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Case relative to the Tothill Fields Bill

standing amidst a numerous and illustrious assemblage
of other names, in a List of Commissioners appointed in the

That case is so much stronger or one than the present, that
the precedent, though direct in its application as well to powers as
to Parties, might be admitted to be a bad one, without prejudice to
the Present Bill: for here the benefit is surely, in every dimension,
more extensive, without a hundredth part of the hardship. —

As to the Commoners (that is the Inhabitants of the United
Parishes considered in their capacity of Commoners) it may easily be
conceived that there will be some Individuals to whom the right in
question is more valuable than it is to others, and that therefore they
may be proportionably losers by a plan of Compensation which applies —
not to the accidental circumstances, of making a greater or less
advantage of the right, but yo the Right itself. A Butcher for
example, who happens to be established in the near vicinity of
the waste, may find in the convenience of turning in his Cattle, to
coll after their journey and before Slaughtering, an advantage in
which his Neighbour the Grocer or the Tallow-Chandler has no
share (F). But these are contingencies by which the value of rights
of property is liable to be affected in every situation: and if
these were admitted as conclusive arguments, against forced
mutations of property, applied for on the ground of a greater
mass of benefits to be reaped by the public at large, no Act for
the widening of Streets, and improvement of Towns, no Road
Act, no Canal Act, would even be passed. These are cases which,
as often as they occur, afford matter of regret, but are never
regarded as affording matter of peremptory objection. Compensation is

(F) As far as mere airing Room (that is standing or lying-room)
is concerned, the Portion not proposed to be purchased,
viz: the 5 or 6 Acres behind Rochester Row, would afford ample
space to greater numbers than have ever yet been twined in upon the
whole Waste: and, in point of food, the Herbage of the whole Waste
can be no object to the Cattle-Holders at present.

Identifier: | JB/117/115/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 117.


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