|Notice regarding guarantees of a loan to buy corn 'for the general use of the town and neighbourhood of Sheffield'|
... to avert the dreadful calamity of a temporary want of bread at this alarming crisis.' [During the French Revolutionary Wars in the 1790s there was a shortage of bread and steep price rises.]
Corn Committee members:
John Browne, M.D. Chairman
Benjamin Withers, Master Cutler
John Greaves, Town Collector
James Wheat, Capital Church Burgess
Vincent Eyre, esquire
Benjamin Wainwright, M.D.
William Brightmore, Merchant.
Also listed are the names of 78 guarantors.
Original at Sheffield City Archives: JC/29/55.
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