THE IRISH RELIEF FUND.
To the Editor,
Sir—l thank “ Subscriber,” who writes in your last issue, for calling attention to the Irish Relief Fund, inasmuch as his letter may possibly have the effect of stirring up many of those interested in the matter who are now apathetic on the subject. So far as the present state of the fund is concerned, I may state for his information that the money lies in the bank to the account of the Relief Fund, and the reason why it'has not been forwarded is simply that all the subscription lists have not yet been sent in, notwithstanding frequent appeals. They have been advertised for, they have been directly written for, and some even personally asked for. The latter are all in, but the others are not, and it was only three days ago that some of the lists that have been so long out came dribbling in. I have also received some of the money subscribed in the borough from Mr. O’Reilly. eal may state for “Subscriber’s” information that the Treasurer at least has not gone to sleep, as he has repeatedly called meetings of the Committee, but these have invariably fallen through for want of a quorum to transact business. Perhaps, sir, you will allow me to again urge upon those who took charge of subscription sheets, and who have not returned them, to send them in at once, as I see from your mail summary that the distress in Ireland —in Galway at least—is as bad as ever, and that with a fall off in the subscriptions to face. The smallest contribution will be welcome in Ireland, now that the larger sums have been pretty well collected. The despatch of the money collected in this district, and the publication of the balance-street, are only delayed through the apathy of those who are keeping back the lists.—l am, &c., Hugo Fribdlander, Treasurer.
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