Clare - Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser, 21 April 1836

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Dear Sir - I was favoured with your letter of the 23d of
March. The numerous communications I have received on the
same subject caused many of them to lie over longer than I
should have wished without being replied to. I feel much
gratified in your acknowledgement of confidence in my desire
to procure practical means of relief for my suffering fellow
creatures, under the circumstances you mention. The
statement in your letter affords me additional proof of the
necessity of legislative interference for these objects,
which can only be effected by an enactment of poor laws,
founded, in my opinion, on the principle of the 43d of
Elizabeth, aided by an amendment of the law of landlord and
tenant, such as contained in the bill now brought before the

I conceive, Sir, these two measures would at once alter the
face of Ireland, would give the unfortunate peasantry some
legal rights, some claim to practical protection, under laws
which hitherto, under the delusion of civil liberty, have
kept the great body of the people in the most abject
slavery, both of mind and body, under the iron hand of an
heartless aristocracy.

I exceedingly regret that many of the friends of Ireland do
not view the necessity of poor laws in the same degree that
I do. I think, however, that public opinion, in both
countries, is progressing this measure with irresistible

I have the honour to be, dear Sir, your obedient servant,


to the Rev. J. Vaughan.


Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser, - Published 4 July 1836


Thursday, the following gentlemen were sworn on the Grand
Jury at the Court house, for fiscal business, before John
O'Brien, of Elmvale, Esq. High Sheriff:-

C. O'Brien, Esq. Birchfield, M.P., Foreman,
Crofton Moore Vandeleur, Kilrush House,
Andrew Stacpoole, Ballyolly,
Andrew Finucane, Ennistimon House,
Thomas Browne, Newgrove,
Francis Macnamara, Doolen,
Bindon Blood, Cranaher,
Thomas Studdert, Kilkishen,
William Scott, Knoppogue Castle,
Hugh Palliser Hickman, Fenloe,
Hugh O'Loghlen, Port,
William Fitzgerald, Adelphi,
John Singleton, Quinville,
Charles Creagh, Carrigery,
Edward Burton, Clifden,
Charles Mahon, Cahircalla,
Robert O'Brien, Dromaland,
A. Scott Broomfield, Hollywood, C. Wicklow,
William Richard Mahon, Newpark,
Maurice O'Connell, Kilgorey,
William Smith, Castlefergus,
Matthew Canny, Clonmony,
James Blake Butler, Glenwilliam, Esqs.

The Grand Jury will be re-sworn for Criminal business on to
morrow, at 5 o'clock afternoon.