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I DRAIN! DRAIN! I Let the body of influential gentlemen who support Lord Ashley in seeking to curtail the hours of factory labour, use their influence in carrying Mr. Pusey's general drainage-bill into a law, in amending the Act, 3 and 4 Vic., c. 55, entitled:â An act to enable the owners of settled estates to defray the expense of draining the same by way of mort- gage." And which recites That much of the land in England and Ireland would be rendered permanently more productive by improved draining; and neverthe- less, by reason of the great expense thereof, proprietors having a limited interest in such land are often unable to execute such draining;" and" That it is expedient, as well for the more abundant production of food, as far the increased employment of farming labourers, and the extended investment of capital in the permanen t improve- ment of the soil, that such proprietors should be relieved from this disability, due regard being had to the interest of those entitled in remainder." And in amending this set, let its powers be extended to all corporate property, giving preference to money so expended over prior mortgages, which must conduce to the advantage of the previous mortgagees in sup- porting Lord Portman's bill to amend the laws relating to landlord and tenant;" in aiding Lord Worsley to get his general enclosure bill passed into law and in making such alterations in the law, let the lawyers in both Houses not to be too nice in what is termed 11 dealing with the rights of property", let but these measures be adopted giving ample powers and cheap machinery for carrying them out in practice, and then will millions of capital now idle be actively employed to the advantage of the capitalists, tens of thousands of agricultural labourers will be set to work, millions of pounds worth of produce will be raised, and a large share of the proceeds will be expended with the manu- facturer. If the sufferings detailed by Lord Ashley, the horror expressed by Sir R. Peel, the sqaulid misery detailed by the Rev. Mr, Osborne, and the sickening scenes detailed in the Sanatory Report," would but as effectually move gentlemen of the ifouseof Commons to action as it does to speech making, how much per- manent relief might be effected even in this very session to the objects of their solicitude, the labourers !-Mark Lane Express.

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I JUSTICES' JUSTICE.

ILONDON GAZETTE.

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I -_TIDE TABLE.

I AGRICULTURE, MARKETS, &c.

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