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A special committee meeting was held at the rooms yesterday, when, after the usual business was finished, the president (Mr J. C. Short) stated that he had a very pleasant duty to perform—viz., to present to their hon. secretary (Mr J. WelLa) a purse of sovereigns as some slight recognition of his valuable services to the trade. He knew he could safely say that he was expressing the feelings of the Committee and all those who had any knowledge of the affairs of the Association when he said that Mr Wells's services had been invaluable, and that they had to thank him in a great measure for their past success. Several other members endorsed the remarks made by the chairman. Mr Wells, in thanking the subscribers, said that he had undertaken the work voluntarily because he felt the trade of which he was a member was suffering under great injustice, and because the means at their disposal were too limited to admit of their having a paid secretary. He was therefore all the more pleased at this spontaneous testimonial of their esteem and appreciation of his efforts ; and, whether he remained in the trade or not, they might depend that he would always espouse their cause, and do what little he could to remedy the legal inequalities from which they were at present always liable to suffer.

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LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION., Evening Star, Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATION. Evening Star, Issue 10425, 21 September 1897