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Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon, 14 April 1847

14 April 1847


 A letter from Denis Mahon to John Ross Mahon describing how had just sat in the United Services Club in Pall Mall and signed 800 'Notices to Quit' (eviction notices) that were to be served in May. He discusses the emigtation plan and is worried that those who wish to go are the better sort of tenant, rather than the 'poorest and worst' who would be left behind. 

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