Report from Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the State of the Law and Practice in Respect to the Occupation of Land in Ireland Volume 2

Report from Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the State of the Law and Practice in Respect to the Occupation of Land in Ireland Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...come in contact with. 24. What is the mode of letting land to which you refer?--I have known, in some cases, where a man has been turned out of his holding, where I have known him to be let run into arrear; I have known that too to take place, and I have taken a great deal of trouble to suppress the system as far as my advice would go. I have known parties let run into arrear of rent, whereas if they were made to pay the rent when the rent became due, regularly, when they had the produce of their crops, they would be able to pay it. I have known them run into two or three gales of arrears, and they have been ejected for non-payment of rent, and it has gone abroad, from what source it is not for me to say, that where land does come into the hands of a certain landlord, that the party who will be declared the tenant, it must be supposed, he has to pay a certain fine. I heard it, but could not possibly believe such a ruinous system could be adopted; but one of the tenants came to me in person, and gave into my hands 50 for the purpose, thinking I had influence in a. certain quarter, and that if I handed in that 50 he would get a certain portion of land. I refused it, and thought it a gross act of injustice he was inflicting upon his family. After endeavouring to persuade the poor man, he still persevered. I cannot speak to this of my own knowledge, but he told me that this money was deposited, and he was declared the tenant. That has been the common practice. and I have known it to be the ruin of many tenants: because when they take the land, and begin to work it, they have no capital, and they are consequently turned out of the land, and the same system persevered in, and another tenant comes into their place. 25. To whom did...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236857323