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News of the World; Dec 28, 1856 "Assassination Attempt"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    News of the World London, Middlesex, England Dec 28, 1856 IRELAND Attempted Assassination of Mr. Joynt An attempt, which nearly proved successful, has been
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      News of the World
      London, Middlesex, England
      Dec 28, 1856

      IRELAND
      Attempted Assassination of Mr. Joynt
      An attempt, which nearly proved successful, has been made to assassinate
      Mr. Joynt in the county of Clare. He was rather seriously but not dangerously
      wounded. Mr. Galbraith Joynt, who holds landed property at Mount St. Catherine,
      county Clare, which he recently purchased in the Encumbered Estates Court, was
      returning home in his gig, and had not proceeded more than two miles on the
      Clonlara road, when he was fired at from behind a hedge, by some daring
      assassin, who lay in wait for his intended victim; fortunately, the attempt was
      unsuccessful, for although wounded severely in the leg, Mr. Joynt is not
      dangerously injured. The shot came from the right hand side of the road, riddled
      the dashboard of the vehicle, and some of the pellets passed through the fleshy
      part of that gentleman's leg. Confused and affrighted at such an unexpected
      attack in a lonesome district, Mr. Joynt had the presence of mind to turn round
      his horse, and, though bleeding profusely, drove into Limerick at a quick pace,
      to the house of his brother, where surgical aid was promptly rendered and the
      wounds dressed. The reason assigned is, that Mr. Joynt had served notice of
      ejectment upon tenants who are to be dispossessed in March. The police of
      Clonlara, it is understood, have received information which, it is hoped, will
      lead to the arrest of the person who committed the outrage; and, if so, a
      deep-laid conspiracy will, in all likelihood, be developed, as it is not long
      since the brother of the gentleman attacked, received a threatening notice to
      the effect "that he should bear in mind the spirit of Clare was not yet dead",
      and that he ought to dread the fate of Gloster. A few years since Mr. Gloster
      was shot in his gig, when coming into Limerick from the county Clare, and the
      perpetrator of the four deed was never discovered.

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