The United Irishmen, Their Lives and Times Volume 1

The United Irishmen, Their Lives and Times Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...his purpose, and putting up his pistol, allowed the other to retire." This fact is given as related by an eminent Irish barrister, to whom it was communicated by one of the parties. Mr. Reynolds's account of this affair is thus given by his son. "A short time after the arrests at Bond's, Neilson met my father in the street, and taking his arm, said he had a matter to talk over with him, and began as if to consult about what could be done for those in arrest. They were then near Bond's house, and Neilson said Mrs. Bond was anxious to see my father on the subject, and as he himself was sought after by the police, he could not stop longer in the street. Under this pretence he brought my father into the house, and after a few minutes' conversation, requested him to accompany him into a back room to see Mrs. Bond. My father did so without hesitation, and Neilson led the way through the warehouses on the middle floor. The dwelling-house was in Bridge Street; the warehouses went back for at least two hundred yards, and opened by large crane gates into a mews behind. When they had reached the further wareroom, instead of Mrs. Bond they were met by a stout ill-looking man, whom my father had never seen before. Neilson walked up to the man, who stood near the crane gate, which was shut, and after whispering to him, the man went out of the wareroom, and shut the door after him. Neilson then spoke of the general plans of the United Irishmen for a few minutes, when the other man returned with a brace of pistols in his hand, and resumed his former position. Some vague suspicions now flashed across my father's mind, and Neilson abruptly said, 'Reynolds, you have not a minute to live! you are the man who betrayed the delegates!', 'And dare you say...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576756
  • 9781236576750