Letter: J. Evans, Holyhead to the Bursar

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LETTER: J. Evans, Holyhead to the Bursar reporting that he had returned from Buxton much recovered from severe rheumatic pains.

He had let the tithes for £160 but not set the small tithes.

He would 'have some trouble with the dissentors respecting the small tithes.

As they do not go to Church , they object to paying the Easter Dues, it is the case in every parish in the County, we are going to proceed to recover the same before the Magistrates ....... unless payment is enforced the Easter Dues will be lost'.

He also reports that tithes are set very low this year owing to bad appearance of the corn.

He further analyses the accounts stating that the rates at Holyhead 'increased very much when the captains of the 6 sailing packets, ceased to be liable to pay poor rates, the vessels being taken under the management of the Post Office'.

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