The following petition is about to be presented to both Houses of the Imperial Parliament. The petition of the undersigned magistrates, clergy, landowners and farmers of the parishes composing the Union of Wicklow in the County of Wicklow. Humbly sheweth, that your petitioners are deeply interested in the preservation of the peace of the district wherein they reside, and of the Kingdom in general Text continues "...and in the prosperity of agriculture, whereby employment is afforded to a numerous body of industrious labourers, many whom in the above-mentioned Union will be thrown out of employment if the present system of tithes is allowed to continue unaltered...
Refers to a petition of magistrates, clergy, landowners and farmers of the parishes composing the Union of Wicklow in the County of Wicklow against what they perceived to be an exorbitant increase in the payment of tithes to the Rev. Thomas Perceval Magee [Thomas Percival Magee (1797–1854)], Archdeacon of Kilmacduagh and rector of the Parish of St. John's Dublin. It refers to the latter having sent his agents and proctors to Wicklow to view their crops "..and without regard to their rights and feelings trampled upon their growing crops of hay and corn while standing". Printed at foot of sheet: "And your Petitioners will pray, February 1st, 1831".
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[S.l. : s.n.], 1831.
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Physical description: 1 sheet ; 37 x 23 cm.
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