11th November 1845
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In some cases the damage is found, on digging out the potatoes, to be only partial, in other cases, the injury and loss are, very great. However, if the disease could be arrested after digging the damage would not be so extensive as to give cause for the apprehensions entertained. But if unhappily the disease spread, after the potatoes are pitted, to anything like the extent we have heard of in some cases, the consequences would be frightful. Last week large quantities of damaged potatoes were sent into the market, the owners wishing to get rid of them as soon as possible.

[Mayo Constitution 11 November 1845]

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