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The Civil List.
No. V.-CROWN-LANDS. An Account of the Sums received by the ReceivERS GENERAL of the
LAND-REVENUE for ENGLAND AND WALES, from the 5th of January, 1820, to the 5th of January, 1821; also, of the PERPETUAL PENSIONS charged thereon, and the Charges of Management, [Annual Finance Accounts. Abstract.]
Charges of Receivers General.
5th January, 1821 • Pensions, Management. Middlesex...
d. £ d. £ Bishop of Ro
28116 11 146 13 61 512 4 4 Bailiwick of St. James Jos. Hickey, Esq. Essex... Hertford Huntingdon Kent Sussex Worcester Oxford
house Driver, Bucks
15093 15 98 1001 93 839 17 S.
and Edward Southampton.
9 12 9 late Receiver . Norfolk
John Dugmore.... 2727 3 11 58 2 11 126 0 0
Samuel Kendal 4912 10 101 24 15 1 -217 7
William Custance 9187 3 2 180 16 5 504 4 6. Northampton. Somerset Dorset
Richard Hawkins 2840 0 34 96 0 10 277 19 48 Devon Cornwall York Nottingham
John Bower...... 14057 16 104 568 18 91658 10 6 Lancaster. Westmorland John Fryer
2346 10 8 292 4 '1 195 17 7 Durham Northumberland North Wales.
John Wilkin, Esq. 3577 18 11 1428 15 1 253 17 11 Chester
. South Wales
John Wilkin, Esq.. 3971 2 4 1867 13 7 283 11
10 10 0 late Receiver . j
Total......91052 14 2416443 16 3 3922 5 03 Feb. 1821. W.H. COOPER, Auditor.
R. GRAY, Acting Auditor for Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, and Chester.
County of Monmouth.
The Civil List.
AN ACCOUNT of FINES paid for LEASES of CROWN-LANDS, in the Year
ending 5th January, 1821; distinguishing the Dates of the Receipts; the Names of the Lessees ; the Estates; and the Amount of the Fines.
W. D. Adams, Commissioners of His Majesty's
Office of Woods, &c.
1st March, 1821.
The Civil List.
[The following Document is very important, being a
Return of the Total Produce of the Crown-Re-
An Account of the TOTAL PRODUCE of all FUNDS
at the Disposal of the Crown, and deemed not to be
9,562,614 4 64 per Cent. West-India Duties, from 1760 to 1820 2,116,484 0 0 0 An Account of the Surplus of Gibraltars Revenues,
remitted to England, from 1760 to 1820, after discharging Garrison-Expenses .'
124,256 107 Scotch Civil-List Surplus from 1760 to 1820, now ap
propriated as it may arise, under the Act 50 Geo.
III. c. 111, in aid of the Civil List in England . 207,700 0 0 Escheats to His Majesty, in cases of illegitimacy or otherwise, from 1760 to 1820
214,647 15 0 Escheats to His Majesty, being the property of Alien Enemies, from 1760 to 1820 .
108,777 178 - French West-India Islands, Funds arising by sale of
lands in the islands; ceded at the Peace of 1763. .. 106,300 0 0 Minorca, Martinique, St. Croix, and St. Thomas, and
from the Settlement of Surinam, while the same were in the possession of His Majesty--Revenues arising from these Islands ...
159,816 07 Quit Rents, &c. in the British Colonies, and from all other sources not before enumerated, from 1760 to 1820 ; casual Revenues arising from .
104,865 3 24
The Civil List.
The preceding documents bave extended further than we intended, but their importance, and the difficulty most readers have in obtaining correct information on the subjects to which they relate, will apologize for their length. Those on the Civil List Contingencies, and the total amount of the Hereditary Revenues, are particularly valuable. Altogether, they contain a full exposition of the Civil List Expenditure and the Crown-Revenues, and will be of particular, utility on the approaching discussion of these subjects, on the motion of Mr. Lennard, in April. Since the publication of the first Number, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the King intends to give up £30,000 of the Civil List, a sum bearing no proportion to the augmentation it has received. It is little more than the revenues of the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster; it is little more than one-ninth of the amount of charges of which the Civil List was relieved in 1816, and not one-eighteenth of the total augmentation on account of the transfer of charges and the alteration in the currency. Nothing ought to satisfy the public short of Half a Million, still leaving the King a greater income than his predecessor, in proportion to his outgoings.
The Sinking Fund.
RISE, PROGRESS, AND DOWNFALL,
SINKING FUND BUBBLE.
THOUGH the Sinking Fund is founded on as gross a fallacy as ever deluded a nation, yet, if we examine the subject attentively, we shall find that Ministers have similar reasons for adhering to it that they have for adhering to any other part of the system.
First, the keeping up of the Sinking Fund is a pretext for keeping up taxation. They cannot repeal the Salt-Tax: why? because they must keep up the Sinking Fund; they must have five millions, that is the precise sum, to pay off the Debt and keep faith with the public creditor. Then, having got the country gentlemen to vote the five millions, they are completely tied up the remainder of the session. If a motion be made to repeal any tax, the ministers tell them," Why, gentlemen, you cannot vote for this motion, you only the other day voted five millions for a Sinking Fund; what you give one day surely you would not take away the next : but, if you repeal the Salt-Tax, you encroach on the five millions, and thereby nullify your former vote and lay prostrate public credit.” The Noodles gulp down this without hesitation. No, no," say they, “ we must not do so; having given the noble marquis a Sinking Fund, we must keep it up; we must be consistent.” So they vote the continuance of the Salt-Tax; Old Londonderry laughs at the success of his wiles; Gooch and Stuart