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Petition respecting Distillation
1830
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Petition respecting Distillation.
11 May 1830.

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: House of Commons Journal Volume 85: 11 May 1830 Pages 400-408  (Previous page was lost)

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