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
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.
The Armagh Guardian
- Armagh, County Armagh
- April 1, 1845
- We regret to announce the death of General Robert
- Browne Clayton, in his 74th year, of Adlington Hall,
- Lancashire, and of Carrickbourne, county Wexford,
- Ireland. He was colonel of the 12th Light Dragoons
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