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The Petition of Bernard Duffy
of the New Ireland Settlement in the Parish of Harvey
(Following supplied by: Dawn Kinnie)

To The Honorable the Representatives of
The Province of New Brunswick in General
Session convened at Fredericton

The Petition of Bernard Duffy of the New Ireland Settlement in the Parish of Harvey

Humbly Sheweth

        That the said settlement comprises upward of four hundred individuals and have no wheat or flour mill in the settlement and many of the settlers have to travel nearly twenty miles to get to a grist mill. Your petitioner intends in the course of the ensuing season to erect an oat mill and grist mill with two pairs of stones on lot No. 40 for the convenience and benefit of the said settlement. That the erection of an oat mill alone would only partially remove the hardship as present experienced.

        Your petitioner therefor humbly prays your Honors to take the circumstances of the said settlement and the memorial of your petitioner into your favourable consideration and be pleased to frant him the sum of fifty pounds towards the erection of a grist and oat mill on lot No. 40 in the New Ireland Settlement.

        And your Petitioner is in duty bound will ever pray
        Bernard Duffy

TO THE PETITION OF BERNARD DUFFY AND 48 OTHERS NEW SETTLERS IN THE PARISH OF HARVEY CO. ALBERT PRAYING  LEGISLATIVE AID FOR ERECTING AN
OAT MILL

26th FEB 1847 BY  W. STEVES , AGRICULTURE

    To The Honourable Representatives
    of the Province of New Brunswick
    in General Sessions at Fredericton.

The humble petitions of the inhabitants of New Ireland Settlement, Parish of Harvey

Most humbly sheweth,

        That since the first Settlement of the aforesaid place, there has not been an efficient mill for the purpose of grinding grain to any amount. That the Settlement Consists of fifty families who are labouring under Serious inconveniences in consequence of wanting a grist mill. After the lapse of so many years.

        It is by experience proved that the soil of New Ireland is capable of producing an excellent quality of English Wheat, Oats, Buckwheat, Barley etc, etc, equal to any part of the province.

        When in seasons subject to early frost in some parts of the settlement Potatoes would prove an uncertain crop, Grain would be permanent yet in consequence of wanting a mill and having a convey it about twenty miles to the nearest mill.

        To the majority of the inhabitants the grain is of no material benefit.

        Petitioners humbly solicit your Honourable House to grant an augmentation to the ordinary allowance to enable them in their humble circumstances to erect a mill suitable to their purpose on Bernard Duffy's stream Lot No. 40 - South side of the Petition is duly bound to pray

Elisha Peck. Jr.  / Peter McClelan, J.P.  / Bryan McCormic  / Hugh Alcorn / Bernard Duffy / John Conner  / Denis Dornan / John Teighhein Senr. / Daniel Conner / Roderick O'Connor  / Michael Quienlan / William Mullin / Rob't Leviston / Armour McFarland  / John Teahan / John Barrett / James Gallagher / Timothy Long / Charles Murray / Bernard Dougherty / James Murray / Danill Boyle / James Dougherty  / Thomas Simpson / Robert Fenton / James Pallis / James Gallagher / John Pallis / Thomas Pallis / James M. Flemming / Edwd. McArdle / John McArdle / John McCarron Senr. / John McCarron / John Cairnes / James Cairnes / Francis Matthews / John Kilpatrick / Matthew Heyes / David McFadden / Charles McFadden / Thomas Fitzgerrel / Thomas Beck / Edward McCinley / Hugh McCinley / Patrick McConley / George Tomson



Mounted:  17 April 1998