EXTERMINATION IN WESTMEATH.

THE REV. PETER MURRAY, R.C. Administrator, writing to the Freeman from Moat, says–

Within a mile of this town, in the course of last week, eleven families were driven from their homes, which were torn down.

From the same property, about a year since, twenty-one families were cleared away. I think it would be culpable to allow such doings to escape public notice any longer. Many of these unfortunate tenants were able and willing to pay their rents– many of them had large families– the neighbouring families were prohibited, under the most severe penalties, to give them the shelter of their houses even for a night. Who is the culpable party?

Thus the work goes bravely on; but the “culpable party” is now before the tribunal of public opinion, where his pleadings must go for what they are worth.

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