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Case relative to the Tothill Fields Bill.

and illustrious assemblage of other names, in a List of
Commissioners appointed in the Act.

That case is so much stronger a 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 proportionalbly losers by a plan of compensation,
which applies — not to accidental circumstance, of making
a greater or less advantage of the right, but to 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 cool, after their Journey and before Slaughtering,
an advantage in which his Neighbour the Grocer or the Tallow-
Chandler has no share.(e) 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 mutation of property, applied for on the Ground of
a greater Mass of benefit 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 ever 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

(e)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 turned 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.

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case relative to the tothill fields bill





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see note 3 to letter 1392, vol. 6

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