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Ennis – 1887

Elyria Democrat, Ohio

Ennis.  Wikimedia Commons
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1st December, 1887

Dennis McNamara, a shopkeeper at Ennis, Ireland, has been sentenced to twenty weeks’ imprisonment for selling copies of United Ireland, William O’Brien’s paper, the selling of which has been proclaimed. This is the first instance in which a person has been prosecuted for selling papers.