TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER.
March 23rd, 1847
DEAR SIR– You have published a list of the subscribers to the Ballyfeard Relief Fund; it may interest you to know who are the non subscribers!
Sir Thomas Roberts, Bart., Boitfieldstown,
Colonel Wm. M. Hodder, Hoddersfield and Dunbogy,
Samuel Hodder, Ringabella and Reagrove,
Lady Roberts, Oysterhaven,
Wm. Harrington, Ranshiane,
Mesers. O’Brien and Condon, Broomby,
Samuel P. Townsend, Palacetown.
All estated gentlefolk these, who leave the expense of providing for the poor, in addition to the trouble of looking after their paupers, to the few subscribers whose names you publish. Their agents also follow the example of their principals. No wonder the Times should say the Irish landlords “don’t do their duty.”