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THE MOST REV. DR. NULTY.

The following letter has appeared in the Dublin Freeman : — "My Dear Sir,— l beg leave to enter an emphatic protest against an unfair as well as an unauthorised use made of an extract from one of my letters in a placar I which I have just learned has been circulated and posted extensively in England and Ireland by some agency to me quite unknown. '• I do not, however, mean to retract or qualify in the slightest the statement I make in that extract as taken in the context in which it stands, where I quote the very words of Mr. Mill, and of dozens of other political economists, who hold ' that the land of a country ought of right to belong to the people of that country.' " "What I do complain of in this placard is :—: — " Ist. That a solitary isolated sentence is very liable to be misin lerpreted, and may give rise to grave misconceptions when detached from the context in which it stood, and by which its meaning waß clearly fixed and defined. " 2nd. That although the extract is taken from an essay which I published on the land question before the passing of the Land Act, the placard leads one to believe that it had been taken from a letter published quite recently. "3rd. That a fac-simile of my signature is attacked to this «y. tract without my knowledge, as if I had sanctioned and approred of a course of action which I entirely disclaim. " I remain, my dear sir, respectfully yours, " %f Thomas Nulty. " Mullingar, December 31, 1881."

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THE MOST REV. DR. NULTY., New Zealand Tablet, Volume IX, Issue 466, 17 March 1882

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THE MOST REV. DR. NULTY. New Zealand Tablet, Volume IX, Issue 466, 17 March 1882

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