MR. JUSTIN M`CARTHY
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether legal proceedings for the recovery of rent just accrued due are being taken against the tenantry of Capt. A. B. Hill, and of Mr. Wybrant Olpherts, near Gweedore; and, whether it is a fact that these tenants paid a year's rent last winter to qualify under the Arrears Act, and have since been dependent principally upon charity for their support?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
I am informed, Sir, that legal proceedings have been taken against some tenants by Mr. Olpherts and Captain Hill to recover rent due. Some of the tenants concerned paid a year's rent last winter to qualify under the Arrears Act. They have not been since principally dependent on charity, but some of them got seed, Potatoes, and oats.
§ MR. T. P. O'CONNOR
Is one of these gentlemen (Captain Hill) a member of the Gweedore Board of Guardians?