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Landlord as Rebecca

Source: Cambrian 10/02/1844       Date: 1844
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REBECCA BY DAYLIGHT ON THE RIVER WYE. About a fortnight ago, Mr. Evan Rees, carrier from Shrewsbury to Aberystwith, was proceeding with his waggon laden with timber from Aberystwith to Llanidloes, when upon arriving at Pantmawr turnpike gate, the toll-collector demanded the customary toll; in reply, Mr. Rees offered the half, which was refused by the gate-keeper. The stubborn Cambrian waggoner then ordered the servant, who accompanied him, to hook the team of steeds to the gate-posts. the much-frightened toll-collector, sooner than have his gates and posts dragged to pieces, immediately opened the gates for her ladyship Rebecca to go peaceably through. But the matter did not end here, as, shortly after, Mr. Rees was visited at the Black Horse Inn, in Aberystwith (which said house he is landlord of), by a bailiff, informing him that the magistrates of the hundred of Llanidloes were desirous of having an interview with him on a certain day in the village of Llandinam, near Llanidloes. Mr. Rees being a man of stomach, properly attended upon their worships at the time desired who after examining into the business, gently informed him that they would deal very leniently this time, but if he made his appearance before them again upon such occasion, that the utmost penalty of the law should be inflicted- at present they would only impose upon him the sum of five pounds and costs, which was immediately paid. Mr. Rees then bowed and left the court.
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