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THE House of Commons has taken an important and unusual step, in passing a vote of censure upon the Lord Chancellor for the manner in which he has, preformed some of his functions. It has affirmed that he has in certain cases, shown "a laxity of practice and a want of cau- tion with regard to the public interests which are calculated to discredit the administration of his great office." Such a decision is almost unprece- dented in the history of our Parliamentary pro- ceedings. High officers of the State have occa- sionally, in past times been censured for absolute corruption in the discharge of their duties, al- though, for the honour of England, it must be said that these instances have been extremely rare. But for so high an official as the Lord Chancellor, while acquitted of corruption, to be condemned for acting in a manner to "discredit the adminis- tration of his office," is so singular an occurrence as to demand more than passing attention. The immediate cause of the censure passed upon Lord Westbury is the recent inquiry into the circumstances attending the resigna- tion by Mr. Wilde of his office as re- gistrar of the court of Bankruptcy at Leeds. The committee appointed by the House of Commons to investigate this matter were unani- mous in their report that the Lord Chancellor had neglected his duty, in allowing an official whom he himself stigmatised as "a bad public officer," and whose resignation he had demanded, to retire on a pension from the public purse. It was said that the Lord Chancellor had desired to make a vacancy in the Leeds registrartship, in order to appoint thereto a gentleman to whom his son Mr. Richard Bethell, was under considerable pecuniary obligations. But of this portion of the charge Lord Westbury was fully acquitted by the committee, and although Mr. Welch, the gentleman referred to, was appointed to the vacant post, there is nothing to show that this was done from a corrupt motive on the part of the Lord Chancellor. But, while Lord Westbury could not be censured for having corruptly removed Mr. Wilde on private grounds, the whole history of Mr. Wilde's retire- ment was sufficient to show that the Lord Chancellor had been uncommonly remiss in the discharge of his duties, in allowing him the pension allotted for meritorious public service. The pension was granted on a medical certificate which, the Lord Chancellor, who had previously insisted upon Mr. Wilde's resignation, admitted he did not read; and it now appears, from the extended evidence which has been published, that the certificate was obtained for Mr. Wilde by a friend, who informed the medical man that "half a certificate would do." In this very easy and even profitable manner a "bad public officer was allowed to escape. Had this been the only case of the kind which had occurred during the Lord Chancellor's tenure of office, the House of Commons would probably not have been called on to pass a censure like that which was carried on Monday night. But the previous case of Mr. Edmunds' retirement from the Patent-office was more flagrant still. There an official had for years been disposing of the public money for his own private purposes, and when the fact became known, he, too, was suffered not only to quietly resign, but also to claim a handsome pension. It was not within the scope of the recent committee to refer to the Edmundsf case, which had previously formed the subject o inquiry; but the House of Commons of course took into its consideration both these matters, with the very suggestive details springing out of them. The Government could do little to combat the arguments used by the promoters of the voce of censure. The Lord Advocate brought forward, without success, an amendment which would have had the effect of breaking its force, and the Attorney-General exercised all his inge- nuity in attempting to prove that the Lord Chan- cellor's faults were peccadilloes, which should not be suffered to injure the reputation of a great and useful man. Lord Palmerston himself came to the rescue, but without his usual power. He attempted to defeat the objects of the antagonistic party by a side wind, and moved the adjournment of the debate. On this question of adjournment the-real trial of strength was made, and the votes taken were-for the adjournment, 163; against it, 177. Thus there appeared a majority of four- teen virtually in support of the vote. The Government saw it was useless to resist the motion longer, and allowed it to be carried without a division. The result, as was fully expected, has been Lord Wastbuj:.f,s rwignation of office,' and the accept- ance of that resignation by the Government. It was, of course, impossible to continue to hold the great seals while under the censure of Parliament, and the vote of Monday was clearly taken with this issue before the House. The Attorney-General, Sir Roundell Palmer, had, in the course of the debate, reproached the originators of the motion with aiming directly, to drive the noble lord from office; but this issue was accepted by the majority of the House as preferable to silence upon the Chancellor's obvious neglect of duty. The loss of Lord Westbury's services in office is not a light one to the country. As the framer of the new Bankruptcy Law—which, with all its defi- ciencies, many of them resulting from the treat- ment the measure received as it passed through Parliament, abolished imprisonment for debt, and effected other improvements in the law upon that subject-and as the active promoter of the statute law consolidation, he is entitled to the thanks of the country, and to be numbered among our greatest law reformers. But laxity of practice and want of caution" are faults so great when displayed by high State officials, whose duty it is to set an example to all below them, and keep the ad- ministration of the country pure, that it would have been discreditable to the House of Commons to have come to any other decision than that of Monday night.
BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Monday last, before Gorge Cansick, Esq., mayor. Mary Aaron, a female tramp, was brought up in custody, charged by P.O. Williams, with being drunk and riotous, on Saturday night, or early on Sunday morning.—Dismissed on promising to leave the town forthwith.
FIRE NEAR BRECON. On Monday last, at the Biddwn Farm, near Millbrook, about three miles from the town of Brecon, a fire was observed by one of the women who were at work at the hay in the fields, in the buildings adjoining the house, and fortunately, through kind and prompt .assistance of the neigh- bours, the house was prevented from being burnt. The Brecon Borough fire engine was on the ground in a very short time and soon prevented the pro- gress of the fire, and put out the fire in the old timber which might have spread during the night. It is supposed that some person who was passing threw a piece of cigar or the contents of his pipe amongst the loose straw in the yard, which was there for the purpose of putting on the hay-rick. The building was riot insured, but we are informed that the produce of the land is.
SALE OF SHORT-HORNED CATTLE. The celebrated herd of short-horned cattle known as the Grand Duchesses and Grand Dukes, the property of the late Mr. Joseph Hegan, of Daw- pool, near Birkenhead, were sold June 7th by Mr. Strafford, auctioneer, at Willis's-rooms, King-street, St. James's-square. With the exception of Imperial Oxford the entire herd is descended from the celebrated cow Duchess 51st, bred by Mr. Bates, at Kirklevington, who purchased Duchess 1st, at Mr. Charles Collings's sale in 1810, the family having originally been obtained from the ancestors of the Duke of Northumberland. Cattle of this stock have gained the highest honours in the showyard, and fetched the highest prices at public sales. The cattle remain at Dawpool, where they had been inspected by intending purchasers. The cows were sold in lots with numbers which refer to Coate's Herd Book. The first lot (5, 7, and 8), sold for 1,900 guineas the second lot (9, 13, and 18), for 1,300 guineas; the third lot (10, 15, and 17), for 1,800 guineas; and the fourth lot (11, 12 and 14), for 1,200 guineas. The 12 cows thus fetched X6,6 10 the average price being X542 10s. They were all bought by Mr. E. L. Betts, of preston-hall, Kent. The bulls were sold separately. Imperial Oxford was sold for 450 guineas, also to Mr Betts; Grand Duke 6th was sold for 130 guineas to Mr. Bland, of Coelby-hall, Lincoln Grand Duke 9th for 310 guineas, to Mr. T. Walker of Birswell-hall, Coventry; Grand Duke 10th, for 600 guineas, to the Duke of Devon- shire and Grand Duke 13th for 100 guineas to Captain Gunter, of Wetherby-grange. The five bulls thus brought XI,660 19s., their average price being S333 18s. the total price of the 17 head of cattle was X8,179 10s.-Times, June 8th
BRECONSHIRE CHARITIES. From the Commissioners' Report of 1836. PARISH OF LLANDEVALLEY DAVID WILLIAMS'S CHARITY. It appears, by the benefaction table of this parish, that the Rev. David Williams, by will, dated 16th January, 1712, charged the impropriate tithes within the several parishes of Llandevalley, Crick- adarn, and Bronllis, in this county, with the pay- ment of 40s. to eight of the poorest housekeepers, day-labourers, and widows, frequenting divine service according to the litany of the Church of England, and not receiving constant alms, 2s. 6d. to each, to be distributed by the minister and churchwardens, 20s. upon St. Thomas's-day, and the like sum upon Good Friday, for ever and, on neglect of payment on those days, then double that sum to be paid. The rector of Llandevalley attends regularly, on the two days mentioned above, in the parish church of that place, and distributes six^ half- crowns among as many poor communicants, house- keepers not receiving weekly relief, and pays, on each occasion, 5s. to the churchwardens, who divide them equally among two persons of the same description.
ELIZABETH WILLIAMS'S CHARITY. Elizabeth Williams, by will, dated 23rd April, 1748, and proved at Brecon in 1749, gave the sum of 10s. for a Welsh sermon to be preached by the minister of this parish annually, upon Good Friday, and likewise the sum of £ 5 to be given to 40 poor people, parishioners of Llandevalley, in the church 2s. 6d porch, 2s. 6d. to each, immediately after divine service upon the said Good Friday for ever, pay- able out of an estate at Veliil Newydd, in this parish, with a power of entry and distress to the minister and churchwardens if annuity in arrear 15 days. The estate charged with this annuity is called Lower House, at Velin Newydd, in Llandevalley, consisting of about 60 acres of land the property of Mrs. Williams, of Glasbury. The sum of £5 10s. has been regularly received from Mrs. Williams, on account of this charity, from which the minister receives 10s. for the ser- mon which is regularly preached and the remain- ing £5 is distributed on Good Friday, among the deserving poor of the parish, in the manner directed by the testatrix, those receiving parish pay not being excluded. The recipients are selected by Mrs. Williams and the money, for several years past, has been divided by her tenant, in the pree sence of the churchwardens, at a public house close to the parish church. On the recommenda- tion of the Charity Commissioners, the distribution will in future be made (as was anciently the caia- torn) in the parish church. The distribution, at last Easter, was made, not in money, but in flannel and calico for under gar- ments but this will not be repeated.
LOST CHARITY. William Lewis, by will, dated 5th March, 1740, gave the sum of £16, the interest to be paid to the poor annually. It appears, by a note' attached to the Parliamen- tary Returns of 1786, that this sum was then vest- ed in Mr. William Vaughan, who had not paid the interest for nine years. No evidence could be dis- covered, after a careful inquiry, of the payment of interest since that period, nor what had become of a bond which it was stated once existed. It must, therefore, in the absence of all evidence to the u contrary, be presumed that the principal has been ] lost.
PARISH OF LLANELIEU. LOST CHARITY. The Parliamentary Returns of 1786, state that Walter Watkins, by will, in 1761, gave a rent- charge of 10s. for the poor boys in this parish. Mr. Price, the witness who attended, stated that he had made every enquiry from the oldest in- habitants, regarding this annuity, which it was understood in the parish issued out of a piece of land called Tir Jenkin Powell. This property, however, is no longer known and the charity, not having been paid for nearly 70 years, may be considered as lost.
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BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING. The General Meeting of this Board was held on Monday last, the following members were present: —George Cansick, Esq., in the Chair. Aldermen, Col. Pearce, K.H., and John Williams, Esq. Councillors :-John Morris, John Prothero, Thos. Williams, John Davies, Phillip Bright, Lewis Hughes, and Thomas Trew. S. B. Evans, Esq., Town Clerk and Mr. John Kirk, Surveyor to the Board. The Town Clerk said that the Waterworks question had been adjourned to receive the revised roport of the Engineer for the Waterworks. Mr. Trew said that he was a member of the Finance Committee, and as Mr. Kirk was on the other corner of the table, bills were generally passed without being placed before the finance committee. The Mayor said he signed all cheques supposing bills to have passed the finance committee. The Town Clerk said that the financecommittee had authorised the-passing of all ordinary bills, for labor, contracts, &c., and those were of that nature. The Town Clerk then read a report from Mr. Lee, superintendent of police, complaining of the conduct of P.C. Davies, one of the force, stating that he had cautioned him, but that he had come to go on duty drunk, and he (the superintendent) had been compelled to send another man out, he had also got a report from an inhabitant of the town, stating his conduct on Saturday night last. Some conversation here ensued, after which the Town Clerk read another communication, which was a resignation sent in by Davies, assigning for his reason that he could not please the superin- tendent, and that he would leave in a month. Some general conversation again took place to the effect that the case should be investigated, when the Mayor said that the conduct of Davies had been overlooked on more than one occasion, and did not consider the matter required an enquiry. On the motion of Mr. Prothero, seconded by Mr. Trew, Davies was dismissed from the force forthwith. The Mayor then called the attention of the Board to the dangerous state of the Priory Walks, which was really an honour to the town of Brecknock, that the walk had become very dangerous by the railway company getting stone from underneath, and he hoped some speedy steps would be taken to prevent any serious accident. Several suggestions were made to stop up the walk in that direction, to put up danger flags, &c., after which- Mr. Bright said that he had seen the under agent of the Marquis of Camden upon the matter, and he informed him that they were about going to alter the path, and take it along the top of the groves, which would be a very great improvement, and a benefit to the public at large. It was then arranged that the surveyor should see the Marquis's agent, and have the path diverted temporarily. Mr. Morris said that he had had occasion to go to the country a day or two ago, and in going through the fields, by cae-preod cottage and going along the path leading to Slwch farm, he found the thoroughfare stopped up, a foot-path which had been open to the public for upwards of 40 years to his knowledge. The Board accordingly ordered their surveyor to give notice to William Stephens, to remove the obstruction immediately, or to get it done and charge him with the expense. Alderman Col. Pearce, drew the attention of the Board to the bad state of the pitching in Ship-street. It was unanimously agreed that the surveyor for the Borough should see the county surveyor on the subiect. Mr. Kirk produced plans which he had received from Mr. Prothero, relating to houses about to be erected in the Watton. Mr. Kirk reported that the buildings, according to the plans, would not be what was required by the Act, the wall being one foot too low for the upper room when built up to the square. Mr. Prothero said that it would be in unison with the adjoining building, but if the Act re- quired it, it must be done. Mr. Kirk then produced plans which he had re- ceived from the Wellington Hotel Company, show- ing how they were going to connect drains from the Hotel, to the main drains in Glamorgan-street, to which, he said, there could be no objection. The Chairman than called upon Mr. Isaac Davies, the Engineer for the new Waterworks, to explain to the Board, if he had reduced the works, so as to getit within some reasonable amount. The Engineer said that he had, that his original estimate was ±6653 in round numbers, he had re- duced the reservoir and filtering beds £822, leaving in round numbers, on reducing the cost of the work, including land, tc £ 5831. The reservoir for Cilwhibert Mill was not included in that sum. The supply in the reservoir, by the reduction, would only be for 9 days supply in case of dry weather, instead of 14 days. The size of the filtering bed would be about 400 square yards, and if they were to confine themselves to one bed, it would soon be out of repair, but by having two, the one could be in use while the other would be cleaned. The size of the reservoir would be about 555 yards. Mr. Alderman Williams, said that he had re- ceived a communication from a gentleman at Aber- dare, who informed him that the size of the filtering beds for their waterworks were 80 yards by 30, and that 30 by 20 would be quite large enough for Brecon. It was well known that the population of Aberdare was much greater than Brecon, and was still increasing. Col. Pearce asked if they intended leaving the pipes the same size as at first, could they not be reduced ? The Engineer advised the Board to leave the pipes remain the same as at first, that if there was a sufficient head of water the 6 inch pipe would do. A long discussion took place, when"- Mr. Bright said that they had got powers to borrow the sum of S5000, he must have the matter made clear and intelligible to the public was it to be understood, that the engineer and the sur- veyor to the Board approximated so much two years ago, that the difference was so great at present, he did not think that the Board was justified if they were to go headlong in an under- taking of that description. He would therefore ask Mr. Kirk, who was present, if it could not be done at present for the same money as it could be two years ago. He was glad to find that Mr. Davies had reduced it so far as he had he thought they had no right to exceed the original amount. He should also like to know from Mr. Kirk, if anything may have transpired within the last two years, that would tend to such an enormous increase in the construction of the works. It was well known that the Board had only one object, and it was their bounden duty to get the works con- structed effectually, and that as early as possible at a reasonable cost. Mr. Kirk said that he did not like to be called upon at a moment's notice to make any statement, there might be a difference in the price of pipes or something else. He had said that a 6 inch pipe could be constructed for a 7 inch. Mr. Thomas Williams said there was no differ- Mr. Thomas Williams said there was no differ- ence in the price of pipes then and two years ago. Mr. Bright said that X1000 was a serious item, it was .£50 a year in the shape of interest if the surveyor to the Board would assure them that the work could not be carried out effectually without, and that it was actually necessary, he would be satisfied, but he (Mr. Bright) thought different, he was of opinion that the works could be carried out effectually for the sum stated at first, namely, S5000 and less, if not, they would have to go through the work again, they would have to get powers for borrowing more money. About a fort- night ago the Engineer said the works could not be carried out effectually unless it was carried out according to his estimate, but at present it had been considerably reduced, and he thought it could be further reduced, and be then quite large enough for the Town and Railway Companies. Mr. Alderman Williams said that the Engineer had no doubt made himself sufficiently acquainted with the matter through eminent men, he had no doubt but the Engineer was right; but the question was could they get a contractor to execute the work for X6000, if they could he would move that appli- cation be made for S6000 and that the same should include the cost of the land. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Mr. Bright said that there was a distinct under- standing in the town, that whatever course was adopted to procure water, there was to be no "rate in aid"—it was therefore of the utmost consequence that the calculations made should ensure the pay- ment of interest and the repayment of the princi- pal by the consumers of water alone-he had there- fore taken a part which might be called leader of the opposition he was glad if by that course he had saved the Borough an expenditure of XIOOO, and fearing he could do no more, without perhaps endangering the efficiency of the scheme, he would therefore upon the distinct understanding that the entire works and land were not to cost more than X6000, withdraw any further opposition to the adoption of the engineer's amended proposal. Mr. Davies said that he did not rise to move an amendment, but he really thought the works should not exceed the original estimate of S5000. It was then agreed that Mr. Williams's motion should stand. After some further discussion it was also agreed that the application for another .£1000 should stand over for a week, for the Engineer to communicate with the various contractors, to ascertain whether either will accept the work at his estimate according to the alterations of the plans, &c. The Chairman called the attention to a report of the Surveyor's relative to a wall in Bell Yard, which was dangerous to those who passed that way. The Surveyor accordingly was ordered to see Mr. Wheeler, the owner of the property on the subject. The meeting was then adjourned for a week.
CRICKET MATCH. BRECONSHIRE V. CARMARTHENSHIRE. On Thursday and Friday a match was played on the Brecon ground, when the Carmarthen won, with seven wickets to spare. Mr. E. Davies was pre- sented with a cricket ball for his bowling on behalf of Breconshire. Score :— BRECONSHIRE. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. J. Thomas, b Hughes 2 b Arthur 6 E. Davies, b Hughes 14 b Arthur 0 E. Wright, c and b Hughes 0 caught Odonoghue, b Hughes 23 Cpt. Lloyd, cTheophilus, bHughes 0 b Arthur 9 Faber, c Theophilus, b Hughes 1 Absent. 0 T. Powell, b Arthur 0 caught Arthur, b Hughes 6 P. Lloyd, c Rees, b Hughes. 26 caught Worrell, b Bishop 3 Capt. Hughes, c and b Hughes 3 not out 6 D. Morgan, H. W., b Hughes 7 b Arthur 2 Capt. Cornwall, b Hughes 7 b Arthur 1 E. Thomas, not out 3 b Arthur 5 Extras. 3 Extras. 8 Total .66 Total. 69 CARMARTHENSHIRE. 1st Innings. 2nd Innings. C. Bishop, b P. Lloyd 9 not out 18 A. Hughes, run out 5 b E. Davies 1 B. Arthur, b E. Davies 26 R. Bishop, b P. Lloyd 2 not out 21 Odonoghue, b P. Lloyd 9 p, Hughes, b E. Davies 6 Theophilus, I b w, b Davies 0 I b w, b Davies 0 H. Rees, b E. Davies 5 Edwards, not out 5 c Hughes, b Davies 9 Jeffreys, b Davies 5 Worrell, b Davies 0 Extras. 13 Extras 7 Total. 80 Total. 56
I DEVYNNOCK PETTY SESSIONS. These Sessions were held on Thursday, before Edward Jones, Evan Williams, and William Rees, Esqrs. Lewis Williams, farm servant, Noyadd, Cwm- camlais, was summoned by Ruth Price, charged with being the father of her illegitimate child. Mr. T. Bishop appeared for the defendant. The case was dismissed for want of corroborative evi- dence. Walter Price, laborer, of Trallong, was sum- moned, charged by P.S. Gabriel, with being drunk and riotous, at Senny-bridge, on the 8th of May last. The defendant did not appear. The charge proceeded exparte, and was clearly proved.—Fined 5s. and costs. John Watkins, Shepherds' Arms, Cnewer, was summoned, charged with selling beer without a proper license.—Dismissed on payment of cost.s Daniel Davies, Cynala, Langammarch, was sum- moned, charged with riding without reins, on the 23rd of May last.-—Fined 6d. and costs. Thomas Morgan, Trecastle, was charged with a similar offence.—Fined 6d. and costs. 0 David Davies, carrier, of Llanwrda, was sum- moned, charged by P.S. Gabriel with driving two carts on the Highway, in the parish of Devynnock, on the 26th of May last. In answer to the Bench, P.S. Gabriel said that his attention was drawn to the defendant whom he met on a dangerous part of the road driving two carts, and with great difficulty he managed to drive them.—Fined 6d. and costs. Bhys Thomas, Abercamlais Arms, Senny-bridge, was summoned, charged with permitting drunken- ness.—Dismissed. Bees Lloyd, servant, Tyleyglaes, was, summoned charged with riding without reins. Charge ad- mitted.—Fined 6d. and costs. David Parry, Devynnock, was charged with a similar offence.—Fined 6d. and costs. John Price, exciseman, Dveynnock, was sum- moned, charged with assaulting John Williams, carpenter, Pontvane. Mr. John Williams, of Brecon, appeared for complainant.—Settled out of court, on payment of costs. John Morgan, Abercar, was charged by William Smith, relieving officer, with not main- taining his father, in accordance with magistrates order.—Ordered to pay arrears due and costs. William Harris, Bellan, was summoned, charged by Thomas Powell, with assaulting him.—Settled out of court. John Pugh, Brecon, was summoned, charged with riding without reins.—Fined 6d. and costs. William Davies, Llanfaes, Brecon, was sum- moned, charged by Thomas Harris, river watcher, with fishing in the waters of the River Usk Asso- ciation, near Aberbran bridge, on the night of the 21st of June.—Fined 6d. and costs.
PARISH OF LLANGORSE. WILLIAMS'S CHARITY. Elenor Williams, by will, bequeathed to the poor of the parish of Llangorse, £40, as appears by the Return made to Parliament in 1786, and various entries in the overseers' accouint-book. J A This sum was invested by the Rev. John Frew, vicar of Llangorse, on the 4th of June, 1770, on the credit of the tolls of the general Brecon turn- pike trust, secured by deed-poll of the above date, and numbered 153 A in the books of the turnpike trust; and since on the tolls of the con- solidated Breconshire turnpike trust, for which interest has ever since been received, at five per cent., by the churchwardens and overseers of the parish. This interest has been distributed, for nearly 40 years, among the poor of the parish, in sums of from Is. to 3s. 6d. each. It did not ar- pear what class of poor were selected formerly but, at the present time, this bounty is confined to those who do not receive weekly parish pay at the period of distribution. The interest is due at Lady-day and Christmas, but is not received at any fixed period, and the overseers distribute it as soon as possible after its receipt.
WILLIAMS'S CHARITY. Elenor Williams, by will, dated 21st March, 1698, and proved at Brecon in the same year, de- vised a messuage, tenement, and lands, in the parish of Battle, in the county of Brecon, to Wal- ter Vaughan and eight others, upon trust, to de- mise or let the same at the most improved rent, and apply such rent, with the consent of the min- ister and churchwardens of the parish of Llangorse, j for the putting out apprentice poor children borti in or near the said parish a child to be appren- ticed whenever the trustees should have S5 from the rents of the said premises and the testatrix directed that, when the trustees should be reduced to the number of two, the survivors, with the con- currence of the minister and churchwardens, should appoint others to act with them in the execution of the trusts of her will. By indenture of demise, dated 7th March, 1745, William Gwyn Vaughan, William Lewis, and Thomas Walter, as the surviving trustees named in the will of the said E. Williams, demised the premises above mentioned to Morgan Powell, of j Battle, for the term of 99 years, from 29th Sep- tember, 1745, at the yearly rent of £2 12s., and j subject to a covenant, on the part of the lessee, to erect with all convenient speed, at his own expense, a new dwelling-house of two bays in length upon some convenient part of the said premises, and keep the same in good repair during the term. This term was assigned to Pennoyre Watkins, Esq., of Brecon, by indenture, dated 28th October, 1769, and is now vested in John Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, Esq., of Pennoyre. It appears that a house was erected on this ground in performance of the covenant above men- 1 tioned, but has been suffered to fall into total decay. There has been no renewal of trustees, nor is the heir-at-law of the survivor of those appointed by the will at present known. The rent of this land is received by the church- wardens of the parish, and by them applied in pay- ) ing the apprentice-fees of poor children whose parents have obtained a settlement in the parish. No account being kept of the application of this fund, considerable difficulty was experienced in ascertaining the precise mode in which the money had been disbursed. It appeared, however, that the churchwardens who were -in office at the time of this inquiry had, in the month of January, 1836, received from Mr. Watkins, the present possessor of the terIp> two years' rent, amounting to £ 5 4s., with which, and a balance in the hands of previous churchwardens, they apprenticed three children one to a shoemaker, with a premium of £10, and £ 1 5s. 6d. for the expense of the indenture one to a basket-maker, with a premium of £ 3, and the further sum of 16s. for the cost of the indenture and a girl to a mantua-maker, with a fee of £1 is. leaving a balance in hand of about 2s. 6d.