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!! Ballina Chronicle; Dec 19, 1849 "Stimulating Employment"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, December 19, 1849 PLAN FOR STIMULATING EMPLOYMENT IN IRELAND Mr. N. Niven, of Clonturk Lodge, has addressed
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, December 19, 1849

      PLAN FOR STIMULATING EMPLOYMENT IN IRELAND
      Mr. N. Niven, of Clonturk Lodge, has addressed three letters on this
      subject, to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. The following outline of the
      plan, in his own words, will convey and idea of how the proposed object is
      sought to be effected.-
      "1st. That for every acre of land by the spade at an average depth of
      twelve inches, or trenched by the same implement to any depth beyond that, there
      shall be a drawback or deduction of the current poor rate of the year on, say,
      three, four, or five acres of said holding as my be best for the inducement of
      such labour.
      "2. That every landholder, large and small, so dispose to avail himself of
      such bonus shall lodge a notice as to the acreable extent of his surface so
      tilled with the board of guardians of such union as he may belong to, and
      according to such regulations as may be decided on.
      "3rd. That no portion of said spade tillage less than one acre shall
      entitle the holder to any such deduction, and in all cases the whole surface of
      each acre shall be so tilled to the average depth above specified.
      "4th. That said deduction shall hold good, and continue to the close of
      each respective agriculture year; say from January to January, or according to
      such better regulating as may be fixed on.
      "5th. That for the purpose of inspecting and authenticating such works of
      spade husbandry as notice may have been given of to the guardians, or their
      officer, of each respective union, a person practically versant with
      agricultural operations, the measuring of land, &c., shall be appointed, whose
      duty may be to superintend the model farm belonging to same, receive and report
      upon the notices alluded to to the same board of each respective union, and who
      shall inspect and ascertain as to the extent of surface so tilled, and whose
      certificate shall be sufficient to verify such claim.
      "6. That for the purpose of facilitating the rate collector's part of the
      business, column, or columns shall be added in the rate-books, which may thus be
      headed Spade Labour Tillage- Deduction thereby-Amount of rate payable, &c."--
      Dublin Commercial Journal.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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