Extracts from Limerick Chronicle, July 1841

Judge Ball opened the commission, and the Grand Jury were re-sworn. His Lordship said - Major MacNamara, and Gentlemen, I am happy to announce to you that the calendar of the present assizes is one of unusual lightness, and there are but ten cases returned for trial; of these five are for larceny. Under such circumstances, I congratulate you upon the state of the calendar, which is indeed unparalleled. His Lordship then proceeded to fiat the presentment.
Saturday, Crown business commenced before Judge Ball.