The Principles of Peace, Exemplified in the Conduct of the Society of Friends in Ireland, During the Rebellion in the Year 1798; With Preliminary and Concluding Observations

The Principles of Peace, Exemplified in the Conduct of the Society of Friends in Ireland, During the Rebellion in the Year 1798; With Preliminary and Concluding Observations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...when the alarm came to Colin Campbell, commanding in the county of Kildare, and stationed at Athy, that on this day there would be a general rise. " In the night of the 23d, an express arrived to Captain C------, of the Suffolk fencibles, quartered at Ba-llitore, to be ready in 8." moment's warning to be under march 'with his men and the militiaalso under his command. Thus our very agreeable E left us, to be exposed to popular resentment, to which he was by no means entitled, being possessed of the' most gentle, conciliatory dispositions; which led him often to deplore the situation he was placed in, and that the plundering of the disaffected (which they called foraging from them) should be acted under his directions."' " Large bodies of men now collected in different places, armed with pikes and pitchforks, with a few swords, musquets, and bayonets, some of which had been forced or stolen from the soldiery. The Insurgents waylaid the troops, and in some places killed a' fewof them; but became themselves at last the victims of slaughter: which was the case when C------arrived at Kilcullen. " It were in vain, as it is unimportant, to describe the flying engagements which took-place in several places on this day. At Narramorewood, Lieut. Edie, of the Tyrone militia, had smart work, and was well nigh cut off' by liers in wait: multitudes were slain there by the Insurgents. The loyalists, who were in possession of the Court-house at Narramore, took the captain of the Insurgentsprisoner; upon which the people set fire to all the houses there; and the property of John Jeffers, a staunch man to the constitution, was thereby destroyed: then they recovered the captain, and took some...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236987136
  • 9781236987136