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Freeholder And Commercial Advertiser (Newspaper) - May 29, 1852, London, Middlesex 158 THE FREEHOLDER AND f COMMERCIAL ford aftd all other noblemen use their the loli would claim finea upon the and the consequence would that the copy holder at the next or or be exposed to a claim for a larger fine than his groundrents would be In the parish of Stoke very re the Court of Chancery interfered to prevent improvements on certain for this very A large insurance society be came possessed of a piece of land as mortgagees in land was let to a who immediately commenced build ing a row of and the ground of the application that improvement would in crease the fine that was payable to the lord of the and that they would have to pay that In the same other improve ments have been In one referred to by he I am certain that the lords would not only have made tens of thousands of but the copyholders hundreds of thousands of which have been irrecoverably Loss to alt parties concerned has been the result of the it is believed by will still be sanctioned by the House of However this may it cannot last All burdens must be removed from and it must be rendered as easy of sale as a yard of The laws of says have never yet conformed to the prin ciples on which the justification of private property They must do and when they do so copyholds will They are remnants of a system which could only have existed when not was the ulti mate and which are as impolitic in these modern times as they are This is Colonel Harris is no match for James After this taste of the latters we trust it will not be long before we meet with him in print THE FREEHOLDLAND JAMES TAYLOR AND COLONEL IN the debate on the Corrupt Practices at Elections Colonel we at any a very near of the cele brated is reported to have said He thought the as it was merely machinery to transfer the franchise of small boroughs to the large and did not see why they should not include counties as well as boroughs in the proposed They had a Freehold Land Society established by the member Bright and and he had been given to understand the object of the society was to bring the freeholders under the control of those who apportioned the No He certainly had been told some of the freeholders were in debt to the and that they had been told must hold their votes at the disposal of the society so long as they continued in If this was a subject for inquiry as much as anything that occurred in boroughs or Such gross ignorance of Freeholdland Societies is unpardonable in a Colonel Harris evidently knows nothing of them under such had no right to attack A letter of James of Birming in the Daily News of we trust wiU and for settle the stupid charge which Colonel Harris disgraced himself by Taylor writes The often repeated and the oftendenied assertion of the enemies of Freeholdland that the promoters of them have the con trol of the votes of the qualified members of these was again affirmed and denied in the House of Commons last Colonel Hams that the mana gers lent money to buy and during the time this money was being they the managers had the direction of the votes of the The Colonels observations not only betray his ignorance of these institu but publish his want of information of the laws he professes to the society I have the happiness to be connected as strongly repudiate any control over the votes of our 700 as the gal lant colonel if we wished to exercise any power in this we could The men are bond fide freeholders possessors of their own titledeeds and are as independent of the as I am of the honourable and learned mem We have not a single barrier to ad mission in our societies we never ask who or what are the opinions and conditions of our candidates for We qualify and leave them to act as their judg ment may teach Colonel Harris ought to know that our freeholders cannot vote at all till the land is paid for hence the egregious ignorance of the learned member in saying the managers controlled the votes while the money was being we have no fear as to how these men will They are working men of and at the next election will be men of Working men we not 5ot not fond of twlitic ft loaves ones and therefore we know so does Colonel Newdegate and to their sorrow The usual quarterly meeting of the National was held at the London on Friday Arthur one of the in the The meeting was very numerously and respectably The object of the meeting was to postpone the time for hold ing the annual meeting in order that the state ment of the and the might be previously put into the hands of every mem The proceedings were of a simply conversa tional The National in its last has the following notice respecting the Baldock and Chertsey On and the 1st of June any member may purchase any not exceeding of the lots which may be then remaining of either of these and take the advance on unentitled Applications for liberty to choose must be in writing and all applications received before the 1st of June will be ranked with those received on that and lots will be drawn to determine the order of priority amongst them and after wards the applications will have priority in the order in which they may be received at the A Plan of the with a list of the lots then remaining and an appointment to will be sent to each The following Form nf or any other to the same will be I wish to have an opportunity to choose from the remaining Lots of oh the terms of the notice published in the first number of the i Number and Signature at full length Address From the National Societys we learn that the National pushes its way with un or rather with The first week in April it enrolled 133 new mem bers the 135 the 127 j the 135 and the We that the comparative progress of the Society during the second quarters of arid was as and Since their last publication several lots have been Stoke Newington of 136 original premium of of 296 original premium of 207 original premium of 162 original premium of lot 11 original premium of 10 original premium of 31 original premium ob of 50 original premium of 79 original premium of 243 original premium of 5601 original premium of 331 original pre mium of 3423 original premium of 90 original premium of 61 original premium of 4 original premium of 30 original premium of 5 original premium of 21 original premium of 19 original premium Stoke of 188 original premium of 3 original premium AND PADDING TON FBEEHOLDLAND addition to the estates recently bought by the above society at and a fur ther purchase has just been effected of the most valuable building land situated in the Upper at a cost of of per acre and as the chief object of this society is to procure land for building and as this land was considered eligible after a certain your committee did not hesitate to incur the necessary expense of constructing a new A piece of land about 880 yards has been purchased of with the under standing that he shall give a street nine yards wide through the two fields opening on to the Bake and the right of road over Hen sons field has been sold for the sum of a small purchase hjas been made of land belonging to with a view of widening the space between Flavills garden and Craddocks in order that a portion of it might be allotted to better Thus the land will now be entered upon by two good nine yards through Woodcocks and the other by the side of the The total cost of the including all ex penses of and giving in all the one through Woodcocks fields being be about If per Your committee have thought it better in allot ting this that the different allotments should except in one or two cost more than from to As piece of land of such a value giving a your com mittee consider that by such time as they for the most be paid such a piece of either through being built or converted into a garden and planted with will be well worth forty shillings per and thereby entitle the owner to a Your committee take the opportunity of con gratulating the society on its really satisfactory convinced as they are that the Tatmarsh field was well worth the money given for and are gratified to learn that if not those persons to whom it has been allotted are perfectly well satisfied with their As to the Cherryorchard they are strengthened in their previously firm opinion that it was an advisable one by the circumstance of the list of the allottees being so speedily filled It would be perhaps to point out a piece of land so near the centre of the town nearly so eligible taking into consideration the joint purposes of gardening and building that could be purchased at so low a rate as this has In the Daily News of a correspondent Is there any reason why the English Free holdland Societies should not purchase and dis tribute estates in the colonies In the same paper of a Sidney answers the question very He It is extremely there can be no that while so many thousands are en gaged in digging gold in every encou ragement should be given to the cultivation of land by those with large prefer a quiet life and steady to the excitement of prospecting and But pray let us have no more of the pig in system of buying There are practical difficulties in the way of obtaining in any colony blocks of land suitable for division among numerous In Australia the small farmer wants a back run for his he wants and he wants his The Colonial Land Society would have to trust an agent for selecting an and what might look very pretty oh a survey or might and seldom afford suitable plots for the hundred The choice and division of the estate would be sure to cause jealousy and quarrels among the landsubscribing It has always been I once thought a plan of this kind in order to work out the made a point of investigation on a great number of land which from time to time have been made public for settling English emigrants on estates in in hi in South in New and in In no one instance have the original sanguine ideas of the projectors and subscribers been As regards this subject we consider this answer perfectly satis and so we imagine will our e than 11 LOUOHBOROUGH AND MIDLAND FREEHOLD LAND society held a meeting on when seven acres of land were balloted We received no particulars of the but the secretary has kindly sent us the from which we extract the Since their last meeting the Report the pur chase has been effected of a piece of land consist ing of about three situated near the called the Tatmarsh and also of the piece of land on which they now have the pleasure of meeting which comprises upwards of seven The cost of the first purchase was and it has been divided into twelve which up without any difficulty by those who wished for land suitable at present for gardening purposes At owing to delay occasioned by nego tiations with respect to tbe road it is be are now brought to a satisfactory the total amount of expenses has not been but it is estimated at which expense will raise the price of those allotments to about on the It may here be added that the arrangement now believed to be come with respect to the road to that gives a road for all while there was a that the road could be used for certain purposes r r With regard to this land the Cherry Orchard as before consists of consequent upwards of seven was bought at the rate he An old correspondent has sent us the We gladly insert it as a plea for the What use my joining the Freeholdland So ciety Such is a frequent interrogation in answer to the advice of its made by working If a carpenter has a table to he immediately pulls out his twofoot and commences taking with a view of seeing what quantity of stuff is requisite to complete his A bricklayer having a wall to build calculates tbe quantity of bricks and mortar requisite to com plete the ere he undertakes to do the job for a certain price and by a given A tailor will have recourse to his measuring tape before he attempts to cut out a coat for his This is other commencing our respective labours in a systematic If we do not Adhere to this system we are looked upon as very inefficient hands at our various as practical let us take the same line of policy with regard to this question let us take and ask ourselves a few I say I am one of and I am proud of my How many years have thousands of you been by all to obtain a vote what sacrifices have you not hardships and privations what cheerfully suffered How much nearer the de sired haven are you now than when you com menced Alas no perhaps further off than even Will you let this opportunity pass by then If you if you if you intend to you will If the carpenter intend ing to make a fail to get the requisite quan tity of material for it amongst his old shall that abandon the idea of com pleting his by the trifling expense on the purchase of a small piece of could complete his object Are not the cases parallel You fcave asked have demanded as a voice at an election for a Parliamentary it has been refused you then buy you are under that obligation the I shall be asked by as a knowing the smallness and precariousness of our how do you make it out possible for who have families to to be able to keep up our pay ments regular to such an affair My answer I have taken do not ask you to do more than I have done for I am pre cisely in this You are not asked to build a wall up without first seeing the quantity of bricks requisite for the let me ask how many are there of if you would but walk down to the National Freeholdland Society on a Saturday of to the to pay your weeks good care that there shall be no score against your names at the lastmentioned would find it practicable to achieve the now difficult task of being the possessor of a i not only on a Saturday but on a shilling you could really call your shilling which no rapacious creditor would be worrying you shilling which would not cause you regret to part for you would know it was put out to grow shilling which would not be robbed from your home to render that very home misera shilling that would fbe appropriated to the purpose of making you in I what you are now but in theory however Rule Britannia may say to the contrary free men Are not those worth the sacrifice of a miserable pint of beer per diem Take mea and see you must admit it is worth the i I shall be met again with the No use my joining I cannot build a house on my land after I have taken my I deal with the question in a workmanlike style take out your measuring and see how you can improve vague opinions and purportless objec by skilful for argument that you cannot put a house on it after you have got your land is it any argument because you cannot get a house and so get from to yearly to refuse a certainty groundrent of from to per and a vote Will a because he cannot get a coat out of cloth which he cast it and renounce even the idea of making a waistcoat out of it Arel not the cases similar Did space I would give an illustration of my by which many workingmen in my be able to procure a house on their I to my fellowworkmen with they will take and join this truly National movement and con clude by reminding that if they possessed the franchise they at this be threatened with being dragged from their peace able and happy homes to play soggers for two or three months in tbe togratify the whims of find berths for to allay the fears of old women in Yes you who willingly paid your portion of the millions ex pended for the freedom of the West Indian slaves who incessantly exclaimed aloud against inhuman practice of flagellation carried on against who made the walls of Parlia ment ring with appeals to humanity in their be who later jheld your meetings and sent forth your speeches through the medium of a Free to announce to the world your detestation of this brutal in the and who even are contributing towards the maintenance of a large force on the shores of benighted to prevent the possi bility of in huhian and torturing them by the accursed who have and are doing all in the middle of the nineteenth in free and enlightened to be dragged from your happy homes and subjected to the tyranni fiendish punishment of the cat onirie tails Men with peaceful and though humble and poor who for their integrity and and many other command the respect of those with whom they are connected in the highest circles of are to be like from their affectionate wives and coaxing to be the associates of the refuse of and j And all this is to pass simply because you have no had you rest a clause to exempt you like the one that now exonerates the electoral have been found for JA onepounder have been found sufficient in that to frighten away this shadow of an invading Take and let the which now indicates the number of shares taken in the before a twelve month has denote the number of share holders among the workingclass and noj Militia by at should be your perpetual exhortation to your PEOPLES PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING Wednesday the fifth annual meet ing of members was held at tbe Western Literary Institution the President of the directors in the chair who pointed out the advantages of the permanent system as fa means whereby the in dustrious man may by small a sum of money which will enable him to purchase his own or by applying it to another pur obtain a permanent only to be acquired by the possession of He also drew attention to the fact of the Legislature having shown a disposition to give encouragement to these and having passed a law exempt ing them from and called upon the secre tary to mid the Report and balance showing the operations of the society for the past from which it appeared that a dividend of five per would be paid forthwith upon all paidup shares and interest at the same rate added to ail shares not paid in At the con clusion of the reading of the it was unani mously approved of by the meeting and agreed
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