Sequel to Personal Narrative of the "Irish Rebellion" of 1798

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John Hodgson, 1832 - Ireland - 326 pages

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Page 277 - In the awful presence of God, I, * * do voluntarily declare that I will persevere in endeavouring to form a brotherhood of affection among Irishmen of every religious persuasion, and that I will also persevere in my endeavours to obtain an equal, full, and adequate representation of all the people of Ireland.
Page xliii - No Freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful Judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.
Page xxiii - I have seen troops that have been sent full of this prejudice — that every inhabitant in that kingdom is a rebel to the British Government. I have seen the most wanton insults practised upon men of all ranks and conditions. I have seen the most grievous oppressions exercised, in consequence of a presumption that the person who was the unfortunate object of such oppression was in hostility to the Government ; and yet that has been done in a part of the country as quiet and as free from disturbance...
Page xli - Ireland, was there any discontent ? When the Government of Ireland was agreeable to the people, was there any discontent ? After the prospect of that conciliation was taken away, — after Lord Fitzwilliam was recalled, — after the. hopes which had been raised were blasted, — when the spirit of the people was beaten down, insulted, despised, I will ask any gentleman to point out a single act of conciliation which has emanated from the Government of Ireland ? On the contrary, has not that country...
Page 189 - The display of humanity by a rebel,' writes the most temperate and most truthful of the loyal historians, ' was in general, in the trials by court-martial, by no means regarded as a circumstance in favour of the accused. Strange as it may seem in times of cool reflection, it was very frequently urged as a proof of guilt. Whoever could be proved to have saved a loyalist from assassination, his house from burning, or his property from plunder, was considered as having influence among the rebels, consequently...
Page 8 - We have offered you our measure — you will reject it ; we deprecate yours— you will persevere. Having no hopes left to persuade or dissuade, and having discharged our duty, we shall trouble you no more, and, AFTER THIS DAY, SHALL NOT ATTEND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS I— Debates, vol.
Page 103 - To promote a union of brotherhood and affection among our countrymen of all religious persuasions, has been our principal object. We have sworn in the most solemn manner ; have associated for this laudable purpose, and no power on earth shall shake our resolution.
Page 240 - The trial closed — the court, after some deliberation, pronounced sentence of death, and the sentence was finally approved by his Excellency, the Marquis Cornwallis. Teeling had over-valued the high character of the viceroy — he was deaf to every application for mercy, though solicited by some of the most zealous supporters of the government, who voluntarily came forward, and had the manliness to declare, that the execution of the sentence would be an eternal blot on his administration. A near...
Page 208 - Humbert desired him to be under " no apprehension — himself and all his people " should be treated with respectful attention, and " nothing should be taken by the French troops " but what was absolutely necessary for their "support; a promise which, as long as thesG " troops continued in Killala, was most religiously " observed, excepting only a small sally of ill " humour or roughness on the part of the com

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