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The Bodyke Evictions: Disturbances and Distress

Transcription of a tenant’s letter to the landlord’s agent, asking for more time to pay his rent.

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June 6th 1892
Dear Sir,
In reference to
your note of 5 instant
I am very sorry that I have
to inform your Honor that
on account of my long
illness and unable to work
and under the care of a
Doctor that I am at a great
loss this year trying to pay for
putting down the little crop and
between the Doctor work men I
have paid a lot of money

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together the disappointment
that I met in my sheep and
a year old heifer that I lost
with Black quarter that I
had intended to meet this
rent that I cannot comply
with your requirement
until the 24 June until I
sell a young horse that I
have I am shure the Colonel
wont press you for It when
you will acquaint his Honor
about It
Yours Truly
John Conheady Jas
Mr S McAdam

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