Address from the committee of the Society of Friends in London, on the subject of the distress in Ireland,
1846 Dec. 2.
|Summary:||The address sets forth measures, already taken after a previous meeting, for co-operating with the Society of Friends in Ireland to obtain information on the situation in Ireland, find means of raising and distributing funds and setting up soup kitchens. The writers say that this is not a case of ordinary poverty; they explain how it comes about that there is famine in a country of plenty and how different the situation is in Ireland from that which prevails in England, where those in easy circumstances might help their neighbours who are in want. They quote from letters from Ireland, and urge their hearers not to stint their charity in the belief that the relief measures put in place by the government will suffice. The address is signed on behalf of the committee in the names Charles Tylor and Rickman Godlee, secretaries. There are lengthy extracts from letters from Ireland, and a list of the contributions already received. |
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Society of Friends,
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Portion of title: Distress in Ireland
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