Manuscript from the Pat Purcell Papers.
Address from the inhabitants of Fenagh to Mr.
We the inhabitants of Fenagh and its vicinity
eagerly avail ourselves of the present opportunity as well to
express to you our gratitude for recent kindness, as to testify our
joy at your return as Member of Parliament for this county. The many
benefits you have conferred upon us and the interest you have always
taken in the honest struggling poor on your estate, without any
distinction of creed render it no more than our duty to congratulate
you on being successfully returned. We feel that by that return this
part of the County has received a distinction and that we too are
all in some degree sharers in that distinction. It is scarcely
necessary for us to say that having always felt justly proud of you
as a landlord whom others might copy, we now feel doubly proud of
you as one upon whom the entire county has unanimously conferred the
highest honor in its power to bestow. We who know you so well feel
confident that you will in your place in Parliament discharge your
duties as fairly between class and class as you have heretofore
discharged them between man and man. In conclusion we wish you every
success in your new position and many happy returns of last
(signed) on our behalf~ William Butler. William
Jenkinson. Henry Dillon. Michael Lynch. and ??.
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