A Personal Narrative of Those Transactions in the County Wexford, in which the Author was Engaged, During the Awful Period of 1798, Interspersed with Brief Notices of the Principal Actors in that Ill-fated, But Ever-memorable Struggle: With Reflections, Moral, Political and Historical
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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 ; the commander-in-chief thinks it necessary to demand from all generals commanding districts and brigades, as well as commanding officers of regiments, that they exert...
Page 228 - That a committee of magistrates be appointed to sit on Tuesdays and Saturdays, in the chapter-room in the town of Armagh, to receive information against all persons of whatever description, who disturb the peace of this county. 3d. 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 persecutjon now carrying on by an ungovernable mob, against the Roman catholic inhabitants of this county.
Page 229 - Generals commanding districts and brigades, as well as commanding officers of regiments, that they exert for themselves, and compel from all officers under their command, the strictest and most unremitting attention to the discipline, good order, and conduct of their men, such as may restore the high and distinguished reputation which the British troops have been accustomed to enjoy in every part of the world. It becomes necessary...
Page 229 - ... troops 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 227 - ... they may be urged, or however speciously or invidiously supported. Conscious of my sincerity in this public declaration, which I do not make unadvisedly, but as the result of mature deliberation, I defy the paltry insinuations that malice or party-spirit may suggest.
Page 231 - Wollaghan shall be dismissed from the corps of yeomanry in which he served, and that he shall not be received into any other corps of yeomanry in this kingdom. " His Excellency further desires, that the above may be read to the president and the members of the court-martial, in open court.
Page 72 - ... to him with the utmost energy for their destruction. To the deluded multitude he promises pardon on their delivering into his hands their leaders, surrendering their arms, and returning with sincerity to their allegiance.
Page 231 - Having laid before the lord-lieutenant the proceedings of a general court-martial, held by your orders in Dublin Barracks, on Saturday, the 13th instant, of which Colonel the Earl of Enniskillen is president, I am directed to acquaint you, that his Excellency entirely disapproves of the sentence of the above...
Page 229 - ... 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 - I urge you to a speedy surrender, which you will be forced to do in a few hours with loss and bloodshed, as you are surrounded on all sides. Your answer is required in four hours. Mr. Furlong carries this letter, and will bring the answer. " I am, sir, &c. &c., " BB HARVEY. " Camp at Corbet Hill, half past three o'clock, morning, "June 5th, 1798.