History of the Irish Insurrection of 1798,: Giving an Authentic Account of the Various Battles Fought Between the Insurgents and the King's Army, and a Genuine History of Transactions Preceding that Event. With a Valuable Appendix

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John Kenedy, 1847 - Great Britain - 432 pages

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Page 401 - I do further declare that neither hopes, fears, rewards or punishments, shall ever induce me directly or indirectly, to inform on, or give evidence against any member or members of this or similar societies, for any act or expression of theirs, done or made collectively or individually, in or out of this society, in pursuance of the spirit of this obligation.
Page 327 - For there is no nation of people under the sun that doth love equal and indifferent justice better than the Irish, or will rest better satisfied with the execution thereof, although it be against themselves ; so as they may have the protection and benefit of the law when upon just cause they do desire it.
Page 202 - All men refusing to obey their superior officers, to be tried by a court-martial and punished according to their sentence. " It is also ordered, that all men who shall attempt to leave their respective quarters...
Page 398 - 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 396 - 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 400 - The very disgraceful frequency of courts-martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in this kingdom, having too unfortunately proved the army to be in a state of licentiousness, which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy...
Page 201 - At a meeting of the general and several officers of the united army of the county of Wexford, the following resolutions were agreed upon : " Resolved — That the commander-in-chief shall send guards to certain baronies, for the purpose of bringing in all men they shall find loitering and delaying at home or elsewhere ; and if any resistance be given to those guards, so to be sent by the commanding officer's orders, it is our desire and orders that such...
Page 399 - That the instruction of the whole body of magistrates to their committee shall be to use every legal means within their power to stop the progress of the persecution now carrying on by an ungovernable mob against the Roman Catholic inhabitants of this county.
Page 396 - 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 connexion with a person professing this faith.
Page 403 - WALSH, and - " SULLIVAN." " To the General Hunter, or Governor of Waxford, belonging to King George the Third. " We, the Macamore boys, was in the turn out against the Orrange-men, and to who your noble honour gave your most grasous pardon, for we never desarved any other if we war let alone, and being tould that the French was cumeing to take this cunttry from his Royal Highness the king, who we swore to fite for, and in regard to our oath and to your lordships goodness in keeping the Orrange-men...

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