an instance of public spirit

We are informed that as soon as the law passes for allowing the importation of Irish butter, beef and tallow; that the Mayor and Aldermen of this borough, in order to reduce the exorbitant price, which that commodity is advanced to, intend to purchase a quantity of Irish butter, which they will every Saturday retail out, and hope to be able to do it at 4d. a pound. This generous design will be of very great service to poor housekeepers — And an instance of public spirit, worthy imitation!