13 JULY 1850, Page 15

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London, 10th Jade 1860. Szn—In reading the newspaper this morning, I was struck with the fact, that the same Members who presented petitions against the collection and delivery of letters on Sundays also presented petitions against the admission of Jews to Parliament. Is there any want of charity in suspecting, that if both sets of petitions were examined, the petitioners would be found in many instances to be the same persons ? That identity of opinion on the two subjects may he observed in that portion of the newlascper pram which has supported the clamour for Sunday restrictions is beyond all doubt. Now, one of the main arguments against Sunday letters is, that if one tradesman reads Sunday letters another must. 'Why must ? Look at the despised Jew: does he not set the Cluistian an example on the subject ? He closes his shop on his liabboth, and thus meets his Christian competitors on very unfavourable terms. Yet who ever heard -of a petition from the Jews calling on Christians to abstain from. labour on the Saturday ? They make in silence the sacrifice which their conscience demands; but never seek to enforce this sacrifice on others_ No wonder the Christian, who; believing the perusal of Sunday letters to be n sin, yet will persist in it until his pocket protected, does not fool oomfortable in the thought of sitting on the benches of the Rouse of Commons beside his honester neighbour.