A Disclosure of Parochial Abuse, Artifice,& Peculation, in the Town of Manchester; Which Have Been the Means of Burthening the Inhabitants with the Present Enormous Parish Rates (Classic Reprint) by Thomas Battye (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from A Disclosure of Parochial Abuse, Artifice,& Peculation, in the Town of Manchester; Which Have Been the Means of Burthening the Inhabitants With the Present Ermous Parish Rates The importance of the subject to the inhabitants of the town of Manchester, which an enquiry into the conduct of its officers involved, might have been deemed sufficient to preclude the necessity of any prefatory observations; but as it may appear rather extraordinary, that an individual should obtrude himself, as I have done, upon the public attention, it may t be altogether improper to state, that had I experienced that liberality candour and love justice, which is so much the favourite topic of some men's professions, and so little the subject of their actions and proceedings, this publication would t have made its appearance. It was with a view to disclose to the inhabitants a scene of abuse, artifice and peculation practised in the township, that I first excited this investigation; and though many obstacles have been thrown in my way, by those who should have countenanced the proceeding, yet they have t deterred me from prosecuting my original design. The information conveyed in the following pages, was intended to have been submitted to the consideration of the public, through the medium of town's meeting; therefore, if any apology be necessary for the mode in which it is w brought forward, it is due from those gentlemen who so unaccountably obstructed the regular and intended course of enquiry. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.