An historical account of sub-ways in the British metropolis, for the flow of pure water and gas into the houses

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Page 257 - For the purposes of this section, the council of a borough includes the mayor, aldermen, and commons of the City of London in common council assembled, and the council of a metropolitan borough.
Page 180 - I have had the honour of receiving your letter of the 8th inst.
Page 154 - The inhabitants of the said district comprised within the said limits and their successors shall be and are hereby declared to be one Body, politic and corporate, by the name of " The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Wimbledon " with perpetual succession and a Common Seal, and may assume Armorial bearings (which shall be duly enrolled in the Heralds...
Page 202 - England, after the quantity of their lands, tenements, and rents, by the number of acres and perches, after the rate of every person's portion, tenure, or profit, or after the quantity of their common of pasture or profit of fishing or other commodities there...
Page 282 - Presents will and ordain that this Our Commission shall continue in full force and virtue, and that you, Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, may from time to time proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment : And...
Page 335 - You, too, proceed! make falling arts your care; Erect new wonders, and the old repair; Jones and Palladio to themselves restore And be whate'er Vitruvius was before, Till kings call forth th...
Page 98 - To THE HONOURABLE THE COMMONS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED.
Page 366 - It appears that the water of the Thames, when free from extraneous substances, is in. a state of considerable purity, containing only a moderate quantity of saline contentSi and those of a kind which cannot be supposed to render it unfit for domestic purposes, or to be injurious to the health. But as it approaches the metropolis it becomes loaded with a quantity of filth, which renders it disgusting to the senses, and improper to be employed in the preparation of food.
Page 253 - Actions against the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the said City of London...
Page 367 - Thames, as mechanically mixed with it, we may " conceive that a variety of incidental circumstances will " affect its quantity in the same situation and under the " same circumstances of the tide ; but the observations are " sufficiently uniform to warrant us in concluding, that the " Water is in the purest state at low tide, and the most " loaded with extraneous matter at half ebb. It would " appear, however, that a very considerable part, if not " the whole, of this extraneous matter may be removed...

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