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.
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.