!! Freeman Journal; May 29, 1764
- Freeman Journal
Tuesday, May 29, 1764
To the Committee for conducting the FREE-PRESS:
Gentlemen, May 22nd, 1764
I Went last Sunday to Christ Church for the first Time since my Return to
America, where I have been for many Years; but was greatly surprized to be
denied Admittance, by an old Fellow who opened the Door, just sufficient to put
his Head out, and make a Demand of a Piece of Money; which on my not complying
with, he slapt the Door in my Face with the most insolent Air imaginable. I
would be glad to make a Query through the Channel of your most useful Paper:
whether it would not be more beneficial to these sacred BOX-KEEPERS to advertise
where TICKETS may be bought to save Trouble both to them and to the
Congregation, as it must be somewhat disagreeable to a Gentleman to remain
exposed to the Ridicule of the lower Class in the Isle, if he has not Silver to
gratify the Door-keeper (which was my Case)?
I have been in several Roman Catholick Countries, in whose Churches, as
well as several Dissenting Congregations, the greatest Politeness is observed to
all Strangers coming in; nor have I ever paid for Admittance to a Place
dedicated to the Worship of the Almighty, or ever heard of such a Thing untill
my Arrival in Dublin.
I am Gentlemen,
Your most obedient Servant,
MARRIAGES.] A few days ago, at Tuam, Lieut. Hutton of the 69th Regiment of
Foot, to Miss Monica Kenny of Galway.--The Revd. Mr. Thomas Stephcus, Minister
of Duncormick, in the Diocese of Ferns, to Miss Sarah Read of Wexford.
DEATHS.] A few Days ago, at Limerick, Mrs. Mead, Wife of Mr. John Mead
Richd.--On Redmond's-hill, Mr. Atkinson, Chandler, and one of the People called
Quakers.--On Rogerson's-quay, aged 103, Mrs. Mary Redmond, who enjoyed all her
Senses to the last Moment.-- In Marlborough-street, suddenly, Mr. George
Stewart, an eminent Master-Builder.-- At Marseilles, in the South of France, the
Hon. Mrs. Blake, Daughter of the late and Sister to the present Lord Viscount
Netterville of this Kingdom-- At Drummine, in the County of Kildare, Mr. John
Keightly, aged 119 -- In Great-britain-street, Mr. Francis Holland, an eminent
Lock-smith.-- In Back-lane, the Wife of Mr. John Buck, Printer.-- ON the Comb,
Mr. Warren, formerly an eminent Grocer at Cork-bridge.-- Near Kilcock, aged
upwards of 100 Years, Walter Huffey, Gent.
The Twelve-penny Household Loaf is to weigh 09 Pounds, 15 Ounces 00
Drachms; the middle Price of Wheat being at 2l. 5s. 0d.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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