WE would call the earnest attention of all classes in the community to the details of the subjoined letter, which has been sent to us for insertion by a well-known correspondent, in whose truth and accuracy we place the fullest reliance. The letter gives a plain and simple narrative of an act of extermination– by which 53 heads of families, comprising 269 souls, were cast forth from their holdings, and flung as an additional burden on the fearfully-taxed industry of the country. We look upon all comment as superfluous, as such facts are a thousand times more convincing in their eloquence than any words we could use, and impress on the mind of every man who reads them the paramount necessity which there exists for effecting a radical change in the present laws governing the tenure of land in Ireland.
What language could convey even the remotest idea of the misery of the 269 wretches who have been thus deprived of all means of supporting existence by their industry, and banished from the humble homes endeared to them by associations of the strongest and most holy? — Their only hope of keeping body and soul together is in the workhouse relief, which they are now legally qualified– by utter destitution– to receive. Had these people Tenant Right, they could sell the possession of the land to a solvent tenant, together with the improvements they had made, and thus not only pay the landlord his arrears of rent, but preserve themselves from beggary. . .