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!! Ballina Chronicle; Jan 30, 1850 "Benevolent Society"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, January 30, 1850 BALLINA BENEVOLENT SOCIETY The Committee of the Benevolent Society have pleasure in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 21, 2005
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, January 30, 1850

      BALLINA BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
      The Committee of the Benevolent Society have pleasure in submitting to the
      Public for their inspection the report of their proceedings for the year 1849.
      And they feel thankful that they have been enabled in some measure to carry out
      an object as earnestly recommended and dearly cherished by some members of the
      Institution who have passed away amongst us. We have been apprehensive for the
      last three years that owing to the general outcry about the pressure of the
      times, and oppressive poor rates, we would have been obliged to relinquish this
      little effort to remove a small portion of that wretchedness, induced by extreme
      poverty, with which we are surrounded. Unhappily the poor law, instead of
      lessening the class of objects who in former years used to look to us for
      assistance, appears to have increased them. The destitute room-keeper, whose
      claims we advocate, clings to her miserable home with a tenacity that often
      surprises us. She would rather endure any amount of suffering, than relinquish
      it. To such, as far as our means will allow, we distribute articles of clothing,
      and in times of sickness, milk and other nourishment. It remains for the
      consideration of our subscribers whether they will continue their kind
      assistance in carrying out the design of this society.
      Subscriptions will be thankfully received by the Rev. Arthur Moore,
      Treasurer, or by any member of the Committee. The latter meet every Friday at
      the "Ladies Society Room, for the encouragement of Industry," Knox's street.
      COMMITTEE
      MRS. JOYNER MRS. WHITTAKER
      MISS HUSTON MISS FAUSSETT

      Subscriptions for 1849.
      Rev. J. Verschoyle..........................£1 0 0
      From Birmingham Relief Fund.......... 1 0 0
      Rev. Arthur Moore.......................... 1 0 0
      Mrs. Bonham Carter, per Mrs Joyner 1 10 0
      Lady Louisa Lees.............................. 0 10 0
      Mrs. Kinkead.................................... 1 0 0
      Mrs. Joyner....................................... 0 10 0
      Mr. Wm. Malley................................ 0 5 0
      Mrs. Whittaker.................................. 0 10 0
      Mr. Moore, Cloth Hall...................... 0 10 0
      Mr. Little, Knox's street.................... 0 10 0
      Captain Hamilton, being a portion
      of Count Straletzski's grant for the
      clothing of destitute children, and
      applied by Miss Faussett to that object 5 0 0

      CREDITOR'S ACCOUNT
      Balance from preceding year........... £ 11 7 11
      Subscriptions .................................. 13 5 0
      Balance on hands 9 13 61/2

      DEBTOR'S ACCOUNT
      Paid Industrial Society for Flannel,
      Drugget and Frieze.......................... £ 9 16 0
      Poor women, for garments made by them. 1 12 0
      Calicoes and materials for work 4 15 6
      Food for the sick 2 1 0
      Milk for ditto............................................1 3 31/2
      Turf......................................................... 6 3 9
      Coverlets...................................................0 6 10
      Sundries....................................................0 2 4
      Shawls...................................................... 0 14 0
      Tailor's Work........................................... 5 4
      £ 21. 0. 4-1/2

      ARTICLES OF CLOTHING DISTRIBUTED
      Of Flannel, Calicoes, &c........................ 86
      Garments to destitute children................. 76
      162

      RULES OF THE BALLINA BENEVOLENT
      SOCIETY ESTABLISHED JAN, 1844
      I.- That a Society be formed, denominated "The Ballina and Ardnaree Indigent
      Sick Room-Keeper's Society, or Benevolent Society."
      II.- That the business of the Society be conducted by a Committee of Ladies,
      with a Treasurer and Secretary; thence to from a quorum.
      III. -That the lowest rate of subscription which shall entitle a person to
      recommend to the Society for aid shall be Two Shillings and Sixpence; all such
      recommendations, however, to be subject to the investigation and control of the
      Committee.
      IV.- That each subscriber be allowed to recommend to the full amount of the sum
      subscribed.
      V.- That in no one case shall relief be afforded by a grant of money, but that
      it be confined to the articles of flannel and calico, clothing, straw, soap,
      milk, flour and meal; and that these articles be supplied on subscriber's
      tickets.
      VI.- That an application be made to all persons interested in the welfare of the
      poor of this town, to request their aid and co-operation to carrying the objects
      of this Society into effect.
      VII. Any subscribers not recommending to the amount of his or her subscription
      before the month of March for the year it is given, the balance on hand shall be
      at the disposal of the Committee.

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