The Erne Packet 8/2/1844.


ROYAL SPEECH. Our enterprising Dublin contemporary, the Mail, notwithstanding the state of the roads and the severe adverse gales, brought the Royal Speech by express to Dublin, where it reached in twenty two hours after its delivery in the House of Lords. We have to acknowledge our thanks to our contemporaries the Northern Whig and the Dublin Evening Post, for additional copies, since our last publication.

THE WEATHER.—For several days past we have had much storm in addition to constant wet; and yesterday we had several snow showers. The air was excessively cold.

The Hon. and Rev. J. C. Maude has received from the Magistrates at Enniskillen Petit Sessions, part of a fine, 2s. 6d for the poor of Enniskillen.


On Wednesday the 31st ult. the Belleek and Slavin Bible Association held its first anniversary meeting in Rose Island, at Belleek. (The house built for the Dowager Lady Caldwell where Belleek Pottery is now.) The meeting was respectably attended, but owing to the severity of the day was not so large as might have been expected. The Rev. George Huston being voted to the chair, opened the meeting with prayer; and proceeded by reading letters from several Ladies and Gentlemen regretting their being prevented by the inclemency of the weather from attending the meeting, among which was one from Mrs. Johnston, of Magheramena, enclosing one pound, subscription to the Association. — Wallcott, Esq., apologised for the Rev. J. B. Tuthill being prevented by his parochial duties from attending.  Mr William Knox, Secretary of the Association, having read a most interesting report. The first resolution was moved by the Rev. H. A. Burke Rector of the parish of Trory; seconded by Mr. William Knox, of Belleek. The second resolution was moved by R. M. Hamilton, Esq., T.C.D.; seconded by —Walcott, Esq., of Castle Caldwell.

The third resolution was moved by the Rev. Mr. Auchinleck, Curate of Pettigo; seconded by Mr. Samuel Mills, of Churchhill. Several gentlemen who addressed the meeting spoke in a most animated and impressive manner. The thanks of the meeting having been voted to the Rev. Mr. Huston for his upright and praiseworthy conduct in the chair, the Rev. gentleman addressed the meeting in a very edifying manner, and dismissed it by pronouncing the blessing. All present were highly pleased with the proceedings of the day.



SITUATE in a most desirable part of the above county within ten miles of Enniskillen, six of Belturbet, and four of Ballyconnell. containing: 583 acres 3 roods and 31 perches, statute measure, of which there are 433 acres, 2 roods and 1 perch occupied by solvent under tenants, producing a clear yearly rent of £247 5s. 5d, the remaining 156 acres 1 rood and 13 perches are attached to the Mansion-house, now the residence of the owners of said property, which said Mansion house, with the Garden and Grounds attached thereto, regard: being had to the Timber Trees growing thereon as being of considerable value, would, with a little outlay, make a most desirable country residence, commanding a view of Lough Erne, is estimated at being well worth £250 a-year.

The above property is subject to a fee farm rent of £64 12s 2d a-year, but which is more in the nature of a charge affecting it than a head rent, inasmuch as the fee is in the Vendors.

Application to be made to .Mr. Patrick Kiernan, Solicitor, 40, Upper Gloucester Street, Dublin,, who is authorised to treat with a purchaser.



THE MISSES STODDART. GIVE Instructions to Young Ladies in the following branches of Education:—per Quarter.

ENGLISH in general, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC.       £1 1 0

FRENCH                                                                                      £010 0


PAINTING IN OIL                                                                     £1 10 0

Music (24 Lessons).                                                                   £1  1   0

Children, under Six Years of Age, taught on the Infant School system, 10s. Per Quarter.

A third Child in one family, taken gratis. Summer Vacation not charged.

The Misses Stoddart beg to annex the following Testimonial with which they have been honoured: – We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, having witnessed the advancement of the Pupils under the care of the Misses STODDART, and from a minute and careful inspection of their system of Education, feel it a duty which we those Ladies to express our decided approval of the course adopted by them.

And feeling, likewise, that all who duly appreciate the importance of education, must be equally interested in the promotion of a plan of study which lays down as a first principle in education that religious knowledge must not only form a part but be a prominent feature in the system, will concur in the approbation above expressed.

Convinced, moreover, that a .system which lays the foundation on such principles must insure the raising of a superstructure at once classic and refined, by blending, therewith the most attractive and useful discoveries of modern science.

JOHN CORNES, Quarter-Master, 53d Regt.

R.P. Cleary, Clk. A. M., Curate of Enniskillen.

JOHN TAYLOR, Clk., Rector of Rossorry.





Enniskillen, January 24, 1844.


John Cunningham, Erne Heritage Tours.

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The Erne Packet Thursday January 4th 1844.

Tea Meeting – In Inishmore School-house the Wesleyan Methodist Society held a soiree on Friday night last, the intention of which was to add to the missionary fund, that the lamp of life might be sent to shine through the dark regions of the earth, to dispel the clouds which satanic influence had, cast around that they might see the futility of the Gods of India, and the Idols of Africa, with the imaginary virtues of the water rivers in which mothers plunge their living infants into the open jaws of the crocodile to appease the wroth of a supposed Deity, and to substitute in their place the simplicity of the gospel and the worship of the one living and true God. Merry hearts and glad  faces were the characteristic features which the meeting wore and the ladies heightened the pleasures of the evening by their beverage being of the best quality, and their attention in suiting it to the different palates of each. Nothing can be more delightful than these, meetings — first, while it unites friends in affection and love to each other, it again serves the all-important purpose assisting in sending the everlastings gospel to the benighted heathens of all parts of the world. After tea the Rev. Mr. Pratt was called to the chair, and when he had expatiated on the honours done to him by calling him to fill such an elevated position which he felt himself so incapable of occupying, he then spoke of the importance of missionary exertions from the circumstances of the case being of an all-important nature, as their eternal interests are concerned and the redemption of souls. When he had resumed his seat the Rev. Mr. Burn was called on to speak—the warmth and zeal of his manner, and the anecdotes, which he told being so appropriate added greatly to the good feeling which prevailed throughout the meeting. The speakers following were the Rev. Mr. Derby and the Rev. Mr Mulloy Wesleyan Ministers. We refrain from saying anything of what they said as description would fail to give any idea of the abilities and talent which they displayed on the occasion. At 10 o’clock the meeting separated all well pleated with the pleasures of the evening and the information they received—(Communicated)

MASONIC FESTIVAL. Yesterday week being St. John’s day, the members of the Enniskillen Masonic Lodge No. 891, dined together, the Worshipful Master in the chair. After the cloth was removed the usual constitutional and masonic toasts were drank, and the evening was passed in the most happy and respectable manner.

MILITARY. Friday last, a party of the 60th Rifles stationed at Cavan, escorted a large quantity of ammunition into this garrison, which left Dublin five or six days previous. This and Charlemont’s magazines are, we believe, the only two in the northern district  from which the Constabulary and Military stations are supplied.

FIRMANAGH FARMING  SOCIETY;—We are sorry to learn that five or six gentlemen of the county have ceased membership with this most useful society. Although most of them; if not all, are we, are aware, connected with branch societies in their respective baronies or districts, we regret they have not seen the necessity of supporting the Parent institution from which evidently so much good has emanated.

THE WEATHER. — The almost unprecedented soft weather we have had during the Christmas changed to a smart frost on Monday, which continued to yesterday evening, when thaw and rain set in.

CHARITY. The Hon. and Rev. J. C. Maude; has received £1 0s 6d in fines levied at Petit Sessions, viz: — 14s. 6d for the poor of Enniskillen, and 6s for the county Infirmary.