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The Sixth Report Fees, Gratuities, Perquisites Ireland


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Date of Article: 25/01/1808
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36 ( Ireland).— SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS [ Appx. No. 16< The Examination of Mr. ROBERT M'DONNELL ; taken on Oath, the 20th day of July 1807. This Examinant faith, J hat on the 17th infl he weighed out eight barrels of Porter Malt, at the rate of 12 / tones to each barrel, in the Brewery of Meflrs. Guineafs and Co. in James- ftreet ; chat he had feen eight barrels of Malt put into a couch- frame, and exadtly levelled; that he gauged laid heap, and by gauge found it to contain twenty- nine bufh. ds and two gallons ; that he meafured laid heap by a correct VVinchefter bufhel, and found it to cunt . in thirty- one bufhcls and four gallons; that the weight of the Milt, by the Winchefter bulhel, he found to be on an average forty- two and an half pounds; that the eight barrels by weight being chargeable as thirty- two bufnels, the quantity, as per gauge, was fhort two bufhels and fix gallons, caufing an apparent decreaie in the heap of about eight and one half per- cent. Rob. Mae Donnell. Fred. Geale, hobt'.' t Alexander Ch. Stewart Hawthorne. No. 17- The Examination of Mr. JOHN TRENCH ; taken on Oath, the 2 iff, 2sd, 30th of April, 4th of May, and 7th July 1807. This Examinant faith, That he is a Surveyor of Excife ; that he is at prefent in charge of the firft Malt Survey in the Diitridt of the City of Dublin, which is divided into two Surveys, and each Survey contains four walks. Before any Licence for making Malt can be granted, it is his duty to take an account of all Malt and Barley ftores, and to take the dimenfion- of the Cifterns, Couches, Floors, and Kilns, in all the tValthcufes in his Survey. Thefe particulars are entered in a Dimenfion- book, and if the re- gifter of the fame particulars made out by the Maltfter is on comparifon found correct, he fubLribes a Certificate of that fadt thereon ; the Regifter is then carried to the Infpedtor, and figned by him ; and laftly, is filed in the Collector's office, In taking the dimenfions of Malthoufes, & c. he has ufually found the couch- frame to exceed confiderably the content of the ciftern, but has never thought it ne- ceffary to make a fpecial report of this circumftance, as it was always apparent on the face of the Regifter, and frequently in the Stock- book ; but in the latter, as the infertion of the altitude is fometimes omitted, the content of the couch- frame does not always appear. The firft Malt Survey in the Diftrict of tl^ e City of Dublin com- prehends four walks. The Gaugers of thefe walks are obliged to attend daily at an Office in the Cultom Houfe, called the Entry Office, and to enter in a book kept for the purpofe the notices of wettings which they receive from the different Malt- fttrs. It is the duty of the Surveyor to attend daily at this office, and to take fuch notices from the entries as may enable him to make his check vifits with effedt. Each Gauger and Surveyor has a key of the drawer in which the Entry- book is locked up, in order that accefs may at all times be had to it. At thefe vifits, which are made at uncertain times, it his duty to fee that the accounts of Stock taken by the Officers in charge are corredt, and their duty diligently executed. Examinant keeps a diary in which he enters his daily tranfadtions, and in a column for Observa- tions, he remarks any particular occurrence, and reports therein the conduct of the inferior Officers of his Survey ; this diary is returned quarterly to the Examiner of Surveyors diaries. Befides noting in his diary whatever he finds cenfurable in the condudt of the Officers under him, he makes a fpecial report to the Board, or to the Infpedor General. It is his duty alfo, to examine weekly the Permit- vouchers of the different Gaugers in his Survey; thefe vouchers contain an account of all the Permits granted and received by, and of all Certificates obtained from, the Gaugers during the week: it is the duty of Examinant, before the Gaugers return thefe vouchers to ihe Examiner of Permits, to compare them with the Stock- p: rmit and Certificate books, and to return the Permit and Certificate- books to the head Permit Office, where they are examined for the purpofe of feeing that the fame number of • -- • Permits
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