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Abercorn Tenants in Leckpatrick Parish Requesting Rent Abatement During The Great Famine, 1849


Abercorn Tenants in Leckpatrick Parish Requesting Rent Abatement During The Great Famine, 1849
Extracted from the Londonderry Journal, December 12 1849

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



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 the 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 Dec. 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 Gentlemen who signed the 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 the 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)

William PORTER

Robert SMYTH

James PORTER

Charles DONNELL

William DONNELL

James DONNELL

John CHRISTY

James McBRIDE

James DOHERTY

Hugh BROWN

William REILLY

John McSHANE

John CHRISTY

James KELLY

Bryan KELLY

James DEVIN

David WEIR

John BOAGLE

Michael DEVIN

James COX

James PORTER

John WEIR

John PORTER

William WEIR

Thomas DORAGH

Widow KIRK

John McCAY

Hugh DEVIN

Neal McANULTY

John McCAY

John DONAGHY

Charles McLAUGHLIN

William DEERY

James CARTEN

Patrick KIRK

William McCREA




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