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says this, the rents are at ninety seven francs to the the hundred. If the Rents are under ninety seven on monday next, I will pay you the difference ; if they are more than ninety seven, you shall pay me the difference. When Monday comes ibe Rents are at one hundred; therefore the Nobleman has to receive three Francs out of every hundred, that there is in one million. A franc is ten pence. Three francs are two shillings and sixpence. One hundred francs is four pounds three shilling and fourpence. Then the Nobleman has to receive, from the French sinking fund Broker, two sbillings and sixpence out of every four pounds three shillings and four pence.
It is more than two and a half per cent, out of forty one thousand six hundred and sixty six pounds ibirteen shillings and fourpence. This sum is one million of francs that the Nobleman purchased, from the French sinking fund Broker.
The moment this French Law, ou funding appeared, the printing press in France was instantly bought by the Noblemen, by the Ministers, and by their adherents. Still it did not answer the Noblemen's intention; therefore they have suppressed all printing except such as is laid before them. Now our Noblemen and the French Noblemen may work into each others hands with a vengeance! If I were a Minister in France at this time, I could, between this and the pext Christmas, put a half million of money into my pocket. And I would take a half a million every year, till I had gotten an immense Estate. You see by the French Law, “ that uo judgments shall be had upon arrests." O! the crafty Foxes! If a cause were carried into a Court of Justice, some ignorant Babbler or other would let all out; therefore there are to be no law proceedings!
We have no occasiou to wonder at Bloody revolutions taking place! Here in Europe, the Noblemen of every nation are linked together, in all sorts of ways. Giving each other potice, by the press when and how they are to fleece the people; to keep them in ignorance; to brutalize them ; and to punish every honest man who endeavours to enlighten them!
In my next Letter, I will show you how the Noblemen are taking one hundred millions of our property. In addition to all that I have mentioned. I am, Sir, your'obedient Servant,
'London, September 29, 1824. At the conclusion of my last Letter, dated the 23d of September. I said, “I will show you how the Noblemen are taking one hundred millions of our property, in addition to all that I have mentioned before.”,
This is a very serious charge! The very sound of ope bundred millions of property, makes one's head sing again; and, when a man sees and well knows that this immense sum is changing owners, that it is now going from the industrious Bees into the combs of the greatest Tyrannical Drones that the world ever produced ; to know this, to be perfectly satisfieed that it is the case, and to conteinplate on the subject, is enough to drive the contemplator stark raging mad! And, more particularly so, when he reflects, that while these Drones are taking thisimmense Load of honey, they stand bumming and buzzing in front of their CHURCH Hives, with things like CORONETS and MITREs on their heads, bits of wax like Bibles round their Legs and Wings, the words, “ Holy religion" written on their backs, and the most venomous poisonous stings imaginable, sticking into the working Bees; into those that gather honey, from the time that the Sou shows its face in the East, till it hides itself in the West; sucking those industrious little animals till they are perfectly dry, till their bodies are wasted to skeletons; and then murder them by thousands!
Alas! To see our Noble Gentlemen with Coronets and Mitres on their heads, wisé pates, to hear their Tongues utter such melodious sounds, as Nazzle, Task-box, Tol-lol, squeezed his mawley, and, fibbed his head under his wing, is delightful. “ Holy Religion" on their lips, “Blessed Bible in their hands, making bargains with each other, for two blackguards to fight: describing the action in the most minute manner possible; how the Claret (Blood) flew ; bow the Ivory case (Mouth) rattled ; how the Wind-Organ (Throat) bickuped; how the Blinkers (Eyes) struck fire; how the Daffy Bottle was applied ; and how GENTLEMANLY the Master of the Rolls (Johnson) behaved : to see the Mitred heads, who receive thirty thousand a year out of the peoples' Labour, and who have “God sends” or “Wind's fall" of fourteen thousand pounds at once, going to political Meetings, there calling us iguorant and telling us to learn to read and write; then going directly to their house of wisdom, and making Laws to prevent us from learning, by laying a tax
or stamp of fourpence on the very thing that would learn us; and, in order to make doubly sure of keeping us in ignorance, they pass a Law, that a printed paper, with Cominon Sense in it, shall not be sold for less than sixpence, which we in the country receive for ope day's wages; to see all this going on, to be sensible of the intention of the crafty (foxite Coropets, aud Mitres, who act in this false black-guard manner; to have the good of one's Country and fellow creatures at heart; to see the good honest meu robbed ruined, then put into Gaols; there to lie for years, for only attempting to enligbten their own species, and to look at one's children,' well knowing that they must be perfect slaves, is enough to rouse a sensible reflecting man's feelings to sucb a degree, as to cause bim to commit destructiou on himself!
I told you some time back, that I would make the glittering Splendent Coronets tremble and totter like an aspen leaf, for robbing, indeed totally ruining you ; then putting you into a Gaol, commanded by the most un feeling wretches in existence; keeping you there during five years, and, the whole of that time, endeavouring to murder you by inches. I will fulfill my word, if you live to publish what I write, rely on that.
Now, Sir, I shall begin to prove what is stated at the beginning of this Letter, namely, “ that the NOBLEMEN ARE TAKING ONE HUNDRED MILLIONS OF OUR PROPERTY FROM US.”
Let me beg of you to read every part of this letter with very great attention; because, unless you do that, you may uot exactly understand me.
Now, Sir, for a little exposure! Now for a peep behind the curtain! Now I begin to bandy your greatest enemies about like a shuttle-cock. If you were taken out of your cold icy Dungeon, while you are reading this letter, put iuto a coach with the window blinds up, and a ver to see day light, till you arrive within three miles of London, on any road leading thereto, North, East, South, or West, you would not know the place! If you'were to get out of the Coach between Hammersmith and Kensington, your hair would almost stand straight up. You would see all the very beautiful gardens, (at least that were) torn up by the roots! Buildings innumerable erected tbereon; and a number of very pretty Boards stuck up, by our wise Aristocrats, with nice sweet alluring baites on them: such as this, " Money advanced, Bricks and Timber found here for building!" If you
were set down ou the Croydon Road, you would stare like a stuck-pig. Here, as at Kensington, all the once fine Gardens torn to atoms, and not only one Town, but a number of Towns, all actually sprung up like mushrooms; in fact you would no more know where you are, till you arrive at Brixton Hill, and hardly then, than the greatest stranger in the world! Now, on the Canterbury Road, London, or what we call the Borough, extends beyond Black-heath! Then cross over the River to Limehouse, and into the Essex Road, you would bless yourself. No getting out of London at all till you are through Stratford! If you were to drive on the North Road, as far as Islington, then jump out of your Coach, you would sing out 0! Handcuffing primogenial Sturt, where am I? Envy of surrounding nations and admiration of the world, answer me? O! Primogenial crew, with your ragged paper money, what have you been doing to my unfortunate Country? Where in the name of fortune have I been, while you have enriched this so very much envied thing ? Sturt will not answer you; the word “ Adul tress" has given him a tighter pinch ihan he gave you with his Handcuffs. Never mind him. Let you and I have a little talk ! but let us go on to that Hill first! Here we are on the Hill. Now, Sir, you have the Metropolis of London, that " envied thing," before you. In and on the roads, fields, and places adjoining the roads, leading to this envious corrupting thing there have not been less than three hundred thousand New Houses, all built since you were placed under the command of tbose sensible humane Brutes at Dorchester. I will say nothing about the expence of all the New Churches, New Chapels, New Meeting Houses, New Gaols, New Workhouses, and New Watch-houses, that stand staring one in the face, at the corner of every Street! I will say nothing about the expence of any of these Civilizing, heart-easing Bible places! I will stick close to the expence of building the three hundred thousand bouses only; though I might with justice, add fifty thousand more; but I would rather be under than over the inark. A lot of us shoemakers have been out every Sunday, in different directions, during the last nine months, endeavouring to count them, but it is impossible; for a hundred houses bave sprung up in a week, all nearly close together. I am almost tired, Sir, let us sit down oli tbat Green Sod. There you now see three hundred thousand new houses before you ! Listen attentively one moment, while I bring a piece of unburnt clay before
66 SUICIDE. “ A rspectable well dressed man was yesterday morning found with his throat cut, in the area of one of the houses, in the Temple near the water side. In bis pockets were fifteen shillings and some haif-pence, together with some papers which led to a discovery of his name and residence. It appears his name is Henry Ruttenbury, that he was a Master Builder and Carpenter in Clerkenwell
, and is reported to have sustained a large pecuniary loss from some extensive buildings in the neighbourhood of Spa Fields.” Tbere, Sir, you see the houses before you, they have caused this man's death. I will give you another account, while my hand is in, out of scores, though I am afraid of making my letter too long
“ Iusolvent Debtors Court, Wednesday. Mr. Pollock, who was Counsel, for Jobu Gamon an Insolvent, said it appeared by his papers filed in Court, that John Gamon bad expended about TEN THOUSAND Pounds in building houses in the last two or three years; five thousand of which be had received from bis Father.' What do you think of this? Ten thousand pounds lost by this man; and thirty Thousand lost by Ruttenbury who cut his threat. Forty thousand pounds lost by these two individuals; both families ruined and living on Charity! Now, you have Mr. Pollock, with his brief in bis hand. Mr. Ruttenbury with bis throat cut, and the three hundred thousand houses, all before you! You have the cause and the effects staring you in the face! Now I shall get on to the Backs of Our Noblemien, and take my word that I will ride them well.
It is very well known, that you caunot build a Hog's House in or near London, for less than than two hundred pounds. I will say that some of the New houses for labourers bave cost that sum. Some have cost five hundred pounds. Some one thousand, some two thousand ; and some inore than that sum. In making a fair estimation, and in order not to be over the mark, I think, that I may, with justice average the expence of building each House, at five hundred pounds. Three hundred thousand new houses, multiplied by five hundred pounds, expence of each house, amounts to tbe enormous sum of one hundred and fifty Millions of money, expended on this species of property! This immense sum is in part gone, and my calculation is, that one hundred millions of it will instantly go, but the whole stands a very