(To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPEcrATort."1
SIR,—Every word of Mr. Hansard's letter with regard to the riots at St. George's applies most aptly to the disturbances which have taken place here. I imagine the same may be said of all religions riots, so called, the only difference being that the " sacrilegious sneak " here was not caught, but the altar coverings and ornaments were hidden under the flooring of the church, where they were found a few months ago ; and secondly, that if a "notorious rioter" be summoned, he always gets off free.
Bishops and magistrates apparently will never learn that such riots increase with concession, and can only be put down by stern law.—I am, Sir, &c., J. A. PEARSON, Assistant-Curate of St. James's, Hatcham.