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Posted by Murrisk on May 19, 2003 at 18:38:33:
MAYO- CASTLEBAR, Dec. 8- On Tuesday last, the party of the 88th Regiment stationed at Ballina, the Staff of the North Mayo Militia, the Yeomanry, and the Ballina Association, assembled in that town, and taking different directions, proceeded through the country in search of arms.- They were under the orders of Col. Cuff, Major Orme, William Atkinson, Esq. and Captain Saint George Cuff. After traversing the country for several hours, they returned a few stand of arms. We believe we may congratulate the country and ourselves that the disturbances in Tyrawly will be of short duration.
We are informed that Spencer Lindsay, of Hollymount, in this County, has made large abatements to his tenantry, and remitted arrears of rent to a considerable amount. He has also promised to relieve them from the payment of Tithes, thus transferring on himself the most vexatious of their burdens. These acts of seasonable kindness are very deeply felt by a grateful peasantry, who will not fail to evince their attachment to a landlord who takes such interest in their comfort. Such benevolent conduct on the part of landed proprietors can do more to relieve the people than all the fine theories that are talked of for their improvement.- The example is particularly desirable in Mayo, nor shall it, we trust, be without its influence.- Had the other proprietors of that county followed his generous example, we might not have had to record some outrages that appeared to threaten its tranquility. Some of his northern neighbours will; it is to be hoped, adopt his example, and earn, by similar treatment, the gratitude of the people with whom they are connected.
Stolen out of my Stable, on Monday night last, the 15th instant, a S??? Black HORSE, five years old, about thirteen hands high, crow eyed, heavy head, a very small star on the face, and another on the nose, short tail, nicked, and lately docked, a small kernel on the left side under the saddle.
Now I do hereby offer a Reward of FIVE POUNDS to an Person who will, within six calendar months prosecute the Thief to conviction, or a sum of THREE POUNDS to any Person who will give such information to me or Mr. John Kilroy, Kilroy's Hotel, so as to lead to discovery.
Given under my hand this 17th day of Dec. 1823.
ANTHONY COOPER HALLIDAY,
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