|VPRS 2500/P0 Ballarat City Council Correspondence Unit 24
20 November 1871 Memorial For cancelling DK's License
|Ballaarat East Novr 17th 1871
To His Worship the Mayor and Members of the Council of the City of Ballaarat
Petition of Cab owners, Drivers, and Proprietors of other Public Conveyances residing and plying for hire within the City of Ballaarat and the Borough of Ballaarat East and Sebastopol respectfully sheweth that one DK has been publicly charged with the offence of seducing and harboring young girls and has escaped punishment only by reason of the inadequacy of the law under the circumstances shown : that by reason of such conduct, he being a Cab owner and driver, all other persons following the like occupation suffer as a class in public estimation : The undersigned, therefore desire to express their detestation of such conduct and most respectfully ask the Council to aid them in their laudable efforts to maintain the respectability of their class by at once cancelling the license of the Said DK and taking such other steps as they (the Council) may consider to be right and proper to prevent him the Said DK from further following the occupation of driver within the City of Ballaarat and adjacent Boroughs.