Document ReferencePl C 52/12
TitlePrinted notice announcing results of a meeting of the magistrates, clergymen and gentlemen of Penzance to discuss the high price of food and the plight of the poor; 29 Apr. 1801
Date29 April 1801
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionExplains that a meeting was held in the hotel at Penzance with John Batten jnr, mayor of Penzance, as chairman on 17 April 1801; explains that it was agreed that the reduced prices of certain goods, including wheat, flour, barley and meat, were considered fair and reasonable; gives the maximum prices that farmers and butchers can ask for all these goods; lists the names of men who agreed to this motion at foot of document.

Date given is date notice was received.

Originally enclosed with Pl C 52/11.
Termeconomic affairs, food prices

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41305Batten; John (fl 1801); Mr; mayor of Penzancefl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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