§ MR. J. DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he received a memorial from the Bath Estate tenants, in the county Monaghan, who purchased their holdings under the Ashbourne Act, praying for an extension of time in paying their instalments; whether a letter of the Parish Priest of Dunamoyne accompanied the memorial; and, whether he can state what reply he gave on the occasion, or did he acknowledge the receipt of the memorial referred to; and, if so, to whom did he reply?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
In consequence of this further Question, I have again caused inquiries to be made into the matter and am informed that a memorial from certain tenant purchasers, which appears to be the memorial referred to, was received in December last, though the fact of their being tenants on the Bath Estate was not recorded. No letter accompanied the memorial from 432 the Parish Priest of Donamoyne, but that gentleman was one of the signatories of the memorial and an acknowledgment of its receipt was sent to him.