[A linen lapper worked in textile finishing, folding or doubling the cloth repeatedly upon itself ready for packing]
In pursuance of an Advertisement on the 28th April last, requiring all Lappers of Linen Cloath to return to ARTHUR NEWBURGH, ESQ., an Impression of their Seals, with their Securities in three Weeks from the Date thereof (expressly setting forth) that those who neglected or refused complying therewith should be discharged; agreeable to the said Advertisement, the following therein names Lappers have returned their Securities; and all the Merchants, Exporters and others, Dealers in Linen, are hereby desired to be cautious in buying Linens from Lappers whose names are not contained in the here inserted List of Lappers.
And Whereas it hath hitherto been difficult to punish Lappers and their Securities, where Frauds have been committed and that such Frauds have increased in late Years to the discredit and great Prejudice of the Linen Manufacture in this Kingdom, and there being an Act of Parliament passed last Session [....?] an Act to prevent Frauds and Others, and to prevent Abuses in manufacturing of Kelp, etc..................
N.B. This Act takes Place from October 11th, 1757, being the first Day of this last Session of Parliament. The said Trustees think it proper to publish so much of the said Act in order to facilitate the Execution thereof by Persons aggrieved by fraudulent Lappers, of which all Dealers are cautioned and required to take Notice.
Signed by Order,
Dublin Castle, June 9 1758