TO CORRESPONDENTS, &c.
Miss. Lucretia MAC TAR, (sixteenth cousin to the Tobacconist at
Glascow,) is of opinion that certain elevated notions respecting tradesmen, probably
arose from the Ex-Emperor of France having designated the British nation - a
nation of shopkeepers, and suggests that the word trade, should be omitted by
the dandies in the favourite toast of "The Town and Trade of Whitehaven." -
T. on the contrary, affirms that such Anti-Radical notions, are destructive of
society - that on such grounds, his Grace of Norfolk might have declined
signing the Yorkshire Requisition, because the requisitionists are not all Dukes &
c., &c., and that the Nobility and Gentry might even absent themselves from
places of Public Worship, lest they should sit in company with their inferiors!!
He suspects moreover, that such frivolous objections are confined to
persons of inferior stations in life, to the bulk of requisitionists; but
allows the drones the merit of disinterestedness, seeing that the nation never
profits by their remarks.
In conclusion, he expresses his surprise, that such absurd folly
should prevail in a town (whose family conexions are much upon a par) even a
Baronet, or a member of Parliament!
P. P. in our next.
The great length of your report of the County Meeting compels us to postpone
our original weekly Agricultural Memoranda, and many other articles prepared
for insertion. Amongst others, the Maryport Shipping List, the Workington,
Maryport, and Harrington Exports and Imports &c., &c.
The order for withdrawing the advertisement of the sale of the Brig Brown,
inserted in our first page, came too late. The said vessel was sold by private
By some accident our Liverpool Market Letter has not reached us this week.