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Petition to Lord Abercorn from his Tenants in Leckpatrick Parish 1849


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Petition to Lord Abercorn from his Tenants in Leckpatrick Parish 1849
Extracted from the LONDONDERRY JOURNAL, and transcribed and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



December 12, 1849

[ADVERTISEMENT]

TO THE EDITOR

SIR – As you have given publicity last week to a letter, written by *MAJOR HUMPHREYS, reflecting not a little on the Rev. M. CHAMBERS, might I ask a favour of you to give the same publicity to the following, in vindication of his conduct in the proceedings of the Leckpatrick Tenantry, and oblige yours,

A TENANT

Leckpatrick, 10th December 1849

[COPY]

SIR, - We the undersigned, having seen, in your paper of last week a letter by Major HUMPHREYS, containing a Declaration by each of the gentleman who signed a Requisition, calling a meeting of Lord ABERCORN’S Tenants, in this parish, to consider the propriety of petitioning his Lordship for an abatement of Rent, cannot allow that letter to go before the world without at the same time expressing, with all due respect to the Major, our most decided approbation of the conduct of the two Rev. Gentlemen, viz. Rev. M. CHAMBERS and Rev. B. McKENNA, and other Gentlemen who signed the requisition with them. All the Requisitionists deserve our very best thanks for the straight-forward course adopted by them in calling us together, but especially the two Rev. Gentlemen of the parish, for their able, independent and manly advocacy of our claims, these hard times, for a reduction of Rents.

(Signed)

BOAGLE John


BROWN Hugh


CARTEN John


CHRISTY John


CHRISTY John


COX James


DEERY William


DEVIN Hugh


DEVIN James


DEVIN Michael


DOHERTY James


DONAGHY John


DONNELL Charles


DONNELL William


DORAGH Thomas


KELLY Bryan


KELLY James


KIRK Patrick


KIRK Widow


McANULTY Neal


McBRIDE James


McCAY John


McCAY John


McCREA William


McLAUGHLIN Charles


McSHANE John


PORTER James


PORTER James


PORTER John


PORTER William


REILLY William


SMYTH Robert


WEIR David


WEIR John


WEIR William



*Major Humphreys was Agent to the Marquis of Abercorn and the hard times referred to were the effects of the Great Famine.




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