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are) committed, and that too by per- necessary for me to make any remark, sons, as I before observed, who ought as the propriety of its excellence must to know better.
be sufficiently obvious to every one I was more immediately led to who has given the smallest attention make these observations, by the style to the subject. To effect the purin which the Earl of Wellington's poses in view, and which, from a little advancement to a Marquisate was an- consideration, I presume will be evinounced in the Gazette of Tuesday deut, I would propose that the Coin, last. Not that it falls within either issued in future from the Mint should of the cases above stated, for it is per- be of the denomination and value as fectly anomalous, as a very few ob- under: servations will tend to shew. Thenoble
rt Farthing Lord is announced in the Gazette as Copper 4 Halfpenny " Marquis Wellington, of Welling
id. Penny. ton.” This mode of framing the title
6d. Sixpence may perhaps be proper, but it appears
Is. Shilling to me to be perfectly novel. There
2s. Half-crown is not, I believe, ap instance in the
4s. Crown. peerage of either Marquis or Earl al
108. Half-pound taching the name of the place to the
Gold fitle, in the way in which this is done.
15s. Half-regent Had the noble Lord been apnounced
30s. Regent. 23“ Marquis of Wellington," I should have understood it; but at present I
From a view of the above list it must confess I do not. Surely, we
will appear that the Gold Coin is inmight as well say Charles Ingoldsby tended to correspond with our mode Paulet, Marquis Winchester of Win- of calculation by Pounds. And as chester, or Charles Talbot, Earl the 10s. piece is the smallest of that Shrewsbury of Shrewsbury, as to say metal, it is clear that Silver will be Marquis Wellington of Wellington.
saved, and reckonings be more easily AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. adjusted, by the use of the Regent
and Half-regent; and here I must Mr. URBAN,
Aug. 27. observe, the same accominodation AT
T a time, big with improvement, would be given the publick were the
when every invention is rapidly Bank to call in their Two Pound advancing towards perfection, and a
Notes, and issue Notes of Two Pounds new Coinage is in contemplation, I Ten Shillings in lieu of them. The would wish to draw the attention of present Crowns of 5s. or the Bank those more immediately concerned, to Tokens of 58. 6d. each, are too large the inconvenience still felt by the and heavy for the pocket; and as the people at large, for want of greater Crown and Half-crown of As. and 2s. accommodation in money transac
here proposed are even parts of a tions, in respect to the current Coin pound, they are considered more eliof the Realm. The pieces issued by gible. the Bank of England, during the late As a great proportion of the Coin scarcity of Silver, have certainly been of the Realm has for some time past extremely convenient to the publick; disappeared, and as, without a new but to the coin itself I would state coinage, we are likely to be sine pemany objections. It is an essential cinid, I hope you will give publicity point that the value of the Coir, issued to the observations of by Government, should be of such Yours, &c.
MONETARIUS. denomination as to admit of the P.S. Is there any objection to the greatest facility in all pecuniary trans- name and current value being inactions; and the value of each piece pressed upon the Coin ? should be such as to correspond with the other pieces, either of the same
Aug. 18. metal or otherwise, of a greater or a N your Magazine for July,' p. 28, lesser denomination; and, to be as a paper sigued Civis imputed the simple as possible, they should not filthiness of our Church-yards to the be greater in number than is neces- Clergy. This I must deny. I myself sary for that purpose. With respect am altogether an instance to the con. tu ide execution of the Coio, it is un. trary. Ever since I have been in the
ministry, it has been my unwearied
Sept. 1. endeavour to spread neatness over the sacred domain; but I never could get
THE Coventry District Committee THE
of the Society for promoting assistance for that end. I am a Coyd- Christian Knowledge, in a recent try Vicar, having a parish five miles
Circular Address to their Christian Jong, by three miles and a half or
Brethren, have given the following four miles wide, with a population abridged account of that Establishof about 1600 persons spread over it.
ment; with a request for their active The duties and calls to so many per- co-operation in promoting the designs sons must be very great, and I hope of the Society; a duty, under existing and trust they were conscientiously
circumstances, peculiarly incumbent done. But I could not have the ve
on every friend to the advancement cossary comfort of keeping a horse of Christianity.
WARVICENSIS. for that purpose, till late in life, for the reasons chiefly subjoined. My
“ This Society was established by the
charitable and praise-worthy exertions glebe is all very remote from the
of a few individuals in the year 1698, vicarage; and I never could get any and from that period its establishment land to pasture my horse (hay I could and revenue have been gradually enbuy); I was therefore obliged at last larged, not only by increased subscripto make the Church-yard the pasture. tions, but by the income arising from Having taken so much pains to make the most valuable legacies and donations. it peat, this was grievous to me. I Great, however, in return has been the represented to the parishioners, that expenditure. Missionaries repeatedly the tread of a horse was too heavy sent out and constantly maintained at for such a place, and requested that
the expence of the Society) to Colonies they would take it, finding me an
and Factories beyond the Seas, under equivalent of pasturage; but my suit
the jurisdiction of Great Britain—The was in vain. I then tried to get a
Holy Scriptures translated into various
languages-Charity Schools at different quarter of an acre to produce lucerne, periods erected—Bibles and Books of but with the same bad success. I then
Common Prayer, together with approved applied to a neighbour, whose ricks Religious Tracts, not only bound at the and fold-yard are within 20 yards of expence of the Society, and sold at rethe Church-yard, proposing that he duced prices for the benevolent use of sbould eat off the bite with sheep, its Members, but gratuitously distribu(the pains I had taken had made the ted to Commanders of Vessels in the sward good); and that he should let Royal Navy, and to Captains of East me have a little field in his posses- India ships-Prisons and Workhouses
and for whatever it measured likewise supplied with books, have formed more than the Church-yard I would
an important part of that expenditure, pay at the rate of six pounds an acre;
and subjected the Society at the close of but I was refused ! Nobody belong, which reduced their capital more than
the year 1810 to an accumulated debt, ing to me lies in the Church-yard.
40001. Strange! that a man thus circum
“ The sincere Friends of Christianity stanced should be the only person will learn with pleasure the causes of the anxious for the neatness of the place; increased demands upon the Parent Sowhile they whose ancestors, relations, ciety; namely, the great expence incurand friends, are buried there, will not red by printing a new and enlarged edilook at the matter. I believe there tion of the Welsh Bible, added to the have been more inclosures in the dio- zeal of those who have been active in cese of Lincoln than any other: and diffusing the knowledge of Salvation, when inclosure has taken place, Bp. and the thirst which has been exhibited Tomline has, if possible, taken care in the most gratifying degree by the that some land should be allotted near poorer classes, to imbibe that knowto the Parsonage, in order that there ledge. Yet these causes, however pleasmight be residence. Were it not for ing in themselves, have created such an tbe Church-yard, I presume, I must
additional call upon the Funds of the quit my station. Surely the horse of Society, as can alone be met by all the
collective and individual exertions of the a pains-taking Clergyman is kept for
Diocesan and District Committees, the most important of purposes. And « The Committee do not presume to strange that he shall be the least
dictate the mode in which either their accommodated!
present Members, or those who may Yours, &c. RUSTICUS. wish to unite with them in this labour