Royal Family living burthens the poor.

The whole amount granted annually to the royal family of England, is something like three and a half millions of dollars; and in addition to this, must be reckoned the sinecures bestowed upon the illegitimate branches, which are by no means small in number or amount.  This immense sum is taken from a people suffering under unexampled taxation, and in some districts thousands of them wanting the most common necessaries of life; it is take from a treasury, the expenditure of which has exceeded the receipts by by $30,000,000, and which the ministry declare cannot be put upon a stable footing, unless by the imposition of fresh burthens upon the people.

(Liberator, April 3, 1840, pg 4)