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Case relative to the Tothill Fields Bill.

to the vicinity: by subsisting, to the miserable Poor House, a magnificent
and elegant structure, and, to the present combination of
Swamps and Laystalls, a cultivated Spot, laid out upon a Plan
in which ornament would be combined with use.—

To the Westminster Scholars, it would afford an advantage as
flattering as it would be new and unexpected. At present, whatever
benefit they reap from the sue of that dreary and ill-looking expanse
in the way of sport and exercise, is subject to the perpetual intrusion
of mean, dangerous and unwelcome company, of all sorts: a source (an
apparent one at least) of corruption, which of itself has been known to
operate with effect, in the minds of Parents, as an objection to their
intrusting their children to that School. By the Bill in compensation
for their undefined right of over the whole Waste, an
allotment is made to the Scholars for their separate use, giving them
for their recreation a Spot of Ground the most elevated, healthy,
and pleasant in the whole Waste, a retired Corner, containing
more than half as much Ground again as is imployed in the
largest of the Spots kept up for the purpose of a Cricket Ground in
the Neighbourhood of the Metropolis; about 11 Acres instead of
about 6 or 7 — And this appropriated Cricket Ground, besides being
fenced off, might and would, be put into such a state, as to be
much better adapted to the purpose of that pastime, than any part
of the Waste has ever been as yet.—

As to the Paupers — the present Inhabitants of the Poor House
and their Successors — they will be put in the same plight and
condition they are in at present, with no other difference than the
having a new House to live in instead of an Old one, and without
removing farther than to another part of the same Waste, not
more than 4 or 500d yards distant form their present abode —

The other parties interested (viz: the Dean and Chapter
and the Inhabitants of the United Parishes) will have their compensation,
partly in Money partly in kind; i:e: in the shape of
an allotment out of the Waste: and at any rate will have something
instead of nothing

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case relative to the tothill fields bill





copy/fair copy sheet

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f7 / f8



tw 1794


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francis hall


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see note 3 to letter 1392, vol. 6

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