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To the Editor qf the Monmouthshire…

To the Editor of the Monmouthshire…



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REBECCAISM. (From our own Reporter.) SWANSEA, August 1, 1843. The town presents a most animated appearance: the usu- ally quiet inhabitants are all on the qui live gay military uni- forms enliven the streets; grave officials from Downing street are seen chatting in little clusters; the inns are all ciowded hold Dragoons are going round with their billets, and the enli- vening military bugle is heard at intervals. Another troop o! the 4th Dragoons have arrived, and are to remain for some lime. A force of artillery is hourly expected and indeed, the report is credited in well-informed circles, that ere long there will be nearly a thousand soldiers in Carmarthenshire and 01.. • morgsmhire. The service is not uninfecting or ItDlxcitiog ia these picturesque districts at present but when winter cofnf on, if Rebecca do not go off her evil ways, it will be "d" than private-still hunting in Ireland. Mr. Maule, solicitor to the Treasury, and his assistant, >>rf at the Mackworth Arms he is without Jock Campbell time, who did the Ciown business with him in 1839, at Moo. mouth. A meeting of the magistrates has this evening taken place at the Mackworth Arms, at which were present, Mr.Ta)bot,M.P" Mr. L W Dillwyn. Mr. D Llewelyn, Mr. Vivian, M.P.. Dr. Hewson, Mr. T E Thomas, Mr. John Grove, Rev. J Collin" Rev. S Davies, Colonel Jones, and others. Colonel Love aDd Captain Napier were, we understand, at the conference. One of the most important and startling events of the "eek is the seizure of a case of arms: the case contained 12 rifleg, and a quantity of bullets, copper caps, &c. This dangerou* and alarming consignment was directed to Mr. Griflilh Vaughan, landlord of the Pontardulais InD, Carmarthenshire oo„ of the persons now out on bail, charged with a participatiOn in the pulling down of the Bwlgoed gate, and the charge agaidit whom is to be heard to-morrow. The Government had in". mation of the nature of the importation at the port of Swansea, and "stopt the supplies." It is currently bruited abroad that Sir James Graham hs' written a letter, couched in anything but complimentary termS, to the authorities, for not remanding, instead of liberating 01 bail, the parlies brought before them last week.. This great statesman, who wears the robe of office turoed inside out, has no just grounds for blaming magistrates who acted constitutionally. The right hon. baronet may, perhap5, like the Castlereagh doctrine of a vigour beyond the law." That very disinterested demagogue, Feargus O'Connor, I' said to be here, from Merthyr, and it is also said that the men employed in the copper works will "strike" at the forthcoming reduction in wagts of 12J per cent. When I compare ibl wages of these men, say an average of Sl per week, and io some instances, from J2 to £3, with the starving stipend of tbe colliers, which is from 4 to 5 shillings per week, with 2 shilling* for a boy, I think the copper men are unreasonable and in the present stagnant state of trade, I deem it probable that the master smelters will not regret the turn-out, should it come, S8 it is well known to every person conversant with the trade, th*' they are absoluiely losing by every ton of copper now made. I hear this evening with extreme regret, that instead of seltiog at once about a redress of grievances in Carmarthenshire, ar*" of 3d in the pound is about to be enforced for a rural I shall not wiite about the expediency of the latter measure* but I am quite sure that heavy wrongs promptly call for the former. Scores of the small farmers and the suffering peasantry 610 in a deplorable state- Need and oppression stare within their eye», Contempt and beggary hang upon their backs The world is not their friend, nor the world's law."

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