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Charge of opening late

Source: Pembs Herald 17/01/1845       Date: 1845
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CARDIGAN POLICE. On Monday, 13th instant, before the borough magistrates;John Davies, Plough Inn, appeared to answer the charge preferred by Sergeant Gedge, of keeping his house open at 12 o'clock on the night of Saturday, the 11th inst. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and in reply stated he had closed his house at eleven o'clock that night, and that all the inmates went to bed at that hour; but, about a quarter before 12 o'clock, two of his brother-in-law's workmen, who were employed until then in carrying stones from the quarry, knocked at his door to deliver a message front his brother-in-law, when he admitted them, and seeing them fatigued, he was induced to give them a glass of ale each, when they immediately left.Witnesses were called on behalf of the defendant, to prove that he had closed his house at eleven. The bench, after giving the defendant a reprimand, dismissed the case
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Plough , 61 Pendre, Cardigan (exact location uncertain)