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The Corporation of London: its rights and privileges. by William Ferneley Allen, sheriff of London and Middlesex, and alderman of the ward of Cheap.
PREFACE. Some apology is necessary on the part of one whose acquaintance with civic affairs is of such recent date, for presuming to stand forth as the champion of the fights and privileges of the City of London. No man of common spirit, however, could tamely submit to the insulting charges and coarse insinuations with which the Corporation has long been assailed by malevolent or ignorant individuals. That the civic system is free from spot or blemish, no one in his senses would pretend to assert. But it may honestly and truly be asserted that the Court of Aldermen have both the power and the inclination to amend whatever is defective, and to introduce whatever reforms are desirable, without the irritating and officious interference of the imperial legislature. The system may not be perfect, for it is of human origin; but its administrators are men of upright character, practically conversant with the requirements of trade, and animated by am earnest desire to promote the interests of their fellow-citizens. Why, then, are they not intrusted with the honourable task of gradually improving the machinery of the civic government, and of completing the good work they have long since spontaneously inaugurated? It might, perhaps, have been better had this pamphlet never taken form and substance. A feeble advocate endangers, and oftentimes loses, the best possible cause; but still, out of the fulness of the heart the mouth will speak, and pour forth sentiments and feelings that no longer brook control. This, at least, is the only excuse that can be offered for troubling the public with the opinions of a comparative novice. 7, LEADENHALL STREET, July 26th, 1858.
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Title: The Corporation of London: Its Rights and Privileges Author: William Ferneley Allen Release Date: May, 2004 [EBook #5609] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was first posted on July 21, 2002] Edition: 10 Language: English
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PART I. THECORPORATION AS IT IS. The Municipal Constitution The Lord Mayor The Aldermen The Court of Common Council The Citizens The Livery Companies The Sheriffs The Law Courts Public Charities Conservancy of the Thames The Metage Dues
PART II. THECIVIC REFORM BILL. The Commission of Inquiry The New Wards Aldermen and Common-Councilmen City Expenditure City Receipts Removal of Restrictions
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