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“these, there is a bird, which of the King haye a right to shoot " they call the red-legged par-game, without paying any thing, "tridges a very beautiful bird, "Game may be bought and sold "${rather langer than our partridge, * by any body, and is at all times

. " and in great abundance. I went of the year. Son it would ap“a coursing two or three times at pear, that the Game Lgus pof “ Briare and it appeared to " France have more an eye to the " me that the French hares were guns, of sportsmen, than they

quite a match for the English have to the preservation of those greyhounds that ran after them, “ animals that sportsmen love to « The GAME LAWS' in "destroy.--The labourers cateh “ France are exceedingly simple the game in springes, without " in their provisions. The law being sent to gaol or Botany " that affects sportsmen, is more" Bay; for so doing; there

is, “ properly a Military Law than however, little to induce them " a Game Law. You may chace," to poaching, as we call it in " and kill, any game that you England. A French labourer

please, without the laws having would be a fool if he could find 4 any thing to do with you. But," any delight in prowling about w if you wish to carry a gun, you" in a coppice, at a time when he "must have a certificate to autho-" might be sleeping at home in « rize you to do so." Any one is such a house as is the habita« qualified to buy this certificate;" tion of a labourer at BRIARE " and the cost of the certificate is There are cottages, separate "Fifteen franos, which is about from the farm-houses, all over o twelve shillings and sixpence the estate of BEAUVOIR A - sterling. The certificate is called labourer, employed by the year, Ha Porte-d'Arme; that is to say, " has one of these cottages for his " a permission to carry fire arms: "family to live in, with from • Having this; you may kill what- "twelve to fifteen acres of land,

ever game you please; but it "fire-rood, and two cows allowed does not give you a right to go “ him; a little piece of vineyard, "on the land of another person and apples and pears, to make Twithout having his leave to do wine cider, and perry, for his “so, rland you are liable, if you drink. For this little estate he u have not such leave, toan pays 150 francs (61.58.)ia yean " action for trespass. The soldiers And he earns, in his laboury

s from 15 to "30$ou's a day 7td. Indcontent and; for the same rea"48'154.), according to the season, he can go to bed, without e son of the year, which would beings afraid of awaking in « be leaving hith, upon an aver-1-misery. The state of the French "age, after he has paid the 150 labourer forms, 'in short, a per"francs

, more than as much as fect contrast with that of the «that surh, 'in clear money: The poor ragged creature of the " labourers who live under these same class in England," who, "circumstances cannot, generally" after a hard day's work, slinks “ speaking, be otherwise than into the pot-house,' to seek, in "happy. They have every thing its scene of drunkenness and " that they can want ; every “ degradation, a refuge from the " thing, in fact, that a labourer cheerlessness of his own abode. wbught to have. If they like to The dress of the labourers in Whave beer to drink, they have "France, is good, as far as I have

* land on which to grow the ma- seen. They wear a smockaterials to make it; and they “frock and trowsers, of a blue may grow the hops and make "colour, like the dress of most of a the malt, without fearing the "the labourers in SUSSEX. The interference of an "Erciséman. “ garments of v the Sussex-men

They have not a farthing of " however, are very frequently in "taxes to pay, nor money in any“ a state of raggedness, which is

other shape, excepting that seldom the case with those of which they pay to their land- the French. This dress is made, ktord, and who gives them a "not, as I before said, of cotton, sufficient price for their labour" but of stout liner. When at

to enable them to preserve com- work, the men, very frequently i fort" and happiness for them- " wear sonue sort of cap upon gelves, and to pay him a rent“ their heads. In this part of the ** for the advantages which he country, I see, they wear a hat, * gives them. There is no need " which has a very wide brim to

of pot-houses' here: and, con-"it, a brim about eight or tert gequently, there are no such " inches wider that serves as a

things in France. The la- ' shelter to the shoulders as well abourer ean sit at home in the" as a covering to the head. mevering, because in his cottage "Sometimes this large brim is there is enough of plenty to give turned up, in such a way as to

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“ form a complete coched-hat, like third part of all the prisoners in " that wbich is worn by the of- any one gaol in England at any "ficers in our army."0.3 given time, are in for killing or

Has France gained nothing, attempting to kill bares, pheathen, by her revolution? Thou- sants, or partridges. When we sands of persons used to be sert to think of these tous when we

; the gallies every year on account think of the hanging of the two of the game. Has she gained poor fellows at Winchester, SMITH nothing, then, by her revolution ? and Turner, on account of have Our parsons say that she has not. ing resisted and wounded in one Would they like to let the people case, and killed in the other case, of England gain as much as the Lord PALMERSTON's and AsĐÉTON French have gained,? In this Smith's game-keepers, by - whom account of the game laws of they had been seized: when we France, we have, in fact, an think of these things; when we account of the happiness of a think of all the miseries, and all country, without tithes, without a the horrors, proceeding from this domineering priesthood, and with terrible Game Code, and when we out cruel and bloody laws to pre- think at the same time of the serve all the wild animals, for the happy and secure state of the exclusive use of a haughty aris- people of France, how are we to tocracy. What a contrast does find words to express our indig the state of the French country- nation of those wretches of the man form with that of our poor London press, who would make creatures !! However, let us hope us believe that we are free men, that Frenchmen' are not always to while the people of France are see, us, in this degraded state, slaves ; and that we ought to What are we to think of the base patiently submit to our rulers, London press, when we look at while the people of France ought this state of the French labourer; to rise in rebellion against theirs ! when we read this account of the These wretches of the Longame and of the game laws in don press may curse till they France, and when we remember are hoarse. These hirelings of Gaffer Gooch's saying, that there the Jews and Jobbers may were ONLY FORTY POACH- swear as long as they please, that ERS at one time in o ne English the parishioners of Parson Mosgaol; when we reflect, that one Ritt, who sent.forth armed men

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to collect his tithes at Skibbereen, mary of a small part of what the and whose agents bought in five Boroughmongers" do to us, and of the seized sheep for five shil- entitled, Proofs of English Frcelings; these wretches, hired by the dom, translated into French, and Jews and Jobbers of London, may well circalated in France, would swear as long as they please that do a great deal of good. I will Frenchmen ought to rebel be- think about the means of doing cause they are not crammed into this; for, I make no compromise prison for looking at a hare; but with the Borough-villains.. We Frenchmen will not rebel; they owe all our sufferings to them. It will leave us to the enjoyment of is they who have spawned the Jews the blessings that Boroughmongers' and Jobbers : it is they who have give us, and if we like Parson put the old sacks over the shoulders MORRITT and his brethren, they of the labourer and have wrapped will leave us to the blessings be- hay-bands round his legs. stowed by Parson MORRITT and his brethrenthey will enjoy quietly the fruit of their revolu

TURNPIKE TOLLS. tion, the fruit of their valour and perseverance ; and leave us loyal to the Editor of the Hampshire souls to enjoy the tread-mill, that

Chronicle. famous specimen of the "envy of "surrounding nations and admira

Kensington, 13 November, 1823.

SIR, " tion of the world.”.

I PERCEIVE, from 'one of your This wretched crew of hum- recent papers, that this matter, buggers ought not to be suffered to relating to the tolls on one-horse

carts, is not yet clearly understood, proceed with their frauds.

in your part of the country at to what they may do here, that, least

. That article in your paper, cannot be wholly prevented. But, to which I allude, says something as I have completely exposed carts for light goods or passengers.

about market carts, and other them throughout North America, Sir, ALL one-horse carts are to I am resolved to expose this whole be exempted from the additional

toll. Let me lay down the law frard, all this fradulent THING, once more, and plainly, if I can. to the people of France. These In 1822, an Act was passed, cheats shall not cheat the world laying an additional

tollon as ithey have done. 4 Just one one-horse carts, with nan

row wheels. This sheet of paper, containing a sum- toll was one-half of the old

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- fotolla $9 that, a toll that was have had to pay a penalty for kot:**

became Aldy This Act knowing (and really not knowing) | I. io went into force in January that their names must be put on Last, and the tolls

were then feht
side, instead of the

front, of, raised accordingly. But, their carts and wagons Andy

mind tax carts, market pray mark the wide difference in sd carts, and car for light the cases : as to the name, it dida

goods and passengers, were nobody any harm: the changing S; EXCEPTED. These were of its place was a mere whim of to not to be charged any addi. some whimsical man. But, as to tional toll; and they were the toll, it was taking money away

not; but the additional toll from people unlawfuily, and, ini 11. Was laid on a

on all other carts ; deed, almost by violence. - It was l and the toll-collectors, so in extortion, and almost robbery; terpreted the law, as to find and that, too, of a most 'industrious but very few eremptious; for and meritorious class of men.

III'6918 they made the poor

, ass-cari men pay the additional toll.

The time limited for making On the 19th sofi July; 1828, that, if you have been made to pay

complaints is three months; 80 another Act was passed, and the additional toll on a one-horse, d inj this new Act, in order to do

away this exaetion of she corto a thing ihree months, you may in sv toll-collectorsto 10 no room for dispute, made about the time, and get ia summonssa

you paid it to, and the time, orja (in iclause 19) the EXEMP- for the man. The justice may CTION 80 extend, simmedin mitigate the penalty, but no jus

atelyod taivALL oneshorse tice will venture to reduce it'i 11 carts. It So l that, t. from that low, seeing that the toll-collec. ala *day, all{additional toll on tors have been unjustly pocketingua boone horse carts ceased. Andy

I am, Sin, san, Jalsta twwhaevesi has taken anrad-money; susditional tollison ANY one

Your most humble and 21,119a

Most obedient Servant;ols'o borbe cart) since 19th July last, is liable to a penalty of to

WM. COBBETT. jive pounds,i od os 10 su

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P. S. The above Letter qught in This

, sir," is the law; and this to be inserted in every country law has been violated in all parts paper in the kingdom; and, in? of the country, and in many deed, in every paper malt in any oq parts, is violated still." It has been part of the country, the extortion se pretendea,' that the toll-collectors be still going on; and, if any man w did not know of the eristence of with a name, and whom I know) the act of 1823. Surely! They will write to me post paid, at 183, 11 knew, in a moment, of the exist- Fleel street, I will take measures 109 ence of the act of 1822 Knew for punishing the offenders. h the act losing tolls, but not of hear that the extortion is still go of Sir, how many scores of poor cart-justice to my neighbours I insertybe ers and of farmers almost as poor the following, which I take from 194

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