chapter  XI
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THE OPPOSITION TO THE ACT IN TOWN AND COUNTRY

THE general state of the country during 1835-36 seemed to the Commissioners extremely favourable for the introduction of the new measure, and they pushed on their work apace. They obtained leave to increase the number of their Assistant Commissioners to 21, and hoped that by midsummer 1837 they would be able to bring the Act into operation in every part of the country where their progress was not impeded by the existence of Gilbert incorporations or some local act.