The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society, Volume 7

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American-Irish Historical Society., 1907 - Ethnology
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Page 41 - In 1656, several families, arriving from New England at Limerick, had the excise of tobacco brought with them for the use of themselves and families remitted ;' and other families in May and July of that year, who had come over from New England to plant, were received as tenants of State lands near Garristown, in the county of Dublin, about fifteen miles north of the capital.
Page 40 - But one of the earliest efforts of the government towards replanting the parts reserved to themselves was, to turn towards the lately expatriated English in America. In the early part of the year 1651, when the country, by their own description to the Council of State, was a scene of unparalleled waste and ruin, the Commissioners for Ireland affectionately urged Mr. Harrison, then a minister of the Gospel in New England, to come over to Ireland, which he would find experimentally was a comfortable...
Page 52 - ... his later treason. Still further one prowls about, and quite distant from the other inscription, reached by the path up the Heights of Abraham, which, sixteen years before, Wolfe had pointed out and had ascended, is another tablet actually within the walls of the Upper Town. Upon this is inscribed: Within this building and directly Beneath this tablet repose The remains of thirteen soldiers of General Montgomery's army, Who were killed in the assault on Quebec Dec. 31st, 1775. Placed to their...
Page 41 - Ireland, which he would find experimentally was a comfortable seed plot (so they said) for his labours. On his return to New England, it was hoped he might encourage those whose hearts the Lord should stir up to look back again towards their native country, to return and plant in Ireland. There they should have freedom of worship, and the [mundane] advantages of convenient lands, fit for husbandry, in healthful air, near to maritime towns or secure places, with such encouragement from the State as...
Page 42 - ... survivor of that daring expedition. And that powder supplied the two New Hampshire regiments at Bunker Hill, which, attacked by the veteran Welch Fusileers, were commanded by James Reid and John Stark, and made such slaughter of the best English troops. The daring character of this assault can not be over-estimated. It was an organized investment of a royal fortress, where the king's flag was flying, and where the king's garrison met them with muskets and artillery. It was four months before...
Page 64 - Ireland gave them orders upon the governors of garrisons, to deliver to them prisoners of war ; upon the keepers of gaols, for offenders in custody; upon masters of workhouses, for the destitute in their care 'who were of an age to labour, or if women were marriageable and not past breeding...
Page 80 - But even a greater change than that from country village to suburban town has taken place here in Old Cambridge in the last seventy years. The people have changed. In my boyhood the population was practically all of New England origin, and in large proportion Cambridge-born, and inheritors of Old Cambridge traditions. The fruitful invasion of barbarians had not begun. The foreign-born people could be counted upon the fingers. There was Rule, the excellent Scotch gardener, who was not without points...
Page 108 - I heard a single rifle shot from a group of country carts we had been using, and a moment thereafter I saw Pakenham reel and pitch out of his saddle. I have always believed he fell from the bullet of a free man of color, who was a famous rifle shot and came from the Attakapas region of Louisiana.
Page 122 - America in •Congress assembled, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated...
Page 156 - An appeal was afterwards taken to the Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State of New York, in...

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