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Edward Brennan - Buttermilk and Potatoes 1853

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Buttermilk and Potatoes 1853

The Carlow Post 17th Dec, 1853

Sudden Death.---
A man named Edward Brennan, nicknamed the "Sticks" whose occupation was that of a cattle-dealer -- who had the character of being exceedingly penurious --- was found dead in his bed in his lodgings in Tullow Street, on Wednesday morning.
Deceased had partaken the night previously of a small allowance of buttermilk and potatoes for his supper.
Five ten-pound notes were found stitched in his trousers, and he had 150 exclusive of this sum.
He was in the habit of attending fairs in this and the adjoining counties, to which he almost invariably walk, notwithstanding lameness under which he suffered.
We have heard that he possessed a considerable number of cattle.

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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010


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