!! Freeman Journal; June 2, 1764
- Freeman Journal
Saturday, June 2, 1764
The Sufferings of John Byrne a Sawyer in Winetavern-street, who was lately
treated in a most barbarous Manner, by a great Number of Persons unknown, on
Account of his having refused to join with the Journeymen Sawyers, in an
unlawful Combination, to raise the Price of Labour, and cause Disturbances in
this City, having been represented to his Excellency the Earl of Northumberland,
his Excellency, out of his great Wisdom and Humanity, and to disappoint the
wicked Intentions of those who by their cruel Usage had reduced this poor Person
to Want and Misery; has been pleased, by an Act in Council to grant a Warrant
for the immediate Payment of thirty Pounds, to the said John Byrne, for his
Support, and as a Reward for his Conduct, which Sum, we are informed, is to be
continued to him yearly. It is not doubted, that this very judicious and
compassionate Attention of Government, in the Distresses of an unhappy Object,
suffering in such a Cause, will encourage all others to abide by and obey the
Laws, and not to yield to the unlawful Solicitations or Threats of any such
daring and lawless Confederates.
Saturday last the 26th Instant, the following Gentlemen, in the name of the
Guild of Merchants of this City, waited on the Right Hon. Sir Charles Pratt,
Knt., Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas of England, at his
Lordship's House, in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, and presented him with the Freedom of
said Guild in a Gold Box, viz.
Mr. Travers Hartley, Mr. Wm. M'Murtrie, Mr. Henry Bevan, Mr. Peter Smith,
all of this City Merchants.
They were received very politely by the great Judge, who expressed his
Sense of this Mark of the Guild's Approbation of his Conduct.
Mr. Henry Rippingham, is promoted by the Dean of St. Patrick's to the Place
in the Choir, vacant by the Death of Mr. Brett.
On Thursday the 31st May, an accidental Fire broke out in a Stable
adjoining the Warehouse of Mr. Sylvester Mathews, Linen-Weaver in Thomas-street,
whose Loss thereby in Linens, Cottons, &c. amounts to upwards of eight hundred
As he is an honest industrious Man, with a large Family, it is hoped that
the Charitable and Humane will take his Case into Consideration, which may
prevent an useful Member of Society and so considerable a Manufacturer in our
Staple Article of Trade from falling to Ruin, which must be a Loss to the
Public.--Thomas Read, Esq; Rob Montgomery, Esq; Messrs. Wm Montgomery, Anthony
Dermott, John Pim Joshua, Wm Alexander, and Edwin Thomas, will receive
A few Days ago Mr. Murphy, Attorney, was married to Miss Fanny O'Hara of
Cathy Joynt Labath
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