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means of placing the country in a position of independence.
In the last chapter, some portions of the pamphlet above alluded to are republished : and the same arguments are frequently repeated throughout the work, with a view of shewing the evils of large encumbered estates, and the necessity of such alterations in the laws, as may give security and simplicity of title ; may facilitate and cheapen the means of transfer ; may free the land from the various restrictions which interfere with its improvement; and may permit its sale to those who possess the capital indispensable for that pur
He trusts that the details he has given of the recent calamity, of the means adopted for its temporary alleviation, and of the present position of the country, may prove interesting to many of those who have evinced their sympathy for the sufferings of the Irish peasantry, by the greatness of their liberality.
Dublin, 20th of First Month, 1848.
Reference to statistical tables in Appendix . . . .
Influence of oppressive legislation still felt . .
ing disabilities . .
Note-Extract from Lord Stanley's speech to this effect. .
Injurious effects of settlements and incumbrances . . .
Probable origin of this custom . . . . .
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Note-Extract from Lord Lansdowne's speech. .
the poor on the potato crop
by their superior resources . . . . .