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AID FOR IRELAND-

The principal subscriptions in this country, for the relief of the poor in Ireland, up to the present time, as far as we can lean from the statements of the newspapers are:- in New York, $30,000; Boston, $7,000; Philadelphia, $9,000; Pittsburgh, $2,000; Jersey City, $1,000; Rochester, $1,000; Washington, $600; Utica, $750; Albany, $600; Hopkinton, R. l., $350; New Bedford, (two individuals) $700; New Orleans, $7,000; West Point, $300; Worcester, $300; Buffalo, $1100; Syracuse, $600.

In New Orleans it has been decided to lay out all the money in grain and provisions and freight a ship to Ireland. A ball for the benefits of Ireland was given in Baltimore on the 13th, which was attended by 7, 000 persons.- Springfield Rep.

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After the second failure of the potato crop in Ireland in 1846, relief efforts began in earnest in the United States. This newspaper reports that substantial amounts of money had been raised in many cities. The amounts in this report add up to $62,300. The $7,000 raised in New Orleans is reported to be spent on provisions, rather than being sent as money. According to one report, over 100 ships carrying 20,000 tons of provisions came from the United States to Ireland for famine relief.

 

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"Aid for Ireland" article in Hampshire Gazette newspaper reprinted from Springfield Republican newspaper

printer   Springfield Republican
publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Feb 23, 1847
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
width   3.75"
height   4.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L07.007


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"Aid for Ireland" article from Gazette and Courier newspaper

Excerpts from "The Congressional Globe" on the ship Macedonian for Use to Aid Irish Relief

"To the Benevolent People of Berkshire, Hampden and Hampshire Counties" article on Irish aid in the Hampshire Gazette newspaper


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