Ffynh 5E

Mr Phillip Pennant, landowner, Flintshire, Chairman of Quarter Sessions: ‘Yes, and the worst of it is that the best labourers have gone away. A clever man will see his way to better himself by going into the district where there are works and so forth, and they go and they leave the worst behind, so that there is no doubt that the labour has increased in price, and at the same time has deteriorated in quality.’

(Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire, Evidence, vol. IV, Q.57,272, 1896, c.8221, vol. XVI [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )