A personal narrative of those transactions in the county Wexford, in which the author was engaged, during ... 1798 (Google eBook)

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a superb reconstruction of life during a revolution.

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Page 229 - ... have been accustomed to enjoy in every part of the world. It becomes necessary to recur, and most pointedly to attend to the standing orders of the kingdom, which, at the same time that they direct military assistance to be given at the requisition of the civil magistrate, positively forbid the troops to act (but in case of attack) without his presence and authority, and the most clear and precise orders are to be given to the officer commanding the party for this purpose.
Page 229 - The very disgraceful frequency of Courts-martial, and the many complaints of irregularities in the conduct of the troops in this kingdom, having too unfortunately proved the army to be in a state of licentiousness, which must render it formidable to every one but the enemy...
Page 228 - I should despise myself, if, under any intimidation, I could close my eyes against such scenes as present themselves on every side, or my ears agains-t the complaints of a persecuted...
Page 229 - ... act (but in case of attack) without his presence and authority; and the most clear and precise orders are to be given to the officer commanding the party for this purpose. The utmost prudence and precaution are also to be used in granting parties to revenue officers, both with...
Page 35 - Wexford forces, now innumerable and irresistible, will not be controlled, if they meet with resistance. To prevent, therefore, the total ruin of all property in the town, I urge you to a speedy surrender, which you will be forced to in a few hours, with loss and bloodshed, as you are surrounded on all sides.
Page 227 - The spirit of impartial justice (without which law is nothing better than an instrument of tyranny) has for a time disappeared in this county, and the supineness of the magistracy of Armagh is become a common topic of conversation in every corner of the kingdom. It is said in reply, the...
Page 199 - Now we, the people, associated and united for the purpose of procuring our just rights, and being determined to protect the persons and properties of those of all religious persuasions who have not oppressed us, and are willing with heart and hand to join our glorious cause...
Page 226 - Neither age nor sex, nor even acknowledged innocence, as to any guilt in the last disturbances, is sufficient to excite mercy, much less to afford protection. The only crime which the wretched objects of this ruthless persecution are charged with, is a crime...
Page 226 - ... of human cruelties have we read of more than half the inhabitants of a populous country deprived, at one blow, of the means as well as...
Page 228 - That the instruction of the whole body of magistrates to their committee shall be to use every legal means within their power to stop the progress of the persecution now carrying on by an ungovernable mob against the Roman Catholic inhabitants of this county.

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