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LIVERPOOL CORPORATION INQUIRY.—The ex- amination of the Corporate Officers closed on Satur- day. At the termination of the proceedings, the Town Clerk made the following statement relative to the finances and expenditure of the Corporation, and in reference to the present state and prospects of the town :-The average Corporation expenditure on publio walks and gardens, for seven years, was 4,469/. lis id. or 667/. per annum. The total ex-| pense of the Black Rock Lighthouse was 30,212' it had been erected in lieu of a beacon, which was frequently knocked down, and had been very incon- venient to ships; its erection was commenced in 1826. During the last seven years, the Corporation had had expended 52,556'. in sewerage, paving, &c.1 being a vearly average of 7,5081. The sum of 40,984/. had been paid to Corporation Officers for seven years—yearly average, 5,856/. The sum of 14,386/. had been paid in seven years to Clergy officiating at churches, from which the Corporation derived no advantage. The allowance for the Mayor, and support, of the Town-hall, &c. 27,688 for seven years of this 1,8001. a year was paid in wages to messengers &c. For the Fort on the north shore, for the defence of the town, there was paid, from the year 1777 to 1781, the sum ot 4 578/. 17s, 8d; and from the year 1797 to 1818 the sum of 3,997/. lis. lid. had been paid for the defence of the town There had been a Board of Trade from 1775 to 1797, which had expended 11,169?. 17s. Id. From 1777 to 1797, the sum of 2 9781, 19s. Gd. had been paid for boun- ties to seamen. In 1778, 2,9551. 18s. 4d. had been expended on the Liverpool Royal Regiment of on Volunteers. For encroachments on the river Mer- sey there had been paid I S,3211. 4s. 5d. For Surveys of the Mersey 8,9251. In 1773, the receipt of Cus- toms was 92 466!. in 1832, it was 3,935,062/. In 1820, the nuberofParish Assessments was 21,0537.; in 1832,33 031/ in 1813, the Parish Assessments amounted to 557,97-11. and in 1833, to 790.0811. In 1700, the Population was 5,714; in 1801, it was 77,000; in 1831, the census gave 165,221. In 1811, there were 16,112 Houses in 18ol, there were 27,466. In 1752, the Dock Rates amounted to 1,77W. and in 1833, to 182,9SOL

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