A Little Bit of Ireland
Connaught Journal JULY 1823
published Galway, Ireland
Thursday, July 3, 1823
WANTED TO RENT
In the Town of Galway, from the 29th next September,
A House and Concern,
Suitable for a Mail Coach Office, Stable, &c
Letters stating particulars addressed to Mr. BOURNE, Mail Coach Office,
Galway, will be attended to.
July 3, 1823
William HEISE & Wife
John STAUNTON & others.
Pursuant to the order of the 6th day of June Instant, made in this Cause, I
will, on Tuesday, the 26th day of June instant, Set up and Let for three
years pending this Cause, at my Office on the Inn's quay, at the hour of one
o'clock in the afternoon, all that and those the Lands of Cartrontrelick and
Skebreda, situate, lying and being in the Counties of Galway and Clare-
Dated this 10th day of June, 1823.
The above Letting is adjourned to Thursday, the 10th day of July next, at
one o'clock, at the place above-mentioned.- Dated 26th June 1823.
For particulars apply to D. M'NEVIN, Esq, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs, S.
Middle Gardiner-street, Dublin.
Edward MORRAGH, Esq. and others, Plaintiffs
Robert Joseph FFRENCH, Esq and others, Defendants
Pursuant to an Order made in this Cuase bearing date the 22d of July last, I
will, on Monday, the 7th day of July next, at the hour of one o'clock in the
afternoon, at my Office, on the Inn's-quay, Dublin, Set up and Let to the
highest and fairest bidder, for three years pending this Cause, All that and
Those, the Lands of Clogh, and part of the Lands of Ballinacreggy, situate
in the County of Galway, part of the Estate of Defendants in this Cause.-
Dated this 17th day of June 1823.
Application to be made to Richard A SIMPSON, Plaintiff's Solicitor, No 2,
Lower Gloucester-street, Dublin or, to Martin John FARRELL, the REceiver in
the Cause, Post-Office, Loughrea.
July 3, 1823
TO BE LET
For such a term as may be agreed upon, Part of the Lands of
Lately held by William BUTLER, Esq of Bunnahow (or Bunnabow)
Proposals will be received by Major-Gen TAYLOR, Castle-Taylor; or J. O'HARA,
Esq. Raheen, Gort
July 3, 1823
War Office- June 20
3d Regiment of Dragoon Guards- Brevet Major Edmund Richard STOREY to be
Major, by purchase, vice MARTIN promoted.
Lieutenant William MERCER to be Captain, by purchase, vice STOREY
Cornet Edwin BURNABY to be Lieutenant, by purchaes, vice MERCER
Cornet Patrick CHALMERS, from the half pay of the 19th Light Dragoons, to be
Cornet, by purchase, vice BURNABY.
10th Light Dragoons- Cornet Thomas WOOD to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice
Lord Wiltshire, promoted in the 35th Foot.
Edward Blacket BEAUMONT, Gent to be Cornet by purchase, vice WOOD.
15th Do- Lieutenant Walter SCOTT, from the half pay of the Regiment, to be
Lieutenant, vice George CALLAHAN, who exchanges.
3d Regiment of Foot Guards- Lieutenant Henry MONTAGU to be Lieutenant and
Captain, by purchase, vice HESKETH, who retires.
10th Regiment of Foot - Lieutenant Routledge MAJENDIE, from half pay 89th
Foot to be Lieutenant, vice Ralph MARSHALL, who exchanges, receiving the
27th Do- Ensign John MICHELL, from the 57th Foot to be Ensign, vice James
WALLACE, who retires upon half pay 22d Light Dragoons
30th Do- Lieutenant General James MONTGOMERIE, from the 74th Foot, to be
Colonel, vice General MANNERS, deceased.
35th Do- Lieutenant John EARL of Wiltshire, from the 10th Light Dragoons, to
be Captain by purchase, vice EDGEWORTH who retires.
49th Do- Ensign Richard Frederick HILL, from the 52d Foot, to be Lieutenant,
by purchase, vice MAXWELL promoted.
51st Do- William GORDON, Gent. to be Ensign, by purchase, vice TIMSON
52d Do- Ensign John BALDWIN, from the half pay 20th Foot, to be Ensign by
purchase, vice HILL, promoted in the 19th Foot.
55th Do- Lieutenant George GOODALL to be Adjutant, vice MACKAY, who resigns
the Adjutantcy only.
57th Do- Cornet Lord Albert CONYNGHAM, from the half pay of the 22d Light
Dragoons, to be Ensign, vice MICHELL, appointed to the 27th Foot
61st Do- Brevet Major Marcus ANNESLEY to be Major, by purchase, vice FANE
65th Do- Captain Stopford CANE, from the half pay of the 2d Garrison
Battalion, to be Captain, vice James PLACE, who exchanges, receiving the
74th Do- Lieutenant-General the Honourable Sir Charles COLVILLE, GCB, to be
Colonel, vice General MONTGOMERIE, appointed to the command of the 30th
89th Do- Lieutenant John MACLEOD, from half pay 4th West India Regiment to
be Lieutenant, vice John MACDONALD, who exchanges.
91st Do- Paymaster Henry HEARTZOAK, from half pay 2d Royal Veterans, to be
Paymaster, vice FAIRFOWL, deceased.
Cape Corps Infantry- Brevet Major Horatio Geo BROKE, from the 1st West India
Regiment, to be Major, by purchase, vice Lord George LENNOX, promoted.
UNATTACHED- To be Lieutenant-Colonels of Infantry, by purchase.
Major Lord George LENNOX, vice Colonel FRANKLIN, who retires.
Major Mildmay FANE, from the 61st Foot, vice Colonel GRIFFITHS, who retires.
Major Richard Montague OAKES, from the 1st Regiment of Life Guards, vice
Lieutenant-Col. BUCKNER, who retires.
Major John MARTIN, from the 3d Regiment of Dragoon Guards, vice
Major-General Lor MUSKERRY, who retires.
Office of Ordnance, June 20
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Major William BRERETON, from the half pay, to be Second Captain, vice Josiah
GRANT, retired on half pay
Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Andrew BREDIN, to be Major, vice FRASER
Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel J. POWER, to be Major, vice VIVION
Captain James GRANT, from half pay, to be Captain, vice POWER
First Lieutenant Henry Finley CUBITT, to be Second Captain.
Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Robert PYM, to be Lieutenant Colonel,
vice BUCKNER, retired
Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Francis POWER, to be Major, vice PYM
Captain and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William POWER, from the half pay to be
Captain, vice Francis POWER
First Lieutenant Richard Burne R?WNSLEY, to be Second Captain.
published Galway, Ireland
Monday, July 7, 1823
We have great pleasure in mentioning, that the sum of £500 paid by the Very
Rev. Doctor FFRENCH, R.C. Warden, for the purchase of the Lombard Barracks,
are likely to be added by Government to the Funds of the above very useful
Institution. This is certainly a very desirable acquisition. The Reader
would be astonished at the number of persons that have been relieved, and
the great suppression of diseases, by this charity; and if such are and have
been its effects, on its present very circumscribed foundation; what will
not be its usefulness, when, by an enlargement of its Fund, it will be
enabled to extend its relief. Indeed, we know of no Institution more wnated
in Galway than the above. It is astonishing to us that mortality has not
been hitherto greater amongst the poorer classes. Her is a population of
50,000 souls, more than one-sixteenth of which (we speak from experience)
have not the means to purchase the ordinary medicines. Now, with this fact
before the eyes of the Reader, is it not, we say again, astonishing that
mortality has not been greater; but it is the hand of Providence that could
alone have sustained them; and we wish to impress upon the minds of those
poor people the gratitude which they owe to the Government that rules over
them, for having so promptly taken their condition into consideration, and
for having placed this their institution on a sure and premanent footing.
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUIS OF SLIGO
Surgeon-Dentist & Corn Extractor
(From London, Paris, and Edinburgh)
Being induced to visit this town and neighbourhood, respectfully begs to
acquaint the Ladies and Gentlemen, and inhabitants in general, that he
purposes to remain for a few days only in this town and he will undertake,
by an operation the most gentle, without the slightest pain, to extract, and
effectually relieve CORNS, the most painful, inveterate,and of the longest
standing, to as to afford immediate comfort in wearing the ordinary shoes.
Mr. K having made complaints of this class his particular study, had great
satisfaction in stating, that he can relieve the enlargement of the Great
Toe, called BUNNION, reducing it in a few Dressings to its natural size.
NAILS pressing into the flesh causing pain, inflammation and its
consequences, by means the most simple, rendered comfortable and easy.
WARTS, of every description, removed without cutting or any operation, by
his newly-discovered syptic.
In extracting DISEASED TEETH, Mr. KEALE has obtained the approbation, of the
First Nobility.--His instruments (upon a new principle, and of his own
manufacture.) upon inspection by Dr. MUNRO, of Edinburgh, the celebrated
Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, received his favourable and decided
CHILDREN'S FIRST TEETH, often coming forward in a diseased state, and
extremely irregular, ought certainly to be removed; but few know how or when
the operation should be performed, in order to assure the appearance of a
new and regular set in such cases, application to Mr. K will be found highly
In most cases where the enamel is not wholly destroyed, the Tooth-Ache cured
without extracting-- Old Stumps removed with the greatest facility, by means
of his newly invented instruments. Cleansing, Scaling, removing sharp
projections and imparities, fastening Loose Teeth, stuffing with Gold or
Silver, and every operation performed with care, and on the most improved
A single Tooth or a whole Set, fitted in without pain or inconvenience.
ARTIFICIAL PALATES, of Gold or Silver, fixed in the first style of
perfection, producing a change in the Tone and Voice of Articulation, that
astonishes while it delights.
Mr. KEALE recommends his ROYAL FRAGRANT ORIENTAL TOOTH POWDER, prepared by
himself, as effectual in preserving the Teeth a beautiful white, sound an
unimpaired, also, his Fragrant Tincture for bleeding and Scogbutic? Gums,
imprating to the breath its delightful Odour and lasting Fragrance.
For his abilities he begs to refer to Thos L. WHISTLER, Esq. M.D., Henry
BLAKE, Esq., M.D. and Dr. BROWNE, Galway; Dr. HAMILTON and H.B. KEANE, Esq,
Castlebar, M.D. Surgeon to the County Infirmary and Surgeon in Ordinary to
the King in Ireland; Doctor HAMILTON, Ballinrobe, and Dr. PRENGERGAST, Tuam.
" I beg to recommend Mr. KEALE as a person who appears to me the most
competent to perform any operation on the teeth."--Thomas LITTLE, M.D. Tuam.
It is requested orders may be addressed to Mr. KEALE, at Mr. MITHCELL's,
next door to Doctor WHISTLER, Dominick-street, Galway.
The Poor attended Gratis from 8 to 9 o'clock, each morning.--July 3, 1823
A Large and Commodious Concern to be Let at Eyre's square, consisting of a
Dwelling House, a six horse Stable, Large Coach House, Room for a Rick of
Hay and a Rick of Straw.
It would be a most desirable Concern for a Mall Coach Office, it being
enclosed by a fifteen feet Wall, and under one Lock and Key.
Apply to Thomas CONOLLY, Hotel, who will close with Tenant when the value is
offered, and give immediate possession if required.
Galway, July 7, 1823
The Chamber of Commerce having had under its serious consideration the
various abuses connected with this branch of business, in Weighing,
pilferage, and want of regulation; and having come to certain Resolutions a
view effectually to remedy the same:
A Meeting of the Merchants and all others interested in the Kelp Trade, is
requested at my Office on Thursday next, the 10th inst. at th hour of one
o'clock for the purpose of finally adopting and confirming such measures in
the most efficient and satisfactory way, and of insuring a correct mode of
Weighing and Security from Abuse and Pilferage in Future.
John MOORE, Secretary.
Galway, July 5th, 1823
Informs his Friends and the Public that he is just returned from Dublin with
a Large Assortment of
Wines, Groceries, Silks, Satins, Muslins, Linens, Cloaths, Tabinets,
Bombazines, Latestrings, &c, &c.
With many other Articles such as
Hardware, Glass, China, &c, &c
Which he will sell at his Usual Reduced Prices.
Loughrea, July 7, 1823
Chas. GLYNN and Owen RYAN
Respectfully acquaint their Friends and the Public, that they continue to
sell Wool, as heretofore, namely, at a Commission of Two-and-a-half-per
Cent, insuring Debts, [rest of line unreadable]
And for the preference given them in this branch of their Business, they
offer, most sincere thanks; with the assurance of their utmost endeavours to
merit a continuance of the same patronage, by strict attention to the
interest of those who are pleased to favour them with consignments. Wool
Store, Thomas Court, Office ?0, Inns-quay.
July 7, 1823
Elizabeth BENNETT, Widow; Plaintiff
Walter LAWRENCE, Esq. Georgina, his wife, Walter LAWRENCE, a minor, Chas.
BLAKE, Esq., and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to an Order made in this Cause, Bearing date the ?? day of June,
1823, I will, on Monday, the 14th Day of July, instant, at the hour of one
o'clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inns-quay, Dublin, set up
and Let to the highest and fairest bidder, from the first of May last, for
three years, pending this cause, the Demesne Lands of Belview, discharged
from the Lease made thereof by Defendant to Thomas SEYMOUR, contining about
320 acres, subject to a survey to be made threof situate in the Co. of
Galway, adjoing the town of Laurence-town--Dated this 1st day of July 1823
The Tenants to take out Leases and cater in security by Recognizance for
payment of their rents.
The above lands are situate between the towns of Shannon-harbour and
Eyrescourt, and are all of prime quality.
Any further information may be had by application to Daniel MANIFOLD, Esq.
the Receiver in this cause, Cad?mstown, Kennelly, or Barry Edward LAWLESS,
Plaintiff's Solicitor, 25 French-street, Dublin.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
One of the Cork papers, under the head of "Important Arrests", and after a
flourish about deep and awful interests, &c. states, that about fifty
persons have been arrested in the neighbourhood of Castletownroche, which
fifty were concerned in most of the outrages by which the county of Cork was
afflicted. Without laying the stress upon the apprehension of those persons,
which our Provincial Contemporary is pleased to do, we are glad that this
Grand Committe of Captain Rock have been arrested--it will contribute, no
doubt, to the restoration of peace in the country. The house of Major
RUSSELL of Beechmont, was attacked on Sunday last, by Whiteboys, for
arms--they did not succeed however, and four of them were apprehended. Some
cows were houghed near Ballyclough--but, according to the Cork Chronicle,
there is some likelihood of the speedy restoration of tranquility in the
county. By a Letter to the Editor of that Paper, it appears, that "the
Insurrection" in the neighbourhood of Doneraile "is considerably checked."
We read in the Limerick papers, the account of only one outrage, near
Askeaton, the particulars of which are not worth stating.
Mr. BLACKBURNE is sistting at Six-mile-Bridge administering the Insurrection
Act. There is mention made of some cow-stealing and a burglary, but neither
appear to proceed from the Whiteboy system
Perfectly tranquil in this quarter, and likely to continue so; yet there are
certain alarmists, who are tormenting themselves and their neighbours with
stories worse than thsoe of ghosts and goblins.--Carlow Paper
DUBLIN, JULY 2
Tuesday being the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, the Royal Standard was hoisted on Bedford Tower.
The annual ceremony of ringing the bells at Drogheda, in commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne, is dispensed with.
The bells of St. Canice, Kilkenny, were not rung yesterday, the first of July, according to annual custom, in consequence of an order issued to that effect.
It was rumoured in Newry, on Thursday, that a riot had taken place near Moy, in which one man was killed and several wounded. The Newry paper gives no credit.
On Monday, the 30th June, Lieutenant-General Lord Combermere, Lord Colquhoun Grant, and several other officers of distinction, reviewed the Queen's Royal Regiment in the Phoenix Park:- The corps was commanded by its Colonel in person, Major-General Sir H. TORRENS, K.C.B. &c. and Adjutant-General to the Forcer, and the new system of manoeuvre introduced by Sir Henry and to be adopted by the Army, was displayed with a rapidity of movement, and precision, which drew forth the commendation of every one present on the occasion. On their return to barracks the men were entertained with bred [sic], cheese, and porter, and in the evening they illuminated their rooms in honor of their gallant Colonel, and otherwise manifested that attachment to his person which exists so strongly in the Army at large.
The Cavalry Barracks at Newbridge sustained considerable damage by accidental fire, which occurred on Friday, and much property, belonging to Colonel ROSS, and Quartermaster JOLLY, has been consumed. The fire happened in consequence of a soldier incautiously leaving a candle lighting.
Yesterday about sixty male Convicts, under a rule of transportation, were conveyed in jaunting cars from Newgate to be embarked on board the Tenders, for the transport vessels at Cork; they were guarded by a strong detachment of the 10th Hussars, under the superintendence of Sheriff COOPER. Several of their desponding friends accompanied them to the water-side, anxious to have the last look of those dear to them, but whose crimes have caused their expatriation. The convicts presented a clean and healthy appearance, they were dressed in grey jackets and linen trowsers; most of them wore cockades in their caps.
Escape of one of the Convicts from the Hulk at Cove and his subsequent Apprehension.
On Saturday last, during the thunderstorm, a convict escaped from the Surprise receiving Hulk at Cove, under the following circumstances:- The convict, a noted character, and a native of this city, named Timothy RIORDAN, who was found guilty of robbing Captain MORGAN's house on the Brickfields road, had his irons taken off in consequence of ulcerated legs and was employed about three o'clock on that day, in cleaning the deck when the rain came down in such torrents, as induced the guard to seek shelter below. In so doing, the fellow remained on deck, and having clambered on the top of the railway, he jumped overboard, a descent of nearly fifty feet, and in the midst of thunder, lightning and torrents of rain, he succeeded in swimming to Whitepoint, about a mile from where the Hulk lay! On landing he had on only his shirt, and in that state ran through the fields, and succeeded in making his escape. The alarm being given Captain FRENCH, and the Cove Corps, commenced a diligent search throughout the island, which they followed up yesterday, and that Gentleman even offered a reward for information, but to no purpose. However, we have now to state, the fellow was apprehended yesterday evening, about seven o'clock, lurking in the fields near his old haunts, at the barracks. On being taken into custody, he offered every resistance, but was finally overpowered, and put on board one of the steam packets, to be taken down to his old quarters. He is a stout fellow, about 20 years of age.
published Galway, Ireland
Thursday, July 10, 1823
CASE OF DISTRESS
Michael WALSH, of Bridge-street, Nailor, a very poor man, having laboured under disease of his leg for twelve years, which was amputed [sic] on the 8th inst. by Doctor GRAY. He is reduced to extreme want from not being able to work at his trade for several months past. It is hoped that the charitable and humane of Galway will contribute to his support during his recovery. The smallest benefaction will be received and acknowledged by Doctor GRAY, Nun's- Island; Mr. MARTIN, at Doctor BLAKE's, Shop-street, and the Editor of this Paper.
The brig Endeavour, Captain LEINE, with passengers, arrived at Quebec from Dublin, 22d May- all well.--Dublin Paper
The Dublin Packet, Newcombe, from New York to this port, has arrived, after a short passage of twenty-seven days. She sails again about the 1st of August.
In High-street, early on the morning of yesterday, of a few days illness, Mrs. Mary Anne MAHON, wife of Mr. Thomas MAHON, Apothecary. We feel that the ordinary systems of newspaper obituaries has in it something too cold or inexpressive for the object of these passing remarks, whose clearness of intellect, amiability of demeanor, and excellent qualities rendered her an ornament to the connubial state and to society. The finer feelings of the softer sex were closely united and collected together in this amiable Lady. True piety and genuine charity formed an imposing feature in her character; and while her afflicted husband and family have to regret her departed worth, there is one consolation left for them, that is the reflection that she had exchanged this for a better world, in which she shall enjoy those blessings which are exclusively reserved for the good and the virtuous--Mrs. MAHON was only in her twenty-third year.
In Suffolk-street, Dublin, after a tedious illness, which he bore with the most christian resignation, Walter MAHON, late of Gort, in the County of Galway, Esq.
At Fawnsborough, Lewis H. JONES, Esq., third son of the late Thomas JONES, Esq. of High Park, co. Sligo.
At his house, Goerge's-street, Dublin, on Monday, 23d June, Mr. Michael HUGHES, jun. In him were to be found every virtue becoming the man and the christian- a loving husband, a good son, an affectionate parent, a steady and an attached friend.
In Queen-street, Waterford, Robert BOWERS, Esq.
In same place, Mr. John MADDERS
In same place, Mr. Charles FREESTON.
At the South Terrace, Cork, Mrs. ADAMS, relict of the late Mr. Roger ADAMS, aged 76 years.
At Highmount, the relict of Francis WALKER, Esq. of Belville, county Limerick.
At Ballydrihid, near Coher, county Tipperary, N. DOHERTY, Esq.
On Saturday evening last, Mr. Andrew MOONEY, of Shop-street, to Miss Margaret KELLY, daughter of the late John KELLY, Esq of Briarfield, in this County.
At Springfield Church, Jeremiah SULLIVAN, Esq. of Bamore to the daughter of John SULLIVAN, Esq. of Tullylease.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS COURT
Notice is hereby given that Peter BURROWES, Esq, on of the Commissioners for
the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, will hold a Court for the Discharge
of Insolvent Debtors at Galway, on Monday, the 21st Day of July, at ten o'Clock,
in the forenoon of said Day, at which place the following persons will be heard
in their Petitions- Dated this 8th Day of July, 1823.
By the Court,
Tim LARKIN, Patrick REGAN, Michael SULLIVAN, Michael NEILL, Wm. ROWLAND, James FLEMING, Mark LINSKEY, Francis MAGAULEY, Peter ROWLAND, Patrick GALLAGY, Richard JOYCE, Michael TAGGART, John HEALY, James MAHON, William NEILAND, James DONNELLAN, Martin KEATING, John DAVOCK, Patrick McKEON.
(From the Mercantile Advertiser)
Sugar- The auction of Trinidad on Thursday being of the description wanted by the grocers, went off briskly at full prices.
Ashes- Pot Ashes continue at former prices- There is more demand for Barilla; and sales have been made of Sicily at 25l to 26l per ton.
Tallow- Dublin Tallow scarce and going off steadily at 42s to 43s per cwt.; higher prices offering for Rough Fat.
Kelp in demand, and expected to be higher.
Butter has declined 2s per cwt since our last.
Casks of Butter received in Dublin the week ending Saturday, the 5th of July, 1823- 190 firkins. Received in the corresponding week last year, 43 firkins.
Malt- There has not been much doing in Malt, holders still expecting an improvement in the price from the distillery bill.
published Galway, Ireland
Monday, July 14, 1823
Several highly respectable Magistrates of this County met on Tuesday last, in
Loughrea, for the purpose of investigating the conduct of a Roman Catholic
Clergyman, who had been charged by a woman named Margaret CORCORAN, with the
crime of adultery, and proposing to her to destroy the infant, of which the Rev.
Gentleman was the parent. The Clergyman is the Rev. Denis O'CALLAGHAN, P.P. of
Kiltormer. Margaret CORCORAN swore to the above facts before Walter LAURENCE,
esq. of Belview, J.P. and in the course of a very few days afterwards went
before another Magistrate, Thomas Dillon HEARN, of Hearnsbrook, Esq, wth another
affidavit of an opposite tendency, stating, in strong and direct terms, that
what she had previously sworn to was not the truth, and that she was instigated
to the crimination of the Clergyman by a Police Officer. Let it be understood
the Clergyman had no communication with this unfortunate woman at the time
intervening between the affidavits, nor any persons on his behalf or with his
knowledge, consent or authority. However, the Magistrates met, investigated the
matter, and came to the following determination:-
"We, the undersigned Magistrates, having taken into consideration certain charges made by Margaret CORCORAN against the Rev. Mr. O'CALLAGHAN, and Mr. WATERS, officer of Police, and finding the said Margaret CORCORAN has sworn in positive and direct contradiction before two Magistrates of this County, we consider her testimony utterly unworthy of belief as affecting the conduct or character of either of the Gentlemen she has thus sworn against; and we are further of opinion as this woman's conduct is to be investigated at next Assizes, that any further proceedings on our part is at present unadvisable.
Signed on behalf of the Magistrates, J. BURKE, Bart. Chairman.
Loughrea, July 9, 1823"
The Magistrates present were- Sir John BURKE, Bart. Marble-hill; Colonel M'DERMOTT, Ramore; Walter LAWRENCE, Belview; Thomas Dillon HEARN, of Hearns-brook; Thos. SEYMOUR, Bellimore; Thomas S. EYRE, Eyresville; and Thomas D'ARCY, Chief Magistrate of Police, Esqrs.- The Prosecutrix, Margaret CORCORAN, has been committed to our County Prison, to stand her trial at the next Assizes for perjury. We regret extremely that that circumstance presents us from dwelling as we could wish upon this infamous transaction; but if it shall appear in evidence, that this woman- this unfortunate deluded woman, has been an instrument in the hand of the Police Officer to mar the character of this respectable Clergyman with his flock, and to place a halter around his neck- we say, if such doings as these are not checked in the commencement, and torn up by the roots, it will be scarcely possible to live in the country. The more exemplary, the more moral, and the more religious the Clergyman is the sooner will he be marked out by those who make a profession of calumny, and thrive on the destruction of character and reputation. It is not the degenerate outcast from the Church that will be held up to public reprobation. Oh!, no; his influence can be but trifling. Deprived of those functions which are attached to the clerical character, his weight with the community cannot be shaken because he dos not possess any. It is the Divine alone who gives his unpaid exertions to the "cure of souls," who seems to "live, move and have his being" merely for the discharge of his sacred duties, that is the target for those little scarecrow marksmen. Indeed, we have never seen the Reverent Mr. O'CALLAGHAN, but we have heard of him. We have heard of the intense anxiety which his case created in the Town of Loughrea, and in the neighbourhood; and, indeed, we are not surprised that the anxiety should be intense, when the well-earned character of so amiable and exemplary a Clergyman was sought to be made a victim to a premeditated perjury and a deep-laid conspiracy. The Reverend Gentleman burning with a desire for an immediate and public investigation, addressed the two following notes to the Magistrates:-
Loughrea, One o'Clock
GENTLEMEN- As my character is the subject of this day's Meeting of the Magistrates, I beg the investigation may be a public one. I am ready with my witnesses to attend as soon as you shall think proper, and I shall be entirely guided by you. I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,
Loughrea, Three o'Clock
GENTLEMEN- I think it but fair that as my character has been publicly injured, the investigation should be public. Gentlemen, your obedient Servant,
The Magistrates, however, could not grant the request and Mr. O'CALLAGHAN sent us the following Note. The Assizes approaches fast. We shall keep a close eye on this really important trial. Something may come out; and Mr. O'CALLAGHAN and the public may depend that we shall do our duty:-
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
SIR- I this day arrived in Loughrea, for the purpose of submitting to an investigation which I conceived would be a public one; but being informed that the Magistrates intended that it should be private, and anxious as I was that the business should be tried in as public a manner as possible in order that all parties should be enabled to form an impartial opinion, I wrote the above Notes to the Magistrates. They, however, declined acceding to my wishes; and I have been since informed, very justly, for they were not qualified to get into the merits of a case the chief character in which has been committed to prison, to abide her trial for perjury. I trust that it is unnecessary for me to request of the public to suspend their opinions until such time as the light of law and justice shall have defeated those base fabrications against my character which I hold much dearer than my life. I have the honor to be, Sir, you obedient Servant,
Loughrea, Tuesday, July 9, 1823
A most intolerable smell arises from the fish-entrails, &c. which are suffered to remain in the street in front of the Fish market. The proper persons should have the cause of this nuisance removed, for it is not very agreeable to the Gentry who frequent the public streets and shops to have this nuisance in existence. We trust that this suggestion will be attended to.
Several mad dogs have infested the streets and suburbs of this town for the last few days. Some persons have been bitten,and several Gentlemen have been obliged to shoot these dogs who had caught the infection. We think it is the immediate duty of the Mayor to see that and end shall be put to this nuisance. Placing logs on the animals necks will not answer so well. Muzzling will, we think, be more effacacious; and the Mayor should inflict penalties on such as suffer their dogs to go abroad without this precaution.
Suddenly on the morning of Friday last, Mrs. BURKE, relict of the late James BURKE, Esq. of Danesfield, in this County.- It is unnecessary to say, that this excellent lady possessed every thing that could render her society agreeable, and her death a subject of regret to her friends, and the poor whose necessities she always felt a pleasure in relieving.
In Lombard-street, yesterday morning, Mr. Michael WALSH, publican.
A young man named HANEEN, was killed at the Races of Ballyea, county Kerry, by a blow of a shovel.
NOTICE TO WHEELWRIGHTS
Proposals to be received by Mr. Robert Wm POTTER, of Tuam, for a quantity of Spinning Wheels and Reels to be made according to a pattern to be seen at his Store.- if by letter to be post paid.- Tuam, July ??, 1823
Court of King's Bench, Dublin
Anne WALKER, a Minor, Plaintiff
Elizabeth WHEELER, and Lydia CARR, Defendants
The Lord Chief Justice presided and was assisted by Judges JEBB and BURTON, Counsel on both sides having agreed to dispense with the attendance of Judge VANDELEUR, who was necessarily engaged at the Commission in Green-street.
This Case was entered upon on Wednesday morning, 25th June, and occupied the Court during four successive days. It was a Trial at Bar on an issue out of Court Chancery, to try whether or not the Plaintiff was the legitimate child of Mr. Henry WALKER, late of Dame-street. The Trial excited a strong interest, and on few occasions have we seen a greater Bar of Lawyers employed.
Mr. Thomas WALKER, brother of the said Henry, died some years ago intestate, and left behind him a considerable property, amounting to two or three hundred pounds. The Defendants are the sisters of the deceased, and the Minor, Plaintiff in this Cause, claims, as next a kin to Mr. Henry WALKER, likewise deceased, her share of said property, namely, one third, withheld from her by the Defendants.
The Plaintiff's Case was stated by Mr. Sealy TOWNSEND, and the Defendant's by Mr. GOULD.
At about five o'clock on Saturday evening, the Lord Chief Justice (after consultation with the other Judges) charged the Jury in a speech, which, from its general perspicuity, commanded the admiration of an auditory that crowded the Court in every part. We regret that we have not space to give more than a brief outline of it:-
His Lordship commenced by stating that the question the Jury had to try was, whether the Plaintiff, Anne WALKER, who it appears was born in the year 1806, was the legitimate child of the late Mr. Henry WALKER. It had, his Lordship said, been found necessary in the course of the long proceedings and inquiry that had just taken place, to trace the history of the Plaintiff's mother for a considerable time before the Minor was born, in order fully to ascertain whether she had, as had been asserted by one side, and denied by the other, contracted any matrimonial engagements which would go to invalidate her alleged marriage with the Minor's father. It appeared that her maiden name was Anne BENNETT; previous to the year 1786, she amongst other places, lived in Stoney-batter; her general conduct then had been of a loose and immoral character; she removed from the latter place to King-street, where, however, she received visits from, and was courted by, a Serjeant WILLIAMSON, of the 51st Regiment, and with him she left this country and went to Gibraltar; only a certain number of married women were permitted to go with the regiment, and she was one of them. At Gibraltar, she was universally considered in the regiment as the wife of Serjeant WILLIAMSON, and as such was, without any reserve or hesitation, associated with by the other Serjeants' wives; the Captain of the Company who was the late Sir John MOORE, or the Commanding Officer, caused some punishment to be inflicted on another Serjeant, on a complaint made by Serjeant WILLIAMSON, that he, the former, had in a manner that was conceived improper, solicited the Serjeant WILLIAMSON's wife to drink with him; she (Serjeant WILLIAMSON's wife, the Plaintiff's mother) was delivered of a child in Gibraltar; the child was called Christiana. Serjeant WILLIAMSON, it appeared, was an upright and religious man- a Methodist, and bore an excellent character in the regiment, in every respect, of which he was so scrupulous, that finding reports to the prejudice of his wife were circulated in the regiment, he had her sent home from Gibraltar in the year 1792. "It is, " said his Lordship, "for you, Gentlemen, to consider how far it is probable that such a man as Serjeant WILLIAMSON is described to have been, would have the hypocrisy and meanness to introduce this woman into the regiment, and live with her as his wife, if she really was not so. Some years after her return, she had a shop in Bedford-street, in this city, in which she carried on the confectionary business; the name of WILLIAMSON was over the door; she was then known by no other name. Still there is no proof adduced of an actual marriage between her and Serjeant WILLIAMSON, who died abroad in the year 1803. It is, however, stated by one of the witnesses, as Mrs. ESKILDSON, another daughter of the Plaintiff's mother, that her said mother had always told her that Christiana WILLIAMSON was the daughter of a Colonel WILLIAMSON, of the artillery, and that she never heard of a Serjeant WILLIAMSON. You will, Gentlemen, properly appreciate this single testimony, coming from the mother to her own daughter, under such circumstances as have transpired, in opposition to other evidence already touched upon, and the additional evidence of an elderly Gentleman of high rank in the artillery, in which he has been for a great many years, & swears that he never knew nor heard of in that regiment but one Colonel WILLIAMSON, and that he died a very considerable time ago in extreme old age.- This witness related other circumstances which preclude the possibility of the Colonel WILLIAMSON mentioned by him having been the father of the said Christiana. There is, however, one very remarkable circumstance respecting Serjeant WILLIAMSON's child, born at Gibraltar; it has been proved that she had a cast in her eyes, and that Christiana WILLIAMSON, now Mrs. DUGGAN, had a defect of that nature in her eyes. This may be considered as conclusive as to her being the same person. It is proved by two witnesses that they were present at a marriage celebrated in the year 1794, by a person named Matthew HARRISON, a kind of degraded Clergyman, well known, it seems, in this city, between the plaintiff's mother and one DONOVAN, a seaman; and many other witnesses have been produced to prove several other circumstances respecting this DONOVAN and the Plaintiff's mother; such as that said DONOVAN was in this country subsequent to the year 1805; that, whilst he was then here, he was visited at different times at lodgings in Moss-street, by a woman, whom some of them swear was the Plaintiff's mother. "It is a matter, however, Gentlemen of the Jury," said his Lordship," worthy of your particular attention, that Mrs. ESKILDSON, another daughter of the plaintiff's mother, already alluded to, has admitted in this Court that both herself and her mother have considerable pecuniary expectations from the Defendants, if the illegitimacy of the Minor should be established, by its being accredited by you, that her mother was the wife of another man living at the time the alleged marriage took place between her and Mr. Henry WALKER, the Minor's father, and that both Mrs. ESKILDSON and her mother have given every assistance in their power to the Defendants to accomplish the object they already had in view. This Mrs. ESKILDSON was the person that called on one of the witnesses (BASSINET, a shoemaker) to prove the marriage between her mother and the person of the name of DONOVAN- she drew up a statement, according, as she said, to BASSINET's dictation, of his recollections on the whole of the subject of the marriage, &c, but which paper Counsel for Plaintiff designates as a letter of instructions to BASSINET, coming from Mrs. ESKILDSON, or her mother, or both; and what, Gentlemen of the Jury, must strike you most forcibly is, that the paper in question instead of being taken away when written by Mrs. ESKILDSON, as she asserts, was left with the witness BASSINET; and it will be remembered that the said witness, in his direct examination, produced "I O's," (securities for money denominated " I Owe You") as if he, at the period alluded to received them himself from DONOVAN for work done for him; whereas, on his cross-examination it was wrong from him, that said "I Owes" were put into his hands lately by some of the parties mentioned. Here, Gentlemen of the Jury, was a base and scandalous attempt to prevent, by such an imposition, the pure administration of justice; and it is, therefore, for you to conduct the degree of credit that ought to be given to the Witness in other respects, and to the others interested. Gentlemen of the Jury, I now beg to impress most strongly upon your minds, that if you feel convinced by what has appeared in evidence, that this woman, the mother of the Minor, Plaintiff in this cause, was the wife of Serjeant WILLIAMSON, who died in 1803, you may throw overboard, and give yourselves no further trouble whatever about this evidence, which has taken up so much time, respecting her marriage with a person called DONOVAN; for, if such a marriage did take place in 1794, during the life time of WILLIAMSON, who did not die for nine years afterwards, it is, of course, if even solemnly celebrated, and by a person not degraded, still of no value whatever to this case, it being in every way illegal, and consequently, notwithstanding any such ceremony, she must be considered a single woman in 1805, when her alleged marriage took place with the late Henry WALKER, the father of the Minor. Now as to this latter marriage, although there is no actual proof of it by any person that was present at the ceremony, yet here is strong presumptive evidence on the subject. It appears, that upon some day in 1805, a Clergyman was up stairs in the house of Mr. Henry WALKER, in Dame-street- that the latter and the Plaintiff's mother were there too at the same time- that the Clergyman staid for some time- that he went away, the Plaintiff's mother immediately announced the circumstance of her marriage to the servants in the house and those about her, and that she distributed amongst them wedding favours- that an account of the marriage of Mrs. Anne WILLIAMSON to Mr. Henry WALKER was sent to a Newspaper in Dublin- that the insertion of it was at first refused, until its authenticity was vouched by Mr. Henry WALKER- that Mr. Henry WALKER did declare it to be correct- and the account of the marriage was thereupon inserted- that the Clergyman that married them since died, but that is has been proved by his widow, that the Plaintiff's mother was introduced to her by her late husband (the Clergyman) as Mrs. WALKER, wife of Mr.Henry WALKER of Dame-street- that Mr. Thomas WALKER, the very person to whom the property in dispute had belonged, recognized her as the wife of his brother- that he considered the Minor as legitimate- that the Plaintiff's mother was received by all Mr. Henry WALKER's family, including the present Defendants, as his wife, and visited by them as such, and that the latter never questioned the legitimacy of the Minor until the property of Mr. Thomas WALKER became an object of attention- that two respectable witnesses, Mr. HAMY and Mr. BROWN, jewellers, proved that the Plaintiff's mother frequently purchased goods from them, and that they were sent home to Dame-street to her, and the wife of Mr. Henry WALKER, and that he paid for them as for his wife. It was likewise proved that Mr. Henry WALKER exercised an ownership over the premises which have been alluded to in Bedford-street, in right of the Plaintiff's mother, as his wife. All these, with many other circumstances, his Lordship forcibly dwelt on. He concluded by begging of the Jury to weigh most attentively all the evidence that had been adduced in support of the marriages of the Plaintiff's mother, both with WILLIAMSON, and the late Henry WALKER, the Minor's father.
Judges JEBB and BURTON afterwards severally addressed the Jury, each making a few observations - the Jury retired about a quarter after six o'clock, and, in about ten minutes, brought in a verdict for the Plaintiff, with Sixpence Damages and Sixpence Costs, which establishes the legitimacy of the Minor, Anne WALKER, which secures to her a sum of about Eighty-three Thousand Pounds.- She is scarcely seventeen years of age.
published Galway, Ireland
Thursday, July 17, 1823
THE DISTILLERY BILL
The Distillery Bill has passed the House of Commons, with some material alterations, all of them, we are happy to say, favourable to the Irish Agricultural Interest. The duty will be reduced to two shillings a gallon, and a drawback of the full amount of the malt duty is to be allowed to such distilleries as use malt alone. We need not say that the spirits which will be made in Ireland next season will be the best spirits ever made in the Kingdom, and that it will be as cheap as spirits ought to be. When we add, that a law is very likely to pass next Session, allowing a free intercourse of spirits between England and Ireland, we need not say that the Irish farmer and landlord will receive not a boon, but an act of substantial justice.
Take Notice that I, the Undersigned, have surrendered myself to the Governor of the Co. Prison, Galway, for the alleged Murder of Michael DILEEN, on the evening of the 24th December, 1822- of which all persons concerned are hereby required to take notice.
Given under my hand this 15th day of July, 1823,
Patrick x MONAGHAN
published Galway, Ireland
Monday, July 21, 1823
[From the Derry Journal]
On the evening of Thursday last, a farmer, of the name of John BUTLER, was way-laid and murdered at Kilbrohan, in the County of Kilkenny, Barony of Cranagh. An inquest was held on the body and a verdict of "Wilful Murder" was brought against two men, as part of a gang of ten, who have all fled.
Some desperately hardened ruffians, on Wednesday night last, cut off the ears of seven horses and houghed three sheep, belonging to poor cottiers, residing on the property of Thadeus O'DOWDA, Esq. in Coolcarney, Barony of Gallen, in this County. The owners had only lately taken possession of the land, and the above acts of atrocious cruelty are supposed to have been perpetrated by the former occupants.
Some time ago, a fatal affray took place near Moy, between a party of Yeomanry, assisting in the execution of decrees, and the peasantry, in which one of the latter was killed, and several wounded. A Constable and one of the Yeomanry have been committed to Dungannon gaol, to abide their trial.
On Thursday night last, a ruffian incendiary attempted the destruction of a whole family in the neighbourhood of Maghera, by putting a coal into the thatch of their dwelling. The noise he made alarmed the man of the house, who ran out, and seeing what the fellow designed, pursued him for a considerable distance, but without being able to overtake him. On his return he found the house in flames, and it was not without considerable difficulty that he succeeded in getting the fire extinguished. No reason can be assigned for this atrocious act, but that the family are Prostestants, and that the man is a confidential servant at a bleach-green which is the property of a Mr. CLARKE, a relative of the Gentleman of the same name in Maghera, whose porter was lately killed by the Ribbonmen.
On Thursday night last, some of the Police stationed at Moville, discovered the roof of an outhouse belonging to a Gentleman of that neighbourhood to be on fire, and by their exertions the flames were extinguished before such mischief was done. This is a very mysterious business.- That it was the work of an incendiary is pretty evident, from the circumstance of a coal having been found in the thatch, but that it was an incendiary connected with the system of outrage which has been so afflictive in some parts of the kingdom, the hitherto peaceable character of that quarter of the country forbids us to suppose.
A few days ago, the Cork Coach, via Cashel, was upset at Abbeyleix, on its way to Cork, and we regret to add, that some of the passengers have been severely wounded.
Edward BUTLER has been apprehended near Waterford for the murder of CAWDY, a baker, in the south suburbs of Clonmel in March last.
Dr. Barry O'MEARA, who had been Surgeon to Napoleon Bonaparte, at St. Helena, and the Rev. Archdeacon RYAN, arrived on Tuesday at the Great Globe Inn, Clonmel, on their way to the latter gentleman's residence at Lismore.
In Dublin, Mr. George RICHARDSON, of Grafton-st. to Miss Arabella RADDEN, of Chatham-street.
In Dublin, James KELLY, Esq. Kevin-street to Miss Jane SPARROW.
At Delganny Church, Daniel M'SWEENEY, Esq, to Catherine, eldest daughter of William DUNBAR, Esq.
At Glasnevin Church, Captain LINDSAY, of the 78th Highland Regiment, to Harriet Anne, eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert BULL, C.B.R.S.A
Christopher JULIAN, Esq of Tullamore, County of Kerry, to Miss WREN, daughter of the late Leslie WREN, Esq of Little.
In Cork, Lady Musgrave, wife of Sir C. MUSGRAVE, Bart o Myrtle Grove, Youghal.
Also in Cork, Mrs. Mary ROGERS, relict of the late Noblet ROGERS, Esq. of Lola.
At Cove, in the 22d year of his age of effusion on the brain, Mr. Matthew DOWDE.
At Rockfield, County Kerry, Lieut John EAGER, half-pay, 31st Regiment.
At his house, Henry-street, Dublin, Mr. John Grancois JONILLE, of Besancon, Franche Comte.
At Clontarf, John USSHER, M.D.
At the Cottage Terrace, Upper Baggot street, Dublin, Mr Frederick Hamilton MADDEN, aged 17 years, son of Captain H. MADEN. [different spelling]
The Rev. R. BAGNELL, P.P. of Kilshee, Co. Longford, sincerely regretted.
At Cork, Miss Gould, daughter of the late H. GOOLD, Esq and sister of Sir Gerard GOOLD, Baronet, of Old-court.
In Kilkenny, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Dr. T. PACK.
At the Workhouse, Skipton, aged 103 years, Mrs. Martha PRESTON. Until a few years back, few women sacrificed more at the shrine of Bacchus.
SUMMER ASSIZES- DROGHEDA
CHARGE OF MURDER
John HATCH was indicted for the willful murder of John BYRNE, on the 5th of
April last, by inflicting a mortal wound in his side with a bayonet.
After the jury was sworn-
Peter MATHEWS was the first witness called, and examined by Mr. MOODY. He stated, that on the evening of the 5th of April he saw two countrymen standing in Shop-street; one had his arms across the other's shoulder; they were in good humour; two Policemen came down the street, one of whom seized one of the countrymen, who resisted; the policeman then drew his bayonet and fixed it on his musket, and proceeded to drag the countryman; the other countryman interfered to prevent him; the second policeman then fixed his bayonet. Christopher M'KENNA asked the policeman was he going to commit murder? Policeman replied, no- are you going to rescue him? In a scuffle, policeman, countryman, and M'KENNA fell; a man took up policeman's musket and broke it; policeman got up and ran towards the bridge; the other policeman was then surrounded by a crowd, and having unscrewed the bayonet from his musket, endeavoured to keep the people off. In a few minutes, BYRNE, the deceased, came up the street to the place where witness was standing; witness said to him, "John, don't go near them, for there will be murder." BYRNE replied, "I'll make peace if I can." Deceased then went towards the crowd. At this time HATCH came up the street, and finding a gun and bayonet lying on the ground, took them up and flourished with them down the street; BYRNE had his hands on a countryman's shoulder, removing him from the crowd, when HATCH returned and stabbed him in the left side with the bayonet which he had fixed on the gun. Deceased staggered and fell opposite the house of Patrick KING, a publican; he was brought into the house, and died in two minutes.
The witness was cross-examined by Counsellor SCRIVEN, but did not deviate from his direct testimony.
Stephen WHEARTY, examined by Mr. HAMILTON
Witness lives in Shop-street; was looking out of his window the evening BYRNE was killed; observed two Policemen dragging two Countrymen towards the bridge; a crowd collected; some of the People called to the Countrymen to go wit hthe Policemen; another Countryman interfered, and the Policemen fixed their bayonets, and parried with them to keep off the People who had assembled around them; their guns were taken from them and thrown on the ground; and one of them broken; BYRNE ran up the street, and thrust his arms into the crowd; saw HATCH lift a bayonet from the ground and flouish it through the street; he then screwed the bayonet on a gun which he also took from the ground, and stabbed BYRNE in the left side; BYRNE was standing outside the crowd at the time; nothing had previously passed between the Prisoner and the Deceased; had not seen either of them in the street until just before the fatal occurrence.
Cross-examined.- Saw one Policeman on the ground, the other went off; HATCH was greatly abused, and cut over the eye; can't say whether BYRNE had hold of any one when he was stabbed; there was fighting in the crowd; don't know whether Policeman was in the crowd, but thinks he was; some of the people were helping the Policeman; believes HATCH was the only person on his side; don't know where the Policemen live; HATCH lives in Duleek.
The Judge her observed that there was a clear case of man-slaughter made out, and that it was unnecessary to proceed with the further examination of witnesses.
The prisoner received and excellent character from the Rev. Mr. TURNER, and the Rev. Bigoe HENZELL; the latter gentleman said that he had come from Cheltenham for the sole purpose of testifying to the quiet and unexceptionable conduct of HATCH and his family for a term of 40 years that he had known them.
After a charge from the Judge, the Jury retired, and in twenty minutes
returned with a verdict of Guilty of Manslaughter; recommending the Prisoner to
mercy in consideration of his good character.
The Judge said he would have great pleasure in attending to their recommendation.
Hatch was then sentenced to one month's imprisonment.
Bills of indictment were preferred at the same time against Jervis BROWNELL and Edward PRESTON, Policemen, (who belong to the Duleek district,) as accessary to the Murder, but they were ignored by the Grand Jury.
Mr. Sheriff ANDERSON stood indicted for an assault upon Alderman G. EVANS. The merits of the case did not appear by evidence, as, upon being called upon to plead, Mr. ANDERSON submitted- and, in consideration of the willingness he had expressed to atone to the wounded feelings of Mr. EVANS, and also the provocation he had received, the Court sentenced him to pay a fine of five pounds to the King, and to be bound over to keep the peace.
Extract of a Letter from a respectable Law Agent in London to his Correspondent in Dublin.
"I don't conceive you will be able to borrow money here on Mortgages of Irish Estates, on account of the difficulty of receiving the payment of interests, as well as of calling in the principal.- But it is the intention of the Monied Persons here to purchase estates in fee, and appoint Agents to receive the rents. We have no doubt of procuring Agents of property and integrity. There were two Agents of late here, Messrs. F. and M., of that description. We are assured that Estates are sold at sixteen years purchase in Ireland, which will enable us here to compensate those we may employ. One of our House will go to Ireland about the latter end of October, ensuing, to treat for purchases and attend to sales."
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
There are not any details of outrages, with one exception, that of the destruction of a Paper-mill Machinery, near Cork, in the Munster Papers.- The Insurrection, therefore, which has so long disgraced this portion of the Country, may be pronounced, we think, as suppressed. The Assizes of Cork are going on; several persons have been capitally convicted and sentenced to death, for the demanding or the robbery of arms.
Another Murder has been committed in Clare, upon a WITHERS; and in Roscommon some threatening notices have been served regarding the lowering of Rents, Tithes, &c.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY- GALWAY.
It is very gratifying to observe, that while the demon of discord walks abroad in other places, & marks its progress with blood, it is only heard of in Galway. But it is still more gratifying to reflect, that harmony exists here notwithstanding that bad feeling was sedulously sought to be excited by those to whose bounden duty it was (as Christian and Men in Office) to cherish and excite "peace and good will amongst men." A retrospect of past times in Galway, presents to the eye a very pleasing picture, and one which is almost without parallel in this unfortunate Kingdom.- A great population, composed of Catholics and Protestants, bound together by the most uninterrupted ties of concord, and volunteering under the same banners to fight for, and protect, , the same Constitution.- Let it be remembered that this union of strength and sentiment existed at a period when a sanguinary attempt at the overthrow of he Constitution disgraced the Country,and when a foreign Tyrant sought to rear in the Island the standard of his rule. Then, indeed, thee was no bickering or candidates for extensive loyalty. In those times, when the arm of strength was required against the Enemy, no mischievous incendiary flung the apple of discord amongst the united Inhabitants of this loyal place. Not so in latter days. We have been engaged for some time in opposing the Inroads of some self-important little personages on the peace of the Town. We at an early period observed the mischievous exertions of those People; and as we were convinced that nothing could be more salutary than to be early in the field, we placed ourselves between the Lilliputian peace-breakers and the character of the Town. Indeed that character was in itself quite proof-sufficient against the assaults of those very insignificant people; but it was necessary that their machinations should be exposed, and that we trust has been done effectually. But in coming in contact with these persons, it may be alleged against us that we have, perhaps, descended from that tone and manner which we have ever observed. To this we answer that, as it was with singular reluctance we at all introduced the names of those person into our columns, so we felt it our duty, as they were to appear to meet them with their own weapons, and address them in language suited to their capacities.
It is really laughable (now that they have been beaten out of their strong holds, and unmasked before the Kingdom,) to observe the manoeuvring of those folk. To-day, writing anonymous letters to the Castle- to-morrow, raising suspicions in the minds of timorous persons, by "dire portents of imminent dangers," cutting of throats, and fatal conspiracies, with widely-extended ramifications. They make cruel passados on the character- on the loyalty of the town; and, in the desperate lounge, are alike careless whom they make strike- Magistrates, Merchants, or Port Collectors, and though last, not least, Newspaper Editors. Fatal charge- unerring marksmen- Wither will those whom you oppose fly for safety from your vengeance? for, oh! your omniscience (hem!) will surely discover them. We recollect reading an anecdote of Lord Cornwallis. Its application in the present instance will, we think, be apt. We wish the enemies of our peace may profit by it.- When that revered Nobleman was appointed to the Lieutenancy of Ireland, he found the Country in a desperate state, and the people divided by a strong spirit of party; which stopped at nothing. - Lord Clare (then Lord Chancellor) was a personage not at all inclined to be "under the mark," when reporting on the state of Ireland. His fears convinced him that the City of Dublin was the centre or rallying point of disaffection; and, like the person "who thinketh each bush an officer," his Lordship had no confidence in any one, but imagined every person he saw to be an assassin. He frequently communicated his fears to Lord Cornwallis; but his Excellency tired of his reiterated complaints, turned on him sharply on one occasion, and said, "My Lord Clare, I do not think that the City of Dublin abounds with assassins; and the best proof of that assertion to which I can refer is- the existence of your Lordship! We have done with the subject."
We have pleasure in referring to the annexed Letter from Mr. BERNARD on this important subject. It shows how extremely anxious the Linen Board are for the employment of our poor people; and certainly no exertion should be wanted on our part, to render effective their good intentions. We trust that the Committee formed there will not relax in their exertions for the employment of the poor in this source of industry and wealth. Mr. BERNARD laid before us, at a public meeting, the advantages that would result from his plans, and proved, in the clearest manner, that by an adherence to them the greatest advantages would arise to the poor people, whose conditions would be ameliorated, and their habits improved. Mr. BERNARD seems well inclined to give the Committee every insight into his views, and they should avail themselves of eery opportunity to acquire information on points so vitally interesting to the lower orders.
"Cork, June 25, 1823
DEAR SIR- In reply to your letter about the Implements granted to the Galway Association. I beg to inform you that the Linen Board have no objection whatever to the parties disposing of them in the manner you have stated- namely, by receiving partial payments from the Spinners, provided the sum so obtained be applied to the purchase of other implements. This plan is now followed throughout the entire of Munster with great success, and has not only caused an increase of implements, buthas promoted a desire for labour, amongst the Female Peasantry, that is likely to be productive of very general benefit.
I should like to learn from you at your leisure, the price of every description of yarn in your market; as I have every hope of getting you a buyer for a very considerable quantity of it, and perhaps in time for some of your Linen.
I shall thank you to tell any Flax Cultivators in your neighbourhood, that there are two Dutch Flax Farmers arrived in this Country, who will visit the Co. Galway in the flax section, and it is not at all unlikely but that I may be ordered to accompany them.- Very sincerely, my dear friend, yours.
Rev. J.D'ARCY, Galway."
EDUCATION OF THE POOR-LOMBARD BARRACKS.
A Meeting will be held on Thursday next, at the College-House, for the
purpose of forming a Managing Committee and devising a system of Education for
the poorer classes.
It before occurred to us, and we gave the suggestion, that the doors of this extensive Institution should be thrown open to the poor children without distinction of Creed; and that the blessing of Education should be conferred on these differing in Religion with the Reverend Clergy, without interference with the Creed of their Profession. It is by such a course that a great deal of angry disputation may be removed, and the arguments of those who accuse the Roman Catholic Clergy with wishing to keep the people in ignorance finally defeated. But it is very natural that a Protestant parent sending his child to this seminary should have some security against the over zeal of those who might be, perhaps, tempted, no doubt, from conscientious mothers, to interfere with the religious tenets of those committed to their care.--To obviate this objection, it is necessary that a Superintending Committee of Protestant Gentlemen should be formed, to watch over this particular branch of the Establishment. In this suggestion we are sure we are supported by the good sense and liberality of the town, and by the opinions of the Very Rev. Warden and Clergy themselves, who seem so anxious for the education and enlightenment of hte lower orders; and we are perfectly persuaded, that by adopting these suggestions, which are not, by any means, exclusively ours, the system of education will become a source of lasting benefit and advantage to those for whose use it has been intended.
published Galway, Ireland
Thursday, July 24, 1823
A Meeting will be held to-morrow, at Mr. TRELAND's , for the purpose of establishing a Savings' Bank in this Town for the benefit of the Poor. In addition to he Tradesmans' Fund, this is a very great desideratum, and there can be no doubt of its permanency and good effects, as we find that his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam, has promised his sanction of it, and will take the chair on this occasion.-- Every charitable establishment taken in hands by his Grace has prospered; and his seal for the interests of the Poor of Galway entitles him to their respect and regards.
MEMORIAL OF MR CLAYTON
This monument will be perfectly finished at the end of August. It is in the hands of Mr. SMITH, an eminent Artist, in Montgomery-street, Dublin, and every exertion is making to expedite the work and render it a piece of sculpture worthy of the object for which it is intended.
It will be perceived that Mr. SEYMOUR intends opening our Theatre on Wednesday evening. We congratulate the public on this addition to their rational entertainments, and we have no doubt that the Company which will appear on our boards will insure Mr. S. a considerable portion of public support.
At the Commencements lately held in the University, Richard STEPHENS, Esq. of this town, Graduated in medicine, having previously undergone an examination, and performed the necessary exercises before the Professors.
EDUCATION OF THE POOR
At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of Galway, held this day, at the Parish Chapel of St. Nicholas, the following Resolutions were unanimously agreed to:
Colonel FFRENCH in the Chair.
Proposed by Richard MARTYN, Esq and seconded by Patrick M. BURKE, Esq.
Resolved- That with a view to obviate the effects of ignorance and to encourage the diffusion of knowledge amongst our poorer order, it is expedient that a School should be established at the Lombard Barracks, at which gratuitous instruction shall be afforded daily.
Resolved- That the system of Education shall be conducted upon principles the most purely liberal, and that the poorer classes shall be allowed to partake of its benefits without any distinction, save that of poverty, and without regard to Sect or Persuasion.
Resolved- That in order to give effect to this fundamental principle, the admission of the poorer orders, without reference to religious opinions- the School shall open at eight o'clock and close at three every day- and that religious instruction shall be carefully excluded during School hours.
Resolved- That a Committee be now appointed in conjunction with the Warden
and Clergy, to enforce a rigid adherence to these principles, and to form Rules
for the Government of the School, in accordance with them, and that the
following Gentlemen do compose the Committee.
Here follow the names of the Committee, which consists of the Earl of Clanricarde, the Town and County Members, the Mayor, Recorder, and principal Protestant and Catholic Gentlemen, residing in, or connected with Galway.
Resolved.- That these Resolutions be published in the Connaught Journal and
Colonel FFRENCH having left the Chair, and P.M. BURKE, Esq., having been called therein.
The following resolution was unanimously agreed to-
Resolved- That the best Thanks of the Meeting are justly due, and are hereby given, to Col. FFRENCH, for his highly dignified and proper conduct in the Chair.
The Earl of Clanricarde's Mountains in the County Galway have been poisoned, of which all persons interested are requested to take notice.-- July 23, 1823
TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION
On Monday, the Eleventh August next, at eleven o'clock forenoon, on the shores of Murvy in Roundtown-bay, Cunnemara, near Clifden, County of Galway, for the payment of Salvage and Expenses about
600 Pieces of prime Timber,
84 Pieces of Oak and Elm,
13 Thousand Puncheon and Barrel Staves.
Also, the Wreck of the Ship the Earl of Buckinghamshire,
As they lay on said Shores- said Timbers, &c, the growth of North America.
For all information relative thereto, application to be made to Henry RICHARDSON, Esq., 8 Cope-street, William RICHARDSON, Esq, 23 Poolbeg-street, John GALLOWAY, Esq, 27, North Cumberland-street, Dublin; or to Nathaniel MACLACHLAN, Galway
July 17, 1823
By the Marshal of Said Court
The King in his Office of Admiralty against
A Vessel, and Cargo of Timber, found Derelict, and brought into the south side of the Island of Innis Bofin, County of Galway, claimed as the George, of Belfast, and Cargo.
Thady MORAN, & Others, Salvagers, Against Same
The King in his Office of Admiralty against A Vessel and Cargo of Timber, found Derelict and brought into the north side of said island.
Several Persons Salvagers, against Same.
The King in his Office of Admiralty against
A Vessel and Cargo of Timber, with Staves and Lathwood found Derelict, and brought into Renvyle, in said County, & Claimed as the David, of London and Cargo.
Henry BLAKE, Esq on behalf of himself and several Salvagers, Against Same.
To be Sold by Auction, under the Decrees of the said Court for Payment of
Salvage, the Cargoes in these Causes mentioned with the Wrecks of said Vessels
as they now lie on the said Island and on the Strand in Renvyle.
The Sale at Innis Boffin to commence at Twelve o'Clock on Wednesday, the 6th day of August, and the Sale at Renvyle to commence at Twelve o'Clock on Saturday, the 9th day of August, next.
The said Cargoes and Wrecks consist as follows: At Renvyle, about 450 Tons of Pine, Oak, and Beach; and from 10,000 to 12,000 Oak Staves with Lathwood. The Wreck of the Vessel, Chain Cable and two Anchors.
South side of Boffin:- Of about 200 Tons of Pine, with some Staves and Lathwood, and large Spars fit for masts and bowsprits. wreck of the Vessel, two Anchors and Chain Cable.
North side of Boffin- About 300 Tons of Pine, a large quantity of Staves, and part of the Wreck.
Renvyle lies about 10 miles from the Town of Clifden, and the Island lies about 8 miles from Renvyle, on the coast of Cunnemara.
For further particulars apply to Henry BLAKE, Esq, Renvyle Castle; Wm RICHARDSON, Esq., Proctor for the Crown and Salvager, 23 Poolbeg-street; and to P.G. MEARES, Deputy Marshal, 11 Bachelor's-walk, Dublin.
On Thursday last, at Westport, after a tedious illness, Henry M. PATTEN, Esq. , late partner in the respectable Firm of Messrs. PATTEN, SMITH and PATTEN of that town. The high sense of honor, the goodness of disposition, and the many kind and social qualities which characterized this Gentleman, commanded the esteem and regard of his relatives, friends, and acquaintances in general, to whom his death is subject of sincere regret.
In Paris, Mr. Nicholas CLARY, formerly merchant in Marseilles, and who had acquired a large fortune by commercial speculations. Mr. CLARY was brother to the present Queen of Sweden, and to Madame Joseph BONAPARTE. He constantly refused the titles, honours and appointments that were proffered.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
We have the satisfaction of being able to announce the apprehension of the murderers of Mr. Michael RYAN, and, in diong so, we cannot too highly praise the vigilance and activity of Major WARBURTON's police.-- Clare Journal
On the night of Friday last, about six or seven persons forming a part of a large body of miscreants, armed with pitchforks and a cane sword, broke into the house of a man named WALSH, in the employment of Mr. DALY, printer, at Gallows Hill, within about five hundred yards of the military stand and formidable batteries of Nos. 3 and 4 contiguous to this town. Upon entering, they dragged him out of bed, pinioned his arms, and beat him, his wife, and daughter, most unmercifully, with pitchforks. They turned their fury on his furniture, after demolishing which, and administering to him and illegal oath, to the effect that he would quit forthwith his employ, they departed. The only reason assigned by these lawless ruffians for their outrageous behaviour was , WALSH's daring to take the situation, vacant by the former man who held it being discharged for improper conduct.-- Athlone Herald
[Extract of a Letter from Cork]
"Cork, Friday, Half-Past Four o'Clock, P.M.- I have just witnessed a
most affecting sight- nine persons sentenced to execution in the Co. Court, for
burning the Mills at Castletownroche. The men are of better description, and
heard their fate without a murmur. One of them, a most respectable looking man
(named SULLIVAN, I am informed) addressed the Court, and requested, inasmuch as
their characters had been heretofore good, it would grant them a long day in
order that they might prepare themselves for their dreadful fate.
"Judge BURTON, evidently overpowered, said as he should consider on it, and grant such time as the law would allow under the circumstances.
"The prisoner said, thank you, my Lord, and bowed.
"The sentence was most impressively delivered, and while the Judge addressed the prisoners, some of them wept in the dock.
"Quarter past five o'clock.- A troop of the mounted police have now arrived to take them in charge to the county gaol.
"No hopes of mercy have been held out to them.
"The convicted prisoners are- the two HENNESSYs, SULLIVAN, LEAHY, MURPHY, SHEEHAN, MAGNER, FLYN and FINN. The approver was DUNDEN, who swore to eleven of them, FOULOO and BRIEN in addition to the others. Charles HENNESSY was the prosecutor who swore to five of them. It was at Ballygoggin, in this county, they burned two mills, a house, and a stable."
DESTRUCTION OF MACHINERY AT DRIPSEY PAPER MILLS
Cork, July 17- We have the unpleasant task of communicating to our readers, that on Tuesday night the valuable machinery of this extensive and useful Manufactory, was destroyed by a band of ruffians, consisting of 8 or 10 persons, supposed to have proceeded thither from this city. That this was the case, is believed from the circumstance of a man coming to town with butter, having on that night met eight armed men within a mile or tow of the mills; and that eight men were seen early the following morning returning to town from the same direction. This respectable Manufactory belongs to Messrs. MAGNEY, brothers and Englishmen, who have embarked their capital in this undertaking, so very beneficial to the country, and were about to expend a considerable sum in extending the concern. From circumstances that have come out, there is every reason to suppose that the outrage was perpetrated by persons certainly from this city, but instigated by emissaries from other places, particularly from Waterford. All that is known as to the precise facts that took place at Dripsey is, that the ruffians broke through a window, protected by strong iron bars, into the Manufactory, and effected their diabolical purpose, without discovery or interruption, although two watchmen were in care of the premises. Those men state that they were surprised by two fellows, who bound them with ropes, and that there were voices outside, but not as from a crowd. There is one remarkable circumstance, that a valuable party of the machinery had only been sent to Dripsey on the very evening of the night that this business happened, and was placed in a a different and retired part of the manufactory, but was found out, and destroyed by those miscreants, along with the apparatus, to the value of over 10001. W.P. WHITE, Esq, has already commenced inquiry, and, what can be expected from zeal and activity, may be expected from him. Sir N. COLTHURST, the Hon. & Rev. D.P. BERESFORD, and Mr. J.C. FITZGERALD, are most active on the occasion, and Mr. BERESFORD proceeded yesterday to the place, to see if any circumstance could be elicited that may help to afford a clue to discovery. Two or three persons are taken up, and some occurrences have been communicated, which we hope will ultimately lead to the detection of the offenders, which it may not be prudent to make public.--Southern Reporter.
published Galway, Ireland
Monday, July 28, 1823
QUEEN'S CO ASSIZES
Under Lord Ellensborough's Act
Fenton MOORE, James YOUNG, Patrick YOUNG, Thomas COONEY, Patrick LEAHY, Peter
EGAN and Timothy EGAN were indicted for maliciously and feloniously setting fire
to a house; secondly, for assaulting Denis M'CORMICK; thirdly, for breaking into
M'CORMICK's dwelling-house; and, 4thly, for cutting off his ears, and for
assaulting and setting fire to the dwelling house of John HOBAN.
The first Witness produced was DAniel M'CORMICK, sen.- Witness lived at Clonoghill, near Portarlington, on the 15th of April last; in the course of the night he was awakened by the falling or throwing down of the end wall of the house, upon which he got up from his bed, and on looking through the door, observed eight persons outside; they were armed with a scythe, wattles, a hurl, and fire-locks; they then asked witness to come out, and on his refusal, they asked did he know Captain Rock and Lieutenant Starlight. He identified Patrick and James YOUNG, Timothy and Peter EGAN, Thomas COONEY, and Patrick LEAHY. He saw them enter the house, before he got into the chimney; is positive as to the prisoners; Denis M'CORMICK is brother to witness, and slept at HOBAN's house; witness saw him lying in a ditch at the back of HOBAN's house, weltering in blood; he had both his ears cut off, and his back cut; witnesses did not see the prisoners for several days; when he next saw LEAHY and COONEY it was at the Police-Office in Borris-in-Ossory; and in a few days after that Timothy and Peter EGAN.
Denis M'CORMICK the next Witness, said that on the 15th of April, he slept at John HOBAN's house when the attack was made; when witness got up and looked through the window, he saw eleven men armed with scythes, hurls, bayonets, and arms; HOBAN asked who they were, when they replied that they were Captain Rock's men; that they came from a distance, nad the they would not be put to the necessity of coming any more; HOBAN asked what they had done; the reply was, the harbouring an informer; the party asked for Michael HOBAN, and desired him to come out, saying they would protect him; one of them said "fire"; they said he was a lump of an informer; witness ran out of the house and was overtaken and cut with a scythe, and knocked into the ditch; a number of the other prisoners then came up.- [Here he identified Patrick YOUNG, Timothy EGAN, Thos. COONEY, James YOUNG, Patrick LEAHY, and Peter EGAN.] Before witness left the house he pulled a straw mat out of the window, and had a full view of the party for fifteen minutes; he never knew any of them before except the two YOUNGs; when lying in the ditch, the party pulled him up, and the strange men desired him to look in their faces, and say if he would ever know them; Peter EGAN, Thomas COONEY, an three others held him, while Patrick YOUNG cut off both his ears! They then left him and ran away, saying, "his job was done!" The first time witness saw any of the party after was in the Police Office in Borris-in-Ossory; LEAHY and COONY first came in; Peter EGAN and DOUGHNEY next; the YOUNGS lived within a mile of witness.
On his cross-examination by Mr. DROUGHT, he said HOBAN was an old man; he did not swear against DOUGHNEY, nor did he know the names of the strangers at that time; the night was frosty, and the blood was well frozen on him; witness never expressed any regret at being obliged to swear, nor never said that he would be glad to give it up, nor that it was a nice thing to swear against men he never saw; a man named KINDER called on witness and commisserated with him as to the ill-greatment he received; never said he would settle the matter if he got a certain sum.
Lord Norbury- "Then I suppose you never set a price upon your
ears?"- (Much laughter)
Both of the witnesses ears were cut off close to his head.
John HOBAN swore, that on the night in question the assailants put him on his
knees, and mangled him dreadfully. The witness showed the several wounds he
received- one was a cut from a scythe, that split his skull nearly to the bridge
of his nose- he had seven other cuts on his head- his collarbone and arms were
broken, and two of his fingers nearly cut off.
The witness interrupted Mr. CRUISE in his cross-examination, by an appeal to his Lordship.
Witness- "My Lord, my Lord, won't your Reverence have mercy on me? You know I tould your Reverence how they cut me, my Lord, and sure I can't answer any questions crucked on strait! My Lord, have mercy on me."
Lord Norbury-" I really never saw a man possessed of more native
eloquence. We will protect you; and be assured, that it is for the protection of
such men as you, that the King's Judges come into the country; the law shall be
administered with firmness, and the poorest man in the country shall be
sheltered under its protection.- Who is your landlord?"
Witness- "Sir Walter BURROWES"
Lord Norbury- "Sir Walter BURROWS! aye, a very valuable gentleman- a gentleman of great worth- one of the proudest men in the country.- (Shouts of laughter)[ Addressing himself to a Police Officer]- Do you hear, Sir, take this poor man under your protection; the country pays you well for it, and do not lose sight of him, until you put him under proper protection."
His Lordship having discovered that the gentleman that he thus addressed was a Lieutenant REA, had him called up. He apologised to him for having addressed him so abruptly- told him he was a gentleman of great talent and acquirements, and that he was proud to see him wear a badge of high distinction. - (Laughter)
FOR THE DEFENCE
James BROPHY recollected the attack on M'CORMICK; was alarmed in the night; can't tell the hour; it was not starlight.
Cross-examined by Mr. KEMMIS.
Witness has no doubt but M'CORMICK's ears were cut off; heard HOBAN accused of being an Informer; made no remark on the stars; did not give any advice to HOBAN about quitting, in consequence of the notice; the neighbours did not arrive in time to save him.
John KINDER was examined to the same effect. Witness was positive that the night was so dark that he would not know an old acquaintance if he was passing him smartly by; M'CORMICK told witness that if he got 30l or 40l he would make the matter up, as it was a nice thing to swear against people on their lives.
Cross-examined- Witness lives near M'CORMICKs; they are his tenants; he hears they were threatened; and that Pat YOUNG wanted to clear himself of informing about the stills; at the time of the attack on the house it was not starlight; when CHAMBERS called on witness they went to M'CORMICK's house, and saw the dreadful state they were in; the house on fire; his ears cut off, and the man bleeding; and yet witness went home and went to bed, without affording any assistance; He neither went to look for a doctor or any one else! This was the extent of his kindness! If witness's ears were cutting off, perhaps he might know the operators if he knew them before; witness went to M'CORMICK's after the robbery, not to make it up with the boys, for he was not anxious about it, but to see the M'CORMICKs , who told him they were middling enough and then went off!
Wm. SAWYER was examined for the YOUNGs as to character. On his cross-examination he said he knew them six or eight years, but only employed them once or twice; witness knew there was a great deal going forward in the country, in regard to private stills, but never went to give information to the Revenue Officers; believes the man lost his ears in consequence of private stills; and that they did much mischief to the country; though witness saw them often at work, and though his brother is High Constable, and well paid by the country, he never gave information.
Lord NORBURY- (To Mr. KEMMIS)- Don't you know that they are sawyers, and that they generally pull different ways. (Loud laughter)
His Lordship recapitulated the evidence. He recommended the Jury to leave Fenton MOORE out of the case altogether.
After a long deliberation they found James and Patrick YOUNG Guilty on the capital indictment, and acquitted the other prisoners.--To be hanged.
DEATH OF BISHOP O"DONNELL
Died, on Friday morning last, at his house in Derry, the Right Rev. Charles O'DONNELL, D.D., Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocess of Derry, at the advanced age of 76. During thirty years that he exercised the Prelatical functions of his Bishoprick, his conduct was invariably such as to secure him the regard of all ranks and denominations. He was a man of inflexible rectitude and sterling sincerity, and his conduct well exemplified what he was in the habit of inculcating on his flock- peace with all men, loyalty to the King, and unfeigned subjection to the laws. Though a Roman Catholic from conviction, yet he was no dogmatist; the liberty of conscience which he claimed for himself, he felt no reluctance in permitting to others; his mind was so happily attempered, that there was no place in it for that bigotry which is the parent of alienation, and which shows, or passes with averted eyes, those of a different creed. In his discourse with Protestants, and this was very considerable, until the infirmities inseparable from age prevented it, he was unreserved and affable. He was a friend to all, but especially to the poor, to whose necessities he administered with a liberal hand, and it should be recorded to his praise, that his benefactions were not swayed in sectarian consideration- even beyond his means, he was always prompt to succour humanity in distress, it mattered not of what mode of faith. Eulogium on such a character is superfluous- his worth is recorded in the hearts of the Citizens of Londonderry, whose unaffected regret, while they accompanied his remains to the grave, proclaimed the esteem in which they held him. His mitre devolves to the Right Rev. Dr. M'LAUGHLIN, for many years his Coadjutor in the Episcopal office, and formerly Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocess of Raphoe.
From Friday evening till Sunday evening, the body lay in Episcopal state, dressed, according to the usage of the Roman Catholic Church, in splendid Canonicals, when it was enclosed in a mahogany coffin, superbly mounted; and yesterday morning, at eleven o'clock, it was removed for interment, accompanied by an immense assemblage.--Derry Journal.
INDEPENDENCE OF LIMERICK
Of Thomas Spring RICE to the Inhabitants of Limerick
"I have the satisfaction to announce to you that the liberation of our City is now complete. Those Rights, to the assertion of which I have devoted the last four years of my life are now established for ever- the Legislature itself having restored you those Franchises so long and so unjustifiably withheld, and having interposed to correct these abuses, of which you had so much reason to complain. This signal act of justice secures to you and to your children, the full enjoyment of those Charters, granted to you by your Kings; and it will, I am confident, more than ever attach you to the laws and institutions of your country.
"As you have been patient in your adversity, so I am convinced you will be moderate in this hour of triumph, proving to those who have been our opponents, that we are worthy of liberty, and friends to peace and good order. Towards those opponents we cannot now feel any ill-will or personal hostility; deprived as they are of the means of injuring us or of impeding the improvement of our City, I trust many among them will be willing to join with us in the performance of our public duties. In such an event all that is past may be forgotten and forgiven; and they will then follow our example in looking up with gratitude and respect to the Legislature, which has made the Citizens of Limerick united and happy.
"One act of justice will still remain to be performed.- the Equalization of our Local Taxes; and so far from having disposition or interest to impede such a measure, suspended for the present by the delays of our opponents, I pledge myself to use my best endeavours to effect it in the next Session of Parliament.
"I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, With every feeling of gratitude,
Your obliged and faithful servant."
THE TOWN GAOL
Some documents relative to the situation of Matron in the Town Prison have been left before by a Mrs. MULLIN, who was highly recommended to that place, and discharged the duties of it with care and correctness. She has been, however, put out, although no general or specific charge can be preferred against her, and she wishes to make the matter as public as possible. She is placed in that situation to which many with brighter prospects have been reduced, but that does not weigh a great deal with us. The poorest person in the community is entitled to equal and impartial treatment. This has been always our humble opinion. We have acted, and shall continue to act upon it. If possible, they shall appear on Thursday.
FREE SCHOOL- CHARITY SERMON
It will be perceived that a Charity Sermon will be delivered at the hour of two o'clock on Sunday next, at the Parochial Chapel, by the Rev. Mr. KIRWAN, for the benefit of the above institution. The principles upon which this Seminary is established, ensure it permanency and success; and give an anticipation of increasing liberality, by associating together in the same list, Catholic and Protestant Subscribers. It was our fixed opinion from the moment on which this Institution was first spoken of, that, instead of being a source of advantage to the poor people, it would be the cause of alarm to persons of another sect, and, perhaps, sow the seeds of discord in the community, unless it was founded upon a broad and liberal principle. Our wishes have been accomplished. It is founded upon a broad and liberal principle. The Protestant poor man may send his child there for instruction without any apprehension that his Religious tenents shall be interferred with, at the same time, that he shall receive as good moral instruction as his Roman Catholic fellow. If the system of education here was so confined to Roman Catholics, for the propagation of their faith it would naturally excite alarm in the minds of persons professing an opposite creed. We say this from our experience of human nature.- We find that when a Protestant Seminary is any where established, the other party immediately look upon it with jealousy; and is it not, therefore, natural to suppose, that on this occasion the members of the Established Church shall be actuated by a similar feeling. But, it is extremely pleasant to find, that in this instance, all objections are removed, and the liberal Catholics and the liberal and confiding Protestants have come forward with their names in support of this admirable Institution.
Galway, July 25, 1823
At a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town, held this day, at Mr. IRELAND's,
in High-street, pursuant to Notice.
His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam, is the Chair-
The following resolutions were proposed and unanimously adopted.-
"1st- Resolved that it appears to this Meeting that it would be extremely desireable to have a Savings Bank, to be called, "The Galway Savings Bank," established in this Town.
"2d- Resolved, That to defray the necessary expences attending the establishment of such a Bank, a Subscription be entered into.
"3d- Resolved, That this Bank now about to be established, shall be under the control of not less than twenty-three Trustees, who, with such other persons, as for that purpose, they may think proper to elect, shall form a Managing Committe, to act under Regulatons now to be prescribed.
"4th,- Resolved, That his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam, be requested to
become the Patron and a Trustee of the Bank; and that the following persons be
also appointed Trustees, for the ensuing year.-
2- Very Rev. James DALY
3- Very Rev. Ed. FFRENCH
4- James O'HARA
5- John L. REILLY
6- Thomas H. BURKE
7- Robert MARTIN, Ross
8- Walter JOYES, Merview
9- Lachlan MACLACHLAN
10- P.M. LYNCH
11- John MOORE
12- Richard ADAMS
13- Richard MARTIN
14- Henry CANNON
17- Henry BLAKE, M.D.
19- Pat James JOYES
20- Nathaniel MACLACHLAN
21- Andrew BLAKE
22- Rev. John D'ARCY
23- John IRELAND
"5th- Resolved, That M. LYNCH, Esq be appointed Treasurer and Mr. KILLEEN, Clerk to the Bank for the ensuing year.
"6th- Resolved, That the Clergy of all persuasions be requested to give their assistance in acquainting the People with the Advantages of a Savings Bank.
"7th- Resolved, That His Grace do now leave the Chair."
His Grace having left the Chair and the Very Rev. James DALY being called therein, it was proposed and Resolved unanimously.
"8th- Resolved- That the best Thanks of the Meeting are due, and hereby given to his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam, for his kindness in acceding to our request that he would become the Patron and a Trustee to our Savings Bank as well as for his very delightful conduct in the Chair this day.
"9th- Resolved, That this meeting do now adjourn to Tuesday the 15th day
of August next."
Will Positively Commence
On Thursday, the 7th of August next, There will be an Ordinary at Manahan's Hotel each day during the Meeting.
Sir John BURKE, Marble-Hill,
John EYRE, Eyrecourt Castle
Burton PERSSE, Persse Lodge,
Martin BLAKE, BrookLodge, and
John MARTYN, Tuilyra, Esqrs.
Tullyra, July 24, 1823
The Hon. Baron SMITH and Mr. Justice TORRENS have arrived in town. The County
Grand Jury was this day sworn, and consisted of the following Gentlemen:
1. Sir John BURKE, Bart., Marble-hill, Foreman
2. Valentine BLAKE, Esq., Menlo-castle
3. Arthur F. ST. GEORGE, Esq., Tyrone
4. Chris. D. BELLEW, Esq., Mt.-Bellew
5. Thos. B. MARTYN, Esq., Ballinahinch-castle
6. John KIRWIN, Esq. Castlehacket,
7. Denis H. KELLY, Esq, Castle-kelly
8. John H. BLAKENEY, Esq, Abbert
9. Major-Gen. John TAYLOR, Castle-Taylor
10. Robert Jos. FFRENCH, Esq., Rahasane (or Rabasane)
11. Dudley PERSSE, Esq., Roxbro'
12. Robert FRENCH, Esq. Monivae
13. James H. BURKE, Esq. St. Clerans
14. John D'ARCY, Esq, Kiltolla
15. John BODKIN, Esq, Anna
16. Wm. BURKE, Esq, Ballydugan
17. Walter JOYCE, Esq, Mervien
18. Michael John BROWNE, Esq, Moyne
19. Walter LAURENCE, Esq. Belview
20. John MARTYN, Esq. Tyllyra-castle
21. Stephen DONELLAN, Esq, Killagh
22. Henry BLAKE, Esq., Renville
23. Francis B. FORSTER, Esq., Ashfield
As soon as the Foreman's named had been called, Valentine BLAKE, Esq called the attention of the Court to a subject, which, he conceived; materially affected the formation of Juries. We have not space to enter into the minutiae of Mr. BLAKE's observations, which came to this-that, as the eldest Son of a Baronet, he was entitled to a place and a high one, on the County Panel. This was, he said, one of the privileges of the patent; and, he therefore moved his Lordship, that his name should be inserted. He did not impute unworthy motives to the High Sheriff, but had rater imputed the blame to his head. For his part he could have no object but the public good in pressing his motion. After a few words from the highly respectable Sheriff, Mr. BLAKE's motion was granted by the Court, and his name was inserted second on the Grand Panel.
Mr. Justice TORRENS opened the Commission about the hour of five o'clock this day- when the following Gentlemen were sworn on the Town Grand Jury:-
1. Charles BLAKE, Esq, Merlin-park, Foreman
2. Hon. Martin FFRENCH, Galway,
3. Robert MARTYN, Esq., Ross
4. John BLAKE, Esq, Furbo
5. Francis Blak FORSTER, Esq., Ashfield
6. Patrick J. BURKE, Esq., Danesfield
7. Marcus BLAKE, Esq., Prospect-hill
8. Walter JOYCE, jun., Esq, Merview
9. Francis COMYN, Esq., Dominick-street
10 Anthony C. MURTYN, Esq., Dungan
11. James LYNCH, Esq., Castle
12 Henry CANNON, Esq., Newcastle
13. Denis CLARKE, Esq., Back-street
14. Anthony O'FLAHERTY, Esq. Knockbane
15 Andrew W. BLAKE, Esq. Furbo
16 John MOORE, Esq. Prospect-hill
17 Edward M'DONNELL, Esq. Eyre's-Square
18. Francis O'FLAHERTY, Esq. Kingston-lodge
19. Wm. Taylor D'ARCY, Esq. Ashley-park
20 Michael MORRIS, Esq. Spiddle
21. James BURKE, Esq., Back-street
22. Hyacinth R. DALY, Esq. Dominick-street
23. Robert PERSSE, jun., Esq., Roxbro'
His Lordship congratulated the Grand Jury on the extremely peaceable state of the town, and the very few persons confined for criminal offences- their number being only 7; but he strongly recommended the formation of distinct wards for persons confined under different degrees of crime. It was extremely unwise to place the old practitioner in guilt and a felon of a less degree of criminality in the same sphere, as, like contagion, the infection of guilt may spread and destroy the morals of persons not arrived to a mature state of perfidy.
Thomas TULLY, Executor of John BURKE, Plaintiff;
Edmond BURKE & others, Defendants
Pursuant to an Order made in this Cause, bearing date the twenty-second day of July instant, I will on Monday the eleventh day of August next, Set up and Let, at my Chambers, on the Inn's quay, in the City of Dublin, at the hour of One o'Clock in the Afternoon, All that and those the parts of the Chelsea, in the pleadings mentioned situate in the County of Galway, containing one hundred and twenty-six Acres or thereabouts, formerly in the possion [sic] of Bartholomew CONNOLLY and Darby SHAUGHNESSY, and lately in the possession of John HAYDEN; for the term of 3 years, pending this Cause- Dated this 24th July, 1823. Thomas ELLIS.
Note- the Tenant must give security, by two solvent persons, in two years Rent.
For further particulars apply to William KELLY, the Receiver in this Cause, Loughrea, or to William LEDWICH, his Solicitor, Upper Penbroke street, Dublin.
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