Skibbereen, Feb. 15, 1847.
SIR.– You will be rejoiced to hear that even in Skibbereen there has been an effort made to help ourselves— by the exertions of two individuals– Mr. Hughes, of the Commisariat Department, and Mr. Doyle, Controller of Customs. A meeting of some of the resident gentlemen took place in the Grand Jury Room, on the 4th inst., to take into consideration a plan for the formation of a company on this coast of Carbery, to purchase and export Fish. After some preliminary business was gone through, it was agreed to form a committee to enter into a correspondence with the authorities, in order to procure a clause to be inserted in one of the bills now before Parliament, to hold each subscriber responsible only for the number and amount that he shall have actually subscribed for. Wishing every success to his undertaking, as affording a prospect of employment for our poor fishermen, I remain, Sir, your’s sincerely,
JERRY O’CALLAGHAN, Jun.