Tuesday, August 14, 1764
Limerick, August 6. In May last a Thorn pierced into the Eye of Maurice
Wall, which brought on a violent Inflammation and Distention of it; and the
Sight of the other Eye became obstructed. Friday last the Cornea was
entirely cut off at our Hospital, and the Thorn found adhering to its
Inside; in an Instant he got Ease, and the Use of the other Eye, and there
is a great Reason to hope he will have the Sight of both.
Yesterday, one M'Carty a Butcher, died in Blarney-Lane. His son is
suspected of having been instrumental in the Cause of his Death.
Michael Sampson, convicted in May Sessions, at the Old Baily, of
forging a Note on Mess. Boldero and Co. is to be transported for Life.
The late Reverend Doctor Thomas Smyth has left by will, 100l. to each
and every Hospital and public Charity in Dublin, besides considerable
Benefactions to the Poor of St. Ann's, and also to the Parish Poor of
Dromore, of which Diocese he was a Chanter. - We hear that he will be
succeeded in the Vicarage of St. Ann's by the Rev. Dr. Cobbe, Curate of St.
The late Colonel Joshua Paul hath been asked to Mercer's, the
Inn's-quay and the Lock Hospitals, 100l. each; 200l. to the Charitable Loan;
20l. to St. Andrew's Parish poor; 10l. a Year to the Widow's Alms-house; and
20l. a Year to the Schools of said Parish.
One Knightly, who escaped out of the Four-Courts Marshalsea, arrived
from the Isle of Man, where he was delivered up to James Dexter, Esq.
Last Week John Putland, Esq; gave a Benefaction to the Governors of
Doctor Steeven's Hospital of two hundred Pounds, being the Endowment of one
Bed in said Hospital, for him and his Heirs for ever, and the said Governors
gratefully acknowledged the Receipt of thirty Guineas, by the Hands of the
said John Putland, Esq; being a Benefaction intended and set apart for that
Purpose by the late Mr. Putland.
DEATHS] A few Days ago, at Killester near this City, the Reverend
Thomas Smyth, D.D. Vicar of St. Ann's Parish. - In Cavan's-port, Miss
Jones. - At his House at Kilmacud near this City, John Dexter, Esq, a
celebrated Commedian, and a Gentleman of a very good Character. - In
Golden-Lane, Mrs. Henzel, Wife to the Rev. Dr. Henzel of Dunshagblin in the
County of Meath. - In Capel-street, Mrs. Dixon.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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