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The Bodyke Evictions: Orators and Agitators

Transcription of a two-page letter, in which a tenant, Michael Hogan, asks for more time before he pays his rent.

[page 1]
Coolreagh ??15th 80
i cant be ever
thankful anought
to your honour
for your kindness
to me the times were
sow bad tis very
hard for a man of
a big family to pul
true I have a few
yearlings to sell
for your rent I was
keeping them
until the fair day of Scarriff

[page 2]
to trie to make
the most of them
as I lost two of the
same kind
I saw that your
honour was not
inclind to do me
anny harm as soon
as I make it twil not
rest one night in
my pocet plase god
when you shall havit
with many thanks
your ??? servant
Michael Hogan

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Bodyke Evictions: Orators & Agitators