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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: [Roscommon-l] Connaught Journal; Galway, Ireland; Aug 12, 1839
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 18:11:48 -0500


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Connaught Journal
Galway, Ireland
Monday, August 12, 1839

To the Editor of the Connaught Journal.
SIR-Permit me, through the medium of your paper, to make an appeal to the
humanity and justice of the Gentlemen of Tuam and its neighborhood. I, on
the sixteenth of June, commenced at my private expense, preventing
starvation too progressively; from one hundred to five hundred families
daily, as you may percieve by the subjoined account, verified on oath- I did
so calculating on the sympathy of the Generous Public, in which I never was,
nor I am sure shall I see on the present occasion be, disappointed ; and am
convinced it is only necessary that it should be known to prevent my being
at the exorbitant loss of one hundred and thirty six pounds ten
shillings.--Indeed I would ask the Landed Proprietors If, without some
exertion to prevent starvation, their properties or lives would be safe from
the effects of utter destitution,and its consequent disease? The amount of
misery may be ascertained by the almost incredible, but not the less founded
in truth, fact, that there are at this instant In the two Pawn offices of
this town pledges to the amount of one thousand pounds sterling, made up in
loans of one shilling, and under that sum one penny. It is, however, due to
the Committees in management of the Government Fund, and this Subscription
on which it was obtained, to state that on a more particular Inquiry, I have
not rightly judged of its efficiency in affording relief, and am more free
to confirm, having seen the list of Labourers employed, they could not
perhaps do better, subjected to one condition on which it was received. And,
indeed, I feel bound to make this admission, knowing that honour and
principle that ever guided many gentlemen connected with its management. I
conclude, by stating that I never shall regret how I have acted, whether I
may become the victim of a mistaken confidence or not.

I remain, Sir, your obediant servant.
Tuam, August 8, 1839 PATRICK EGAN.


In Account with PATRICK EGAN.

DR.

[Note, the numbers that follow the next items are as follows: cwt; qrs.;
lb.; rate (s.-d.); £; s.d.]


To as much Oat Meal Bought from sundries, in small
parcels....85;1;9;15-4;69;?;?
To do, from John M'DONNELL......14;3;26;16-8;12;9;8
Margaret FORD...4;1;22;16-6;3;13;4
John CAVANAUGH...15;1;5;17-9;12;11;?
Thomas CONNOR...10;2;22;16-4;8;14
John CAIN...9;8;9;?-2;6;6;10
James FYNN...137;0;0;0-0;124;9;0
Charles BLAKE...137;0;0;0-0;124;9;0
Bryan RALFTERY...27;3;25;18-2;25;6;0
Martin CAIN...29;2;27;0-0;27;0;0
James CAVANAGH...25;0;12;0-0;22;14;0
Patrick GRANY...29;3;25;0-0;27;4;9
James BLAKE...365;9;9;18-10;337;14;7-1/2
........................................................£805;0;5-1/2

To 200 stones of Potatoes at 61/2d...£5;8s;4d.
do at 6...£14;2s;0d.
do at 5-1/2...£17;18s;101/2d
do. at 6-3/4...£43;16s;9d
do. at 4-1/2...£21;16s;7d
do. at 4...£26;6s;8d
do. at 4-1/3...£35;6s;9d
......................£198;17s;7-1/2d
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CR.

[Note, the numbers that follow the next items are as follows: cwt; qrs.;
lb.; rate (s.d.); £; s.d.]

By so much sold as follows...80;3;7;11-9;44;8;11
do....31;1;7;13-9;20;7;1
do...155;3;0;14-0;109;9;8
do...221;0;16;16-0;176;18;4
do...82;0;14;15-0;61;146;11;0
do...82;0;14;16-0;64;16;1
do...20;0;3;0-0;16;0;0
do...10;0;0;0-0;8;0;0
Amount of Subscription Received...63;0;0
By as much loss on the whole, including deficiency in
weight.....94;17;10-1/2
............................................................................
...................£805;11;0-1/2

By 7434 Stone, sold at 4d...£23;18s;8d
By 1778 Stone, sold at 4-1/2...£33;6s;9d
By so much loss and deficiency on Potatoes...£41;12s;2d
......................................................................£198;1
2s;9d

Loss and deficiency on Meal...£94;17s;10-1/2d
do. Potatoes...........................£41;12s;2d
Gross Loss..............................£136;10s;0-1/2d

SUBSCRIPTIONS. £,s,d
The Honorable Mrs. TRENCH...1,0,0
The Lord Bishop of Tuam...25,0,0
The Rev. John GALBRAITH...2,0,0
The Rev. James LANCASTER...2,0,0
Colonel SEWEL...5,0,0
Captain GASCOIGNE...1,0,0
Richard M. S. GEORGE...5,0,0
James KELLY, Newtown...5,0,0
Richard SAVAGE, Sovereign...1,0,0
John EGAN...2,0,0
Connor KELLY...2,0,0
Thomas TURNER, M.D....1,0,0
Charles BLAKE, Sen...2,0,0
Mark J BLAKE...1,0,0
Charles BLAKE, jun...1,0,0
NOTT, FERGUSON, and Co...1,0,0
Lawrence MULLEN...1,0,0
Richard RAWSON...1,0,0
John J DENNIS...1,0,0
Thomas KEARY...2,0,0
John MATHEWS...1,0,0
Robert STEPHENS...1,0,0
Patrick PRENDERGAST...1,0,0
Peter O'FLANAGAN...1,0,0
Samuel BROWNE...0,10,0
Francis WALDRON...0,10,0
Paul MANNION...0,10,0
William GANNON...0,10,0
Daniel DESMOND...0,10,0
John DALY...0,10,0
Denis KIRWAN...0,10,0
James HIGGINS...0,5,0
W.W. MOORSHEAD...0,10,0
Richard MOORE...0,5,0
Robert HUNT...0,5,0

Patrick EGAN, of Tuam, in the County of Galway, Esquire, maketh oath and
saith that he read the above account-and to the best of his knowledge and
belief, same is correct.
Sworn before me this 5th day of August, 1839.
Patrick EGAN. James LYNCH.

Cathy Joynt Labath
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