Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Look with pity on the plebians: NAI's May Document
The National Archives of Ireland has published its Document of the Month for May, which features a letter written in 1847 from Richard Lewis of Coothill, Co Cavan.
He requests that the recipient "Look with pity on the Starving condition of the plebians of this Locality" and asks that a relief store be established to “remove a great calamity”.
You can view both a copy of the
letter and a transcript here
Claire Santry, Irish Genealogy News