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TITLE
Letter to Mr. Macneill, Inspector of Poor
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_14
PLACENAME
Clashaidy
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
13 March 1863
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6132
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Letter to Mr. Macneill, Inspector of Poor

Letter to Mr. Macneill, Inspector of Poor from Donald McLeod, Wm Ogilvie, John Ogilvie Ref: Mary Mackay

Letter informs Mr Macneill that the bearer (Mary Mackay) is in need of relief, as her husband has left home on a quest for employment. It is only the kindness of her neighbours that keeps her and her three children from utter starvation.

The letter requests temporary relief "to keep soul and body together until her husband is able to relieve her."

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Letter to Mr. Macneill, Inspector of Poor

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1860s

poor relief; poor house; money; tongue and farr; illness

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

Letter to Mr. Macneill, Inspector of Poor from Donald McLeod, Wm Ogilvie, John Ogilvie Ref: Mary Mackay<br /> <br /> Letter informs Mr Macneill that the bearer (Mary Mackay) is in need of relief, as her husband has left home on a quest for employment. It is only the kindness of her neighbours that keeps her and her three children from utter starvation. <br /> <br /> The letter requests temporary relief "to keep soul and body together until her husband is able to relieve her."