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49ur IMwt Corrtspoittat.

THE VOLUNTEER REVIEW AT BRIGHTON.

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DEPARTURE OF EMIGRANTS.

BANQUET TO MR. GEORGE HUDSON.

THIEVES' SUPPER.

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THE COLLECTION OF TAXES.

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THE COLLECTION OF TAXES. The boor, which w hap in store for ns would be better appreciated it a knowledge ot the history or Eneli>h taxation were more widely diffused (says the Pall-Mall Gazeltt). Our present fiscal system cannot be called faultless, but, at any rate, it is a vast im- provement upon the Georgian plan, and an immeasur- able advance upon that pursued in earlier times. For instance, the popular objection urged against the income-tax is its" inquisitorial" character, but the principle upon which it is based is so ancient as to j ustify us in calling it thoroughly English. In the 13th and 14th centuries all personal and movable pro- perty was the subject of taxation, but the method of assessment became more and more searching in every successive reign. Under King John each owner swore to the value of his property before the itinerant justices in the next reign he was compelled to swear not only to the amount of his own effects, but to that of his two next neighbours, and the assessment was submitted to commissioners specially appointed by the justices. Under the Edwards a fresh change was made, and a certain number of the inhabitants of each town- ship was chosen by the Crown to inquire into the value of the moveables possessed by each house- holder, the term moveable" including not only corn, cattle, and merchandise, but money, fuel, furni- ture, wearing apparel, &c. Tollage was paid upon the whole value, though some allowance was made for necessarieil defined according to the station of the taxpayer. Knights and esquires were not obliged to return their armour and horses, and persons of lower rank were exempted from payment on one suit of clothes, one bed, one ring, and a few other articles. Complaints were frequent that the collectors entered and searched every apartment in people's houses, and in the returns which have been preserved not only is every article mentioned, but the very room in which it was found.

DEATH OF PROFESSOR MAGNUS.

BABOO KESHUB CHUNDER SEN.

:GOOD FRIDAY IN THE EAST-END…

DEATH OF THE DUCHESS OF BERRI:

THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.

CHARGE AGAINST A BOY OF THIRTEEN.

AMENDMENT OF THE GAME LAWS.

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