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Bewdley.... 1 Lord Lyttleton Bailiff and twelve capi. Miles Peter Andreas

tal burgesses . ....13 Esq. Droitwitch..2 Lord Foley The burgesses of the cor- Hon. Andrew Foley

poration of salt springs Sir T. E. Winnington, of Droitwich

Bart. Evesham ...2

Burgesses .......600Wm. Manning, Esq.

Sir M.M. Lopez, Bart. Worcester ... 2 Corporation generally Citizens not receiving Wm. Gordon, Esq. one Member alms and admitted to Abraham Robarts, Esq.

their freedom by
birth, or servitude, or
by redemption in or-
der to trade in the
city

..2000 Worcester The freeholders in this

Hon. W. H. Lyttelton shire ...,2 county are very nu.

Hon. W. B. Lygon merous: the Earl of | Coventry,

Lords Lyttelton, Beau. champ and Dudley & Ward, have large estates, and consequently considerable interest.

PC ADS.

Lord Lieutenant.-- Earl of Coventry.
High Sheriff.—Sir John Pakington, of Westwood, Bart..

1. PUBLIC BUSINESS.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.

INCLOSURE.
PETITION.

May 12. An act for inclosing lands March 8, A petition was presented in the parish of Iccomb. from the manufacturers and dealers in hats resident in the city and suburbs of Worcester, praying that the stamp

COUNTY BUSINESS. duty on hats may be repealed.

Worcester, April 13, -1809. May 12. An act for enlarging the The mayor of this city having in conterm and powers of an act of GeoIII., sequence of a requisition, convened a for amending the road from Tedding. common bail, in order to consider of ton to the turnpike road between the propriety of coming to certain reLvestiam and i'ershore; and for mak- solutions relative to the investigatioa ing a new piece of road to coinmu. of the military conduct of ihe com nicate therewith, in the county of mander in chief, a numerous body of Gloucester.

the citizens and inhabitants assembled Anace for enlarging the term and at the Guildhall. II. Rogers, Esq. tbe powers of two acts, Gen. III. 7. 28., mayor, opened the business of the day for amending and widening the road by reading the requisition; after which from the Bell inn at Northfleet, in the at the request of Mr. Josiah Palmet, county of Worcester, to the Wootton be read the following extract from a turnpike, in the great road leading letter, which had been received ly a from Siratford-upon-Avon to Bir gentleman of this city from A. Robares, mingham

Esq. M.P. for Worcester.

low,

London, April 1, 1809. otherwise I should have deemed my“My dear Sir,

self unworthy the confidence of my "I am but very poorly recovered friends, and unfit to have represented from the late severe attack of the gout: so numerous a body of independent the relapse seized me at an unfortunate electors. period, confined me a long time to my “ I believe there is no man, either bed, and rendered me wholly inca- in or out of the house, that can hold pable of motion, excepting sliding late in greater detestation and abhorrence terly into Merlin's chair; and so cir- than I do all abuse in the sale of pubcumstanced, it was utterly impossible lic offices; and I trust that such laws for me to attend the house of com- will now be enacted, as will, in future, mons, which I should gladly have effectually prevent such improper and done, as, after having read and studied pernicious practices. the evidence op a recent occasion with

ABRAM ROBARts." all the attention I could apply to it, Mr. Josiah Palmer theo rose: he I had determined decidedly to vote pointed out in strong terms the evils | against the duke; for my mind was which must necessarily result to the strongly impressed with the convic, nation if corrupt practices were untion, by his not having extinguished checked; and particularly if, in times in the very first instance all improper like tbe present, the officers in the influence respecting military proino- army should be induced to suppose tions, that it was absolutely to all in- that promotion was to be obtained tents and purposes a connivance in the through a different medium than that iniquitous and systematical corrupt of merit. He considered that the unproceedings that were carried on, and, daunted firmness and perseverance consequently, that punishment and Mr. Wardle had manifested in bring. disgrace ought most deservedly to fol- ing forward the serious charges against

the Duke of York, which had ended "The night when the amended mo- in his royal bighdess's resignation, tion of Sir Thomas Turton was intro- fully entitled that gentleinan to the duced, after the Chancellor had thanks of his countrymen; and he brought forward his resolution, I thought that the efforts produced by made an effort, and with infinite dif. his patriotic conduct might justly be ficulty, and under the pressure of the considered as one of those " Victories pain, found means to be conveyed of peace" which one of our best poets just withinside the door of the house; considered superior to the triumphs of and after remaining till two o'clock in war. The resolutions which he should the morning, and the debate wearing have the bonour to move, were so the appearance of a much longer con- framed, that he did not anticipate any tinuance, I became exhausted, and my objection to them. The resolutions limbs so tortured, I found it impossible being read from the chair, Mr. Pope to remain : by the assistance of a seconded them with peculiar emphafriend, a member, who most kindly at.'sis; at the conclusion of bis obsertended me, I was brought home, and vations he said, that though he conafterwards, for several days, suffered curred in censuring the Duke of Yofk, more severely than can possibly be he did not by any means intend therecouceived.

by to cast any stigma upon the other " It was to me a circumstance of branches of the royal family. Mr. J. much aggravation and regret to have Williams rose to move an aniendment; been kept away by such, or any other his sentiments coincided with the geause; but it could not be remedied. neral substance of the five first resoI have generally made it a point to lutions; but he wished that the names 19pport government, not having been of Mr. Wardle, and of Mr. Robarts, willing to oppose its operations, which and Mr. Gordon (representatives of this I have considered as calculated on city) should be the only ones particuprinciples to produce wise and salutary larised, wbile the other supporters of ends; but I have uniformly acted most Mr. Wardle should be thanked col. disinterestedly, and have never been lectively. He strongly objected to the swayed by any other consideration' sixth and seventh resolutions,--to the wbatever iban a sense of public duty; sixth, because the language contained UNIVERSAL MAG. VOL. XIV.

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in it did not appear to be dictated by iu bringing forward, and conducting that temper and moderation, which the business. should always distinguisb public pro- Resolved unanimously-1. That it is ceedings; to the seventh, because he the opinion of this meeting that the did not conceive that parliamentary late investigation into the conduct of reform was a subject at all connected the commander in chief of his majeswith the business of the meeting. Mr. ty's land forces, has disclosed the exKnapp, jun. remarked that he thought istence of gross abuses and corruption the present meeting was convened in that and other departments of the purposely to determine whether Mr. state. Wardle and his adherents were, or 2. Resolved unanimously—That G. were not, entitled to a vote of thanks L. Wardle, Esq. for the dauntless infor their very proper conduct on a trepidity displayed by him in propos. recent occasion. If herein he had ing the said investigation, and for the erred, he trusted that the chairmay cool, yet steady perseverance with would put him right. If he had not which he conducted bimself to the mistaken the object of the meeting, termination thereof, is entitled to the he contended the seventh resolution, thanks of this meeting, and in their relative to a reform in pariiament, estimation to the gratitude of his could not with propriety be taken in country. to consideration.

3. Resolved unanimously-That the Mr. Johnson (town clerk) agreed thanks of this meeting ate in a special with the last speaker: he lamented manner due to Sir f. Burdett, Bart. that for a century past, corruption had to Lord Visct. Folkestone, to Lord been practised by every administra. Visct. Althorpe, to S.Whitbread, Esq. tion; but the work of reform was so to Sir S. Romilly, to Major Gen. Ferdelicate an undertaking, and had been gusou, and C. W. Wynne, Esq. for in some instances attended by such their able, manly, and patriotic exunforeseen consequences, that he con- ertions on the above occasion. sidered it would be much better in 4. Resolved'unanimously-That the leave the reform of parliament to the thanks of this meeting be given to our wisdom of parliament itself; and he worthy representatives, W. Gordon, thought that, in the course of time, Esq. and A. Robarts, Esq. to the first this salutary reforination might take for the vote which he so honorably place. Mr. John Palmer, Mr.Moseley, gave with Mr. Wardle's, and the latter and other-gentlemen spoke upon the for the conscientious and correct view subject. Mr. John Palmer did not which, it appears by a letter now proconceive that the necessity of a reform duced from him, he held upon the ocin parliament was improperly intro- casion, but which we are sorry to duced, and pointed out an instance in learn his ill state of health prevented which another meeting on a like oc- him from following up with his vote. casion had adopted a similar mode of

5. Resolved unanimously-That the proceeding. Mr. Moseley was decided thauks of this meeting be given to the ly in favor of the original resolutions; Hon. W. H. Lyttleton, M. P. for this he thought that it was vain to hope county, to the Hon. A. Foley, and Sir that parliament would reform itself, T. Winnington, Bart. M. P. for the and conceived it to be the duty of the borough of Droitwich, and to H. Ha. people to express their opinion on worth, Esq, M.P. for the borough of such subjects at meetings of this kind. Evesham, both within this county, The original resolutions were then the majority of 125 who divided with

and to the other memhers composing put separately, and the show of hands Mr. Wardle. being in their favor, Mr. Williams's

6. Resolved unanimously-That his amendment was lost.

royal highness tl:e Duke of York, by The jhanks of this meeting werc resigning bis situation of commander unanimously voted to the mayor, for in chief, has acted in conformity with bis alacrity in calling the meeting, and the wishes of the people in opposition for bis able and impartial conduct in to the majority of the house of com. the chair; thanks were likewise given mons; and it is the opinion of this to Mr. Josiab Palmer, for his ability meeting, that if any person, at any

future period, should advise his ma- comb; and presented him with a jesty to reinstate him, he will, by such handsome silver vase, in testimony of advice, prove himself an enemy to lis their approbation of his conduct. country.

Mr. Haworth addressed the deputation 7. Resolved-That the late decision as follows:in the house of commons has disap- “ Gentlemen, I shall ever remempointed the hopes and expectations of ber with the most perfect sense of grathe people, and convinces us of the titude, the honor conferred upon nie necessity of a speedy and effectual by my constituents, in presenting me reform in the representation of the with this magnificent cup: I receive commons in parliament, as a security it as a testimony of their approbation to the throne, a support tothe nobility, of my conduct, in having submitted and a safeguard to the people against to the consideration of a committee that tide of corruption which has laid of the house of commons the rights 80 many nations of Europe prostrate of the electors and the independence at the feet of France.

of the borough of Evesham. To you H. Rogers, chairman, and mayor. and to the other electors, I feel perADDRESSES TO HIS MAJESTY. suaded, that I cannot tender a more acAddresses were presented to his ma- ceptable return than by an assurance, jesty, congratulating him upon enter that, whilst I have the honour of reing into the 50th year of his arduous, presenting them in parliament, no prosperous, and eventful reign, from consideration shall tempt me to betray the boroughs of Worcester, Kidder- the trust which they have so kindly minster, and Evesham.

reposed in me."-On this occasion July 7. A deputation of the indepen: the novelty presented itself of the dent electors of the borough of Eves. electors treating their representative. ham, waited on their representative, The day was spent with great corHumphrey Haworth, Esq. at Winch- viviality and harmony.

cub. in,

II. CHRONICLE. Mr. W. Weldon has analised the the water smells of sulphuretted hidrowater of a mineral spring, two miles gen; but if half a pint, or less, be exto the south of Dudley in Worcester- amined, the odor is scarcely percepshire, which has been famous from tible. The taste very much resembles time immemorial, in the s'arrounding sea-water. From a wine gallon, or 231 country, for its efficacy in various cubic inches, were obtained: scrophulous and cutaneous diseases. Of muriate of soda

.489. In scrofula, in particular, it has been lime

.311. considered an almost infallible reme

- magnesia & alumina 145. dy. The spring flows into a well, about

iron

26. 36 feet in depth, and 7 in diameter. Of carbonate of iron.

9. The bottom is a ferruginous, argilla- Of silica ......

75. ceous sandstone,' through which is of earthy carbonates about.... 45. perforated a hole, whence the water Of carbonic acid and sul. issues and rises to about four feet from phuretted hidrogen, the 23.755 the surface. The sides of the well near latter in small proportion the top are covered with a yellowish Of'azote...

12. ochrey substance. When the water is The following account of a parish fresh taken up, it is perfectly transpa- in this county deserves the attention rent & colourless. It is little refractive of all proprietors of great estates, of light, nor can it be said to sparkle; whose interest it is, even more than but after standing a short time, nume- that of the occupiers themselves, to sous small bubbles of air are seen ad- encourage every practicable atteinpt hering to the bottom and sides of the to lessen that enorm's tax upon the glass. After a time, it becomes rather value o: land, viz. thc poor's rate:turbid, and at length a pale ochreous The commonable land belonging precipitate falls down,' leaving the to a parish in Worcestershire, near water transparent. In large quantity Tewkesbary, in Gloucestershire, was

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inclosed about 22 years ago; and there Jan. The following is the most sinwas an allotment containing 25 acres, gular instauce of swindling which wo set out for the use of such of the poor recollect to have heard of for some as rented less than 101. a-year, to be time. A genteel looking man arrived stocked in common. At that time at a town in Worcestershire in a chaise, there were about sixteen people on the and, after makirg many inquiries reparish books, some of whom had fa. specting the inhabitants, h- sent a milies. Previous to the inclosure, note to the clergyman of the parish, there were some few cottages, that had saying, that, with his permission, he land let with them, to the amount of would do the duty of the church on 61. or 71. a-year each. The occupiers the following day. The chargeman of these cottages, with land annexed consented and accordingly thestranger to them, were remarkable for bringing went through the various duties of the up their families in a more neat and day. Being in company in the even. decent manner than those whose cot- ing, he said he was going to take postages were without land; and it'was session of a living at Brampton Brian, this circumstance which induced the and observed that he should be rather lord of the manor (to whom almost the short of money, if he could not get whole of the parish belonged) to lay a some body to cash a check (which he plot of land, from five to twelve acres produced) on a London banker. A (besides the common before-mention- gentleman present offered to supply ed), to other of the cottages, and to him with cash for it, which he acceptadd a small building, sufficient to con- ed, and said he was going from that tain a horse or a cow, and likewise to place, but should return vo the fol. allow grafting stocks to raise orchards. lowing Thursday, Jp the mean time In some instances, small sums of money a person arrived at the same town were lent to cottagers, for the purchase from Bath, and said he was in pursuit of a cow, a inare, or a pig.

of a man who had given him a check The following good effects have been on a Lordon banker which was found the consequence of this proceeding. It to be of no value; and on making inhas not in one instance failed in giv- quiry, he felt convinced that the ing an industrious turn, even to some strange clergymąn must be the man who were before idle and proffigate. he sought, and an interview convinced -Their attention in nursing up the him that he was right. The supposed young trees has been so much beyond clergyman framed some plausible ex. what a farmer, intent uron greater cuse for his conduct, and satisfied his objects, can or will bestow, that the pursuer by paying him the greatest value of orchards is increased to 405. part of his debt. The next morning per acre, in land which was of less than he left the town. He appeared about half the value in its former state. And 26 years of age, and possessed an elthe poor's rates have, from this cause, gaging person and address. fallen to 4d. in the pound, or less, there being only two (and those very fire broke out in the china manufac

April 26. About eleven o'clock, a old) people on the books at this time, whilst the adjoining parishes are as tory of Messrs. Granger, Wood, & Co. sessed from 25. 6d. to 55. in the pound. situated in Losemore, Worcester. In These are laborers, and good ones;

a very short time assistance was zeatheir little concerns are managed by lously rendered by the inhabitants, and their wives and children, with their the 36th regiment assembled to proown assistance after their day's work. tect the property. Engines arrived at Their stock consists of a cow, a year

the spot without delay, and no means ling heifer, or a mare to breed from were left uutried to subdue the fury which a colt at half a year old will of the element; but all efforts proved fetch from 31. to 5l.) a sow, and 30 or

insufficient, and at one o'clock those 40 geese. This, therefore, has been spacious premises became a heap of the means of iringing a supply of ruins. The most strenuous endeavours poultry and iruit io ille market, of of the neighbours, toʻpreserve any part increasing population, and making of the valuable effects, were likewise the land produce double the rent a

abortive ; and they had the regret and farmer can afford to give.

mortification to witness the entire de

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