Published in Cavan, county Cavan
June 7, 1850
(From the Nation)
THE MURDER OF SMITH O'BRIEN.
If there be tenderness in the women, and range in the men left in Ireland, there is news to-day to flood the land with tears; to fill the air with curses.
They are killing Smith O'Brien by slow murder in Maria Island.
We have been silent for three weeks, believing that his aristocratic and parliamentary friends would interpose effectively on his behalf, as they promised to do. But they have paltered with his interest, ruining it with faint, hesitating help, and quenching hope among those who were manlier and more devoted. Meantime, a voice of remonstrance is again heard across the ocean, demanding, is O'Brien to be murdered?
Cruelties the most terrible - cruelties which it maddens to think of, and shames to mention - are inflicted on this defenceless man by the Executioner of British vengeance.
He is caged in the closest solitary confinement. His food is scanty, and loathsome. He has no comforts, no attendance. He never sees the face or hears the voice, of a friend. He is denied the common requisites of decency. For months he has not been allowed a change of raiment, or permitted to cleanse his dress.
This will be questioned, disputed, disbelieved. No wonder; for it is monstrous and incredible. But we write every syllable of it on the authority of one as incapable of falsehood or exaggeration as of murder. It is the literal truth.
In solitude, in privation, in filth, in rags lives this Irish gentleman; this noble man who lost liberty, home, family - ALL - for Ireland.
Nor is this the whole. In the foul den where is thrust, like a chained reptile, one generous girl of the age of ten years, daughter of the governor, sought, with the instinctive charity of her sex, to solace the captive's care, and lighten his suffering by kindly offices; and forthwith, on pain of new privation, O'Brien was forbidden ever to speak to her again. He lost this innocent familiar, whose childish beauty and guilessness perhaps, spoke to his father's heart of the orphaned darlings who weep for him at home.
What multitudes have melted into tears over this very incident in the prison revelations of Silvio Pellico; and here we have it re-enacted in the life of a man from whom no human creature ever suffered a wrong.
These atrocities are inflicted by the Governor of Maria Island; an official, whose brutality has earned for him in the colony, the title of "The Black Serpent;" a tyrant, whose name is a terror, and whose presence is despair to the hapless victims of his infernal cruelty.
In this monster's power; tortured, outraged, maddened, lives your countryman; the son of your kingliest house; the generous patriot who fought and fell for you and us all.
Is this law? Is this justice? Who is so brutal here as to defend such barbarity? What partisan of British rule - what representative of British authority dare stand up in these islands and vindicate this dark, cowardly, and hellish persecution?
Does the law of God justify it? Does the law of man ordain it? Will the people of England sanction it? Will the peeple (sic) of Ireland endure it?
It is a crime horrible enough to provoke the indignation of humanity. What wonder if the burning manhood of Ireland arose in arms against the government that thus sins against justice and our race; that thus murders by slow death our dear brother; the stainless, heroic champion of our liberty.
Men of Ireland - and let God and men, the time and the eternity, witness the solemnity and truth of our invocation! - whether you be Protestants or Catholics - whether you are arranged beneath the Green Flag of our Fathers, or under the crimson banner of St. George - whether you desire Irish independence or cherish a Union with England, your sacred duty is identical. You must interfere, and save this man's reeson. (sic) You must interfere and save this man's life; for, we tell you, both are threatened.
We say this advisedly. No human constancy can long withstand the torturing cruelty O'Brien suffers. No bodily strength can triumph over the privations O'Brien endures.
If you will not be accomplices in the murder, which is designed; if you would not have O'Brien's blood red in judgment on your souls - we say to you, interfere. Denounce this iniquity. Terminate this dread agony. Expostulate with this cruel, malignant, assassin government. Save him from death, or worse than death. These tidings have produced a profound impression in Dublin. They have excited intensest indignation. A committee is being formed, of men of all parties; and, if we have not mistaken Irish hearts, there will be a denunciation that shall ring through the land like the judgment-peal - a remonstrance which it will not be prudent for any government to despise, or safe for any government to disobey.
We hear, indeed, that the Queen of England comes to Ireland again this summer - comes for the ovation that monarchs love from petted slaves. But we warn her and her ministers that surely as she sets foot on Irish soil, while O'Brien is thus tortured and degraded, so surely, wherever she turns, shall his name be thundered in her ears as a malediction - so purely shall his blood be flouted in her face. This promise we will see fulfilled.
In the first page will be found an article from the Nation indignantly denouncing the treatment to which it is said William Smith O'Brien is subjected in Maria Island. If it were true in all its parts - and we can scarcely believe it is, notwithstanding the confirmatory proofs we have received - nothing more damaging ever came to light of the British government. William Smith O'Brien is no ordinary "felon." A man who periled life and fortune to work out what he conceived to be for the good of that country which gave him birth - a man who scorned both bribes and blandishments of power to further the objects he had in view - a man who staked fame, name, and position on the result of his efforts, is worthy of some commisseration (sic) even from his bitterest enemies. The Government should take care and remove every cause for the current rumours, for it may rest assured that the ship which conveys to Ireland the intelligence that Smith O'Brien was goaded into insanit! y or murdered by harsh treatment will not be in dock twenty-four hours before ten thousand rebels shall have been made in place of the one extinguished.
REV. MR. GAFFNEY. - We are happy to be able to announce to the relatives and very many anxious friends of the rev. gentleman - Roman Catholic Chaplain to our Cavan Workhouse - that he is rapidly approaching to convalescence, and that very sanguine hopes are entertained of his speedy recovery. Mr. Gaffney has been labouring under severe fever, caught in the discharge of his sacred duties at the workhouse, and for the last ten days he has been in the County Fever Hospital under the care of Dr. Halpin, the eminent physician to that institution, to whose attention and excellent arrangements (under Providence) his care may be attributed. We feel ourselves bound to call public attention - and particularly that of the Roman Catholic Clergy - to the very favourable aspect in which this hospital stands with regard to the public under the new arrangement. Persons of respectability (sic) - persons filling official situations and others, to whose dwellings the presence of fever would! bring ruin, can be treated there upon the payment of a small sum, and enjoy medical attendance and a regularity in the administration of the remedies prescribed that are altogether beyond the reach of the individual means of most persons of the middle class, and the latter rarely to be found in the sick chamber ever of the richer portion of the community. In a future publication we will submit a plan to the public by which persons at the head of large establishments, or persons of one particular profession or calling could, at very slight expense each, command a bed in the hospital at any time during the year that it pleased Providence to afflict any of themselves or friends with the visitation of fever.
Dr. Chevalle, of Paris, has invented a disintoxicating potion. It consists of acetate of ammonia, dissolved in sugared water. It renders a drunken man immediately sober.
May 26th, at Antrim, the lady of George Nixon, Esq., M.D., of a son
May 28, at Lismullin Park, county Meath, the seat of her father, the lady of Major Kell, 34th Regiment of a daughter.
May 29, by the Rev. Mr. McKenna, Mr. John Loughran of the Diamond Monaghan, to Bridget, only daughter of the late Mr. Laurence Rush, of Dundalk.
May 30, at Hollywood Church, by the Rev. John Wrixon, James Wright Connor, Esq., to Sarah, eldest daughter of William Hunger, Esq., of Belfast.
DEATHS On the 1st int. in his 76th year, William Todd, Esq., of Upper Thames-street _____ Nelson-square, Blackfriars'-road, London.
May 22, in the Casteleblayney coach, on his way home to his father's, Mr. Wilson, of the General Post Office, Liverpool, third son to Mr. Andrew Wilson of Waterberry (?) co Fermanagh.
SUSPECTED POISONING - A few days since, three labourers, in the employment of a farmer named Wilson, residing at the Montiaghs, having partaken of their usual breakfast of stirabout, shortly after became alarmingly ill with every symptom of having taken poison; they were immediately brought to Portsdown, and, under the care of Dr. Bredon, the worst symptoms were allayed, and, although still suffering, may be considered out of danger. A servant girl named Fox, residing in the house, was taken into custody, being strongly suspected of having administered arsenic to be revenged on one of the young men on whom she had been casting "sheeps' eyes" for some time; for that he, not having the fear of Miss Fox before his eyes, did traitorously walk with a certain young female in the neighbourhood the preceding Sunday against Miss F's will and consent! however, no direct evidence having been obtained against her she was discharged. So far the case remains involved in mystery.
The ambassador from Nepaul has brought presents to the amount of half a million sterling to Queen Victoria.
The Standard states that Mr. H. W. Wilberforce, the brother of the Bishop of Oxford, and Mr. Allies, late chaplain to the Bishop of London, have announced their intention of seceding from the Church of England and joining that of Rome.
We believe that we may announce it as certain that John Schoales, Esq., Q.C., Assistant-barrister of the Queen's County, has determined to retire, in consequence of the state of his health. John Perrin, Esq., barrister-at-law, son of Mr. Justice Perrin, is spoken of as his successor.
- Leinster Express
FIRE - On Wednesday night last, about 9 o'clock, a fire broke out on the premises of John Brady, Esq., J.P. Clones. The destructive element raged furiously for above an hour, and not until nearly 12 o'clock was it entirely extinguished. Robert Fauset, Esq., with Sergeant McGloughlin and the Constabulary were on the spot on the first alarm, and exerted themselves most laudably, as did also the townspeople, by whom Mr. Brady is held in high esteem. The amount of injury done is not yet ascertained, but it is believed to be not very considerable.
- Armagh Guardian
NOT GENERALLY KNOWN - W. H. Curran, Esq., Insolvent Commissioner on this day ordering the discharge of George Nettleton by his giving up possession of his farm to John Hazlitt, Solicitor, Lurgan, said the insolvent by so doing in no way interfered with what is called "The Tenant Right" of occupiers from year to year. The provisional assignee being liable to be called to account, by the involvent's creditors, for his disposal of the farm.
RAPHOE, June 1st. - This day the magistrates at petty sessions in this town, were occupied during the entire sitting by taking evidence in reference to an affray which took place here on the 18th ult. between a party of Protestants and Roman Catholics, in which a member of the former body, named Clarke, unfortunately lost his life. The revival of these unhappy feuds at the present critical juncture of Ireland's social and political condition is a sort of poignant regret to the respectable members of society of all creeds, denominations, and opinions, and consequently the proceedings attracted a large concourse of spectators, amongst whom were a number of clergymen. A great number of persons were committed to stand their trial at the Assizes, only one out of every four of whom could write!
The Great Western has made an excellent voyage from the West Indies, notwithstanding having encountered 12 days' head winds. Her mails were delivered at Southampton five days before they were due at the General Post-office. She brings 75 passengers. The total value of specie and bullion 1,128,408 dollars, or £147,120 sterling. On the 19th May, Mr. McPherson, President of the Council of Tobago, died on board, and was buried at sea.
June 14, 1850
At Roebuck House, on the 3rd instant, the lady of Joseph Lynch, Esq., of a son.
May 28th, at Lismullen Park, co. Meath, the seat of her father, the lady of Major Kelly, 34th Regiment, of a daughter.
June 8, in St. George's Church, Dublin, Thomas, eldest son of Toriano Francis L'Estrange, Esq., of Glenegary Hall, Dalkey, to Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Garrett, Esq., of Belfast.
On the 6th instat in St. Mary's Church, Dublin, William C. Scott, Esq., to Kate E., second daughter of the late William Macfadin, Esq., of Cootehill, co. Cavan.
May 27th, at St. Marylebone Church, London, Captain W. J. Verner, of the 21st R. N. B. Fusiliers, to Mary Anne, youngest daughter of the late John Rogers, Esq. of Langham place.
On the 1st inst., at St. Philip's, Daltons, by the Rev. J. Thompson, Mr. Charles Etherington, Chatham, solicitor, to Lucy, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Josiah Field, of the Bank of England.
On the 7th June, in the 45th year of her age, Jane, the dearly beloved wife of Charles Murphy, of Newgrove, near Cootehill, Esq., after a long and painful illness borne with extraordinary Christian fortitude. She resigned her spirit, in the sure and certain hope of its shining in a better Temple of eternal glory above.
On the 6th instant, of consumption, aged 17 years, Jane Anne, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Graham, of Ashfield, near Coothill.
On the 10th inst., at Phillipsborough-avenue, aged 73, John Breen, Esq., M.D.
June 21, 1850
THE COUNTY CAVAN CROPS
We continue to receive the most cheering accounts from every part of the county with respect to the appearance of the crops. The Farmers are quite elated with the prospect of the ensuing harvest.
We have not heard a report of a single instance of potato-blight, and the stalks are knotting to blossom all around us; some early varieties are already in blossom. Bere is fully shot into ear, and the small quantity sown promises an abundant yield. We regret there is not more land under this early and very nutritious crop; but it could not lay hold upon the affections of our countrymen at all in competition with its popular predecessor - the potato.
Flax looks exceedingly well, and we have no doubt but the result of the present harvest will dispel that timidity, or apathy, which hung around our farmers regarding this useful crop.
There is every appearance of abundant green crops. We have seen some fields of very fine mangold and turnips, &c. During the last ten days the weather has been most propitious; seasonable showers succeeded by an invigorating warmth prevailed both during the day and night.
AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH
An inquest was held on the 19th instant within a short distance of the chapel of Drumalee, near Cloverhill, by William Pollock, Esq., Coroner, on the body of Patrick Noon. The deceased had been in the Cavan workhouse. He left it about, two months ago, as he had obtained a promise of employment at stone-breaking from some persons residing near the above locality. It was elicited on the examination of the witnesses that the deceased man slept each night in a wretched hovel inhabited by his son-in-law, F. Reavey. He did not eat his food there. The place he was employed at in breaking stones was a mile from Reavy's hut. Noon went there every morning, got his food cooked by some person in that place, and returned home in the evening to his son-in-law's. On Tuesday last he went out at his usual hour in the morning, and returned at the stated time in the evening, that is about 8 o'clock. Shortly after his return he sat down on a stone bench near the entrance of the hut. He had not been there more than five minutes when he was observed by his son-in-law to change colour. He fell off the stone seat and was dead in less than three minutes. There were several persons on the spot who saw the entire transaction. He was in his usual state of health on that day. His body presented no mark of violence. He appeared to have been well nourished; but was subject to a sense of suffocation. Dr. Halpin was of opinion he died of heart disease. The jury found accordingly.
We are happy to find that Mr. Reynolds of Dublin, the finishing teacher, has got every encouragement that he could desire in some of the most distinguished families in this part of the country, and that his system is most highly approved of. We have no doubt but those who have not as yet engaged Mr. Reynolds, will, on enquiry of those by whom he is engaged, be most happy to take the advantage of his stay here in having their young people elegantly taught, not only dancing, but dignity of deportment, walking, and elegance of address, which, we understand, has given such general satisfaction.
Extraordinary Mode of Encouraging Honesty in a Workhouse!
A paragraph appeared in the Anglo-Celt of Friday, the 31st ult., headed - "Honesty in a Workhouse - Restitution." And stating that "on the Monday preceding, Mr. M'Collum, one of the relieving officers of the union lost a £3 note in the workhouse, which was found by one of the female paupers, and with a spirit of honesty rather rare amongst the inmates of such establishments she handed it to the Roman Catholic chaplain, who restored it to the owner." This very laudable conduct on her part we hoped would be the means of having the woman favourably noticed by the board. But, alas!"How little we know
What a day may bring forth."
The woman, it seems in handing the money to the clergyman, instead of to the master of the workhouse, violated some etiquette, and that officer (we are informed) felt himself to have been grossly offended! He brought her before the board (Mr. T. L. Cements presiding) and the result was that the wretched woman, on Saturday last, was expelled the workhouse together with her two fatherless children, one of whom had been in the fever hospital, and it is supposed will not survive the removal.
We would fain hope that we are imposed upon by our informants; but we fear the statement is too true, and if so, the English vocabulary could not supply us with terms sufficiently strong in which we could express our horror of such treatment on the part of the guardians. We regret that the voluminous report did not reach us until a few hours before going to press; but late as it is, we must make room for the woman's declaration, and also for the Roman Catholic chaplain's letter to the Commissioners on the subject. They are appended: -
To the Poor-Law Commissioners
Cootehill, June 13th, 1850.
Gentlemen: - As guardian of the faith and morals of the Roman Catholic inmates of this workhouse, bound by my ministry to protect the one and promote the other, I deem it incumbent on me not only to forward the statement (as enclosed) of Margaret Boyle, and to call the most serious attention of the Commissioners to the facts detailed in that statement, and the evil consequences that must almost necessarily result from the treatment she has received.
It appears that she gave a note which she found to the Rev. Terence Brady, to be restored by him to the proper owner, such being the general practice among Catholics - a very laudable one I think, and one that has often extorted the thanks of even the bitterest enemies of their faith; yet, strange to say, for following this practice she is brought by the master of the workhouse (Mr. Kilpatrick) before the chairman (Mr. Lucas Clements) of the board of guardians, and is ordered to him to be turned out of the house. This is the reward. Thus is this poor woman sent a-drift on the world with her sickly child, without much to cover them or a house to shelter them (for few admit into their houses sick persons leaving poor houses) for what I would call a most heroic, yet Christian act. But the master's pride was hurt. She gave the money to the priest and not to the master; hence his bile be (?) "marked her:" he made it "a dear job indeed to her." But the consequences of such treatment are serious indeed as regards both individuals and the public. Looking to our courts of justice we find the inmates of poor-houses frequently brought before them charged with thefts of various descriptions. There is then no virtue which the chaplains of workhouses should more zealously inculcate than that of honesty, of which restitution forms a part. But how will they enforce restitution or can it be expected their advice will be attended to when it is known that punishment - aye, starvation, will be the result. Hence the moral doctrine of restitution is rendered ineffectual. Individuals and the public suffer; the former spiritually and the latter temporally; and the ministry of the chaplain becomes fruitless on the most important duty. This would be a serious evil. The faith of the Roman Catholic inmates may also suffer should such conduct as the master was guilty of in this case escape unnoticed. There are to be found in workhouses individuals of a cold tepid disposition - weak in faith - liable to be seduced from it by the fear of punishment, or the hope of some temporal reward, on whom the treatment given to Margaret Boyle might produce an evil effect; already it is said had Margaret Boyle been a Protestant she would not have been treated as she was. Such impressions have already produced their object.
In a house where the officers are almost all Protestants, and when the guardians are not only abettors of proselytism, but actually tamper with the paupers using their influence, which is paramount - as their lives in a great measure depend on them. It then becomes necessary for the Catholic chaplain to watch with a zealous eye the movements both of its officers and its guardians. I therefore feel bound to call the attention of the Commissioners to this case, and request that they will order their inspector to investigate the facts detailed in the statement of Margaret Boyle, and protect the Roman Catholic inmates of the workhouse in the free and uncontrolled exercise of their religious duties. - I have the honor to be, gentlemen, your obedient servant,
Terence O'Reilly, R. C. Chaplain
Statement of Margaret Boyle, Lately a Pauper in the Cootehill Workhouse
That, on Monday, the 27th ult., I found a paper which, I afterwards was informed was a three pound note, in the hall of the Cootehill Workhouse; and that, on the next day (Tuesday), I handed the note to the Rev. Terence Brady, C.C., who restored it to the owner. That, upon the evening of same day (Tuesday, 27th May,) I was called upon by the master, Mr. Kilpatrick, who threatened me with punishment for not giving the note to him instead of giving it to the priest, and he (the master) told me "he would mark me for it, and that it was the dearest job I ever did in my life." That, upon the next day, the matron (Mrs. Kilpatrick) came to me where I was employed at my usual work - washing the steps and keeping the hall clean - where I had been constantly working for the last six months, and told me "I must go to the mill to work for the time to come." That, upon the following Friday (31st May), the master brought me, in the evening of the day, before the board, and then told me it was too late to try me that day. That, upon Friday last, the master again brought me before the board, and stated that I was the person who found the note and gave it to the priest; and, by his representation, the chairman, Mr. Clements, ordered me out of the house, and the master discharged me next morning. That I have no means, on earth, of support for myself and two children - one of whome (sic) is in a delicate sickly state - and therefore hope the Poor Law Commissioners will take my most distressing case into consideration and grant me redress.
Margaret x Boyle.
Witness: Terence Reilly, P.P., Drumgoon Dated at Cootehill, June 12th, 1850
To the Editor of the Anglo-Celt
Liverpool, June 10, 1850
Dear Sir.- I enclose you a check for five pounds toward the funds of the Cavan Fever Hospital, to be applied by the Managing Committee in whatever way they may think best, believing that those who are on the spot must know what is most likely to be beneficial - whilst I must still say, in my humble opinion, the tenth clause is very restrictive. At the same time I willingly accord to you the advocacy of all that is calculated to benefit the town and people, and a cheerful disinterested co-operation in every good work; that that you have weighty reasons for viewing the tenth clause as a beneficial one, and with my best wishes to those engaged in this good work in general, and yourself in particular, for your kind feeling on this and all other occasions. - I remain, dear sir, yours, most truly,
Cavan, 12th June, 1850.
Dear Sir. - Your check for five pounds sterling has been handed to me by the Editor of the Anglo-Celt, to be expended in aid of the subscriptions now collecting for the support of the Cavan Fever Hospital under its new management and arrangements. I am happy to find you so fully coincide in opinion with the committee that such an institution is imperatively required by this neighbourhood for the treatment of fever. I will take the earliest opportunity of a committee meeting to lay your letter, together with your handsome subscription before them.
I trust the good example you have shown in coming forward thus liberally and unsolicited, though a non-resident, will be extensively followed by others more deeply interested. - Meanwhile, I remain, your obedient servant,
Robert Erskine, Secretary to Fever Hospital
Mr. John M'Dowall
State of Crime in Cavan. - There are at present in Cavan gaol, 174 male and 61 female prisoners. These numbers include those undergoing punishment and those for trial. There are 82 prisoners for trial at the approaching sessions (amost all of them for petty larcenies), and only 4 for the assizes.
Drogheda and Liverpool Steam -Packet Co. - This company has reduced the deck fare by their vessels to Liverpool to one shilling. The vessels are first-class, with great power of engines, and make the passage regularly in the short space of from 10 to 11 hours; while the Dublin boats frequently take from 12 to 13 hours.
Death. - A distressing proof of the uncertainty of life presented itself in the neighbourhood of Granard, on Thursday, in the sudden and unexpected demise of Mrs. Hamilton. It appears that this estimable character, Miss Healey, of Mohill, was married in the Church of Newtownforbes, on Monday last; and after the ceremony the then happy pair proceeded to their residence in Granard. She had not been very well for some days previous to her marriage, but her illness was considered more imaginery (sic.) than real; however, on Wednesday evening her indisposition became unquestionable, and her death took place on Thursday. We might truly say, that "in the midst of life we are in death." - Boyle Gazette.
June 28, 1850
The Guardians of this union met on Saturday, the 22nd instant. Patrick J. Kearney, Esq., in the chair.
Other guardians present - George Cusack, J. N. Waller, Thomas Barnes, Richard Chaloner, George Bomford, JsP.; Peter O'Reilly, Thomas Finegan, Michael Carroll, Joan Daly, Hugh Clarke, and Nicholas Landy, Esqrs.
State of the House. - Total papuers in the house on 15th June, 1,491; admitted during the week, 59; died, 2; discharged, 52; remaining on 22nd inst., 1,496; cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week, £72. 12s. £3-3/4, weekly averge cost of each inmate is 1s; ditto in infirmary, 1s. 5-1/4d.
Medical Officer's Report. - In infirmary during the week, 147; in fever hospital, 68; total, 215. Cost of outdoor relief, same week, to 856 persons; £201 16s. 4d.
The following is a return of the number of paupers chargeable on each electoral division and the union at large, receiving in-door relief, on Saturday, the 22d day of June, 1850:-
Union at Large, 20
State of the House. - Remaining at the close of last week, 1987; admitted during the week, 49; born during the week, 0; total, 2036; discharged, 33; died, 7 (40); remaining on the above date, 1996.
Cost of provisions and necessaries consumed during the week, £84 0s. 0d.; general average cost of an inmate for the week, 9d;.; average cost in infirmary, 1s. 3-14d.; do. In fever hospital, 1s. 2-1/4d.
On Tuesday the 24th instant, Mrs. James Johnston, Main-street, Cavan, of a daughter.
On Monday 22nd instant, the wife of Mr. C. Maguire, pawnbroker, of a son. (Note: there seems to be an error in the day or date.)
CAVAN QUARTER SESSIONS
Mary Gray - larceny of goods, the property of John Lord - two months' hard labour.
Ellenor Magovern - larceny of a gown - fourteen day's' hard labor.
Thomas Brady and Philip Rorke - ____(?) and having in possession stolen goods - each 12 months hard labour.
Catherine Dunn - larceny of tea and cotton. No bill.
Bridget Kelly - assault. No prosecution.
Andrew Drum, James Drum, Patrick Drum - riot and rescue and assault on poor rate collector. No bill.
Mathew Harrison and Philip Reilly - larceny of bread, the property of Edward Boyle - each fourteen days.
Margaret Cahill and Anne Reilly - cow stealing - acquitted.
Daniel Rawlye, James Dempsey, and Margaret Dempsey - larceny of wearing apparel -
Daniel Rawley, six months' hard labour;
James and Margaret Dempsey, each three months' hard labour.
John Daly - riot, and assault on Patrick Maguire - twelve months' hard labour.
Anne Dempsey - larceny of tobacco - two months' hard labour.
James Fitzsimons, Thomas Monaghan, Bernard M'Donald, Charles M'Cormick, and Bartholomew Mulvany - riot and assault - three months' hard labour each - recorded.
Thomas Murray - larceny of a metal pot - one month's hard labour.
Mary Leddy - laraceny - six months' hard labour.
Mary Keogh - like - one month's hard labour.
Laurence Lynch - like - three months' hard labour, from committal.
James Reilly - like - fourteen days' hard labour.
Michael Reilly, Robert Phair, Thomas Fitzpatrick, and Jane O'Brien - larceny from Cavan workhouse - each one month's hard labour.
Mary Reilly - like - two months' hard labour.
Owen Lynch - like - three monhths' hard labour.
Andrew Cumerford and Catherine Cumerford - for-forcible possession. Prosecution withdrawn.
Francis M'Kenna - larceny of shoes, the property of Wm. Bleakley - two months' hard labour from committal.
Daniel Ward - larceny of hay - two months' hard labour.
Mary White - larceny - one months' hard labour.
Charles Brown - larceny - three months' hard labour.
Owen Sheridan - stealing an ass - four months' hard labour.
Michael Sheridan - larceny of wheat and oats, the property of Thomas Dewart - three months' hard labour.
Hugh Finegan - larceny - one month at hard labour.
Robert Walsh and James Walsh - rescue for rent. Prosecution withdrawn.
Patrick Reilly - rescue for poor rate - like rule.
Terence Dolan, Patrick Dolan, and Bernard Dolan - like offence - like rule.
Susan M'Donald and Anane M'Enroe - larceny of fowl, property of James Hanna - each three months' hard labour.
George Shaw - larceny - 3 months' hard labour. William Machesny - assault on Anne Brady - acquitted.
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