!! Connaught Journal; May 13, 1824 "Duel"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, May 13, 1824
AFFAIR OF HONOR- TENTH HUSSARS- In consequence of a message delivered from
Mr. Battier (late Cornet in the 10th Hussars) to the Marquis of Londonderry, and
subsequent arrangements, the parties met yesterday a few miles from town. Mr.
Battier was attended by Colonel Woodhouse, the Marquis of Londonderry's second
was Sir H. Hardinge, Bart, M.P. The pistols having been delivered, the parties
took their ground and the word being given to fire, Mr. Battier (as we are now
informed) snapped his pistol, which either missed fire, or flashed in the pan.
The Noble Marquis reserved his fire, and desired that Mr. Battier should be
furnished with another pistol, which the latter Gentleman refused.-- Courier.
DUEL BETWEEN THE MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY AND MR. BATTIER.- The circumstances
respecting this recontre have been very erroneously stated in a Morning Paper.
We are fully apprised of the whole transaction, but it is too delicate a matter
for us to communicate at present. The time of action has also been mistaken. It
took place near Battersea, at two o'clock, on Thursday last. Neither of the
parties were wounded, and we understand were far from separating, as stated, in
Cathy Joynt Labath
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