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Pat Purcell  Papers
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Petition respecting Distillation.


A Petition of Lieutenant-General Robert Browne Clayton, of Carrickburn, in the county of Wexford, was presented, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner has for some years devoted his attention to the means of promoting the welfare of his country, but whilst the increasing evil of intoxication, through cheap whisky, and the defective system of granting licenses, are maintained, no permanent good can be effected; under these circumstances the Petitioner respectfully and humbly prays that the House will in their wisdom adopt such measures as may remedy the present injurious system of granting licenses to Publicans, and do away the vicious and destructive practice of converting Corn into Spirits, which totally destroys a large portion of national wealth, and at the same time yields but a very transitory enjoyment, and leaves only vice and misery behind.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table and be printed.

Source: British History On Line

From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 11 May 1830',
Journal of the House of Commons: volume 85: 1830, pp. 400-08.

Child found 1830

Thomas Galway of Tullow Saith that in or about the Hour of Seven O'Clock on the night of Monday the 25th day of January A child was left in the public street outside of his house. He believes that it was abandoned by Hester McGill or by some person employed by her or instigated thereto by said Hester McGill, for the purpose of abondoning said child for said child to become a charge on the Parish. He further believes that Hester McGill has since absconded to avoid being arrested and brought to Justice for said offence.

(signed) Thomas Galway.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original documents

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