The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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American-Irish Historical Society., 1899 - Ethnology
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Page 197 - It is with great pleasure that I see so many of the Countrymen of my Father assembled on this occasion. I have always been 'proud of my ancestry and of being descended from that noble race, and rejoice that I am so nearly allied to a country which has so much to recommend it to the good wishes of the world...
Page 62 - An Act that the Irishmen dwelling in the counties of Dublin, Myeth, Vriel, and Kildaro shall go apparelled like Englishmen, and wear their beards after the English manner, swear allegiance, and take English surname (5 Edw.
Page 82 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 65 - ... and gave directions to all in authority to seize those who had no visible means of livelihood, and deliver them to these agents of the Bristol sugar merchants, in execution of which latter direction Ireland must have exhibited scenes in every part like the slave hunts in Africa. How many girls of gentle birth must have been caught and hurried to the private prisons of these men-catchers none can tell.
Page 78 - What hope, what expectation, can you have ? You will be one of the first sacrifices to the resentment and justice of government ; your family will be ruined, and you must die with ignominy...
Page 65 - Leader under his hand to supply them with two hundred and fifty women of the Irish nation, above twelve years and under the age of forty-five, also three hundred men above twelve years and under fifty, to be found in the country within twenty miles of Cork, Youghal and Kinsale, Waterford and Wexford, to transport them into New England.
Page 193 - You must observe, also, that in England, as in Ireland, I solicit for money towards endowing the College, and therefore take care that you all attend to the design of the donors. Inclosed you have a list of all the sums I received in Ireland, which list was distributed in the several places where I have been. The design was to let every one of them see that I gave true credit for what I have received. Had...
Page 69 - The names and places of their nativity being taken down, I can answer the question with precision. There were scarcely one fourth natives of America ; about one half Irish, the other fourth were English and Scotch.
Page 185 - ... Adams, and the ground was given by Mr. Kirkwood. The monument is a beautiful structure of red sandstone, about fifteen feet high, and stands in "Twilight Dell." Upon the several faces are the following inscriptions : — IN MEMORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WHISTLER, CIVIL ENGINEER. BORN AT FORT WAYNE, IND., MAY, 1800. DIED AT ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, APRIL, 1849. EDUCATED AT THE US MILITARY ACADEMY. HE RETIRED FROM THE ARMY IN 1833, AND BECAME ASSOCIATED WITH WILLIAM GIBBS McNEILL. THEY WERE IN THEIR...
Page 192 - Hezekiah Smith, I hear, frequently uses the baptism of John. The following is the list to which Mr. Edwards refers in the foregoing letter : — A list of persons in Ireland, who have contributed towards endowing the College in Rhode Island government.

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