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.