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(Signed) E. CHADWICK.

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By way of rejoinder and commentary on the result of the Nottingham election so decisive of public opinion on the subject of the New Poor Law, the Return, of which the following is a copy, hasbeen sent forth to the public, printed by order of the House of Commons. It is « ietllrn of the total amounts of salaries and other payments received under the New Poor Law Commission in the year 1840. ENGLAND. Salaries af the Establishment. Commissioners: three £ 0000 0 0 Secretary 1200 0 0 Assistant Secretary — one, £ 7^0—one, £ 5'25 1225 0 0 Chief Clerk 22J 0 0 cluss, five, I .'Is — third class, nine, £ 1093—fourth class, ten, £ 902 12J 4491 5 0 Ofij(" Kc<,per 100 0 0 X, 84 218 8 0 Housekeeper 26 12 II Salaries of Persons not on the Establishment. Extra Clerk 47 3 10 Lithographer 104 0 0 Extra Alei,ct)gers-otie, £62 8s—one, X20 16s 83 4 0 Assistant coiiiiiiissioiieri teen — of whom three have been dispensed with 11900 0 0 Travelling expenses of ditto and their clerks 13S32 7 6 Contingencies. Extra services, as legitl assistance, in effect ins the sa'es of parish pro- perty, law stationers, copying extra services of clerks at &e. 713 2 11 I'rolcssinn.il opinions of law officers of the crown and other law expenses 4i6 14 S I'radl'sm, II'S hi1\s, booles, maps, paek ingeases, &c. 173 19 6 Incidental expenses of w itnessi S, and special expenses, porterage and c;irii:i«o of parcels, messages, incidental post &c„ 390 17 10 I Expenses connected with the instruc- tion of 11,007 pauper children at the Norward school of industry 317 11 7 House Expenses. Chairwoman's wages 131 17 3 Supplies coals, candles, &c 149 15 1 Land tax, water rate, &e 29 5 2 Total England 41831 5 3 D. Assistant Secretary 5 0 0 Clerks-te-.i 913 7 3 Architect 550 0 0 Clerks to ditto — one,. £ .'l5J — one, £ 110 200 0 0 Ofiiee Keeper 05 0 0 Kxtra Clerks—tlnee J51 9 0 Assist:itit Coi-iiiii-.i 7700 0 0 Travelling expenses of ditto, including their clerks 7138 12 8 Commissioner. 54 2 0 Architect superintending ihe building ofwortthuuscs G'?3 f, 2 Clerks to Architect. 324 12 7 Contingencies, Services of extra clerks and assistants to architect and extra service at niyht, and 'wages of messengers and chairwoman 462 9 2 Professional legal assistance 15 15 0 Tradesmen's Hills 224 2 5 Incidental and special expenses, car. riige and porterage of parcels, occasional tr i veiling expenses,&c. 8fi 4 1 House expenses. 66 18 7 Total Ireland 19435 14 II Total England 41831 5 3 Total Commission 61267 0 2f Printing Expenses. Reports izid p,,tp(ri r(,Itt t,) business of the Poor Law Commission, printed and presented to Parlia- ment. 1480 9 S Reports, papers, &c., printed lor, and stores supplied hy, Her Majesty's Stationary OIHccto the Poor Law Office in England 1270 15 0 Dittoinirctand. 50.) 4 2 Totat. 3320 S 10 (Signed) E. CHADWICK. Nearly sixty five thousand pounds for the mere official working of the workhouse law in England and Ireland after this Scotland ollght greatly to rejoice that it as yet is not visited with the infliction. There can be no wonder Lord J. RUSSKLL was so anxious for a longer lease of it for ten years, when it affords a govern- ment, boasting its disinterested abnegation of patronage, the opportunity of filling ninety-three places of the total vallie of twenty-seven thousand andforty-seven pounds sixteen shillings and eleven pence per annum, varying from twenty-six to two thousand pounds for individual sa'nry with the control of itrenty-one thousand two hundred and seven ly-one pounds for travelling expenses, for tl e assistant commissioners and. thir clerks. The anxiety his lordship feels for the education of the people in general will be fully appreciated' when reference is made to the item of three hun- dred and seventeen pound; two shillings and etc--c,-i pence, as the ixpense of the instruction of eleven thousand and seven pauper children, which is rather more than eight children for oneper.ny per IDeek. Knowledge would seem to be now running a race for cheapness with water gruel. One of the chief recommendations of the school master abroad will doubtless be the saving in workhouse slops by the less costly process of New Poor Law education, since one of the fruits of the spread of this sort of learning is to train up the poor to endure short commons and workhouse incarceration with greater resigna- tion. Before the new law and the commission are permitted to be perpetrated, it is probable the people may have the opportunity of record- ing their protest against it at a general election. It' the op; ortunity be lost, the people only will have themselves to blame for the harsh provi- sions contained in it let them imitate the example of Nottingham.

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