Extract from Report of Captain Kennedy - March 30, 1848
"I HAVE in former reports stated my anticipation of a pressure upon the workhouse about this period, though the season and increased occupation would lead to an opposite opinion. The pressure, however, is coming, and will continue; and this will not surprise the Commissioners when I state my conviction, that 1000 cabins have been leveled in this Union within a very few months. The occupants of many of these were induced to give them up on receipt of a small sum of money, and that once spent they must seek the workhouse or starve."
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