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lit was clear to me that they would be joined, upon the very first division, by the Tories ; that henceforth these would become one consolidated faction; that there would not be above from twenty to fifty men, to make a stand against this united body; but that, if the people did their duty; if they were vigilant, really active, always ready to come to the support of that thirty, forty,
or fifty men, those men would finally TO THE
prevail, and obtain justice for the people, READERS OF THE REGISTER.
without convulsion and confusion.
What I foretold has happened thus Bolt-court, 3. March, 1833. far. The two factions have united; MY FRIENDS,
and all the other circumstances, calling The first thing necessary to be done for the exertions of the people have by me is, to continue and to complete, arisen, and are now staring that people as far as I can at present, the instruc- in the face. tions, or rather the advice which it is my I shall here say nothing about the redduty to tender to those who are disposed coat-tribunal bill, which is now before to listen to that advice. From the mo- the House of Commons, that being a subment that the Reform Bill was passed,ject to be discussed elsewhere; but I call until the very hour of my entering into the attention of my readers to a subject the House of Commons, I constantly which, eventually, they will find to be was endeavouring to implant in the of even greater importance than this , minds of my readers the important namely, the subject of TAXATION. truth, that all my efforts, and all the This is the pivot on which every thing efforts of others who might be disposed will turn. Here it is that every memto co-operate with me, for the purpose ber will be brought to the test. And, of obtaining justice for the people; that due respect for that body to which I all these efforts, however well directed, myself now belong, as well as that jushow clearly soever founded in truth, tice which dictates to me not to take and having the safety and honour of advantage of my having this publication the country in their eye; that all these at my command; these circumstances efforts would be of no avail, unless the bid nie express my hope, or, at least, enemies of justice saw that we had the my own anxious wish, that all the memmain body of the people clearly and hers of the House of Commons may unequivocally on our side. I call to come out of the trial, which that test witness the thousands who heard me will produce, with honour to themselves last fall, from Brading in the Isle of and satisfaction to their constituents; Wight, to Dunfermline in the county of and, in order to enable them to come Fife; I call these thousands to bear to a just decision upon the matter, no witness, that I told them that the Re-pains have been, and no pains will be, form Bill was, of itself, nothing worth; spared by me. that the reform was now to be made ; This is so very important a matter, that the burdens were to be taken from that I will, even here, give a little acthe backs of the people ; that my opi.count of what has been done thus far, nion was, that the present Ministers were land of what I intend to do with regard determined not to take one ounce of so it. My readers well know, that I these burdens from those backs; that have brought before the House, the
subject of the Stamp taxes and the dustrious classes ; and that in every Auction taxes ; that I have done this instance (except in one of insigniin a resolution, stating in several dis- | ficant amount) the tax goes on gettinct propositions, the facts to show the ting heavier and heavier in proporpartiality and the monstrous injustice tion as the party paying gets of these taxes; and to show too, that if poorer and poorer. these taxes had been laid on impartially, These propositions I am prepared to but a very small portion of the National maintain ; and to show at the same Debt would now have existed! My time, and show beyond all doubt, that readers are aware that I proposed this this has been done wilfully, intentionresolution, stating these facts, and con- ally, and in the most deliberate and cluding with a proposition that the premeditated manner. I am prepared House would resolve itself into a gene. to show, that it cannot have been done ral committee, in order to take the by mistake, or upon erroneous calculamatter into its consideration. After tion. I am prepared to show, that not the moving of this resolution, which one farthing of the present National appeared to astound many of those who Debt would now have been owing to any had assisted in passing the acts of which body, if the taxes had been laid on and I complained, it was thought, and I collected upon and from the rich (during myself thought it best to have the the last forty-two years), as they have resolution printed in the votes, and been from the poorer tradesman, manusent round to all the members, in facturer, and farmer. These things I order that every man of them might stand pledged to show to the satisfachave time to refer to the acts of Parlia- tian of this nation ; and if I fail to show ment, and see whether I were correct it, let me, oh God! be subject to a or not; and, to bring the motion on red.coat tribunal. again, in a more deliberate manner in 1 Now, I have received no answer; 110 a few days.
contradiction to any of my facts ; no My readers, after having read the last attempt has been made to thwart my Register, must be aware of the extreme conclusions; and, what is very curious, difficulty of bringing in any motion at I, in my haste to bring the matter forall, even by the Ministers theinselves, ward, and like the gnat in the fable, to or with their assent and good will, give the fowler a sting in his leg, while owing to the local impediments with he was taking aim across St. George's which we are surrounded. However, Channel; in my haste to do this, I the subject cannot suffer from a short overlooked a most important part of my delay : there shall be a total prohibition subject ; namely, proof indubitable, that established against me before I vote these taxes were laid in this manner one farthing of money, until this affair with deliberate intention, of which proof be settled. The case stands thus, at I will say no more at present, than ihat present. I assert, as follows:
I am very much obliged tony two 1. That here is a mass of taxes, which, correspondents in Scotland, and to my
together with the expenses of col. most excellent correspondent in the lecting and managing, amount to county of Suffolk, for having pointed upwards of eight millions of pounds out to me this most important omission. sterling in a year.
I should have ferreted it out myself, but 2. That of this immense sum, a very my correspondent at Annan, though he
small portion falls upon the nobi. made a mistake us to a little dodging lity and their collateral branches; which the gainê had taken, certainly upon the baronets; upon the lay-quickened my pursuit. There are impropriators ; upon the clergy of divers ways of hunting a fox; and no the established church; and upon reynard, however gray, however long
the other great landowners. I practised in his crafty calling, ever 3. That this immense mass of taxes surpassed the animal which I have to
fulls alınost wholly upon the in- pursue, and finally catch. One way is
what the French call suivre à la piste, 'nothing but an over-ruling sense of and what we call following by the track. I duty to my country would have tempted This is the nature of my present pur me, or have induced me on any account suit; and the great difficulty in such a whatsoever, to set my foot within the pursuit arises froin the interventions of walls of that House. hard ground, heaths, herbage, wood. Crafıy as this reynard of taxation has lands, and the like, unless there be snow been, I have, at the end of twenty-three upon the ground; and then you see years come nextJuly; for I began the chase plainly all the doublings of the devil. seriously, when they first got me into I am working in a state of things, where prison for expressing my indignation at I do not find the ground clothed in what the flogging of Englishmen at the town Hervey calls “ winter's bright array." of Ely under a guard of Hanoverian I have nothing but the bare ground, and bayonets ; at the end of twenty-three long chasms are everlastingly interven- years, I have pursued the old reynard, ing, to add to my difficulties. These cun- till I have now got him fairly housed ning devils, the foxes, in order to elude in his den, and, as my lord and I well their pursuers, will sometimes leap know, when he is once run to kennel, upon the top of a hedge, which has a the red-jacket part of the chase is over, hether sufficient to carry them, and by that the rest is left to the chopsticks, this means they fling out hounds and and is a question of terriers and spades, trackers altogether, unless some chop- and not a question of galloping and leap. stick happens to see the trick, and ing; and I claim my right to be head thus bring the pursuers to the spot chopstick in thus finishing the chase, where the crafty thief quits the hedge. and have actually half a mind to put on Sometimes the old sly-boots will squat my smock-frock for the occasion. The down, load his brush with filth, which first hunter that is in at the death claims I need not more fully describe; then the brush, as the trophy of victory, and take a run round, swing his brush of his superiority in point of hardihood about, and scatter the filih; and then and speed. My Lord has had many of dart off, leaving the hounds with their these brushes in his time, and I would noses too full of the strong scent to be to God he would deserve to have the able to take up that slight scent, over brush now. He may, if he will : he will the ground, on which he has gone off on be unenvied by me: I want no honour, tip-toe. No man knows these tricks and no reward, not even that of thanks better than my Lord Althorp, at whom from anybody, though I wish to deserve I never look without thinking of his the latter, and though I know I shall and my former pursuits, he on horseback, I have them. If his lordship earn the brush and I on foot; and, without philoso- in this case, all will be peace, all will be phising on the state to which we have contentment; if he force the brush upon now brought ourselves, and on the pro- me, greatly do I fear the consequences. bable fate which finally attends us ; al. I want no praise, no cheers, no huzzas ; ways concluding with saying to myself I want the thing done peaceably and with a sigh, how much better it would honestly: I want, as I have said a hunhave been for England, if circumstances dred, hundred times over, to leave my had not arisen to make him think it country as good as I found it; as good necessary to take his seat on that bench, as my grandfather left it to me; and, and to cause the people of England to in order to do that, there is no sacrifice look up to me as a person necessary to that I will not make, and no risk that I be placed where I am placed for the will not run. purpose of obtaining a redress of their I have chosen to begin (for it is only grievances ! I verily believe that there a beginning) with this department of is not a day of his life, in which he taxation. « One thing at a time," said does not wish that he had never seen the famous De Witt; and so say I. I that bench; and, for my own part, I have chosen to begin with this depart. repeat, for the hundredth time, that ment of taxation; because it is great in