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!! Ballina Chronicle; Sep 26, 1849 "Firing into Milfort-House"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, Sept 26, 1849 FIRING INTO MILFORT-HOUSE- Shortly after the family had retired to bed on Monday night, a
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5 5:27 PM
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, Sept 26, 1849

      FIRING INTO MILFORT-HOUSE- Shortly after the family had retired to bed on
      Monday night, a shot was fired through the parlour window of the residence of
      Ralph Smith, Esq., of Milfort-house, near Borrisokane. The ball passed through a
      strong shutter and directly over a chair where Mr. Smith had been sitting a
      short time previous. The bullet broke the plastering on the opposite wall and
      was flattened against it. It was most providential that Mr. Smith and his family
      had retired earlier than usual, as the ball must have passed through the part of
      the room where they had been sitting. The cause assigned for this cowardly
      attack is in consequence of Mr. Smith having lately taken an active part in
      preventing crops being carried off a property belonging to a friend for whom he
      acted as agent.--King's County Chronicle.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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