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THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1824

PROVINCIAL NEWS

     The Cork Mercury says, "We have the melancholy task to notice a report which reached this City on Friday, of the loss of his Majesty's brig Arab on the North-West coast of Ireland. Our information is derived from a Letter from Cove, to a relation of the Captain's Clerk, Mr. Harris, a native of this City. It states that Admiral Lord Colville had received an account of the loss of the Arab, on the 10th or 11th, on the coast of Co .Mayo, and that all on board perished. It was supposed she was in a chace of a smuggler.
     CARLOW, DEC. 29- This town presented on last Christmas Eve, a scene of bustle and activity, not before witnessed since the termination of the war. The farmers, the working tradesmen, and the farmers labourers expended more money in the purchase of wearing apparel, and of bacon, beef, bread, flour, &c. then has been received by the venders of these commodities on any other Christmas Eve, for the last six years. There was scarcely one joint of butchers' meat unsold on Wednesday evening, and not a loaf of bread could be procured at any baker's after nine o'clock that night.
     LIMERICK, Dec 27-On Christmas Eve, a fellow of the name of John Collins, contrived to secret himself in one of the lower apartments of the Custom House, during the day time, and at eight o'clock at night, commenced his operations by breaking open all the desks in the Long Room and attempting the iron safe, wherein was deposited a considerable sum of money in gold and bank notes. Most fortunately, Master Waller, one of the Collector's younger sons, passing thro' Rutland-street, perceived a light in the Custom-House room, in an apartment where no one could at that hour have access but the accredited persons, and knowing that none of that class were then in the house, gave alarm, when the Police were sent for, and the precautionary measure of surrounding the premises having been taken, they proceeded to search the house, when the fellow was secured and committed to gaol.
     On Friday night, the Mill Concerns of Mr. John M'Donnell, whiting a mile of Charleville, were maliciously set on fire, and totally consumed.
     A thatched house was accidentally burnt on Wednesday night, in the neighbourhood of Killarney, and five of the inmates perished.
     On Sunday night last, a valuable in-calf heifer was maliciously killed on the lands of Gurteen, Parish of Quin, County Clare, the property of Mr. C. Reddan. Those lands were some time since in the hands of cottier Tenants, who were forgiven so immense arrear, on giving up the lands to the owner, Richard Creagh, Esq. of Dungan, who subsequently sold them to the present Tenant.

     The 12th Foot, which recently sailed from Portsmouth, arrived and disembarked at Gibraltar, on the 24th November.
     The 27th, on being replaced by the 12th Foot, embarked at and sailed from Gibraltar, on the 30th November for the West Indies.
     A Detachment belonging to the Royal African Colonial Corps has received orders to embark at Cowes, on board the Ann, transport for Africa.
     Three companies, belonging to the 58th Foot, are ordered to march, one company from Brigton and two from Riegate to Portsmouth.

DIED

     On Christmas Day, at George's place, in the Metropolis, Miss Anne Leonard- a lady of the most amiable disposition and conciliating manners.
     In Shop-street, on the 25th December, much regretted, Miss Anne Semper.
     On the same day, at Shantalla, near this town, Mrs. Keogh.

TO BE SOLD
At CALLA
(Near Kilconnel,)
About Sixty Tons of well-saved
excellent
Upland HAY.

     Apply (on Monday only) to Thomas Bermingham, Esq. Woodlawn, Kilconnel.
     Mr. Thomas Callanan will give samples at Calla.
     January 1st, 1824.

To Be Sold by Auction

     At the nursery of Mr. Browne, near Athenry, the entire of the
                   TREES & SHRUBS,
On Monday, the 12th of January next, if not previously disposed of.
     Purchases above ??? will get time until the first October next on approved security.
     December 29, 1823.

TO BE LET
From the first of November last,
The Demesne Lands of Ardfry

     Containing 96 Acres of excellent Meadow, Pasture and Tillage, with some Sea-weed.
    Application to be made to Mr. Ryan, Renvile, near Oranmore- December 1?, 1823.

EARL OF CLANRICARDE

     The principal inhabitants of Loughrea and its vicinity, wishing to testify the love, attachment and esteem with which they are impressed, for their illustrious Patron, the Earl of Clanricarde, assembled to dine at Manahan's Hotel, Loughrea, on Monday, 29th December, in order to celebrate the joyous event of his Lordship having attained his 21st year.
     Previous to the dinner, Hubert T. Dolphin, Esq. as Chairman of the Committee for conducting the several arrangements, read an handsome and appropriate Address to that young Nobleman, which was unanimously approved of, and carried with general acclimation. A second resolution was then moved, that a Deputation, consisting of four Gentlemen, should, on as early a day as possible, present the Address to his Lordship, in whatever part of the Kingdom he should at that time be, which met with the warmest concurrence from all parts of the room.- After which an excellent dinner was served up, and conducted in the best style.
     President-William M. Burke, Esq.
     Vize President- Hubert Thomas Dolphin, Esq., Henry Peers, Esq.
     Stewards- Thomas Shagwell, Esq., M.D.; Major Boulger; T.R. Hemsworth, Esq; J.H. Ridge, Esq.; Edmund Silk, Esq.
     After dinner the following toasts were given:
     "The King, God bless him"-three times three.
     "The Duke of York, and the Army"
     "The Duke of Clarence and the navy."
     "The Lord Lieutenant and prosperity to Ireland."
     "The Earl of Clanricarde, and may he live long and imitate the virtues of his illustrious ancestors"- four times four-great cheering.
     "The Countess of Clanricarde, our Illustrious Countrywoman."
      "The Marquis and Marchioness of Sligo"
     "Lady Emily deBurgh"
     "Sir John Burke, of Marble-hill."
     "The Dowager Lady Burke"
     "The Agent of eh Clanricarde Family, J.J. Bricknell, Esq.
     "The Chairman's health."
     "May Loughrea flourish, and its respectable and independent inhabitants be ever teh first to manifest its genuine attachment to its illustrious Lord and Patron."-cheering.
     "The noble and generous people of England who relieved the wants of the poor of Ireland in the year 1822."
     "The County Members."
     "The Members of the Castleboy Club."
     "The Rev. Denis Browne."
     "Major D'Arcy."
     "The Loughrea Charitable Committee."
     "The Vice-Presidents."
     "The Stewards, &c, &c."
     The utmost harmony and conviviality prevailed during the whole of the evening; and at a late hour the company broke up, the object of the meeting having been completely attained.
     On the following evening the town of Loughrea was brilliantly illuminated in honour of his Lordship and a great number of appropriate transparencies exhibited.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1824

PROVINCIAL NEWS

     LIMERICK, DEC 31.- On Friday, between the hours of seven and eight o'clock, two dairy houses and rick of hay, containing about twenty tons, were set on fire by some miscreants, on the lands of Mount Nagle, two miles from Mallow, and entirely consumed; the whole property of Daniel Linahan, a respectable Farmer, who can assign no cause for this flagitious outrage.
     A minute investigation was had on Saturday last by Major Maxwell, Sir Anthony Perrier, and Mr. Russell, Magistrates of the County of Cork, at Charleville, relative to the burning of Mr. MacDonnell's Mill, and they report that it was purely accidental, in consequence of some fire that had been left inside the Mill, for the purpose of lighting the Miller's candle, when he returned to the Mill.
     The fellow who was taken in attempting to rob the Custom-house, is fully committed to trial. He secreted himself behind an empty hogshead, which lay in the hall or staircase leading to the Long Room.
     An order has been received in this country, for raising 400 men for the Royal Artillery service.- Limerick Paper.

     MAYO, CASTLEBAR, DEC 20.- On Tuesday se'nnight, 23d instant, the Ordination of the Rev. Robert Creighton to be the stated Minister of the newly created Presbyterian Congregation of Westport, took place in the Market-house of that town-the audience was numerous and highly respectable. The Marquis and Marchioness of Sligo, and the principal families of the town and neighbourhood attended on the occasion. Two Members of the Presbytery of Dublin, the Rev. Dr. Horner and the Rev. James Morgan, of Carlow, in conjunction with the Rev. James Hull, of Turlough, conducted the service of the day.
     We have great satisfaction in learning that accounts have been received that the Harlequin sloop of war has safely weathered the storm which was feared had proved fatal to her gallant crew, whose friends we did not venture to afflict by an mention of her name, while her fate was doubtful.- The other sloop alluded to in our last, of whose safety there are still very serious doubts, has not been heard of for about a month.
     On Wednesday night last, St. Clair O'Malley, Esq. actively assisted by Mr. Carr, of the Police and a few soldiers of the 88th Regiment, and some of the Police, apprehended in this town, and committed to gaol James Waters, charged with being concerned in the murder of Albert Murdock.

     SLIGO, DEC 31.- The nocturnal legislators of Tyreragh and Coolcarney, unawed by the fate of their deluded associates on the west of teh Moy, who now languish in prison, seem fully resolved to persevere in violating the laws, and disturbing the peace of the quiet villagers who refuse to participate in their designs. In one instance, they swore several persons to repair an old road leading from Corballa to Emblemorda, two villages in the parish of Castleconnor.- On another occasion they proffered their assistance to Mr. ___Burns, of the same parish, in order to inflict due chastisement on a Catholic neighbour, who had temerity to bid for Mr. Burn's lands which were out of lease. They actually proceeded to the man's house to carry their intentions into effect, but fortunately for him he got some intimation of their designs and escaped before their arrival,. Their appearance is described as extremely grotesque and ridiculous- a motley group of horse and foot men, while others turn their coats, or wear their shirts over them; a few old muskets and rusty swords, many pitchforks and long poles, and a still greater number of bludgeons, equip them for service.

     TIPPERARY- A man of the name of Hogan, who was apprehended by the Policemen for attempting to burn Mr. Waller's hazzard, at Finnoe, was tried under the Insurrection Act at Nenagh, on Saturday last, before a numerous Bench of Magistrates, who unanimously pronounced him guilty, and sentenced him to be transported for seven years. he was removed from the dock forthwith for his destiny. Twenty-four others were tried and acquitted on Friday and Saturday.

THE ARMY

     The 34th Foot has received orders to march from Woolich for Windsor. A detachment of the regiment is ordered to be left at Deptford to do dock-yard duty.
     Three hundred men have already been reported as having enlisted for the 95th Regiment of Infantry, now raising.
     It is supposed that the same number have been enlisted for the 94th Regiment of Infantry, now raising.
     The Army Medical Department has recommended the following Gentlemen, viz; - Colin Allan, M.D., to be appointed Surgeon; and John Dettrick, Esq., to be Assistant Surgeon to the 94th; John Hodson, M.D. to be Surgeon; and Daniel Leonard, Esq. to be Assistant Surgeon to the 95th Regiments of Infantry, now raising.
     The new Levy is proceeding with unusual activity and success. In one district alone between three and four hundred fine young men were raised in the course of a few days. With us it is a matter of peculiar satisfaction, that such facility is experienced in restoring, at a small comparative expence, the military force of the kingdom to a proper standard. Recruiting parties are to be immediately employed for completing the Royal Artillery, and we have been informed that the recruiting for the Marines is to be conducted on the new system.--Courier.

AMERICA

     A Writer in an American Paper quotes the following as the "natural, Moral and Political Advantages of the United States":-
     1. We are blest with an extensive sea coast, abundantly provided with capacious ports and harbours, admirably calculated for foreign commerce.
     2. Magnificent rivers intersect our country in every direction, and afford the utmost facility for the most lucrative trade.
     3. We have the advantage of water power, to an extent, probably, not exceeded in the world.
     4. Our territory afford every variety of soil and climate, so as to render us as independent of foreign nations as any country whatever.
     5. Our stores, of the all important articles of coal, lead, copper and also of timber, are inexhaustible.
     6. We have a capacity of raising cotton to supply the demands of the whole world-and actually furnish one-half of all that is consumed in Europe and America.
     7. By proper encouragement, we might produce wool, hides, skins, furs and silks, for our utmost wants.
     8. Our population is active, industrious, energetic, enterprising and ingenious.
     9. Our Government is the most free and liberal that ever existed.
     10. The administration of our affairs is as unexpensive as that of any nation in the world.
     11. Our debt is insignificant-not equal to the annual interest paid by some other nations.
     12. Taxes are so light as not to be felt.
     13. We are free from the oppressive burden of tithes, which "grind the faces of the poor" in other nations.
     14. We have no nobility or gentry, with enormous annual incomes, derived form the hard labour of the mass of the community.
     15. Our farmers and planters are, in general, lords of the soil they cultivate.
     16. Excellent lands are to be purchased here in fee simples, not only for less than the annual rent, but even for less than the tithes or poor rates paid in many parts of England.
     17. Our Citizens are unrestrained in the choice of occupation.
     18. We have abundant room for all valuable superfluous population of Europe.

MALE CHARITY SCHOOL

     At a General Meeting of the Committee of the Members to the Male Charity School of Galway, held at the College-House-the following Resolution was unanimously passed:
     5th January 1824.
     Resolved-That in pursuance of a General meeting of the Inhabitants of Galway, held the 24th July, 1833, it is judged expedient by the Committee then appointed, to proceed in the building of the Lancasterian School without delay, and that Subscriptions be immediately collected by the following Gentlemen:
     Very Rev. Warden Ffrench; Rev. M Fynn; Henry Baldwin; Mary Lynch Anthony; John Clayton.

T O CONTRACTORS AND MILLERS.
TO BE SOLD,

By Authority of the High Court of Chancery, on Friday next, the 9th inst., at MR. HANLEY'S Mills, Kilroe, on the high road from Galway in Headford, and within three and a half miles of Headford,

Many Hundred Barrels of WHEAT, BARLEY and OATS,

     Which can be seen at the Mills any day before the Sale, by applying at Mr. HANLEY'S, Kilroe; or to the Receiver, Mr. J. FARRELL.
     January 5, 1824.

TO BE LET
From the first of November last,
The Demesne Lands of Ardfry

     Containing 98 Acres of excellent Meadow Pasture and Tillage, with some Sea-weed.
     Applications to be made to Mr. Ryan, Renvile, near Oranmore.--December 19, 1823.

TO BE SOLD
At CALLA,
(NEAR KILCONNEL,)
About Sixty Tons of well-saved excellent
Upland HAY,

     Apply (on Mondays only) to Thomas BERMINGHAM, Esq, Woodlaawn, Kilconnel.
     Mr. Thomas Callanan will give examples at Calla.
     January 1st, 1824.

WINTERAGE.

     To be Let, 140 Acres of excellent WINTERAGE, in the whole or in divisions, situate within two miles of Kinvara-Application to Mr. John Burke, Normangrove, near Kinvara.
     December 29, 1823.

SPECIAL SESSIONS

     TIPPERARY- At a Special Sessions held at Cashel on Monday last, eight prisoners were put on their trials, charged with having been absent from their residences on the night of the 1st November, and with having been found drinking in a public house.
     The first and only witness for the prosecution was Hamilton Berry, a private in the first Royal Scots, who swore that he was stationed in Cullen in November, and that he was on sentry on the night of the first from eleven to one o'clock;- while at his post on that night, two of the prisoners, William Dwyer and English, came to witness about twelve o'clock, and invited him to drink some whiskey at John Dwyer's house, in the village of Cullen, to which he assented -on being believed, having entered the house, he perceived the eight prisoners there sitting round a table, upon which was a quantity of whiskey-he was asked if he would drink a toast, to which he replied yes, if he liked it; he was then asked if he would drink a health to the "Soverign Boys?" Having answered in the affirmative, the toast went round with shouts; after the witness took two glasses, he rose to return to his barracks, to which place he was accompanied by two of the prisoners; it was suggested to the witness that if he would attend at the Chapel on the following Sunday he would be led into a secret by the prisoners, which would, as they alleged, serve him all his life; in eight days after witness mentioned to the Cullen Police that bad work was going on in the village; he did not inform the commanding officer, or the serjeant; the former was absent, and the latter in bed on the night of the first November-his reason for not disclosing to the Police, who pressed him on the subject, the names of the prisoners (such of them as he knew) was, that he wanted to have them all taken up on the night of the next sitting, which some of the prisoners told him would be on the 15th; on which night the witness was on sentry when William Dwyer and English came to him, and told him they intended having a sitting that night at Darby Whelan's house. Having informed the Police they repaired to this house, where they found English and Fleming; the other prisoners were taken at different periods afterwards in their dwellings in the village of Cullen; the witness here returned to the transactions of the first night, and said that after he came out of Dwyer's house, Fleming the prisoner, asked him for some powder, but he said he had none to spare; Fleming then asked if the witness could make out any barrels of guns, and added, that they, (meaning the prisoners, we presume) could procure stocks themselves; he further said, that if the witness remained in that neighbourhood till the potatoes were dug, they should have a "sporting winter." The witness continued, and said that he threw himself in their way as much as possible, in order the better to find out the conspiracy; he knew Wm. Dwyer & English, and drank with them before.
     Mr. Gleeson applied to have a collateral issue given to the Court on the part of John Dwyer, the owner of the house where the prisoners were stated to have been found by the soldier; it not appearing in evidence that he had been absent from his house. In this the Bench, after some deliberation, acquiesced, and he was discharged. He was then produced for the prisoners, and examined by Mr. Gleeson. He swore he lived in Cullen, and that he recollected the night of the 1st November, and can positively say that the prisoners were not in his  house that night, not the soldier, berry; he never, to his recollection, saw three of the prisoners together in his house in his life, nor was any whiskey drank in his house since Christmas last.
     Thomas Mullowny, brother-in-law to the last witness, and who lived with him, bore him out in denying that the prisoners, or Berry, the soldier, were at Dwyer's house on the night of the 1st November.
     Kitty Dwyer swore that she lived at J. Dwyer's - recollected the night of the 1st of November, because it was All-hallowed eve-was quite positive that no Committee-men were in John Dwyer's house that night, nor were the prisoners there - neither did she see the soldier, Berry, there that night.
     As to character, the Rev. Edmond Hogan, the venerable and justly-respected Parish Priest of Cullen, came forward, and swore that he knew six of the prisoners for fifteen years, and the rest for six years; they are men of excellent character, and he never heard any charge against them till present. It is scarcely possible they could be connected with the disturbances of the country  without his knowledge. Mr. Hogan then proceeded to observe, that when the spirit of disaffection first appeared on the borders of the parish, he sent to the different Chapels in his neighbourhood, where  the respectable part of his flock pledged themselves to acquaint him of any attempt made to disturb the peace of the parish, which to this moment remains, in his opinion, perfectly free from disaffection, though it is quite contiguous to the county of Limerick.
     Mr. Richard Sadlier, and other Magistrates, fully acquiesced with Mr. Hogan as to the peace of his parish; and at the same time paid him, we are sure, a well-deserved compliment for his very general activity for the preservation of the peace of the county.
    Bryan Keating O'Dwyer, Esq., son of Morgan O'Dwyer, Esq. one of the sitting Magistrates, swore that he knew the prisoners from his youth-they were all men of excellent character, he has had more opportunity of knowing William Dwyer and English than the others, and he recollected, when the Limerick Coach was attacked some time ago, and a female taken out of it, he called on Dwyer and English, who assisted him in pursuing and rescuing the girl; and if he had occasion for assistance to quell disturbances, they would certainly be the first he would call on. He also bore testimony to the general tranquil state of the parish.
     The case having closed, the Magistrates retired and remained in deliberation for about 20 minutes. On their return Mr. Blacker proceeded to address the prisoners. His Lordship lamented that the men, in whose favour excellent testimony had be [sic] produced, should be placed in so melancholy a situation, and adjudged them all to be transported for seven years.
     The unfortunate men seemed as if were petrified on hearing their doom-they all burst out crying, in which they were joined by their numerous friends in Court, who surrounded the gaol, and continued shrieking most piteously the rest of the evening.

LANCASTERIAN FREE SCHOOL

      On reference to our advertising columns, it will be observed, that the building of the new Lancasterian Free School, will be immediately proceeded upon. But before the work shall be undertaken, it has been found necessary to raise rather a heavy subscription off the wealth and respectability of our Town. We are all so well acquainted with the great and manifold advantages which are derivable from a well ordered system of education, that I would be only repeating an unnecessary argument to dwell for a moment on its advantages. Those who owe the enlightenment of their own minds to their education will not, we are sure, deal out it blessings sparing to a rising generation, amongst whom may yet be found the genius and abilities of a Grattan or Plunkett; and we are perfectly persuaded that those who can will come forward to rescue from the depths of ignorance and vice, the countless throng of little ones whom they beheld daily in our streets.

CLASSICAL, MERCANTILE, AND MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL

PATRICK CARROLL

     Returns his sincere thanks to those Gentlemen who favored his new Establishment, and begs leave to inform them and the Public that his SCHOOLROOM, ABBEYGATE-STREET, will on Monday, the 5th inst. be Opened, where every possible attention shall be paid to the Moral and Literary Improvement of his Pupils. He hopes in consequence of the testimonies of his public and private character (which may be sent with him) given by very eminent Devines, even by the
Most Rev. Dr. Kelly, to meet with unreserved and immediate encouragement. The course of Education comprises the
     GREEK and LATIN Languages;
     ENGLISH GRAMMAR;
     BOOK-KEEPING, and,
     MATHEMATICS.
     Hours-From seven in the morning until three in the afternoon.
     Terms-Half-a-Guinea a Quarter and Half-a-Guinea Entrance.
     January 5, 1824.

CHARITY SERMON

     A Charity Sermon will be preached in the Chapel of Tuam, on Sunday, the 18th of January instant, at the hour of Two o'Clock, by the Rev. Joseph Kirwan, in support of the Funds of the TUAM MALE and FEMALE FREE-SCHOOLS; an Institution which, although entirely supported by voluntary subscriptions, has since its establishment in the year 1816, besides affording Moral and Religious Education, and instruction in various Branches of useful and domestic Industry, annually contributed to the Clothing of upwards of Four Hundred destitute Children.
     The Funds of this Institution, owing to the pressure of the times, being now completely exhausted, and the Inhabitants, from the very liberal contributions they have already made towards the erection of a new School House, being unable to replenish them, the Managing Committee have felt it unavoidably unnecessary to make this appeal to the Gentlemen of the County at large, which they hope will be successful, and will enable them to constitute the advantages which the Community has already derived from this Establishment.
     A selection of Sacred Music will be performed on this occasion.
     Donations, from those who cannot attend, will be most thankfully received by the Most Rev. Dr. Kelly; the Clergymen of the Parish; the Reverend Preacher; Mr. John F. Browne, President; and by the Gentlemen of the Managing Committee.
  

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Thursday, JANUARY 8, 1824

DIED

     This morning in Market-street, of fever, Patrick Conolly, Esq., Attorney. Cut off in the prime of life, with all his hopes before him. The death of this young Gentleman has inflicted a deep wound on the feelings of an aged parent, and his friends who have to regret the loss of an amiable and upright member of society.

WANTS A SITUATION

     An Experienced Farmer, who understands buying and selling Cattle, breeding Sheep, draining and reclaiming Land. For character, apply to Henry S. Persse, Esq., Custom House, Galway; or, James Coughlan, Esq., Loughrea.- Security can be given.-Jan. 8, 1824.

CHANCERY

Hartley Hodson, Esq, Plaintiff;
The Rev. John Robert Hodson ,and several others.- Defendants.
     Pursuant to an order made in this Cause, bearing date the 25th day of November last, I will, on Saturday, the 24th day of January next, at the Hour of One o'Clock in the Afternoon, at my Chambers, on the Inn's quay, Dublin, set up to be let to the highest Bidder, for three years pending this Cause, ALL THAT AND THOSE, that part of the Lands of TOOLOBAN, containing about Fifty Acres, situate in the Barony of Loughrea, in the County of Galway.
     Dated this 10th day of December, 1823.
                 WILLIAM HENN.
     The above lands are contiguous to the Town of Loughrea. The Tenant will be required to give security by recognizance. William R. Ward, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, No. 113, Baggot-street, Dublin.
     December 22.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Monday, January 12, 1824

PROVINCIAL NEWS

     BELFAST, Jan 6-On Wednesday, 24th December, 1823, an man named Fritzel, of about 20 years old, was caught in the rollers belonging to Mr. William Leeper's flax-mill, in the neighbourhood of Market-hill. The unfortunate sufferer had his right arm fractured in the elbow. A mortification ensued, and he expired on the evening of the 28th.
     On the 24th December, two little girls, daughters of John Moody, had each an arm taken in by the rollers belonging to Mr. Crosler's flax-mill near Points Pass. The larger girl's arm was considerably injured, while that of the younger escaped almost totally unhurt.
     PRESENCE OF MIND- On same day, when Mr. Greer, proprietor of the Curlish corn-mill, was about to grease its axles, having a strong linen apron bound upon him by two strings, one round his neck, and the other round his body; the machinery for driving the fans caught hold of that apron, and though he made many attempts to disengage himself, his efforts were in vain-till at length, being providentially directed, he put his hand in his pocket, brought out a knife, by means of which he cut the cords which bound the apron upon him, and so freed himself from speedy death, which otherwise must have ensued. Mr. Greer sustained some slight damage on the occasion, but it is hoped the consequences will not be serious.
     We understand that a most active pursuit has been made, on Sunday, by some of the country constables and a party of the 11th regiment, after a notorious and desperate character, suspected of having been mainly instrumental in giving circulation to the many forged notes, which have lately so much annoyed the merchants of this town and neighbourhood. So close was the pursuit, that the scoundrel left his coat in the hands of his pursuers.
     A rumour was in town, on Sunday, but it could be traced to no authentic source, that a vessel containing a portion of the grand division of the 73d regiment, had been wrecked, and all on board drowned, on Wednesday, between Portpatrick and Donaghbadee.--Belfast Paper
     Extract of a Letter from Enniskillen, Jan. 5.
    
A party of Major Brook's yeomanry have, this day, lodged in the gaol of Enniskillen, on the committal of Captain Tailor, a person of the name of Alexander Coulter, charged with the felony of breaking and entering the house of J. M'Cusker, near Tempo, on the night of the 18th. The remainder of the gang charged by M'Cusker, either as principals or accessaries for the same offence, have, for the present, absconded. The Magistrates-the Earl of Enniskillen, the Earl of Belmore, Sir H. Brooks, and H. Irvine, Esq. &c. &c. have determined to put down the five Miltown gang which have too long disturbed the peace of that neighbourhood. The peace of the county is in the hands of the Magistrates, and there is no doubt of their doing their duty.
     KILKENNY, Jan. 1- The Leinster Journal says - We have received some account of the horrible conduct of a ruffian who was a sarjeant in the constabulary, and was said to be a protege of Mr. Goulburn, but who, nevertheless, was dismissed from the Fassadineen Police last week. He was preparing snares, by which the most worthy people near Ballyragget might have been brought to destruction. We are not yet in possession of precise details of the case, nor are we even able to hold up to public execration, that he may be avoided, should he obtain a situation elsewhere, the fellow's name. We are, however, happy to state, that the conduct of his Chief, Captain Trench, on being apprised of his behaviour, was precisely that which is calculated to do honor to, and inspire confidence in, the Constabulary Force of this country.
     On Monday a Special Session under the Insurrection Act was held at the court-house. There were no prisoners for trial. The attendance of the Magistrates was numerous.
     The Commander of the Forces inspected the depot of the 95th regiment at the barracks on Sunday, after attending divine service, with his staff, at the cathedral.
     LIMERICK, Jan. 7- On Saturday morning, at 2 o'clock, the house of James Leddin, of Pallis, in the barony of Kenry, who was deputed to take the charge of the property distrained for rent, was set on fire in his absence, and totally consumed-the family narrowly escaped destruction.
     On Monday night, two men went to the house of Mr. Wm. Nagle, in the town of Kilmaliock?in, this county, and asked to see him when, on his appearing, one of them struck him a blow with a back part of a hatchet, which knocked him down. While he lay on the ground, they endeavoured to cut his throat with a razor, but though they mangled him very much, they did not succeed. The Police being informed of it shortly after, we are happy to say, both the fellows were secured and identified. One of them had the razor in his pocket, and his clothes besmeared with blood.
     Pursuant to adjournment, a Special Sessions, under the Insurrection Act, was held on Friday in Mallow, in presence of Mr. Blacker, M. Hobson, and a full bench of Magistrates. Thirty-eight prisoners were in custody, all under nearly the same charge, but none of the cases were of any interest, and all were acquitted and discharged.
     About the hour of 2 o'clock p.m. on Sunday, about the hour Mass was performing at the Chapel of Kilmeedy and Ratheahill, a large rick of hay contiguous thereto, was maliciously set on fire and consumed by some evil-minded persons. It had been previously sold by auction for rent and arrears due to the proprietor of the farm.
     At the fair of Kilmeedy, which was held on Wednesday last, Francis Percy, Esq., Chief Constable attended by a party of the 10th regiment from Mainhouse, and a few Police, proceeded to the fair green to prevent a fight, which, from the active preparations that were made for some days before, by the heads of two contending parties, denounced a most sanguinary conflict; however, in actual defiance of the Military and Police, the parties, after exhibiting a variety of manoeuvers in marching and counter-marching, &c. came into contact on the flanks of one of their lines, but were soon dispersed, and a few of their heads taken prisoners and brought to Newcastle bridewell, one of whom is charged with striking one of the Police with a stone, which cut him severely.
     The fair of Purt, also, near Abbeyfeale, which was held a few days back, exhibited a scene of bloodshed and horror. Several men were beaten almost to death, with sticks, pitchforks, & stones, by the rage of the two parties.

MILITARY PROMOTIONS
War Office, 26th Dec. 1823

     Memorandum- His Majesty had been pleased to approve of the 72d regiment of foot again becoming a Highland regiment and of bearing the title of "the 72d, or Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders."
     7th Dragoons- Major Haneux, from the 15th light dragoons, to be Lieut-Colonel, by purchase, vice Dunne, who retires. Brevet Major D. Daly, from the 9th light dragoons, to be Major, by purchase, vice Bunbury, who retires. Chaplain J. Chatterton, from half-pay 4th dragoon guards, to be Captain, vice Younghusband, who exchanges, receiving the difference between full pay of cavalry and the full pay of infantry. Captain W.B. Robinson, from the 17th light dragoons, to be Captain, vice Power, who retires; and Captain H. Pratt, from the 4th light dragoons, to be Captain, vice Smyth, who retires.
     4th Light Dragoons-Lieutenant C.B. Sale, from the 17th light dragoons, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Pratt, appointed to the 7th dragoon guards.
     9th Light Dragoons- Lieutenant H. Mallory to be Captain, by purchase, vice Daly promoted to the 7th dragoon guards. Cornet R. Markham, from the 2d dragoons, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Mallory.
     15th ditto-Captain W. Booth to be Major, by purchase, vice Hancox, promoted in the 7th dragoon guards. Lieutenant F. Buckley to be Captain, by purchase, vice Booth. Cornet H.J. Ramsden to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Buckley, J.B. Dundas, gentleman, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Ramsden.
     17th ditto- Lieutenant B. Coony, from the fourth light dragoons, to be captain, by purchase, vice Robinson, appointed to the 7th dragoon guards. Cornet Nicholson, to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Sale, promoted in the fourth light dragoons. R.J. Elton gentleman, to be cornet, by purchase, vice Nicholson.
     34th Foot-Lieutenant W. Lax, from half-pay, to be adjutant and lieutenant, vice Strait, appointed to the 95th foot.
     64th Foot- M. Draper, gentleman, to be ensign, without purchase, vice Spoke, deceased.
     83d ditto- Captain R. Bullock, from the 2d West India regiment, to be captain, vice le Mesurier, who retires upon half-pay of the New Fencibles.
     94th ditto- Lieutenant and Adjutant Hector Strith, from the 34th, to be adjutant and lieutenant; F. Feneran, gentleman, to be quartermaster.
     2d West India Regiment- Captain Winter, from half-pay North Fencibles, to be captain, vice Bullock, appointed to the 88th foot, lieutenant Stopford, from half-pay, 32d foot, to be paymaster, vice Fox, deceased.
     Hospital Staff- Assistant Surgeon Muir, from the 69th foot, to be assistant-surgeon to the forces, vice Rossiter, deceased.

    During the awful thunder-storm on Sunday evening week, the flag-staff of the Duncannon Fort was shivered to pieces by the lightning.- Waterford Mail.
     It is reported in the political circles, that the patents of Peerage granted to Chief Justice Abbott and Sir Robert Gifford, are limited to their natural lives, and do not extend to their children.- These creations are of so novel a character, that we hesitate to believe in the report.

     The following is the character of the Irish as described by Campion, in 1571:- "The people are thus inclined: religious, franke, amourous, irefull, sufferable, of pains infinite, very glorious, many sorcerers, excellent horsemen, delighted with warres, great almsgivers, passing in hospitalitie; the lewder sorte, both Clarkes and Laymen, are sensual, and loose to leachery above measure. The same being vertuously bred up, or reformed, are such mirrours of holiness and austeritie, that other nations retaine but a showe or shadow of devotion in comparison of them. As for abstinence and fasting, which these days make so dangerous this is to them a familiar kind of chastisement; in which virtue and divers other, how farre the best excell, so farre in gluttonie and other hateful crimes the vitious they are worse than too badde. They follow the dead corpes to the grave with howlings and barbarous outcryes, pittyful to appearance, whereof grew (as I suppose) the proverbe to weepe Irish. The uplandish are lightly abused to believe and avouche idle miracles and revelations vaine and childish, greedy of prayse they be and fearful of dishonour. And to this code they esteeme their poets who write Irish learnedly, and penne their sonnetts heroicall, for the which they are bountifully rewarded. But if they send out libelies in disprayse, thereof the gentleman, especially the meere Irish, stand in great awe. They love tenderly their foster children, and bequeathe to them a child's portion, whereby they nourish sure friendships, so beneficiall every way, that commonly five hundred kyne and better are given in reward to winne a nobleman's  child in foster. They are sharpe witted, lovers of learning, capable of any studie whereunto they bend themselves, constant in travaile, adventurous, instructable, kind-hearted, secret in displeasure."

Patrick Martin, Esq.
Plaintiff;
John Darcy, Esq., and others, Defendants.

     Pursuant to the Decree of his Majesty's Court of Chancery in Ireland, made to this Cause, bearing date the 14th day of November, 1823, I do hereby require of all Persons having Encumbrances affecting the lands in the Pleadings in this Cause mentioned, to come before me, at my Chambers on the Inn's-quay, Dublin, on or before Thursday, the 12th day of February next and prove their respective demands, otherwise they shall be precluded the benefit of said Decree.- Dated this 3d day of January, 1824.
     RODERICK CONNOR.
Patrick Fitzpatrick, Plaintiff's Solicitor, 46, Jervis-street.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1824

PROVINCIAL NEWS

     CORK, JAN. 12- At a Court of Special Sessions, held at Mallow, under the Insurrection Act on Saturday last, before Mr. Blacker, A.C., the Assistant Barrister, Michael Burke and John Mauger were given in charge as idle and disorderly persons, for being absent from their dwelling at Skonakilla, on the night of the 6th of January instant.
     After a number of Witnesses had been examined for and against the prisoners, the Magistrates, without retiring, acquitted them.
     There were several other prisoners on the dock, but they put off their trials until the next sitting in Mallow.
     Thomas White, charged with having unlawfully assembled on 25th October, with others, for the purpose of rescuing potatoes which had been distrained for rent.- Acquitted.
     Timothy Lehane, charged with being absent from his dwelling - Guilty - to be transported for seven years.
     CORK, Jan. 12- DUEL- On Saturday morning, at an early hour, a meeting took place at the rere of the New Barracks, between Messrs. F. Walshe, of the Permit Office, and ___ Mons, Excise Officer, the former attended by Mr. Nicholas Scollard, attorney, and the latter by Mr. ___ M'Carthy. After an exchange of two shots each, the seconds finding all attempts at reconciliation unavailing, walked their respective friends off the ground.
     CORK, Jan. 14 - A smuggler, called the Lark, of and from Middleburgh, 90 tons burden, with a crew of 17 men, and having on board 565 bales of tobacco, 30 chests of tea, and a quantity of spirits, has been taken by the boats of his Majesty's ship Semiramis, off the old head of Kinsale.
     A few days ago a noted villain, named James Bridgman, was apprehended by John Raymond, Esq. near Ballybunnion, county Kerry, charged with the murder of Richard Going, Esq. he was lodged in our jail on Saturday.

MARRIED

     On Thursday last, Carroll Naish, of Ballycullen, county of Limerick, Esq. to Mary, eldest daughter of Denis Sampson, of Stephen's green, Dublin, Esq.

DIED

     At his house in Rutland-square, Dublin, John Patrick, one of the oldest and most respectable merchants in that city.
     On Monday, at her house in Cambray place, Cheltenham, Miss Henry, sincerely regretted by all who knew her, daughter to the late Mr. Henry, of Straffin, in Ireland, and niece to the most noble Marquis of Hastings.
     At Roxboro, in the county of Roscommon, on Monday, the 29th of December, James Irwin, Esq. in the 58th year of his age. He was universally esteemed, and is sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintance. He was nearly 40 years an upright and zealous Magistrate for this county-those best could estimate his real worth, who had the happiness of enjoying his confidence and friendship.

ROSCREA SPIRITS AND DUBLIN PORTER STORES
NEWTOWNSMITH, GALWAY

     JOHN SMITH, the Proprietor informs the Public, that he has opened Stores for Public Accommodation, for the Sale of the above much approved Liquors, the strength and flavour of which have been so long established.   January 1842.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
On THURSDAY, the 22d Instant
At the DOCK OF GALWAY
For Account of whom it may concern.
ONE HUNDRED CASKS OF TALLOW,
And About
FOUR HUNDRED PLANK,
Landed from the wreck of the Schooner Despatch, of Peterhead J. Taylor, Master from Riga.     Galway, January 19, 1824

LEASE OF A HOUSE TO BE SOLD

     For Sale, A LEASE having from six to seven years to expire- the Large Elegant, Commodious HOUSE, situated at Prospect Hill, having a front and back Drawing-room, Dining room, Parlour, seven Bed-rooms, a Kitchen and a variety of Servants' Apartments, Cellars, &c. with Coach-House, two Stables, vacant Yard, Vegetable Field and a large Garden, well stocked with Fruit Trees, now occupied by N. Machlachlan, Esq., to whom applications may be made. The House is in excellent conditions and possession can be had on or before the 25th of March next. -- January 19, 1824.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Thursday, JANUARY 22, 1824

STATE OF THE COUNTRY

     We can, we think, at length, congratulate the Government and the Country, on the peace of Munster. No outrages have recently taken place in Cork, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary or Kilkenny-at least, no outrages that may not be explained by the conduct of some of the police. Rents too, we understand, are more freely paid-and there is even not so much difficulty in collecting tithes. Yet this is the time chosen for heaping odium upon Lord Wellesley's Government; an attributing to his inertness, the outrages of last year. No answer need be given to these charges. The present state of the South is a sufficient reply.

     ROBBERIES- On Friday and Saturday evenings, two fresh instances were afforded of the alarming increase of highway robberies in and about this metropolis. William Connor, and honest and industrious poorman, was stopped on the Circular road, between Camden street and the turnpike adjacent to Mr. Grimwood's nursery by three men. It occurred at so early an hour as seven o'clock; they jumped over a hedge, and coming suddenly on him, demanded his money. One villain clapped a pistol to his head, while the other two examined his pockets and finding little or nothing in them, they told him to proceed, and ran down the new road leading to Kevin-street and the Long-lane.-- Dublin Paper

    A vile attempt to commit an atrocious crime was made one Sunday night between nine and ten o'clock at Chapelizod. Three villains robbed a female named Anne Connell, at Chapelizod, at that hour, and attempted to violate her person. Three men named Edward Flood, James Butler, and John Connor were yesterday in custody in the Second Division, charged with having been concerned in this outrage.--Dublin Paper

     Yesterday at twelve o'clock, a fire broke out in the Wine Store of Messrs. Thompson & Co, Temple-lane, in consequence of some straw having been accidentally ignited. Peace Officers Cox and Raymond with some of the Horse and Foot Police attended and the fire was speedily extinguished. Very little damage was done.--Dublin Paper

DUBLIN COMMISSION

     John Baker was capitaly indicted for altering and forging a T g Receipt, with intent to defraud Able Onge, Esq., who was landlord to a house in Chancery-lane, of which the prisoner was tenant. There were other counts in the indictment to meet the case in all its hearings.
     Mr. M'Kane conducted the prosecution and called Messrs. Brook and Jackson, who were agents to Mr. Onge; the latter produced the Tax Receipts for which he gave the prisoner credit in payment of his rent.
     Mr. Jackson was cross-examined by Mr. Bethel and admitted that he was an Attorney as well as Agent to the head landlord, in whose opinion he would wish to stand well; he also admitted that by an order of the last Commission, the prisoner was bailed by the Police Magistrates, and that he had full time to have gone to America or elsewhere, beyond the seas, to avoid the present prosecution.
     The next witness was Thomas Mauken, Tax Collector, to those competency Messrs Bethel and Keating objected.
     Mr. M'Kane contended from a variety of authorities, which he quoted from Russell's collection of modern cases, particularly that Abraham Newland, when John Landers was cashier to the Bank of England, and whose competency was then disputed, on the ground of interest, and then mentioned Mr. Bancroft's argument as Counsel for the Crown, which succeeded with the Court-consisting of Baron Perrin and Serjeant Adair, who finally admitted Landers' testimony.
     Mr. Bethel spoke in reply and said that Mr. M'Kane had argued with his usual ingenuity in quoting the present case but had forgotten to state the very able reasoning of the present Baron Garrow, who was Counsel for Lander is not the witness said Mr. Bethel, deeply interested in the event and success of this prosecution by swearing to the alteration of this receipt from a smaller to larger sum! On this question, the language of Lord Mansfield is remarkable- "Courts of Justice do not sit to weigh what degree of temptation the minds of men are capable of testing-but to take care that they shall not be exposed to any temptation whatever", the word more, my Lords- Mr M'Kane forgot to tell you, that through Landers evidence was received, the prisoner was acquitted...
     Mr. Keating followed on the same ??? with all the Law Learning for which he is distinguished.
     The Judges were pleased to admit the testimony reserving the point for consideration of the Twelve Judges.
     The Witness was then sworn who deposed for the alteration of the Receipt from 8 10s to 7 who underwent a very able cross-examination by Mr. Keating, which elicited that the Prisoner, who was a Shoemaker, had more than once repaired Witnesses Boots and Shoes, for which to this hour, he had not paid-One Shilling. Other tax gatherers were produced, whose testimony, on debate, were rejected- Witnesses came forward who gave Prisoner a good character, according to his humble walk of life.
     Judge Moore gave a very enlightened and unpartial Charge to the Jury, who returned a verdict of guilty.
     Counsel for the Crown, Thomas M'Kane, Esq-Agent, Mr. Jackson.
     For the Prisoner, Isaac Burke Bethel, and Richard Keating, Esqrs.-Agent, Mr. G. Fitzgerald, 30 North Anne-street.

CHARITY SERMON

     The Managing Committee of the Tuam Free School, have to return their heartfelt thanks to the Public for the liberal contributions they received at the eloquent and impressive Sermon preached in the Chapel of Tuam, on Sunday, the 18th January instant, by the Rev. Joseph Kirwan, in support of the Institution under their care.
     The Most Rev. Dr. Kelly and John F. Browne, acknowledge to have received the following donations-
Christopher Redington, Esq...............5 0 0
Right Rev. James Fitzgerald...............  1 2 2
J Kelly, Esq (Clerk of the Peace).......  0 2 6
Michael J Browne, Esq. Moyne.........  1 0 0
Rev. Mr. R. Rochfort........................  1 0 0
Miss Burke, Curles...........................  1 0 0
A Protestant Lady............................   1 0 0
Jas Robinson, Esq (per Mr. Blake)...   2 0 0
Stanley & Co, Dublin.......................   2 0 6
Captain William Burke.....................   1 0 0
Patrick O'Connor, Esq....................   1 0 0
Henry O'Loughlin, Esq.....................   1 0 0
Joseph Bath, Esq.............................  1 0 0
____ Toole, Esq..............................  0 5 0
Mr. Rob. Hicks...............................   0 5 0
Mr. Thomas Hicks..........................   0 7 8
Samuel Potter, Esq.........................   0 2 6
Mr. Davis........................................  0 1 8
Mr. Evans.......................................   0 0 10
A Friend to the Institution................   0 4 5
Per Doctor Clarke..........................   0 10 3
Robin Potter, Esq...........................   0 1 8
Collections at the Sermons.............. 46 1 3
                                                       ______
                                                     66 15 6
N.B.- All future donations will be thankfully received and publicly acknowledged.
   January 22, 1824.

PUBLIC MEETING

     We the Undersigned, request a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, at three o'clock, on FRIDAY, the 23d instant, at the Assembly-Rooms, Middle-street, for the purpose of Petitioning Parliament against any attempt that may be made in the ensuing Session of Parliament to interfere with the next Charter of Galway, with respect to Tolls and Customs, of their application according to Charter, to the pavinge and improvement of this Town, or to Tax the Inhabitants without their consent.
     Galway, January 21, 1824
John Blake, Bart            James S. Lambert
Valentine Blake             Thomas Lambert
John Moore                   R.J. Ffrench, ?ahasane
P.M. Lynch                    John Martyn, Tyllira
George Staunton Lynch  Lachlan Maclachlan
Richard Martyn              Henry Blake, M.D.
N. Lynch, Barna             John Lynch Alex
Mark Lynch                   Anthony Ffrench, sen.
James Joyes                   Anthony Ffrench, jun.
Patrick Joyes                  James Lynch
John Deland                    Francis Fitzgerald
Arthur Ireland                  Thomas Blake

NOTICE

     I Hereby Caution all Persons, from taking in payment or otherwise, the following Bills, drawn and endorsed by Charles Costello, on me, and which were returned by him to me, after same were accepted; said Bills have been, within the last week, lost or stolen, viz.:
     1- Charles Costello's Draft, dated 5th April last, on me at 91 day's night, and accepted 7th July last, for 100.
     2- Charles Costello's Draft, dated 5th April last, on me, at 8 months after date or sight, and accepted 6th April last, for 100.
     3- Charles Costello's Draft, dated 5th April last, on me, at 18 months after date or sight, and accepted 6th April last for 250.
     4. Charles Costello's Draft dated 5th April last, on me, at 25 months after sight, or date and accepted 6th April last, for 250.
          JAMES COSTELLO
          Galway, Jan. 22, 1824

LATE MURDER IN THE COUNTY OF KILDARE

     An Inquest was held in the county of Kildare, on the body of John Fitzgerald, who we stated in a a former number, to have been barbarously murdered, the verdict was wilful murder against one John Lay, who had introduced himself to the deceased and his family, as the deceased's son-in-law.
     The wife of the deceased deposed that the said John Lay came to deponents's house in Dunmurrry, about the hour of two o'clock, on Saturday, the 10th inst., and introduced himself as the son-in-law of witness and deceased, who said he was married to witness's daughter, Catherine, whom he left in Manchester, on a visit to her uncle, Mr. Forbes; deponent and the family supposing him from such account to be such a person as he described himself to be, he was accordingly treated as such; was provided in refreshment, his shoes taken off and polished, and every thing in the power of the deceased done to render their services agreeable; went to rest that night accompanied them to mass next morning, and so far in every respect appeared to be such as he introduced himself to be; returned home on Sunday with the deceased, and being entertained as far as their small means would allow, peared the evening in conversation very agreeably; but when the deceased was about putting in his mare for the night, Lay said he would do it, and returned shortly, saying he lost a button, upon which witness got up to provide one, but was interrupted by the accused, saying he saw one on the window, at which time witness supposes he furnished himself with the razor, with which he inflicted a deadly wound afterwards on her husband's throat. The evening passed off agreeably, as aforesaid, but in the middle of the night witness heard her husband cry, "Kitty, Kitty, the villain has cut off my head!!"- when she arose, and her daughter, Elizabeth, who met the murderer coming into the room where she lay, who seized her by the hair of the head, but the deceased having got up and opened the door, she extricated herself, and ran for assistance; when Lay, who returned from pursuing her, called for his clothes, and dressed himself and made off.
     The witness, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, daughter of the deceased, corroborated this evidence, in every particular.
     Lay was brought from Nass to the inquistion, and after answering the questions put to him, admitted the fact, but said, that the deceased's daughter, after marrying him, left him, and went with another young man named White, who enlisted in the East India service. Had it not been for the exertion of the girl, it is thought he would have murdered the whole family. Lay says he is a native of Lancashire, and that he deserted from the 86th regiment in April; and that when he was quartered in Dublin he married Catherine, the daughter of John Fitzgerald, whom he murdered.--Irish Times.

THE IRONMONGERY AND CUTLERY ESTABLISHMENT,
William-Street, Galway.
REDMOND COMMINS

     Respectfully takes leave to return his sincere thanks to his numerous Friends and the Public for the liberal support he has received since his commencement in business. He now begs leave to acquaint them that he has just imported a general assortment of Brass and Wire Fenders, Grates and Fire Irons, Fish Kettles, Stew Pans, Sheet-Copper, and Hoop Iron, Patent Metal Kettles, Fountains, and Saucepans, Platewarmers, patent Box and Flanch Coffee Mills, Shear Blister, Farming and Smiths' Utensils, Gunpowder, Patent Shot and Flints, Sike's Patent Powderflasks and Shot pouches, Machine Wire and Brushes for Mills, Roman Cement, Plaister Paris, and Grinding Stones, Oils, Colours, Hanging Paper, and Floor Cloth. He also has received a fresh supply of New Garden and Flower Seeds, Trefoil Clover and Vetches, which will be disposed of, together with every other article he has for sale at the most reduced prices, so as to insure him a continuance of that favour he has hitherto experienced.
     Galway, January 22, 1824.

MARRIED

     On Saturday, the 10th instant, in the Parish Church of Moylough, in this County, by the Reverend John O'Rourke, George Rutledge, Esq. of Broomvile Lodge, in this County, to the amiable and accomplished Eleanor Anne, eldest daughter of Thomas Bourns, of Castle Connor, in the County of Sligo, Esq.

 

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Monday, January 26, 1824

CHANCERY
COUNTY OF GALWAY

Beytagh a Concannon
And the Contrary    
     Pursuant to an Order of the High Court made in these Causes and bearing date the twenty-first day of November last, I will, at my Chambers on the Inn's quay, Dublin, on Thursday, the twenty-ninth day of January next, at the hour of One o'Clock in the afternoon, set up and let by Public Cant, to the highest and fairest Bidder, for three years pending these Causes, from the twenty-fifth day of March next, all that and those the Lands of Kilkeele, Caraninplass, Ardcloon, Ayle, and Dunkellin Bridge, being part of the Lands and Premises in the pleadings in these Causes mentioned, all situate, lying and being in the County of Galway.- Dated this 27th day of December, 1823.
     THOMAS BALL.
     For particulars apply to STEPHEN BLAKE, Solicitor for the Receiver in these Causes, 27, Mecklinburgh-street, Dublin, or to MARTIN D'ARCY, Esq. the Receiver, Newforest, Castleblakeney.

TO BE LET
WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION

     The HOUSE and OFFICES (rere the Coach
House) the GARDEN and small FIELD at the rere, lately occupied y Mr. Dunlevy, containing about two acres and a half in the Town of Oranmore. The front of the residence occupied by Mr. Dunlevy will be let in LOTS for building upon. Long Leases, with such depth for Gardens and such encouragement for builders as shall be agreed upon.

TO BE LET ALSO,
From the 25th of March next,

Bog Grass Farms, those parts of the Lands of ORANBEG, called Bushfield, Big Wren, and the Bog, lately reclaimed and drained, and last season planted with Rape.

AS ALSO,

Two Hundred and Fifty Acres of the Lands of Grange, lately enclosed, and now in the possession of Mr. FitzGerald; - As also another part therof containing about Fifty Acres, called "Read's Park."
Proposals (post paid) to be received by the Right Hon James FitzGerald, Dublin, and John Egan, Esq., Tuam.
     January 26, 1824.


NOTICE

There will be a BALL and SUPPER at Loughrea, on TUESDAY, 3d of FEBRUARY.
STEWARDS:
THE EARL OF CLANRICARDE.
Robert Joseph Ffrench, Esq.
James H. Burke, Esq.
Thomas Dillon Hearne, Esq.
Robert Ffrench, Esq., Monivae
Thomas D. Lambert, Esq.

Gentlemen's Tickets, 16s., - Ladies' ditto, 5s.
January 26, 1824

THE ARMY

     The 27th Foot, which was relieved at Gibraltar, on the 24th November by the 12th, and which sailed from that garrison on the 30th November, for the West Indies, has been ordered to touch at Barbadoes, to report to Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Warde, Commander of the Forge in the West Indies, and to await that officer's further orders.
     The restriction which was imposed on the recruiting parties for the East India Company's service, during the late levy, has not yet been removed.

THE NAVY

PORTSMOUTH, Jan. 17- The Lively frigate, Captain William Elliot, C.B. for the West India station (to relieve the Hyperion, Capt. G.F. Rich;) the Tamar, 28, Captain J.G. Bremer; and the Menia, Captain H. Stewart, for the North American station, (to relieve the Niemen and Athol,) will shortly sail from this port. The Tweed, Captain Frederick Hunn, is fitting at this port, for the South American station; and the Avache, 18, Captain Chads, for the East India station.
     Captain Stoddart is appointed to the Primrose, 18, at Plymouth, for the West Indies; Lieutenant G.F. Dixon, of the Tweed, to the Griper; Lieutenant J.C. Bennet, from the Arachne, to be a Supernumerary Lieutenant of the Mamillies; Lieut. A.B. Kellet, to the Arachoe; Lieutenant John Adams to the Grasshopper; Mr. D. Bonyon, to be Master of the Tweed; Mr. Shears, to be Purser of the Primrose.
     It is expected that all the guardships at the port will go on cruises of exercise in the ensuing summer. The Viceroy, 100, will be commissioned in about a fortnight, as the flag-ship at this port, in the room of the Queen Charlotte, which ship being in a defective state, will be paid off.
     PLYMOUTH, Jan. 15- On Sunday sailed the Tribuen, 45, Captain Guion, with sealed orders supposed for Lisbon and Cadiz; Kangaroo, for Jamaica. yesterday, sailed the Surly, Lieutenant Richardon, (from Dublin) for the Thames, having a quantity of old Irish (silver) coin on board for the Mint. The Shamrock and Hasty, surveying vessels, are to be paid off, and re-commissioned, to complete their surveys off the Irish costs. Arrived, the Dwarf, Lieutenant Gould, with volunteer seamen, from Liverpool.
     We are assured that orders have been issued to expedite the re-equipment of the Fury and Griper, which ships are to sail early in the spring, with Captains Parry, Lyon and Franklin, who are to renew their efforts to make a north-western passage to the eastern sea. These officers are simultaneously to proceed, but from various points, each taking a course which former lights and experience point out as most likely to promises success. It is at present intended that Captain Parry will endeavor to make the passage by the Prince Regent's Inlet (which runs out of Lancaster Sound, to the southward, towards Hudson's Bay, and which was discovered by him in the second voyage;) Captain Lyon to land in Repulse Bay, (leaving the charge of the Griper to Lieutenant G. Dixon,) and proceed over land to the Copper Mine River, whilst Captain Franklin will explore by land, the coast of the Arctic sea, from Mackenzie's River to the Icy Cape--Hampshire Telegraph
      


  

CHANCERY

William Brown, Esq. Executor of the Rev. Wm Browne, deceased, Plaintiff.
Sir Neal O'Donnell, Bart., and others Defendants.
     Pursuant to an Order to a final Decree of his Majesty's High Court of Chancery in Ireland, made in this Cause bearing date the 7th day of May, 1822, and a subsequent order of he 28th of November, 1823, I will, on Tuesday, the 3d day of February next, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inns-quay, Dublin , set up and sell by Public Cant, to the highest and fairest bidder, all that and those the several Lands and Premises in said Decree mentioned, that is to say, the sites, circuit, circumference and precinct of the late Monastery of Cong, otherwise called the dissolved Abbey or Monastery of Canons De Cong, with the Appurtenances in Cong, two Crosses commonly called the Near Cross and Far Cross, otherwise Cross Eighter and Cross Oughter, Kiltegory, otherwise Killognorry, otherwise Kiltogely; Kilgum, otherwise Kildum, otherwise Kildun; Lyslalterry, otherwise Lissiogherry; Crenagh, otherwise Crevagh, otherwise Creavagh; Carolkae, Tulleneagh,otherwise Tullemagh; Coolagh;Taycoayloague, otherwise Traycoylea,otherwise Carrownagoole; Clotoine,otherwise Clooayne; Townslahane, otherwise Taynnalane; two Dromsheels, otherwise Drumsella, commonly called Dromsheelmore, and Dromsheelbeg, otherwise Dromsheeleighter and Dromsheeloughter; Toughkeren, otherwise Knockakareen; Anncy, Cloonedanry, Kilmain, otherwise Kilmain Park; Towely Keely; one Cartron in the Quarter Park and in the Island of Cong, otherwise Inniscong; Ardillane Road otherwise Ardellane Road; Ellanederrigg, Ardillane Island, Connor, Annagh, otherwise Ardagh; Cornastullo, Illane, Illoncan, Aurry Carrig DIllane; Dillogy Island, otherwise Digoly Island; Darragh, and Illanaree in the River of Cong and Lake called Loughcorrib; Clogher, Duords otherwise Duorrds; Doghlee, otherwise Dought, otherwise Killendought; Cregg; Creggins, otherwise Creggums; and in the Island ???, otherwise Insigosie; Cromp island; Innisbanny, otherwise Innisbarry; Birr, Reaghounagh, otherwise Regounnagh; Cloane, Illane in the Lake called Loughen rib, and in one other island called Cromp, otherwise Islane, Dacrumagh, otherwise Dacrinneigh, in  the sea within the body of the County of Galway, all which said Lands and Premises are situate, lying and being in the Counties of Mayo and Galway, and the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances for the purposes in said Decree mentioned, being the Estate of the Defendant, Sir NEAL O'DONEL, Bart.- Dated 21st day of January, 1824.
          THOMAS ELLIS
     For further particulars apply to Robert Mayne, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 25, Jervis-street, Dublin.


CAUTION

     I hereby Caution the Public not to credit my wife, as I have determined not to pay any Debts she may contract-she having absconded from me without any provocation on my part.- Dated this 25th January, 1824.
                      JOHN BRODERICK, Carpenter.

MILITARY PROMOTIONS

              War-Office, 16th January 1824
     2d Regiment of Life Guards-Cornet Lewis Duncan Williams, from the 16th Light Dragoons to be Cornet and Sub-Lieutenant, vice Brett, who exchanges.
     11th Regiment of Life Dragoons-Cornet R. Hare to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Partridge, whose appointment has not taken place.
     16th Ditto-Sub-Lieutenant Thomas Brett, from the 2d Life Guards, to be Cornet, vice Williams, who exchanges.
     14th Regiment of Foot- Captain Robert J. Detnam, from the 65th Foot, to be Captain, vice Ellard, who exchanges.
     34th Ditto-Ensign Robert Henry Milner, from half-pay, 6th Foot, to be Ensign, vice John Reed, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     47th Ditto-Ensign Angus John Millar, to be Lieutenant, vice Keayes, deceased.
     48th Ditto-Appleton Marshall Robinson, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Millar. Ensign and Adjutant Eugenius M'Carthy, to have the rank of Lieutenant.
     52d Ditto-Quartermaster Serjeant John Morgan to be Quartermaster, vice John Campbell, who retires on full pay.
     58th Ditto-Lieutenant William Fenwick, from half-pay 7th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice D. Morrison, who exchanges, receiving the difference. Lieutenant Adam Beverhaudt to be Adjutant, vice Morrison, who resigns the Adjutancy only.
     63d Ditto- Captain John Marshall, from the 91st Foot, to be Captain, vice Richardson ,who exchanges.
     65th Ditto- Brevet Major Henry Ellard, from the 13th Foot, to be Captain, vice Debman, who exchanges.
     75th Ditto- Lieutenant Charles A. Young, from half-pay 17th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Thomas Gardiner Marshall, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     91st Ditto- Captain Robert Walsh Richardson from the 93d Foot to be Captain, vice Marshall, who exchanges.
     94th Ditto- John Mackenzie, late Colour Serjeant in the Rifle Brigade, to be Quartermaster.
                               BREVET
     Captain Robert Hall, of the 2d (or 3d?) Royal Veterans Battalion, to be Major in the Army.
                       HOSPITAL STAFF
     To be Hospital-Assistants to the Forces, Hospital-Assistant William M'Christie, from half-pay, vice Christie, resigned.
     Dr. Thomas Murray, vice Wyllie, whose appointment has taken place.
     Hospital-Assistant, Charles Butler, on half-pay, has received his commission.

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Thursday,  January 29, 1824

     EXECUTION- Saturday last, at two o'clock, Thomas Ward was executed at the drop of Kilmainham, pursuant to his sentence at the late Commission, for a highway robbery committed by him at Saggard. Previous to the unhappy man's being brought out, Mr. Dunn, the gaoler, very humanely requested his relatives or friends, to withdraw, lest his seeing them should disturb the resigned state of his mind. Shortly after Ward came forward-his demeanor was truly penitent and resigned-he exclaimed, "Lord Jesus have mercy upon my poor soul!" In a few moments after, he said to the assemblage, "Boys take warning by me, and avoid bad company." Shortly after this expression, he was launched into eternity, and died almost without a struggle. - Ward's unhappy mother was at some distance, but not within view of the melancholy and tragic spectacle which her son presented. She was on her knees-her hands extended towards heaven-indulging in the most piteous moans-a heart rending object to all who saw her.-- Freeman's Journal.

MARRIAGES

     At Belfast, Mr. Samuel M'Condell, to Miss Margaret Cunningham.
     On the 19th inst., in Ballinderry Church, Mr. Thos. Cinnamond, of Belfast, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Thompson, of Lower Ballinderry.
     On Thursday evening, in Kilkenny, Mr. Richard Butler, grocer, to Miss Ann Hackett, both of this city.
     In Dublin, Thomas Arthur Shenne, Esq. of Roscrea, to Jane Caroline, daughter of the late William Alps of Limerick.

DEATHS

     At Ballyspillane, near Middleton, Mary, relict of the late Denis Cahill, Esq.
     On the 16th inst. at Veremount near Carrick-on-Suir, the Rev. John Ryan, P.P. of Ballyneil.
     On Tuesday last, at his house in Elmgrove county Dublin, in the 62d year of his age, John Daly, Esq. formerly of Dame-street.
     On Wednesday last, Mrs. Harricks, wife of Mr. J. Harricks, of New-row, Dublin.
     At Newtownlimivady, during the night of the 9th inst Mr. Robert Hamilton, in the 27th year of his age. He had gone to bed in extreme vivacity of spirits, and apparently vigorous health; he was found in the deep sleep of death in the morning.
     On the 18th inst. Luke Baron, of Knockmahon, in the county Waterford, Esq.
     On the 17th inst., Mr. George Lawson, of Peter-st. Waterford.
     At his lodgings in Panlon-square, London, on the morning of the 11th inst., J. Ross, Esq. Lieut-Colonel, late of the 28th regiment.
     On the 28th of Oct last at the Cape of Good Hope, aged 28, E.S. Montagu, Esq. late Persian Secretary to the Government of Calcutta.
     At Edinburgh, on the 16th inst., General F. Dundas, Colonel of the 71st Foot, Governor of Dumbarton Castle.
     On the 10th inst., at Scarborough, Mr. G. Wellburn of that place, schoolmaster. He was in the act of sitting down, and calling for a glass of water, when he suddenly fell back in his chair, and expired.
     On the 17th inst., in the 55th year of his age, Horaco Townshend, Esq. eldest son of the late Rev. Edward Synge Townshend.
     On the 16th inst., at Ballyhunnion, county Kerry, Lieutenant Wm. Pope, on half-pay of the late Garrison Battalion.
     On the 7th inst., at Cornsay, Mrs. Eliza Kirkley, aged 103.
     On the 21st. inst. at Taghmon, county Wexford, deeply regretted, Elizabeth Cullimore, relict of the late Josiah M. Cullimore, Esq. Long will her memory be cherished by those who knew the inestimable qualities of her heart. The irreparable loss her afflicted family has sustained in the best parents, must be consoled in the hope that her exemplary life has secured her eternal peace with her God.
     At Kinsale on the 13th of a tedious and painful illness, aged 67 years, the Hon. Governor de Courcey, brother to the late Lord Kinsale.
     Suddenly, on the 23d inst, at his house in Dorset-street, Nicholas M'Grath, Esq. a highly respectable Solicitor.
     On Thursday last, Harey Boxwell, aged 21 years, son of the late Dr. Boxwell, of Wexford. he has just finished his studies as Medical Student, when he fell a victim to a fever caught in his professional pursuits. he was a Gentleman of the greatest promise and universally regretted.

                     LIMERICK, JANUARY 24.
     Sunday last, a game-keeper of Lord Doneraile's, on his way home from near Dromcolliher, in his county, was attacked by three men-one of whom struck him with a stone in the head, by which he was knocked down, and a double barrelled gun he was conveying was taken from him, the gun, however, was left on Wednesday morning, at the house of the Rev. John Power, P.P. of Ballyneagh.
     About two o'clock on the morning of Monday last, the house of a man named Walsh, residing about two miles from Killaine, was attacked by a large party of people, some of whom were armed, who having broken in his door with sledges, demanded his arms, and only daughter, which the father, mother and uncle, having resisted, were beat in a desperate manner; however, the party, being alarmed from the outside, retired without having effected their purpose, which appeared to be principally to take away the daughter. Information having been conveyed to the Police stationed at Killaloe, they succeeded in apprehending several suspicious characters, who were brought before o of them were fully identified, one as leader of the party, and committed to Ennis gaol.
     On Thursday evening, a servant boy about 14 years of age, lately discharged from a gentleman's family in George's-street, having retained in his possession the latch-key of the hall door, entered the house and robbed it of wearing apparel, a watch, &c.- he was arrested on suspicion, and the articles found with him.

     ENNIS, JAN 25- A most afflicting and melancholy instance of self-destruction, occurred in the Police office in Kilrush, on Friday morning last. A man named James Morony, who lived many years as a servant to the Rev. Irwin Whitty, but who was sometime since discharged, was found secreted on Tuesday morning in that gentleman's house. When discovered by the servants, they immediately searched him, and got in his possession nearly 20l. in silver. He was then brought before Jonas Sunddart, jun. Esq, of Clonderlaw, when a further search took place, and a pick-lock, latch-key, and a small skeleton key were found on him. He was by him given in charge to the Police, preparatory to his commitment to prison and kept in the guard-room. On Friday morning, at an early hour, the unfortunate man contrived to procure a loaded carbine belonging to one of the Police, which he placed under his chin, and having pulled the trigger, his head was literally shattered to pieces.

    ATHLONE, JAN. 23- The great January Fair, of this Town terminated on Monday last. We never witnessed a greater concourse of persons or a more lively bustle in any market. The whole scene forcibly bore the image of better times.- Horned Cattle, the principal merchandise exhibited at this Fair, were in unusually great numbers, and went off at a rate extremely advantageous to the sellers; Horses, of which there was a also a fine display, were in great demand, and bore very smart prices. Pigs, the poor man's stay, fully repaid, in their sale, the care and labour bestowed upon them. Friezes, flannels, linens, and other domestic manufactures, were in request and left a fair profit. The tight-fingered gentry were particularly on the alert, and practised in many instances the art of conveyencing with  great success and dexterity. Many unfortunate persons suffered severely from the depredations of this abandoned gang. We may form an idea of how strong they mustered from the circumstances of 36 of those wretches being detected and taken up while following their calling.--Athlone Herald.

 


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