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Machynlleth
Crime and punishment
 
  A better class of drunk
Glossary
  Most of the problems of the sort seen on the last page which Constable Jones faced were caused by men having too much to drink. Occasionally though, he would have trouble in a very different household.
In May 1846 he was called in by a local clergyman to deal with his son.
Clergyman - a vicar or minister of religion.
 
 
  Policeman's diary entry
 

Again, this is not easy to read, but it says:
"On duty in town.
Sent for by the Revd. Lazerus Venerables [Lazarus Venables] his son Lazerus Venerbles being drunck [drunk] and disorderly in his father[s] house. Took and Locked him up."

Constable Jones often had trouble with his spelling !

More about Constable Jones on the next page...

 

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