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12 Case relative to the Tothill Fields Bill

a proper stage a Clause of indemnity and oblivion in favor of
those who experience this need of it. The Bishop of Rochester,
the representative of the Parties injured, in the House of Lords,
occupies a situation from which a Clause to such an effect would
come as it should seem with singular propriety and grace: it is
accordingly proposed, should the Bill go on, to choose a fit
Channel for conveying to his Lordship a hint to that effect:
but no such grace can naturally be supposed to be in the
expectation of any of the wrong-doers; nothing therefore but
opposition (should any active part be taken) and at any rate,
nothing like consent, can reasonably be looked for, on the
part of a set of individuals thus circumstanced. —

in the Deans-Yard Square Act already mentioned, there
was neither consent given by any of the Parties (besides the
two individuals at whose solicitation it was passed) nor so
much as application made for consent made to the Parishioners
but a strong opposition, both from the Vestry as a body (d) (the
Parishes the same in that instance as the present) and from
a numerous list of Individuals: — and yet the Bill passed
into a Law. —

As to the Propriety of taking Ground by compulsive
powers for such a purpose as that in question, it is a point
not open to dispute, having been already affirmed twice
over by the Legislature, and that in relation to the particular
purpose here in question, viz: once by the original Penitentiary
Act, 19 Geo 3. Ch 74 and again by the Penitentiary Contract
Act (34 Geo 3. Ch 84) the enforcing and amendment of which
is the object of the present Bill. —

The object of the Bill (it should all along be observed) is
not to create de novo any such compulsive power as those
in question — not to add any thing to the existing stock of
those powers, but only to transfer, and by transferring to
mollify in effect, a set of powers of the sort in question already

(d) Review &c ut supra. —

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see note 3 to letter 1392, vol. 6

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