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"To the Benevolent People of Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire Counties" article on Irish aid in the Hampshire Gazette newspaper
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This plea asks residents of the western part of Massachusetts to be generous with donations toward famine relief for Ireland. Articles in previous issues of the newspaper had reported on money that had been raised. This appeal asks for donations of food and clothing, not money. The writer thinks that everyone should be able to spare at least a bag of corn or some "half-worn garment." He felt the railroads would be happy to carry these goods to Boston for free. He further goes on to say that the goods would do the most good in the town of Bantry, where they would be distributed in a fair manner.
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