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No. 3
Memorial of the
Inhabitants of Aqua Forte


Enclosure in Sir Thomas

Cochrane Dispatch No. 24

of the 9th October 1827

CO.194.74 297

To the Right Honourable Lord Goderich

Secretary of State for the Colonies

Reports having reached us that it is the Intention of his Majesty’s Government to impose a duty upon all articles imported into this Island; and that an increase of Duties on Spirits is also contemplated.

We the principal, but poor Inhabitants of this place, humbly beg to remonstrate against the intended measure; and we Implore of your Lordship’s most serious consideration of the depressed state to which we are already reduced, from continued unsuccessful Voyages in the Fishery for we do with truth assert, that if the intended measures takes place and greater burthens laid on us, that it will be impossible for us to subsist.

We confidently hope that your Lordship’s quiry into, and faithful representation of these facts, that the intended measures will be abandoned; and in Duty bound we shall ever pray.

Signed at Aquafort September the 28th 1827

Peter Winsor John X BrownThomas Meagher
Thomas Payne Robert BowdenThomas Stamp
Edward Condon Robert SandersJohn Howlet
Michael Cadigan  Martin Readigan
Matthew Ryan   Matthew Harney
Richard X WelshJames Sisk 


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