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NEW BUILDINGS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ABERYSTWYTH OBSERVES, am happy to find that you "do not hold yourself lespoiihible for the opinions and sentiments of your correspondents." Some one, who calls him- self" A Commissioner," has made certain remarks in your last impression in respect to the houses I am now building. I am certain that anyone who knows what sort of a place that was upon which my houses now stand, will readily admit that the person who calls himself" A Commissioner" must be very igno- rant of the state of things, and ought to have enquired into mutters before he made the childish remarks contained in his letter. I ask any commissioner who knows anything of building, and is possessed of im- partial judgment, which everyone ought to have, is the house I have already built, and will the two houses I have in course of erection, be a "disgrace" to the'• Brighton of Wales"? Would it have been better to have left the unsightly piece of land as it was i I believe that every commissioner except this beauty will say that I have effected a very great im- provement in this part of the town, which was for- merly a nuisance. I have lived four summers in my new house, and during that time no one made any enquiry about "back premises," of which he says I am deficient. I have had a highly respectable medical gentleman and his family lodging with me, and also a family of rank, and the house has been recommended by one of our own medical gentlemen. So the remarks made by the learned "Commis- siouer" must have originated in pure animosity, with the view of throwing a dark shade on the pro- perty I have striven so hard to get together. I don't know how anyone could convert that land into better use, except this clever "Commissioner," who must be a great coward, or he would have given us his real name. But I tancy he must be aware that his name is too well known already, and that the public would soon say, Get thee hence, Satan, we know thee of old." He also asserts that I admitted at the com- missioners' meeting that I had no light nor air in some of the rooms. Here again is a plain proof that the man s object is to injure me. I never mentioned any rooms, but the staircase leading to the kitchen, which is rather dark, owing to the back door being shut up by building the new bouses that was the reason why I made the application for a small area. The application was refused on the ground that the footpath was too narrow. Such treatment brought to my mind the tale about the gentleman who was sitting before the fire in deep study, and finding that the fire was too hot rang the bell with great force, when up came the servant and thJ gentleman said, Send immediately for the mason to shift back the y grate, the fire is too hot." Sir,"said the servant, very coolly, perhaps you will allow me to shift the chair a little further from the fire." There is some Jack of a Commissioner," who has no interest whatever in the welfare of the town, crying out, "Down with the porticoes and bay windows No areas ought to be allowed! The footpaths are too narrow!" It is time that all who wish to beautify the town should come out as one man, and give the alarum—ring the bell in earnest. Instead of taking down the grates shift back the chairs a little. And I say, Don't prevent porticoes, bay windows, &c., &c., to be erected, but grant a little more footpath, and all will well." Strangers like bay windows, so that they may see all they can while here. Hoping that this Commissioner" for the future will mind his own business with cheerfulness, and think kindly of other people while they mind theirs, I remain yeurs, &c., THOMAS COLLINS.

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