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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, January 2, 1850 MEETING OF GUARDIANS BALLINA UNION - The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians of this
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, January 2, 1850

      MEETING OF GUARDIANS
      BALLINA UNION - The usual weekly meeting of the Guardians of this Union was
      held in the Board Room of the Workhouse on Saturday, Col. Knox Gore in the
      chair. Among the other Guardians present were - Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Jones, Mr. G.
      Orme, Mr. T. Bourke, Mr. Howley, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Symes, Mr. Crofton, Mr. Paget,
      Captain J. Knox, Mr. Bredin, Mr. F. Orme, Major J.F. Knox, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Joynt,
      Mr. MacHugh, &c., Mr. Bourke, Assistant Commissioner, and Captain Hamilton, were
      also present.
      After the reading of the minutes of the proceedings of the last day of
      meeting, the Relieving Officers books were examined, when the tenders for
      breadstuffs, &c. were opened, and the contractors declared: -
      Messrs. Hugh Gallagher and Co. were declared contractors for Indian meal at
      £7 per ton. Their tender was not the lowest, but their sample of meal being
      better, and their liberal offer not to press for payment until the finances of
      the Union were in better position, secured for them the contract. They also were
      declared contractors for barley meal at £6 15s. per ton, and for whole meal at
      £10 p. ton.
      Messrs. W.O. McCormick & Co. get the contract for American flour at £1 5s.
      6d. per barrel.
      Mr. Sweeney's tender for oatmeal was accepted at £9 7s. 6d. per ton and Mr.
      George S. Malley tender for rice at 7s. per cwt. was approved of.
      Upon the suggestion of Mr. Bredin, oatmeal and barley meal were ordered as
      alternate weekly supplies with Indian meal, which would not only be as cheap but
      would encourage home growth.

      STATE OF THE HOUSE
      Remaining on Sat. the 15th......................... 2966
      Admitted during the week.......................... 249
      Discharged................................................ 37
      Died......................................................... 6
      Remaining on 22d..................................... 3172
      In receipt of outdoor relief on 22d............. 250

      FEVER HOSPITAL REPORT
      Remaining in hospital on previous Saturday.... 118
      Admitted during this week............................. 19
      Discharged during week................................ 0
      Died............................................................. 1
      Remaining Saturday 29th Dec, 1849............. 136
      A. BOURKE, Steward.

      VAGRANTS
      There was a desultory conversation among the Guardians, on Saturday, at
      their meeting, as to the best mode of freeing the town from the number of
      vagrants with which it is now infested, but no definite resolution was adopted.
      We trust they will, on the next Board day, take it more earnestly into
      consideration and carry out the provisions of the Act with rigour and
      determination, so that the numbers who are daily pouring into the town may seek
      a livelihood and a home elsewhere than in the streets and purlieus of Ballina.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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