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Notice regarding guarantees of a loan to buy corn 'for the general use of the town and neighbourhood of Sheffield'

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Title:Notice regarding guarantees of a loan to buy corn 'for the general use of the town and neighbourhood of Sheffield'
Location:Sheffield
Date:1795
Date Period:1500-1799
Notes:

'... 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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