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Loughaber, following us. This caused us to make a counter-
of Campbell': their other Low-land "commanders (only two lieutenant-colonels) all cut off. Four others of the name of Campbell were taken prisoners, as Bearbrick, the young laird Carrindel, Inverleen captain, son of Enistefinth, and divers others that got quarter, being men of quality. We loft but two or three that day; this battle was fought the 2d of February. i
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svun lisni med THE lords of the pale baying received Ho aufwer from the lords fjuftioes to their propofal for a cessation; sent by Colonel Ready on March oth; 1641-1they renewed that proposal by the Earboh Castlehaveny on the 23d of the same month. About the fame dime u Sir Lucas Dillon, Hugh Oge O'Connor, and other gentlemen of Roscommon; proposed a like ceffation to the Earl of Clanrickard, and the president of Conaught. In the following month the lords of the pale repeated the fame propolition i And Lord Clanrickard, at the request of the rebels in general, son May 19th, recommended to the state the agreeing to argenerat ceffation, until his majesty's pleafure was further declared upon their humble fupplications. But the justices entertaining different sentiments, and resolving upon a severe punishment of ally without distinction, "absolutely rejected the ceffation, ist o: sid: fue main lista letvara oculorbags
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[From Defiderat. Curiofi Hibernic.3 A Remonftrance of the Right Hon. James, Earl of Castle
haven and" Lord Audley, addressed to his Majesty King - Charles II.
tä [See Review, vol. i. p. 269.3: .. 14,7" WHEREAS m
my escape out of theriff Woodcock's house in Dublin, where I was near twenty weeks a prisoner, is likely to occasion various discourses and conjectures, I have thought fit, by advice of my friends, to remonstrate the truth of my cate.
"After having, with the rest of the peerage of England, for the. space of near a year, ferved his majesty there, first, in his great council at York, and then in the parliament ; but ftill un. der the awe and terror, either of the Scottish army at Newcastle, of the ruđe rábble at London ;, at length many of the lords (as well wearied with that extream Ilayery, as unwilling to be any longer eye witnesses of the affronts daily multiplied on the king and queen, and other intolerable insolencies tending to the des struction of monarchy, and establishing of popular goverment). retired themselves to their several houses; and I, with his majesty's leave, approved by the lords of parliament, about the feast of St. Michael the archangel, 1641, came into Ireland; where shortly after appeared the parks of the ensuing war, that now by fire and sword doth rage throughout this kingdom. Upon the first discovery whereof, I with all pollible speed repaired to Dublin, and there not only offered my service, but sued to the fate for employment, for the suppressing of that commotion; but it was, refuled zranswer, being given me by one of the justices, and others of the council, that the character I bart of papit, made me uncapable of trust, nay even of arms, to defend my qwn house from robbers. At this time the county of Kildaré (where I rehided) was quiet, and held fo till about mid November. But, now, the tide of confusion began to overflow those banks also, which occasioned my second journey to the justices and councils where after having made á faithfub narration of the fate of that oqunty, I became an bumble fuitors that á troop of horse might be presently fent down, averring, that a fmall force would then do that, which the month following might be work for an army, But the effect of this journey, was only their lordships thanks, with an unanimous licence from the whole council, that until they were able to relieve me, I should make fair weather, and preserve myself and mine by
the respect they knew the country bare me. But this helped me little ; for shortly after, most of the chief of that county declared themselves : fo that 'the rest of the winter, I was enforced to stand on my guard, with watch and ward, both day and night, keeping my brother M. Marcin-Toucket, or some other, always at Dublin, from time to time expecting the con mands of the Itate. The winter snow past, and fair weather coming on, about Easter the English army (commanded by the lieutenant-general, now marquis of Ormond) in its march to Leix-lodged fome four miles from my house, whither that night, by the respect of the lieutenant general, wás fent-affafe-guard, And in-thankfulnefs, the duchess of Buckingham, the Earl of Antrim and myself, went the next morning to falute his lord fhip and his army; where we were so receiveet, a's ftood well with the honour of that great lord and noble commander. After fome days, his lordship having now relieved the places in distress, and finished his design, in his return, and in light of my house, though three miles from it, was the encounter be twixt the English army and the Irith, commonly called the battle of Kilrush whither, becaufe I in cuerpo, 'with my three or four men; without gun or powder, did not come, and being to pass through thousands of the Irith, I am faid, by the malicious, to have discountenanced the king's army. The evening after victory, his lordship's march being near my house, he was pleafed, with some of his chief commanders, to refresh themselves there; and in the night, his lordship wanting a guide to conduct him and his army fome four miles to their quarters, I would trust none with that charge but myself. Notwithstanding this my respect, it must be given out, that so great an entertainment was never intended for the lieutenant general and his followers, but tather for the Lord Viscount Mountgarret, and the reft of the rebels. To this point, divers witnesses were examined against me, though God knows, I expected not either of their coming thither.
By these misinterpretations of my actions, I thought I must no longer fleep, doubting that my quiet living in the country drew envy on my person, so that Í refolved 10 put myfelf into the fashion, that is, to leave my house to be burnt, my stock of all sorts (being of great value) to be a prey to whosoever would take them; and to look at nothing, but to fave myself and people, with fome choice goods. To this purpose, I prefently refolved to move the state at Dublin, that I might have licence to go for England, it being the custom of this kingdom not to do? part without leave; but as I was dispatching the messenger, a letter unexpected fell into my hands, delivered me by one of my servants ; but the bearer never came to my presence. I opened it, never asking or considering from whom it might come. I found it fubfcribed by the vifcounts Gormanstown and Netervill, and the Lord of ślane : it was to this effect; that in obe
dience to his majesty's proclamation, 'they, and other united lords and gentlemen,, had laid down their arms; to intimate which to the state they had sent one Lieutenant Colonel Read, from whom they had not heard, and that nevertheless, i daily their own and their tenants houses were burnt, their goods taken, and people killed. They desired that I would mediate with the state for a cessation of arms-, and that a place might be appointed, where they and their confederates might meet to draw up their grievances, and so have free access, by way of petition, to present them to his majesty- c-With this letter, I prefently fent another from myself to the state, wherein I seemed to wish fome good return might be made, být it happened otherwise ; for answer to their lordships, they would make none, at all, alTedging they were rebels and traitors, and after many frivolous exceptions taken toimy letter, as one, that I did not also call them rebels and traitors, they admonished me to have nothing to do with them, and instead of licensing me to go for England, they commanded I should not depart the kingdom without leave. All this while from the first opening the ways from Dublin to my house, ik was frequently, at the English garrisons, and had always with me, either troops or, troopers of the English army.
And now finding my unhappiness, that how candid or fincere foever my actions or meaning was, I must still be mistaken; I packed up all I could conveniently carry, and resolved presently to go to Dublin, where I would make my abode, till I had leave to pass for England. But some few days before my intended departure, news was brought me, that by change some of my friends at Dublin had discovered, that I ftood indicted of high treason ; for it was done with great secrecy: otsit." nei "
- Amazed at this sad and unexpected news, the next morning
But I, not willing to lie long under that title of infamy, went myself to the council, took notice of my charges and desired that with all convenient speed, I might be brought to my put
fon, ran away from the English
gation. Hitherto it is evident, I thought not of my escape. The council; after some debate, confined me to master Woods cock's house, one of the sheriffs of Dublin. From whence, after a day or two, I sent à petition to the State, and it was to this effect, laying down by many particulars the improbability of my associating myself in this war, as that I was a peer of England, that the main of my estate lay there, and the little intereft or power I had in this kingdom; that my accusers were of base condition, and would have been taken off for a small sum of money, and that two of them, namely, Ennis and his · afterwards served against them at the battle of Kilrush; and the third, William Collis, had been sadler to some of the Irish army, whereby it is most evident, that beside what other reward those men might be promised, they were made sure of their lives; that the jury who found this indictment, on the evidence of these men, 'were persons of the same nature and condition, as parti
cularly one Francis Dade, who affociated himself with the Irish, Det changed his religion, and went to mass. This man having for
feited his life, according to their rule, they make a leading jury man, and I believe a witness, he not daring to deny what they would have him do or fay. In fine, that there was not one gentleman, or scarce a landed-man amongst them. For these reasons, and for that it had been frequently granted to others in the like case, I desired to be bailed. Answer was returned to this modeft petition, that the witnesses were no rebels, but espies; so that what I had faid, was no impeachment to their testimonies, and in general they thought not fit to grant the petition. Well, though I thought that as well this answer, as the whole proceedings, fomewhat harsh, yet I did not much weigh it; for shortly after was to follow Trinity term. At which time I assured myself, that by my innocency I should be set free both from prison and blame.
Oh! but here I was much deceived. For this term must be otherwise employed. For though, through hanging, racking, and barbarous treating of such as submitted on the king's proclamation, thousands had declared themselves for the country, who were in all poft hafte going to Dublin, to put themselves under the protection of the state; yet there were as many more that stood at a gaze, as most unwilling to run the common course, and yet loth to be handled after this rude manner. Against these, must bills of indictment presently be drawn, and grand-jury-men picked for the purpose. And to strike the business dead in the eye, fearing thefe men were not wicked enough, the judges of the king's chief place, on the bench delivered, as part of their charge, that they must not be scrúpulous ; for that common. fame was now evidence enough to find a bill of indictment.