Young Ireland; A Fragment of Irish History, 1840-1850

Young Ireland; A Fragment of Irish History, 1840-1850

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... the Repeal Association, where speeches of O'Connell's, alleged to be seditious, were delivered, and the plan of the Arbitration Courts adopted; and, as respects the three journalists, in "unlawfully maliciously and seditiously" reporting these transactions in their newspapers. Another overt act was the "endeavour to collect a meeting" at Clontarf. Ten of the eleven remaining overt acts were charged against the newspapers. Mr. Barrett had published in the Pilot a letter from a Catholic clergyman on the "Duty of a soldier," and an article on the "Irish in the English army," which, with certain speeches of O'Connell's on the absence of promotion from the ranks, and an article in the Nation on the "Morality of War," were the evidence relied upon to establish the charge of endeavouring to cause disaffection among her majesty's troops. Six other overt acts were publications in the Nation; four of them consisting of leading articles, one a poem, and another a letter proposing that the modern names of places in Ireland should be abandoned and the old Celtic names revived. And finally there was a general charge that all the conspirators did on divers days, and in divers places, seek to carry out their conspiracy by the, not altogether unprecedented, method of holding meetings, collecting money, making speeches and adopting resolutions.t The best skill of the Crown lawyers had been devoted to frame an impregnable indictment, and the contest over this important instrument was the most stubborn and decisive in the trial. It was distributed into eleven counts, in each of which all the defendants were charged with having unlawfully, maliciously, and seditiously combined, conspired and confederated with more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236632745
  • 9781236632746