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!! Ballina Chronicle; Aug 23, 1849 "King's Co. Execution"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, August 23, 1849 EXECUTION AT TULLAMORE- The execution of Hacket, who was found guilty at the last assizes
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, August 23, 1849

      EXECUTION AT TULLAMORE- The execution of Hacket, who was found guilty at the
      last assizes of the murder of Lowe, near Ferbane, took place yesterday. There
      was scarcely any excitement in the town. At half past 11 o'clock a company of
      the 35th, in command of Ensign Moore, was drawn up in front of the jail, and
      shortly after a strong body of police inside the railing. About ten minutes past
      twelve the unfortunate man made his appearance, supported on either side by the
      Rev. Messrs. Cullery and Flood, Roman Catholic curates. He walked up the ladder
      quite firm, but shortly after became quite weak and nervous. He never spoke; and
      after Mr. Cullery consoling him, the fatal bolt was drawn, and he was launched
      into eternity. He died without the least struggle; he made no confession but
      signed a declaration, forgiving his prosecutors, &c.- There were very few
      persons present in consequence of the priest having on the previous Sunday
      stated that it was the wish of the prisoner that none should witness the
      execution. In less than half an hour the body was cut down and buried within the
      confines of the jail.- There seemed very little, if any, commiseration for the
      unfortunate man.--King's County Chronicle.

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