ROYAL TITLES BILL.
[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
Sin,—Perhaps you will allow one of your readers of many years' standing to send you a fact in illustration of the general apathy felt by the country in regard to the above Bill. I have before me the Parliamentary Report on Public Petitions up to April 4. I find on page 339 :—Total No. of Petitions against the above, 105; Total No. of Signatures, 6,268. Lower down on the same page you will find :—Tichborne Claimant, Petitions for release of, No., 6 ; Total No. of Signatures, 9,900. Tested as above, the British public evidently prefer the Claimant, to any opposition to the Royal Titles Bill.
The meetings held in various parts savour wondrously of flogging the dead horse.—I am, Sir, &c., M. A.