File L47/1-51. - Letters including letters from John Bird of Cardiff in the form of a journal, Sept. 1794 - Oct. 1798 (L47/2 ...,

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Letters including letters from John Bird of Cardiff in the form of a journal, Sept. 1794 - Oct. 1798 (L47/2 ...,


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Letters including letters from John Bird of Cardiff in the form of a journal, Sept. 1794 - Oct. 1798 (L47/2, 5, 7 et seq.), John Fox, author of the General View of the Agriculture of Monmouthshire and working on a similar report for co. Glam., observing the distress of the poor due to the increase in the price of grain and suggesting the prudence of keeping the poor quiet by importing foreign corn from Bristol, Feb. 1795 (L47/8), John Wood of Cardiff, attorney, Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the County Militia (L47/14, 17-18, 23-5 et seq.), Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa (L47/29-33, 35, 49), Samuel Homfray of Penydarran (L47/34, 36-8, 48) and William Taitt of Dowlais (L47/45, 47). The correspondence includes letters relating to the Glamorgan militia and the supplementary militia, July 1794 - Nov. 1798 (L47/1, 14-20, 26 et seq.), the offer of the formation of an armed corps by the Cyfarthfa ironworks men declined by the government (L47/29-33, 35), a corps of Penydarran Marksmen and Pioneers (L47/34, 36-38, 48), a Dowlais corps (L47/45, 47) and a description of a portable telegraph (L47/33), the Glamorganshire Canal, Sept. 1794 - Nov. 1798 (L47/2, 21, 26 et seq.), the Cardiff Great Sessions and the Cardiff gaol, Sept 1794 - Aug. 1798 (L47/2, 7, 19 et seq.), including printed calendars of prisoners, Sept. 1794 - Aug. 1798 (L47/2, 19, 21, 43) and a printed account of sums expended repairing the gaol and in conveying prisoners, 1789-94 (L47/7), the new bridge at Cardiff, Sept 1794 - July 1798 (L47/2, 7, 21 et seq.), including the temporary bridge swept away by ice, Jan. 1795 (L47/7), the county records transferred from Llandaf to Cardiff Castle on the death of Thomas Edwards, Clerk of the Peace, Dec. 1794 - Jan. 1795 (L47/5, 7), the Cardiff Sympathetic Society for the benefit of its members' widows, May 1797 - Feb. 1798 (L47/19, 26), reference to mutinies in the fleet and to Thomas Paine, Sept. 1797 (L47/21), the seizure on Barry Island of smuggled brandy, wine and silk handkerchiefs worth £1,400, Aug. 1798 (L47/43), printed programmes of music performed at Divine Service for the judges of the Great Sessions, Aug. 1798 (L47/43), a projected tramroad from Merthyr Tydfil to Newport to undercut the Glamorganshire Canal's charges, Oct. 1798 (L47/46, 48-9), Richard Crawshay's proposal to grow hemp for naval use on marshes near Cardiff, Oct. 1798 (L47/49), a [?Swedish] ship wrecked on the coast of co. Carm., Nov. 1798 (L47/50) and resolutions to send a congratulatory address to the King on the recent naval victories, Dec. 1798 (L47/51).

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Preferred citation: L47/1-51.

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  • Text: L47/1-51.