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6 Case relative to the Tothill Fields Bill

object attained without a considerable sacrifice.(b)

As to the use made of the Waste by the Westminster Scholars,
as a place of exercise, there seems reason to think, that, in point of
right, it has something more, determinate than mere usage in support
of it; and that it is grounded on the Charter of Queen Elizabeth,
which is the Charter of Foundation of that School. — For, in a
Pamphlet by Dr. Christr. Wilson, Prebendary of Westminster,
published in 1757, in opposition to the plan for making a
Square in Deans Yard for the benefit of the School, it is said
"that the Royal and illustrious Foundress providing and assigning
"the very place, where the Youths were to recreate themselves out
"of School Hours, had shewn herself as careful of their Health
"and Liberty, as of their Studies and their Morals."

Among the numerous Classes of cases, in which specific
rights of property are every day made to give way to public exigence
or even convenience, an instance is perhaps hardly to be found
of a change so pregnant with advantage to the general Mass of
Interests concerned, and at the same time so clear of hardship.
To the Neighbourhood it would afford not only a negative security
by the removal of the source of danger above indicated, but a
positive safeguard of no mean account. For the Security of the
Penitentiary House itself, a numerous Watch, upon a plan of
uninterrupted attendance, will be kept, without as well as
within the House, night as well as day; so that at all Hours
there will be an armed force upon the Spot, unexposed to those
jealousies, which are apt to narrow the protection derivable from
the Military, and in readiness to act, at a moment's warning
for the quelling of Tumults, or apprehending of Malefactors. —

It would render the Spot, instead of an eyesore, an ornament


(b)Both Plans that of the Adams for Tothill Fields and that for
the Marquis of Salisbury's Estate have been seen by the writer of these pages.
(c)Review of the project for building a new Square at Westminater
8 vo. P. 33 London 1754; no Printers name.

Identifier: | JB/123/230/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 123.


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case relative to the tothill fields bill





copy/fair copy sheet

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f5 / f6




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francis hall


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see note 3 to letter 1392, vol. 6

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