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    This isn t specifically about the 1798 rebellion- it is about the Act of Union in 1800 - however it has some newspapers which cover those years priot to 1800
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 10, 2005
      This isn't specifically about the 1798 rebellion- it is about the Act of
      Union in 1800 - however it has some newspapers which cover those years priot
      to 1800 eg Londonderry Journal 1797.

      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <labaths@...>
      > To: "Ireland List" <ireland-l@...>; "oldnews ireland"
      > <irelandoldnews@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 12:12 PM
      > Subject: [IrelandOldNews] History Scrapbooks - Clippings from the
      > Rebellion of 1798
      >> Today I am starting a new feature at "Ireland Old News". Since I like
      >> scrapbooking and I also love old newspapers the two will kind of go hand
      >> in hand
      >> and so be called "History Scrapbooks". Hopefully I will tell the story
      >> of some
      >> major historical events in Ireland through various old newspaper
      >> clippings. The
      >> first one that I will be presenting will be the Rebellion of 1798. For
      >> the next
      >> couple of weeks I will periodically post newspaper items relating to the
      >> rebellion of 1798. If anybody else has any items to offer up on the 1798
      >> Rebellion I would certainly be interested in seeing those posted also!
      >> And so..let the story begin...
      >> History Scrapbooks - "Rebellion of 1798"
      >> The Gazette of the United States
      >> May 12, 1798
      >> Extract of a letter from a gentleman in New York, who arrived from
      >> Ireland in
      >> the Chesapeake.
      >> "While we were at Cork, a conspiracy was discovered of great
      >> magnitude, Lord
      >> Edward Fitzgerald, counsellors M'Neil , Ewett and Sampson, &c. were found
      >> in the
      >> act of sitting as the DIRECTORY OF IRELAND, with all the commissions for
      >> the
      >> Navy and Army signed and disposed of, but a week before St. Patrick's
      >> day, the
      >> day fixed on for a general massacre. Fitzgerald and Sampson escaped,
      >> through one
      >> side of the coach, while the officers were entering at the other. They
      >> will,
      >> however, it is not doubted, be apprehended. The others were secured.
      >> Nothing
      >> further had transpired when we came off."
      >> The above intended business of massacre, is called in the Aurora of
      >> this
      >> morning, "a general rising of the people."
      >> Greenleaf's New York Journal and Patriotic Register
      >> May 19, 1798
      >> Extract from the Freeman's Journal of the 13th instant.
      >> "Yesterday at eleven o'clock, one of his majesty's messengers,
      >> attended by a
      >> civil and military power, proceeded to the house of Mr. Oliver Bond, in
      >> Bridge-street, upon an information which had been received by Government,
      >> that
      >> the Provincial Committee of the United Irishmen of Leinster were to
      >> assemble
      >> there for the purpose of treason.
      >> "A committee of fourteen delegates were found sitting, and immediately
      >> taken
      >> into custody; and many material papers, containing proofs of a serious
      >> nature
      >> were found upon them. Mr. Bond was not in the room of the meeting, but
      >> papers
      >> affecting him are said to have been found in his pocket. We have not yet
      >> received a list of the delegates, nor any particulars of their
      >> examination.
      >> "At the same time we understand, Dr. M'Nevin was apprehended at his
      >> lodgings
      >> near the Four Courts; and Counsellor Emmett in Stephen's green, John
      >> Sweetman in
      >> Francis street, and Henry Jackson and Son in Church street. Warrants are
      >> also
      >> said to have been issued for apprehending Richard M'Cormick, Counsellor
      >> Samson,
      >> and Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Lord Edward was
      >> missed by
      >> the person who had the warrant against him, tho' he appeared in many
      >> parts of
      >> the town - the others are not discovered.
      >> "The murder of Mr. Buckley, a gentleman residing in the neighbourhood
      >> of
      >> Naas, adds one more to the horrid ********ations which disgrace this
      >> country."
      >> The above information is confirmed by private letters, except in the
      >> instance of Counsellor Emmet, who has fled; and so has Counsellor Sampson
      >> and
      >> Lord Edward Fitzgerald.
      >> The following extract of a private letter gives some further
      >> interesting
      >> particulars:
      >> "We have been in great dismay and consternation during the last 24
      >> hours.
      >> Yesterday a party of military searched Leinster house for Lord Edward
      >> Fitzgerald, who had been walking in the streets at his cafe only a short
      >> time
      >> before; but the search was in vain as he made his escape. While the
      >> military
      >> were searching Leinster house, Oliver Bond, and 16 others, were taken up
      >> as they
      >> were sitting in council and were conducted under a strong guard to the
      >> castle.
      >> As the lord chancellor was returning from thence to his carriage, which
      >> was in
      >> the street, the mob outside who were numerous, closed round him so as to
      >> prevent
      >> his passing, on which one of the attendants requested him to step into a
      >> shop,
      >> till the crowd was dispersed. This he refused to do, and putting his
      >> hands into
      >> his pockets, he drew out a pistol from each and holding them in his
      >> hands,
      >> declared that he would shoot the man that obstructed his passage. On this
      >> the
      >> mob gave way, and opened to the right and left, leaving him room to pass
      >> to his
      >> carriage which he did without further obstruction. About five o'clock his
      >> lordship walked through the streets alone, shewing a preference of mind
      >> and a
      >> degree of courage which has always characterized him.
      >> "Every day brings further accounts of new murders; and the report has
      >> been
      >> very general here that St. Patrick's day was marked for the destruction
      >> of the
      >> well affected, and of every person immediately connected with government.
      >> The
      >> yeomanry corps had charge of this city, while the regulars were in search
      >> of the
      >> conspirators. But several persons have escaped, and it is feared that
      >> many
      >> papers that would have thrown a light on the subject have been destroyed.
      >> Those
      >> who are taken up have also been lodged some at Kilmainham gaol, and
      >> others at
      >> the Custom-house.
      >> "I am happy to say that Sir Henry Mannix, who was reported to be dead,
      >> is
      >> recovered and likely to do well.
      >> "It is said that lord Fitzgerald escaped by jumping out of a window,
      >> and
      >> that he was seen to take the road to Manawar; but it is not thought that
      >> he can
      >> escape from the kingdom."
      >> On the receipt of the above advices, a council was summoned at lord
      >> Grenville's office, which sat four hour in the evenings; and yesterday
      >> when the
      >> service of the chapel royal was over a council of the cabinet ministers
      >> was held
      >> on the affairs of Ireland, at which the duke of Portland, earls of
      >> Chatham,
      >> Spencer, and Westmoreland, the lord Chancellor and Mr. Windham attended.
      >> The
      >> deliberations (which had been previously discussed the preceding night at
      >> lord
      >> Grenville's office) continued about 20 minutes, after which the duke of
      >> Portland
      >> and lord Chancellor had a conference with the king till four o'clock;
      >> and in
      >> the evening Mr. Hyde the messenger, was sent back to Dublin Castle, with
      >> orders
      >> to use all possible expedition.
      >> The following circumstances relative to the news from Ireland are sent
      >> to us
      >> by a correspondent.
      >> The advices are of a very serious and alarming nature, and contain an
      >> account of the discovery of a most horrid plot to sacrifice the kingdom
      >> to the
      >> views of the French republic.
      >> "In consequence of the evidence which has been produced from papers
      >> found in
      >> the possession of the person now in custody in this country, by which
      >> were also
      >> implicated many persons in Ireland, government thought it adviseable to
      >> direct
      >> their apprehension.
      >> Warrants were accordingly issued, and the house of Mr. Bond searched,
      >> where
      >> sixteen persons were apprehended and their papers seized. Lord Edward
      >> Fitzgerald
      >> was in the house at the time, but there being no warrant for his
      >> apprehension,
      >> he could not then be taken into custody, and therefore escaped.
      >> The papers seized are said to be of a most treasonable nature, no less
      >> than
      >> to give up the country to the French.- The day fixed upon was Saturday
      >> last, the
      >> anniversary of St. Patrick, which being kept as a festival, it was
      >> imagined that
      >> advantage could be taken of the inebriety of the people; and an attempt
      >> was made
      >> to seize all the principal officers of the government.
      >> It was expected that the French would have a force ready to co-operate
      >> with
      >> the Irish rebels, and thus decided the revolution by a coup de mein.
      >> Mr. Pyle and Mr. Major arrived in town yesterday morning from Ireland,
      >> with
      >> further dispatches. Lord Edward Fitzgerald had not been taken when they
      >> left
      >> Ireland.
      >> It was last night currently reported that the kingdom of Ireland was
      >> put
      >> under martial law.
      >> (to be continued)
      >> Cathy Joynt Labath
      >> Ireland Old News
      >> http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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