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Copy of a letter recd. from Mr. Geo Macleay addressed to the Brownlow Hill Tenantry

London, March 16th 1864


I have received your Petition and am deeply grieved to find that the various visitations which you therein enumerate, should have rendered it necessary in your opinion that you should make such an appeal.

From old associations as well as other considerations you may well believe that I should be most reluctant to have recourse to what might appear harsh measures with any of you, but the rights of others than yourselves are involved in such a matter & it would be wrong in my having a view to the ulterior

Messrs Cottrell, Jenkins, Butler & others signing the Petition

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