Ffynh 3C


They are not satisfied now with tollgates, but they hold large meetings frequently in the daytime and demand that rents shall be lowered by at least a third ... Our own tenants [of Middleton Hall estate, near Llandeilo] have signed and sent to Mr Adams [the landlord] a petition demanding rather than requesting a return of not less than a third of their Rents – Many of these Rents are very low but generally they are shamefully high.

(Thomas Cooke, steward of Middleton Hall, to his mother in England, 24 August 1843, National Library of Wales MS21209C [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )