Accounts and Papers, Scarcity in Ireland, Vol. XXXVII

Accounts and Papers, Scarcity in Ireland, Vol. XXXVII

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...I ordered everything to be in readiness this morning at two o'clock, when we shipped 20 tons on board the "Vulcan " steamer; she sailed at four; and this afternoon I forward 10 tons to Belmullet, 10 to Achil Bay, 10 to Dugort (in Achil), and 5 to a station called Bull's Mouth; making 55 tons in one day. Mr. Cuscaden, the commander of the " Eliza," revenue cutter, has just been calling, and he tells me that on his last trip to the Killeries, he saw a boat, which pulled alongside, and the men entreated for some food for one of their comrades, who was stretched out half dead, and was unable to eat the bread which he gave him; he gave me to understand that this was a case of starvation, and described the emaciated countenance and prominent eye-balls of the other men who were in the boat. This is very sad to hear. He tells me also that Sir James had ordered some of the meal to be distributed gratis, from what he saw of the destitution on the spot. I am expecting large additional supplies from Cork to enable me to meet the increasing demands. Sir R. Routh tells me to expect upwards of 3,000 sacks, nearly 400 tons; so we shall have plenty on our hands presently. The " Vulcan" will be of great service in the transport of these supplies, as her trips will be rapid and certain. Tuesday.--The commander of the "Dee" has just called. We shall discharge to-day 860 sacks. Mr. Trevelyan to Sir R. Routh. Treasury, June 23, 1846. I Shall consider to-morrow, in concert with Messrs. Baring, the measures proper to he taken in case it should be necessary to make further purchases; but I earnestly request you to meet the demands upon you to the utmost possible extent, by transferring the meal from those depots where it is not...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571223
  • 9781236571229