Personal Narrative of the "Irish Rebellion" of 1798

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author, 1828 - Ireland - 285 pages

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Page 4 - I should despise myself, if, under any intimidation, I could close my eyes against such scenes as present themselves on every side, or my ears against the complaints of a persecuted people.
Page 3 - ... less to afford protection. The only crime which the wretched objects of this ruthless persecution are charged with, is a crime, indeed, of easy proof; it is simply a profession of the Roman Catholic faith, or an intimate connection with a person professing this faith. A lawless banditti have constituted themselves judges of this new species of delinquency...
Page 2 - It is no secret, that a persecution, accompanied with all the circumstances of ferocious cruelty which have in all ages distinguished that dreadful calamity, is now raging in this county.
Page 280 - Wollaghan shall be dismissed from the corps of yeomanry in which he served ; and that he shall not be received into any other corps of yeomanry in this kingdom. His Excellency further desires that the above may be read to the president and members of the court-martial in open court.
Page 263 - That the sole constitutional mode by which this influence can be opposed is by a complete and radical reform of the representation of the people in Parliament. 3. That no reform is practicable, efficacious, or just which shall not include Irishmen of every religious persuasion.
Page 255 - And shall it be found hereafter that said traitor has been concealed by any person or persons, or by the knowledge or connivance of any person or persons of this town and its neighbourhood, or that they or any of them have known the place of his concealment, and shall not have given notice thereof to the commandant of this town, such person's Juntse will be bumt, and the owner thereof hanged.
Page 267 - A bill for preventing revenue officers from voting at elections. " A bill for rendering the servants of the crown of Ireland responsible for the expenditure of the public money. " A bill to protect the personal safety of the subject against arbitrary and excessive bail, and against the stretching of the power of attachment beyond the limits of the constitution.
Page 3 - It is nothing less than a confiscation of all property, and an immediate banishment. It would be extremely painful, and surely unnecessary, to detail the horrors that attend the execution of so rude and tremendous a proscription...
Page 270 - Damn your gun, there's no good in it;" and that the said Fox at the same time said to Wollaghan that that man (pointing to deponent's son) must be shot ; that deponent then got hold of Wollaghan's gun and endeavoured to turn it from her son, upon which the gun went off, grazed her son's body, and shot him in the arm; the boy staggered — leaned on a form — turned up his eyes, and said,
Page 262 - ... their enormity, but that we consider them as but symptoms of that mortal disease which corrodes the vitals of our constitution, and leaves to the people, in their own government, but the shadow of a name. Impressed with these sentiments, we have agreed to form an association, to be called "The Society of United Irishmen...

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