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* It is one of the most pleasing as well as important tasks imposed on the journalist to record, with due approbation, and point out as much as possible, such public counsels and actions as originate in sound patriotism, and are eminently conducive to the public good. We wish that Mr. Lechmere's observation on the baneful effects of monopolization of land had met with more attention, and been made a subječt of parliamentary inquiry and regulation. It is with great satisfaétion that we notice the efforts of feeling and enlightened men, who, whether by speaking or writing, recommend attention to the labouring poor. Whoever peruses “Mr. Newte, of Tiverton's Tour in England and Scotland,” and “An Essay on the Right of Property in Land,” ascribed to professor Ogilvie, of Aberdeen, will be abundantly satisfied, that by a due encourage. ment of agriculture and the fisheries, which may be confidered as a species of agriculture, sources of unfailing prosperity might be opened to this island, amidst all the possible - veerings

one might purchase without the therefore moved for an inquiry into intervention of corn-dealers. He the causes of the scarcity.

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