the following short narrative affords a not refuse, having been solicited by wealthy striking example of the grievous oppression customers, tax-eaters, and others of that well. of the tithe laws, and of the vigorous rapaknown description. The trnth is, that all city with which they are sometimes enforced, men now perceive that the labourers have and as it is free from all personal inyective, been starved into rebellion, or revenge, by a and unaccompanied with any comment or

loog course of cruel oppression : most persuas, observation, I trust you will allow it a place * therefore, compassionate their case, and say in your Weekly Journal. A respectable free

“ The labourers bave long been robbed of holder in Herefordshire, who from the their wages, and the farmers and landlords enormous' tate demanded for Composition, are now lusing the proceeds of the rubbery." judged it expedient to pay his tithes in kind, This consideration it is which diminishes ihe granted to his workmeu (I believe 4 or 5 in horrors of the fires ; and as the sworo patrons number) a few roods of land für growing of corruption have at length learnt that there putatves, for the use of themselves and famiis a certain limit which even their well-backed lies, and which these men cultivated with tyranny cannot transgress with impunity, re- mnch toil and labour, chiefly in hours which decting men can draw consolation from this they borrowed from those generally approexcess of evil, which will most assuredly briug priated to rest and repose. When the fruit of its own cure, will most assuredly make Op. their labour had come to maturity, and the pression relax its iron grasp, and prove the season had arrived for laying up this little harbinger of a day of justice and retribution (though to them important) store of humble to injured millions. ** If they had treated us provision, they were informed a tenth belonged poor creatures better, it would not have come to the Rector. Nothing dismayed by this to this," said the wife of a labouring man, who consideration, but confidently believing that lives in the neighbourhood of a terrible par- under such circumstances he would readily. son-justice, in my hearing, the other day. grant them a remission of his claim, they Tyrants of all descriptions now tremble in applied to him for that purpose, and though their shoes, and there is one class, above all he is a highly diguified divine, loaded with others, like condemped criminals, await their pluralities, and whose church revenues anapproaching end in silence. .

nually amount to many thousands, he sternly There are base creatures hereabouts who refused them, and insisted on his claim, even would fajn attribute these fires to you ! Guilty to the last potatoe. Is this in accordance wretches! Callous as their consciences are, with the emphatic precept of his great divine it seems they are not callous enough to bear Master, “He who giveth to the poor, leudeth. the iutruding thought that all this evil is the unto the Lord ?". result of the system which they have supported,

A FREEHOLDER. and which you have denounced, for more than a quarter of a century! By way of com

HOME OFFICE. ment, take the following fact. A farmer re The following very proper and well-timed sidiog in a parish closely adjoining to the one notificatiou has just been issued from the (South Reston) ju which nine stacks were Home Secretary's Office: burnt, a week ago, told me yesterday that one

(CIRCULAR.) of his labourers observed to him, in a cop

Whitchall, 8th Dec. 1830. versation about these fires, "Why the far.ners SIR-I am commanded by his Majesty to

tody. Some of the men who were captured and a hay-rick, the property of Mr. Wallis, were in full einploy, and receiving 125. per of Broadmayne, was burnt og Monday. weeb.

At Blandford and the eastern part of the Mt. Lockhart, the vicar of Stone, Bucks, I county, the labours dispersed on being assured hás reduced the rent of the vicaruge from 1251. that their wages, shoull be increased. 10 801. per annuin.

WIMBORNE, Dec. 4.-On Wednesday morn. .* H BEDFORDSHIRE."

ing a fire broke out at the farm at Old Luna. DARING R10r.-On Thursday, a desperate

I have been to the place ; it is a very lone riiot took place in the village of śrotfield, Bed place; and I cannot find that any suspicious fordshire. For some days' previous, iudicativos

ersons had been seen about the premises. A of the pending storm were discoverable in the aud without injuring any of the cora-ricks or

straw-rick caught fire, mbich was consumed, conduct and declarations of the labouring premises wbich were very near:, It must have classes. On Wednesday evening, they began been the act of an incendiary. il n't to assemble, and many of the more peaceable inhabitants were forcibly dragged from their

LINCOLNSHIRE. beds, and compelled to join the rabble. They SPALDING, Dec. 4.--Taere was a thrasbingthen proceeded to the residences of the more machine burnt last night at Moulton, about respectable inhabitants, demanding an in- fuur miles from this place, which a person crease of wages, &c. Tlsey separated for the there very foolishly used in thrashing his night, on being informed that their com-corn, and the straw and about seven quarters plaints should be attended to in the morning, of wheat were destroyed. Long before daylight, however, they collected again, and compelled every man and boy that

-, Lincolnshire, 7th Dec, 1830. was willing to work to join them; those who

DEAR SIR, proceedel with their horses to plough, &c.

Your last Register mentions two fires that were forcibly taken away, and the horses have occurred in this neighbourhood : since turned adrift. About ten o'clock, when the that account reached you there has been vestry assembled, they demanded to be exempt another fire, which took place upon a farm at from the payment of taxes (every house bav. Saltfiteetby, a village situate in the centre of ing been beretofore in the assessment, and our immense aud fertile marshes. In addi. the rates of those who were considered 'inca- tion to these overt acts of revenge, numerous pable, were allowed by the vestry in the over-threatening letters bave beea sent to various seers' accounts.) They next demanded the dis- individuals, so that dis inay and consternation missal of the 'assistant-overseer; and they prevail all over; frightened magistrates sit then demanded that every man should receive in divan; large rewards are offered for the dis28. per day for his work. The vestry, finding covery of offenders ; police officers and local they could not comply with the demands of constables are prowling ahout (their palms the nob, broke up. 'řhe infuriated assembly itchia for gold); every night-traveller is re(from 100 to 200 in number) then, went garded with suspicion, and particularly if he through the village, demanding bread from be seen on horseback! the farm houses are the bakers, beer from the publicans, and converted into sentry boxes, and the farmers money from the inhabitants geuerally; such themselves sit up all night to watch, with as resisted their demands bad a forcible en- candles burning and with their friends and trance effected into their houses, and were relatives (where they are at hand) to assist eventually obliged to comply. Some violent them in the hour of apprehended danger, remarks were levelled at the now resident thus completely realising the picture drawn Vicar, who had rendered himself obnoxious to in one of your many slighted warnings eight them hy an increase in his composition for or teu years ago. Farmers not insured are tithes at the last audit. The lessee of the now anxious to insure, if they can. Ah! if great tithes was also the object of their vilify- they had treated their labourers justly, or, not ing aspersions. Oo separating, they declared being able to afford better wages, had exthat if their demands were not complied with, plained to the men the real cause of their they would have recourse to further violence. common grievances, and co-operated with A great number of special constables were, them in seeking a common remedy ; if they however, iu the interiin, sworn in, and seve- had done these things, they would have ral of the ringleaders were taken iuto custody. Those of the farmers (but they are few) who

needed no other insurance from injury now, DORSETSHIRE.

have acted this kind part towards the men, feel At Preston, near Weymouth, on Tuesday, safe in the midst of all this danger. Some two lay-rieks were destroyed by fire; the such honest fellows I know, and am only ree supposed incendiary is in custody.

porting their own confessions. But the mass On Wednesday evening, 300 to 400 la of the farmers and landlords have acted a bourers assembled at Henstridge and Tomer different part. It is impossible to forget the Farm, and destroyed three thrashing-ma- careering insolence of “Yeomanry Cavalry' chines, the latter the property of Sir William during the times of high prices: they were Medlycott, Bart.

then the loud-mouthed, the clamorous bullMr. Harding of Stinsford, has had two ricks, dogs of the aristocracy against “ Jacobios one of wheat aud the other barley, consumed; and Levellers ;" they then roared out in their

this.) “ Here's Old England! and those who paper, for a hälfpenny,

ret bovenkant a little

weeks ago, at don'í like it, damn 'em let'em leave it?" How Louth market, called a • Letter to the King," do they like Old England 'now? Thiey ought and that paper showed me more aboul it than any to like it, for its present state is, in a great thing Fever saw before : I now see that it is degree, of their own producing: however." if the taxes and the tithes that make the farmers they dont like it, let' themi call in the re- poor and the wages low." Let all the farmers, formers to mend it, for there is no other al. I then, read to their labourers, “ Cohbett's ternative. The labourers are already better | Manifesto of the Labouring Classes,” (which off: they have obtained a rise of wages; they has been republished under the title of a have gained a portion of their rights by Letter to the King), and the fires will cease to making an appeal to the fears of their em- blazc in an instant. However, the wretches , ployers who have shown no sense of justice, who attribute blame to you, must, it seems, and they will henceforward know how to pre- endure greater calamities still before they vert a relapse: it now remains for the farmers will act justly. They canuot yet believe that and landlords, for their own sakes rather than the labourer is oppressed, or that, being opfor the men's, to turn machine breakers them- pressed, be has the sense to know it, or the selves, and to persevere until they have de spirit to resent it. stroyed the machinery of boroughmongering.

S'ours very truly, An attempt has been made to raise a body

Dear Sir, of special constables, but though the object is

Tproper enough, yet, out of a population of some thousands, not more than seventy or

To the Editor of the Register. eighty persons have come forward, and inost

Sir, of them have come forward because they dare As the following short narrative affords a not refuse, baving been solicited by wealthy striking example of the grievous oppression customers, tax-eaters, and others of that well. of the tithe laws, and of the vigorous rapaknown description. The trnth is, that all city with which they are sometimes enfurced, men now perceive that the labourers have and as it is free from all personal iuvective, been starved into rebellion, or revenge, by a and unaccompanied with any comment or long course of cruel oppression : most persuas, observation, I trust you will allow it a place therefore, compassionote their case, and say: in your Weekly Journal. A respectable free“ The labourers bave long been robbed of holder ja lerefordshire, who from the their wages, and the farmers and landlords enormous' rate demanded for Composition, are now lusing the proceeds of the rubbery." judged it expedient to pay his tithes in kind, This consideration it is which diminishes ihe granted to his workmen (1 believe 4 or 5 in horrors of the fires ; and as the sworo patrons nuinber) a few roods of land fur growing of corruption have at length learnt that there putatues, for the use of themselves and famiis a certain limit which even their well-backed lies, and which these men cultivated with tyranny canuot transgress with impunity, re- much toil and labour, chiefly in hours which fiecting men can draw cousolation from this they borrowed from those general y approercess of evil, which will most assuredly bring priated to rest and repose. When the fruit of its own cure, will most assuredly make Op. iheir labour had come to maturity, and the pression relax its iron grasp, and prove the season had arrived for laying up this little harbinger of a day of justice and retribution (though to them important) store of humble to injured millions. "If they had treated us provision, they were informed a tenth belonged poor creatures better, it would not have come to the Rector. Nothing dismayed by this to this,” said the wife of a labouring man, who consideration, but coufidently believing that lives in the neighbourhood of a terrible par under such circumstances he would readily son-justice, in my hearing, the other day. grant them a remission of his claim, they Tyrants of all descriptions now tremble in applied to him for that purpose, and though their shoes, and there is one class, above all be is a highly diguified divine, loaded with others, like condemned criminals, await their pluralities, and whose church revenues anapproaching end in silence.

nually amount to many thousauds, he sternly There are base creatures hereabouts who refused them, and insisted on his claim, even would faiu attribute these fires to you! Guilty to the last potatoe. Is this in accordance wretches! Callous as their consciences are, with the emphatic precept of his great divine it seeins they are not callous enough to bear Master, “He who giveth to the poor, leudetu the iutruding thought that all this evil is the unto the Lord ?" result of the system which they have supported,

A FREEHOLDER. and which you have denounced, for more than a quarter of a century! By way of com

HOME OFFICE. ment, take the following fact. A farmer re The following very proper and well-timed sidiog in a paris! closely adjoining to the one notification has just beca issued from the (Suuth Reston) iu which pive stacks were Home Secretary's Office :burut, a week ago, told me yesterday that one

(CIRCULAR.) of his labourers observed to him, in a con

Whitehall, eth Dec. 1830. versation about these fires, “ Why the far.ners SIR;-I am commanded by his Majesty to

løse no time in acquainting you that it has the nature above described, more especially been observed with great regret that the when accompanied with violence and menace;' Justices of Peace and others have in many and that they will deem it their duty to maininstances, under the influence of threats and tain and uphold the rights of property of every intimidation, and the appreheusion of violence description against violence and aggression.' ! and outrage advised the establishment of an I have the honour to be, Sir, uniform rate of wages to be paid for labour in

Your obedient servant, their respective neighbourhoods, and have

MELBOURNE. also, froin the same motives, in many instances recommended the discontinuance of the employment of machines used for thrash From the LONDON GAZETTE, iog gut corn and for other purposes.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1830. Reason and experience concur in proving that a compliance with demands so uprea

BANKRUPTCY ENLARGED. sonable in themselves, and urged in such a

OGILVY, J., Fleece-yard, Tothill-street, Westmanner, can ouly lead, and probably within a minster, and Bargé.yard, Bucklersbury, very short period of time, to the most dis cabriolet-proprietor. astrous results ; and that the tranquillity

BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED. which is obtained by concessions grounded ROSE, J. E., Bath, linen-draper. upon principles so erroneous is likely to be of

BANKRUPTS. very transient duration.

ALEWYN, J., Fenchurch-street, merchant. The Justices of Peace must be aware that ALLEN, S., Stratford, Essex, coal-merchant. they are invested with no general legal au- BRICKNELL, J. P. A., Exeter, baberdasher. thority to settle the amount of the wages of COPE, H., Barnet, tailor. labour ; and any interference in such a matter DELVES, R., Tuubridge - Wells, lodging. cau only have the effect of exciting expecta. housekeeper. tions which must be disappointed, and of ulti- DRYSDALE, J., Little Hermitage-street, mately producing, iu an aggravated degree, a Wapping, ship-chandler. renewed spirit of discontent and insubor- HUMFREY, J., Manningtree, Essex, winedipation.

merchant. Upon the second point it is only necessary to JOSEPH, A., Penzavce, flour-dealer. observe, that these machines are as much en- KNIGHT, C., Basioghall-street, dealer. titled to the protection of the law as any other MUSTON, P. !., and T. P. Barlow, Austindescription of property, and that the course friars, commission-merchauts. which has been taken of prescribing or re- OLDHAM, M. Stockport, Cheshire, inncommending the discontinuance of them is,

keeper. in fact, to connive at, or rather to assist io, thé PADLEY, W., Tetford, Lincolnshire, comestablishinent of a tyravny of the most op mon brewer. pressive character.

PLUMMER, J., and W. Wilson, FenchurchHis Majesty's Government are fully sensi street, merchants. ble that allowance is to be made for the new SHIRREFF, M. A., Mount-street, Berkleyand difficult circumstances in which Magis. square, milliner. trates have been placed, by the recent distur- SINDREY, W., Mitre Tavern, Fish-streetbances which have occurred in various parts hill, victualler. of the kingdom ; but under no difficulty, nor SMITH, G. B., Bristol, corn-factor. in any extremiiy, ought principles so contrary to the general interests of the community, and

TUESDAY, December 6, 1830. so injurious more especially to the welfare of

INSOLVENT. those who have been deluded into the commis

Dec. 3.- MOORE, W. J., Derby, manu. sion of these offeuces, to be recognized, still facturing jeweller. less to be sanctioned, by persons in authority,

BANKRUPTCY SUPERJEDED. whose duty it is at all bazards to maintain the KING, J., Lainb's Conduit-street, draper. authority of the law, and to secure the liberty

BANKRUPTS. of the subject.

BOOT, J., Nottingham, bleacher His Majesty's Government feel deeply for the BRISTOW, W., 4, Milner-terrace, New-cut, sufferings and privations which have of late Lambeth, baker. years pressed, and still continue to press, severely NAYUS, H., Baukside, Southwark, engineer. upon the labouring classes of the comin unity. FOGG, J., Manchester, surgeon and apothe They are anxious to adopt, as speedily as pos cary: sible, every practicable and reasonable measure FRIEND, E. A., Cambridge, livery.stable for their alleviation ; but they are also entirely keeper. convinced that these sufferings will only be iu- GAMBLE, J. and T. KIDD, Sutton-in-Holcreased and protracted by a course of conces derness, Yorkshire, wood-sawyers. sion to violence and tumult.

HENN, A. H., Hulborn, hatter. It is my duty, tberefore, to recommend in MACKÉNZIE, W., 280, Regent-street, Ore the strongest manner, that, for the future, ford-street, wine-merchant. all Justices of Peace and other Magistrates MANLEY, T., Wentworth-street, White will oppose a firm resistance to all demands of chapel, sugar-refiner and merchant,

PAGE, W. Back-bill, Clerkenwell, victualler.

SMITHFIELD-Dec. 6. PARKIN, J., E. R. THOMAS, and J. D.

There is to-day a large market of Beef, and WALFORD), Fenchurch-street, brokers.

very fair of Mutton. Choice Scots obtain 4s., PRICE, G., Chipping Campden, Gloucester and the best selling Lincolns 38. 8d. and sbire, coal-mercbant and seedsman.

3s. 10d.; middling Beef is no better. The SWEETAPPLE, B. and SWEETAPPLE, T., trade for Sheep may, doubtless, be considered

Catteshall Mill, Godalming, Surrey, paper-fa shade lower than last week, so that our last manufacturers and mealmen.

top prices are only made for any thing very VARLEY, J., Manchester, machine-maker.

complete. For the general trade to-day we WHEREAT, J., Romsey, ironmonger. call Downs 48. 4d.; balf-breds, with difficulty, WHITBOURN, D., Darkhouse-laue, Lower 4s. 2d.; and the white-faced light weights, Thames-street, fishmonger.

rather under 4s. There is hut little alteration WILLS, J. H., Bath, baker.

in Veal, the best in very few instances exceed. WILLDER, J., Birmingham, victualler.

ing a crown. Beasts, 3,135; Calves, 100;
Sheep, 21,680; Piys 190.

SMITHFIELC-Thursday.
LONDON MARKETS.

This day's market exhibited about 30 highlyMARK-LANE, CORN EXCHANGE, Dec. 6.-fattened oxen and steers, of exceedingly fine Although we had not a very abundant arrival symmetry; the best of which were 10 Hereof English Wheat, yet it was much larger fords, estimated to weigh, on the average, this morning than it has been for some weeks about 175 stone, of 8 lbs. each, belonging to past, and we found great difficulty, even where Mr. Rowland, of Crislow, Bucks; but was the quality was good, in supporting last week's otherwise but indifferently supplied. The prices, while all the iniddling and inferior prime Beasts abovementioned went off slowly, sorts were rather lower than otherwise, and at from 4s. 2d. to 4s. 6d., whilst prime small the stands at the close were not quite cleared. Calves sold readily at an advance of 2d. per Flour remains at our last quotations. Barley stone; but the trade was, otherwise, very dull, was taken off at prices fully equal to last Mon- at little or any variation from Monday's quotaday, and in some few instances of picked tions.-Prime Beef, from 3s. 4d. to 4s. 4d.; samples for malting, rather more money was middling Beef, 2s.6d. to 28. 10d. ; in!erior Beef, obtained. Oats are ready sale, at an advance 23. 4d. to 28. 6d. Prime Muttou, 3s. 6d. tó of 1s. per quarter. White and Grey Peas are 4s. 6d.; middling Mutton, 25. 6d. to 3s. ; infedull, and scarcely maintain the prices of last rior Mutton, 2s. 2d. to 2s.4d. Veal, 3s. 4d. to week. In Beans of both sorts, or other ar- 5s. 4d. Pork, 38. 2d. to 4s. Ed.-per stone of ticles, no variation.

8 lbs., to sink the offal. Suckling Calves, Wheat

66s. to 72s.

from 12s. to 38s.; and quarter-old store Pigs, Rye.

28s. to 32s.

12s. to 18s, each. Supply, as per Clerk's Barley

30s. to 36s.

statement: Beasts, 506; Sheep, 3,700; Calves, fine.

37s. to 4ls.

188; Pigs, 130.
Peas, White
40s. to 50s.

PROVISIONS.
Boilers

51s. to 54s.

But little has been done in Bacon during Grey

30s, to 39s. the last week. The holders of Butter can sell Beans, Small

35s, to 43s.

only in small quantities at the prices quoted. Tick

30s, to 41s.

The Cheese trade continues dull. Prices are Oats, Potatoe

253. to 26s.

higher in the country than here. Failures of Poland

27s. to 285,

small traders are taking place almost daily; Flour, per sack

55s. to 60s.

and the wholesale dealers are apprehensive of Rape Seed, per last

301. to 441.

an increase. HOP INTELLIGENCE.

Bacon, Middles, old..34s. to 32 s. per cwt. BOROUGH, Monday.-Our Hop market re

new, 46s, to 47s. mains steady.at last week's advance on new

· Sides, old..35s, to 38s. Pockets and rather more inquiry for good

new. 46s. to 48s. 1826's and 1827's. Currency : New Sussex Beef, India, new... 115s. to s.-d. per tr. Pockets, 71. 158. to 91.; Kent, 81. to 101. 108.; Mess, new.... 60s. to -s. per barrel. choice, 111. to '131. 13s. 1828, 61. to 71. 10s. Pork, India, new.. 1178. 6d. 1827, 86s. to 96s. 1826, 80s. to 90s. In our

Mess, new... 58s. to 60s. per barrel. last week's account of the Worcester duty, the

old.... 55s. to 57s. 6d. amount is 2,0291. 10s. 5d., instead of 2,4291. India, old.... 110s.

per tiercer Ios. 5d.

Butter, Belfast s... 102s. to S. per CW . MAIDSTOXE, Dec. 2.--Our Hop trade con

Carlow.... 100s, to 105s. tinues very dull, for, although the duty is

Cork...... 102s. to 10ős. come out and falls so much short of what it

Limerick. 1025. to 1058. was laid at, still there has been little or no

Waterford... 96s. to 98s. alteration in the trade worth notice.

Dublin...i.100s, WORCESTEK, Dec. 1.-The amount of the

Dutch.... 106s. to 102s. Duty for this district is stated at 2,0941, New Cheese, Cheslsire, new 48s, to 70s. Hops are on the advance.

old 56s, to 845.

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