I hereby remind Dealers in Bread, and the public generally of the penalties for offences against the Bread Act
Given at the Mayor's Office, Paradise Place [Cork].
Lower half of a proclamation issued from the Mayor's Office, Paradise Place, Cork [on the corner of Castle Street and South Main Street]; the Lord Mayor of Cork at this time was a Richard Dowden. An inquiry into the system of general or commissariat contracts, for supplying His Majesty's forces in Great Britain with bread and meat by Sir Charles William Pasley (1825) includes the following: "... Permission was however granted to bake an inferior quality of Bread for the accommodation of the poorer classes of the community, to consist of the meal of Rye, Barley, and other inferior grains, or of the meal of Wheat mixed therewith, and the inferior or mixed qualities of Bread, thus tolerated, were to be marked by the large Roman letter M, under a penalty, in order that the public might not be liable to imposition, by having them passed off as the genuine wheaten Bread of the whole meal...".
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[Cork : Mayor's Office] April 6, 1845.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly at call number FAM/1840-50/12
Physical description: 1 broadside ; 24.8 x 37.5 cm.
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|EPH D29||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Ephemera|
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