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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 land is bound to keep them from of the English working-people. starving! What need have they of "charity"? The law gives

(From the Public Advertiser of Jamaica, June 12.)

them a maintenance out of the

We bin berry sorry for yerry Massa read in him paper torra day dat dem poor buckra in a Ingland no hab bittle foo nyam. Cun massa nega make we all put down little or much foo send dem for you no sabby dem make behbraba suntin foo we, dem hin make one paper 63 foot long foo be not sufficient. we free mans; but dem buckra fool too much, dem call we Slave.-Goramity, dem no bliged foo work foo

land, if they cannot lawfully get it in any other way; and, it takes in, not only all the land in their own parish, but of other parishes also, if that in their own parish Why, then, are people of the North to be insulted by charitable dem Massa 16 hours ebery day, and donations from boxers and neno can get bittle foo nyam 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 cbery Nega in dis yere cuntry foo do de same.

the unfortunate

groes?

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 unfortunute “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, churchman, a religionist, but save us give us a Tory-give us a courtier, a 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 despot in existence. So long as you virtue, yet he is often the greatest flatter his vanity, report his speeches at full length, interlard them at every other sentence with "loud cheers," "immense applause,” “ deafening applause," and represent him as the he will be on the best terms with you, most virtuous and patriotic of men, and even praise you for your discernBut if you find fault with him in any way whatever; if you do not place all his good qualities in say that all eyes are turned tothe fullest light; if you do not

ment.

Now, it is possible that this is a Jamaica joke; but it is a most cutting joke, and one that is very well calculated to expose the fools or knaves, and sometimes both in the same person, who have been bawling out for negro emancipa-wards him, and hundreds, and thoution. But what a scene is here! sands, and hundreds of thousands are trusting to his individual exertion; Where are the poor-rates? Where 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.

"THE

"BEST PUBLIC INSTRUCTOR."

way,

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 fault with you for your silence that it is afraid to seem to be with regard to him, nor even for attached to it. But, whenever your disagreement with him; if there arises a gleam of hope for 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

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DOCTOR BLACK of the "CHRONI- | of CLE" says that Dr. TORRENS of to which he himself belongs? the "GLOBE" is quite correct in Good God! To give away cotton goods, in order to make the trade flourish! To buy the goods up by subscription, and give them away in charity, to an amount equal to an export trade!

this opinion." Come, come," says the reader," you do not "mean seriously to say, that they really contend that it was the "Corn Bill that caused people to lend money to the South “Americans?” But, I do, though; and I positively assert, that TORRENS's assertion to this effect, and Dr. BLACK's subscribing to it, will be found in the Chronicle of 21st July 1826. "What! the Corn Bill make people buy Co- In what "respect," good Mr. lombian Bonds!" Yes: un-THWAITES? In what respect, I qualifiedly, yes. "Well, then," say, is it by an abuse of the poorexclaims the reader," the Devil laws, that the "independent spirit take the fellows!" To which " of the people has been broken should be tempted to say, AMEN," down?" In what “ respect?" did I not recollect the lenient sen- And besides, is there, Mr. tence which, according to SWIFT, THWAITES, in the four or five is to be the lot of fools. millions of paupers, now in England, one single creature who has less of “independent spirit” than you and your brethren of the broad sheet?

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Delightful, however, as their causes are, their remedies are still more delightful. Let us take a few of THWAITES's, as a speci

men.

But after all, employment is the public and private charity is, we one thing needful. Laudable as should be sorry to see our labouring population depending upon it for support. It is by an abuse of the Poor-Laws in this respect that the independent spirit of the people has been in so many instances broken down.

Are there not useful public works in which multitudes of people might of which the public money might be be employed, and in the promotion

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

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 benevo-well lence could be employed, than in dealing out clothing to the lower classes wherever it is wanting, which would go further even than any export trade to diminish the immense stock of cotton goods now on hund.

What, then, Mr. THWAITES,

Does THWAITES happen to know you perceive, do you, either that

the government collects more mo-, nor sense in what they say. Most

ney than it wants for present purposes; or that it would be adviseable for it to collect more money than it now collects? You certainly wrote this after dinner, Mr. THWAITES.

of them are constantly looking out for the popular persuasion, or opinion of the day; and, then, when they think they have discovered it, they follow it, and sell foolish, or very shallow people, their own erroneous opinions! Thus the public is kept blunder

In the mean time, we would earnestly implore such of our suffering artizans as these observations may reach, to be upon their guard against ing along from error to error; and those incendiurics who, would betray thus we get deeper and deeper in them into excesses which can only

increase their own immediate misery, embarrassments and distress. and with it the means of diminishing

it.

What" incendiaries," Mr. MANCHESTER AFFAIRS. THWAITES? Have you got the names of any of them? Sad luck THE Morning Chronicle, of tofor you, not to be able to get up day (Thursday) says: "We have a rebellion, nor even a riot! But, "received the following commuwhy should the "artizans" be on "nication from our Manchester their guard against "incendia-" Correspondent. Our readers ries," who would lead them into" will see that the unemployed excesses," if these excesses population of Manchester and would, as you say they would," the neighbourhood cannot be "increase the means of diminish-" maintained many days longer ing their own immediate miserý?" "without the aid of the Poors'

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What strange "excesses these Rates. The feeling seems to "incendiaries" must lead people" be, that it is impossible to go on into! Excesses which increase the longer with subscriptions. This misery; and which, at the same " is a momentous revolution." time, increase the means of diminishing the misery!

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What! "Momentous revolution"! What, then, would you Such, reader, is the rubbishy have the people die, lie down and stuff which proceeds from Mr. die? Indeed they will not. "RevoBROUGHAM'S" best possible pub-lution" is it! Why, a great part lic instructor." The writers seem, of my business in the North, was half their time, as if they were to place well in the minds of the drunk. There is neither reason people, that they had a right to

the

the land, as far as was necessary poor, was held yesterday at the in-
to keep them from suffering from stance of the Boroughreeve, "For
want. In every town, where I
purpose of taking into conside-
spoke to the people, I told them Funds." As it was notified that the
ration the very reduced state of the
to be prepared for still worse trade Sub-Committee would present their
and lower wages; but I told them, Seventh Report, and great interest
in every town, to go to the land; was naturally excited by the import-
I told them that the law gave them ance of the subject they were called
the land, as far as was necessary together to consider, the attendance
to their sustenance. I told them of the Members of the General
that it was their duty to work and Committee was numerous. The Re-
maintain themselves, if they could port having been read, the Borough-
reeve was asked, whether he had any
get wages sufficient for that pur- proposition to submit to the Com-
pose; but, if they could not, the mittec?-He stated that he had not;
law ordered it so that they were but that he had deemed it adviseable
to have a maintenance out of the to convene them, in order to learn
land; and if the lands of their own their opinion as to the course that
parishes were not sufficient, the ought to be followed, for the purpose
lands of the surrounding parishes; of replenishing their funds. Some
and if they were not sufficient, ed their doubts as to the propriety of
members of the Committee express
then the lands of the whole county; making any further efforts to main-
for that the laws of England, tain the unemployed work-people by
founded on natural right and on public charity. The Poors' Rate was,
the laws of God, commanded that in their judgment, the proper fund to
no man should starve in the midst which application should at once be
of plenty. But this Scotchman made. The distress was not likely
calls it a momentous revolution soon to cease, and it was hopeless,
for the people to appeal to this they thought, to attempt to raise
law; this best of all the laws of and the supplies from the me-
another subscription in this town,
the country. Let us now, how-tropolis would be quite insuffi-
ever, have a look at this account cient to continue beyond a few
from Manchester, in which we weeks, the distributions now mak-
shall see our own and vigilanting by the Sub-Committee.
friend, the famous Borough-the other hand, it was strongly urged,
reeve," engaged in other matter
that the object for which they had
than that of "
instituted the local fund, viz., to save
interfering" on the
subject of my intended speeches. pauperism those who have, by the
from the permanent degradation of
The following is the account.

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Manchester, Tuesday Evening.
This is the great market-day for

circumstances of the times, been
thrown out of employment, was
worthy of another struggle before it
was wholly abandoned, and that an

the manufacturers in this neighbour-appeal should therefore be made to
hood. The transactions to-day have
been unusually few in number, and
at much reduced prices. This is the
natural progression, until, by some
means, the demand for goods can be
considerably increased. A Meeting
of the General Committee of the
Local Fund, for the relief of the

the Metropolitan Committee, from
whom it was remarked, as a just
ground of complaint, that only two
thousand pounds had yet been re-
ceived for the relief of the people of
Manchester, though, when the sub-
scription was opened at the City of
London Tavern, it was evident from

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