Limerick General Advertiser

29 August 1817

  On the morning of Friday, the 22d inst. some villain or villains went to the house of Spa Hill, the seat of C. D. OLIVER, Esq. in the absence of that gentleman at the assizes of Cork, broke the sash and window of a pantry, and the glass of the kitchen and one of the parlour windows—Mr. OLIVER has offered a reward of fifty pounds for such informationas may lead to their apprehension and conviction, which we sincerely hope may be effected.—We think their intension was to get in for the purpose of robbing, however it might have been frustrated, rather than an act of wantonness—The most abandoned should have respected Mr. OLIVER, as a man who gave employment to so many, in various ways, but wretches so depreved as these, are alike susensible to justice or to gratitude— no lenity can soften, nor no severity correct those evil propensities, and certainly to such characters forgivness, however amiably intended, is ill bestowed.

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