To Evelyn John Shirley Esqr [Esquire?] M.P. [Member Parliament?]
The Petition of Hugh Mc Daniel of Carrickaduy [Carrickadooey?]
That your Petitioner was left 4 acres
of the most barron and unproductive part of this, or any
other neighbouring Town, by his Grandfather, which 4 acres
he improved so high, as to excite the admiration of Mr Lean,
when going that way. Your Petitioner's family now consists
of himself, his wife, and 6 children, whom his little farm
can no longer maintain, and therefore, by permission of
Mr Trench, he has sold it to his cousin, Thomas Fox.
That after clearing up his Rents, and other demands
your Petitioner will never be able to conduct his large
family to America, and with this apprehension, he has
applied to Mr Trench for assistance, but that truly
worthy Gentleman, courteously replied, that his power
in that instance had been recently retrenched, and
he must apply to your Honor [Honour?] on the occasion.
You [Your?] Petitioner would refer to Mr Lane, for Character
and industry, and begs leave to solicit your Honor's [Honour's?] aid
to remove his family, to where they can subsist by
And he will ever pray
Jany [January?] 18th 1845.
Jany. [January?] 1845