Miscellanea. i. The Early Days of the Melbourne Community. ii. The Jews and the French Invasion, 1797. iii. Curiosities from the Records. iv. The London Jews’ Yearly Gift to the Lord Mayor. v. Isaac Alvarez, Court Jeweller. vi. Anglo-Jewish Ships’ Names. vii. A Jewish Naval Officer under the Stuarts?

Moses Hart

Hen. Isaac

Levy and Ruben Solomons (sic)

week after the Jewish petition had been submitted, the counter petition was launched. The gentile brokers claimed that they could bring forward good reasons against an increase in the number of Jew brokers and emphasised that “your petitioners are freemen of the City where the Jews are not.” The committee appointed to examine the Jews’ case stated that there were “nearly double the number of English brokers than were first allowed for” and went on to say, “we conceive it may be reasonable to oblige the Jewish Nation with some increase in their number” which they recommended should be augmented to 18.5 Both sides retained Counsel, Mr. Clarke and Mr. Stacey acting for the Jews and the Solicitor-General and Sergeant Eyre for the gentile brokers. The case was argued before the Court of Aldermen who decided against the Jews by 8

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