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PEASANT PROPRIETORS.

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PEASANT PROPRIETORS. The Rev. Henry Moule, of Fordingham Vicarage, writes the foUuwmg tn The Times:- During 50 years' residence among the pesantry of Wiltshire and DOl et.hire, and with the improvement of the condition of tte working elas.es continually befure me as tbe second great object 0; my life, 1 have had full opportunity of observ- ing the working of peasant proprietorship, and though on grounds V61'Y d¡1f"reut frim those adduced in your leader of w-d..), I have loog heen convinced that its tendency ili rather to the misery and the deterioration thu to the happinelll and improvement of the peasant. About 70 years ago tbe Earl of Shaftesbury If that day sold about an acre of laud in thi. parish-a suburb of Dorchester, in ahout eight 01' nine lots. At or near the same tim about a, many peasants weie allowed to make themel ve. proprie- tors "f aR many portiolls of a piece 01 waste of the eltatø of the Duchy 01 C,)rJl wall. There åre persons living who reeollect there being eighteen or twent) tolerably comturtable cottages on these two pieces of land TheIe ill now dWtcllillg on them a population of 1,0.0 or 1,10 > s'uls. J have seen myself n'uch of diviiion and subdivision I f tile properties I have et-li the divided or the suI/divided portion fall into the hands of the mrtfj'ugf'1 "ho tad advallceol money for repair 01' for additioual bUlld- inet. On one of these peasant < roperties there has stood for the last thirty-five years a square of wretched dwellings, al,out ten feet square, without oue oot of accommodation heyond Ihe ground floor. These were erected Ht>y a builder to whom the peaant proprietor (Oold the land I don't hesitate to assert ilia* the misery and vice which h,w6 at- tetmed that e8tahlihmer,t of eighteen or twenty cottalle prolJertles seventy 01' euh'y years ago have va.tly out- weighed all7 beuetlt it could have expected to confer on the workii g classes. But while I fed thus as to peasant proprietorship, my convictions lire very ditferent as to Jlf'Ii8"-nt tenantry • and 1 hope so >n to be ab)., to show the public that it will bti greatly to loe interest of all clnsses, that it WIll tend greatly to the social and moral improvement of the working classes, and that it wjlJ add greatly to the increase of the produce of the soil, if, at least in the neighbourhood of our vilhges and smaller towns, the labourer, the mechanic, and the shopman uny have the opportlllÜty of renting a quarter of an acre, halt au acre, or t'ue or two acres of land at a fair rent. If the cultivation of tOuch portions, varying according to cir. cumstances, be feasible (alld thl" is fudy capahle of proof) if It can he done wIthout any abstraction of his time and strength from the mail's employer; nd it fro, the culti vatiou of evrn tbe 8maller of th se portions it can he shown that a man ma) add 4s. a week to hil income, theN I am Bur" that iu the absorpiion of small propertielil iuto larger, of which In your leader you speak, there must oe some con- sideration shown for thee c as-es. The advocates of edu- cation and 01 emperance UlUBt pay more attention to thil 8ubJect than they have hitherto done,

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