CITY COMPANIES' COMMISSION.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."1
Sie,—Allow me, in conclusion, to inform "H." that the brief against the City Companies is practically set out in the report of the Commission, supplemented by the wills in the Court of Hastings at Somerset House, and that the Companies have repeatedly expressed their willingness to argue their case in the Courts of Law. I am no more responsible for the foolish things said by supporters of existing City institutions than I am for the equally foolish statements of their opponents. I may add that 1 am a Liveryman with reforming tendencies; but, as far as the affairs of my own Company are concerned, have never discovered the obstruction and reticence which your correspondent says exist in them all.—I am, Sir, &c.,
EDMoN o FOSTER, JUN.
17 Fenchurch Street, London, E.G., March 2nd.