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PRESENTATION OF A GOLD WATCH.

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PRESENTATION OF A GOLD WATCH. On Friday evening, 7th July, a Dinner took place at the Bridgend Railway Hotel, for the pur- pose of presenting Mr. William Mathews, Llanfaes, in this town, Wool Merchant, with a splendid Gold Watch and Chain, supplied by Mr. J. Davis Jeweller, value £35.. A great number of the farmers of the neighbour- hood and tradesmen of the town, partook of a sub- stantial dinner. The cloth being removed, the chair was occupied by Mr. Thos. Trew, and after the usual loyal and patriotic coasts were gone through, the chairman said he would proceed with the toast of the evening. The Chairman then said, gentlemen, he had been acquainted with Mr. Mathews for many years, he had known him from childhood, and he was u credit to the town of Brecon, and a friend to the farmer. It was well known to many, that the wool market of this district was at Glasbury, and a flourishing place that was in that day; it afterwards was removed to Cwmdu, and gentlemen, where was it at present ? through the instrumentality, perse- verance, good generalship, and superior judgment of Mr. William Mathews, it was at Brecon, and he hoped Mr. Mathews (the Chairman presenting the watch and chain) would live long to wear that token of regard, testified by 120 subscribers, and to keep the wool trade in the town of Brecon. He hoped that Mr. Mathews would hand that watch and chain down to posterity as an heir-loom to his family. The following inscription was engraved on the watch- PRESENTED TO MR. WM. MATHEWS, WOOL MERCHANT, BRECON, BY 120 SUBSCRIBERS, As a mark of respect for his liberality and integrity as a man of business, July, 1865. Mr. Mathews having received the testimonial, returned his sincere thanks to all for their kindness, and that he hoped he should always be able to do what he had done, by endeavouring to do justice to all parties. b The company enjoyed themselves for some time with pipe, song, and glass, and were much pleased with the harmony of the evening.

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