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are now good, the tenures firm. If they should be disposed of for money, every day may produce instances of the loss sustained by the laying out improperly for selfish ends. The same may happen in an exchange for other lands. A little recollection will remind us of the sums endangered to the Poor, by the laying out on the temporary mortgages of tolls of turnpikes. It cannot be doubted that, when Parliament takes into consideration the movements of the lesser wheels of government and policy, it will not neglect an inspection into these breaches of trust, and cause full justice to be executed upon those who may have dared to abuse the most sacred of deposits.

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