History of the Insurrection of the County of Wexford, A. D. 1798: Including an Account of Transactions Preceding that Event, with an Appendix, Part 1798

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author, 1803 - Ireland - 304 pages
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Page xxv - 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 232 - ... lay down their arms, and return to their allegiance, provided that their persons and properties are guaranteed by the commanding officer ; and that they...
Page 73 - ... well as public, that the system and plans of those deluded persons who style themselves, and are commonly known by the name of United Irishmen, have been generally adopted by the inhabitants of the several parishes in this county, who have provided themselves with pikes and other arms for the purpose of carrying their plans into execution. And whereas we have received information that the inhabitants of some parts of this county have, within these few days past, returned to their allegiance,...
Page xxii - ... to seek a shelter for themselves and their helpless families where chance may guide them? This is no exaggerated picture of the Horrid scenes now acting in this county ; yet surely it is sufficient to awaken sentiments of indignation and compassion in the coldest bosoms.
Page 240 - They now divided themselves into two bodies: the one under the command of the Rev. Philip Roche, marched into the barony of Forth, and encamped that night at Sledagh ; the other, under the conduct of Messrs. Fitzgerald, Perry, and Edward Roche, proceeded over the bridge to Peppard's Castle, where they took their station...
Page 70 - Gorey with dutiful submission to the magistracy, and a respectful awe of the yeomanry. On a public day in the week preceding the insurrection, the town of Gorey beheld the triumphal entry of Mr. Gowan at the head of his corps, with his sword drawn, and a human finger stuck on the point of it. WITH this trophy he marched into the town, parading up and down the streets several times, so that there was not a person in Gorey who did not witness this exhibition ; while in the meantime the...
Page 162 - Nothing now, my countrymen, appears necessary to secure the conquests you have already won, but an implicit obedience to the commands of your chiefs; for through a want of proper subordination and discipline, all may be endangered. At this eventful period, all Europe must admire, and posterity will read with astonishment, the heroic acts achieved by people strangers to military tactics, and having few professional commanders: but what power can resist men fighting for liberty!
Page 189 - A detach* ment accordingly proceeded from the camp on Vinegar-hill to that on Lacken-hill, where, receiving reinforcement, the united party moved forward to the attack of Borris, where they arrived after a night's march, early on the morning of the 12th. The cavalry stationed there fled on the approach of the insurgents, but a party of the Donegal! militia, who had taken up their quarters in the house...
Page 155 - ... soldiery who was not in military uniform. The work of blood and fire went on again the next day. Houses crowded with defenceless fugitives were set on fire, and guarded while burning, that none of the inmates might escape. " Some of these," eays Hay, were " so thronged that the corpses of the suffocated within them could not fall to the ground, but continued crowded together in an * In Ireland, even, civil war has comedy in it side by side with tragedy. Thomas Cloney, •who was present at this...
Page 68 - ... quietly at home, promising that if he should be arrested on the information of others, I would represent his case to the magistrates. He took my advice, but the fear of arrest and lashing, had so taken possession of his thoughts, that he could neither eat nor sleep, and on the morning of the 25th, he fell on his face and expired in a little grove near my house.

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