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Illicit malting

Source: Pembs Herald 01/01/1847       Date: 1847
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Description: Sarah Griffiths arrested for illicit malting

CARDIGAN-—On Monday evening last, as Mr. Moseley, excise officer, was walking down Quay-street, he smelt a drying of of malt, upon which he entered the house of Sarah Griffiths, and there discovered her in the act of drying it; he found also a further quantity in different stages of operation, the whole of which he seized, and gave Sarah Griffiths in charge for the night. The next morning she was brought before David Jenkins, Esq., mayor, and Patrick Brown, Esq., when she was committed in the penalty of £ 30, in default of which three months' imprisonment in the county gaol, with labor. The smuggling of malt is, we regret to say, carried on to a considerable extent, although the excise officers are very active, and repeatedly making seizures, and committing the parties
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