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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1779, Sunday, May 2, 1830.

A number of members of the corporation assembled on Monday at the Common Council Chamber, Guildhall, in order to witness the presentation of a piece of plate to Mr. Favell on his retirement from public life. It is well executed, and has the following inscription.—"To Samuel Favell, Esq. presented on his retirement from public life, by 230 members and officers of the corporation of London, in testimony of their respect and esteem for the ability and integrity which uniformly distinguished his conduct, and for his amiable and conciliatory deportment during the many years he continued a member of the Court of Common Council, 26th of April, l830." The plate was presented to Mr. Favell by the lord mayor, who addressed a well-turned eulogium to him upon the occasion. Mr. Favell returned thanks in an appropriate speech, and seemed almost overwhelmed by his feelings when he took his leave.