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Atrocious Assassination

The Times Online Archive, courtesy of Gale Cengage Learning
5 November, 1847


The times was a politically unaffiliated newspaper but had strong Tory (Conservative) leanings and shaped the opinions of the English middle class. In this report Mahon is described as a benevolent landlord who sought to assist his tenants in escaping poverty through emigration. 

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