The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 3, 1828

F A I R S.

     Fairs will be held in GOWRAN, on the following Days, in every Year, viz.- On the 8th MARCH, 9th MAY, 10th AUGUST, 6th OCTOBER, and 8th DECEMBER. The above Fairs will be held CUSTOM FREE.

     We, the undersigned, being in the Provision and Cattle Trade, hereby assure the Public, that our Buyers have attended at the Fairs lately held in Gowran, and will attend at the Fair, which is to be held on the 9th of MAY NEXT, and continue to attend regularly at each of the succeeding Fairs which will be held in the above Town:-
     Redmond Reade, Kilkenny; Michael Neary, do.; William Mooney, do.; Michael Malone, Graigue; Patrrick Murray, do.; John Murray, do.; William Bray, do.; Martin Bray, do.; Joseph Harris, Waterford; Joseph Nash, do.; Richard Knox, do.; William Knox, do.; Max & Denny, do.; Michael Everit, do.; Richard Dalton, do.; Peter Commins, do.; Laurence Dooly, do.; John O'Shaugnessy, do.; George Hatwick, Ross; Joseph Lamphier, do.; Martin Kavanagh, do.; Martin Power, do.; Edmond Dowling, Bagnalstown.


     In Limerick, the lady of Captain Jackson, Harbour Master, of a son.
     At Roseville, County Waterford, the lady of Major Wilson, of a son.
     On Monday last, in Eccles-street, Dublin, Mrs. Goff, of a daughter.
     In London, Lady Lyndhurst, of a daughter.


     At Rathcloheen, County Tipperary, William Dunbar, Esq. of Cork, to Anne, daughter of the late James Mathew, Esq.
     At Ballinasloe, Joseph Miles Macdonnell, Esq., of Don Castle, County Mayo, to Miss Lynch, daughter to the late Mark Lynch, of Ballinasloe.
     Edmond O'Rorke, Esq. of Tyrrelstown House, County Dublin, to Maria, eldest daughter of John Sweetman, Esq. of Belvedere-place, Dublin.
     On the 24th ult., at Horseleap Church, William Phibbs Knott, Esq., to Ruth, daughter of Samuel Wesley Handy, of Braces Castle, County Westmeath, Esq.


     At Kells, in this County, on the 28th inst. Jane Agness Phelan, in the 29th year of her age, 5th daughter of Nicholas Phelan, Esq.
     On Saturday evening in William-street, Mrs. Campion, upwards of 100 years.
     On Friday se'nnight, at his seat, Summerville, County Limerick, Charles Hartney, Esq.
     On the 24th ult., Daniel MacLoghlin, second son of the late John MacLoghlin, Esq. of Usher's-quay, Dublin.
     In Dublin-street, Clonmel, Mr. Matthew Daniel, soldier, of the Firm of Lonergan and Daniel.
     At Pisa, Anna Maria, daughter of the late Pierce Barron, of Ballyneal, County Waterford.
     At Carlingford, Surgeon William Maltime.


     CONVICTS IN NEW SOUTH WALES.- The Sir J. Banks, transport, has arrived in Cork, to take out the wives and children of Convicts who have been recommended to the Government for good conduct, to New South Wales.

     The Charitable and Benevolent Societies acknowledge the receipt of nineteen shillings from a person who found a pound in the street, and who paid a shilling thereout to the city bell-man for announcing the same.
     The Treasurer of the Benevolent Society acknowledges the receipt of 10s. 6d. from Mr. Edmd. Reade, a new Juryman.- Also of 10s. from a Jury, by Mr. Quinn.

     ANOTHER MURDER IN TIPPERARY- Killenaule, April 24.- I am sorry to acquaint you, that on Sunday night an aged man, of the name of David Cunningham, was waylaid by nine men near Hellenpark, who bet him in so savage a manner, that he survived but till Tuesday. After beating him so cruelly, the party threw him over a gate. An inquest has been held on the body by Mr. T.L. Baker, Coroner, and a verdict of wilful murder pronounced against some of the persons concerned. The police have already apprehended some of them.

     EXECUTION OF M. STAPLETON- On Saturday, about noon, a number of persons assembled opposite the Jail to witness the execution of Michael Stapleton, convicted at the last Assizes of highway robbery, and an assault on Patrick Ryan. He declared, that accompanied by another man, they met by mere chance the prosecutor on the road, that the moment he saw him his heart burned with revenge, as the prosecutor belonged to a party who had some time previously beaten him in an unmerciful manner, and he had still the mark of a large wound on his forehead. He stated that he instantly struck Ryan to the ground-his first intention was not murder- but he subsequently resolved to kill Ryan, and accordingly repeated his blows with stones and a stick, until he thought he was dead-he declared that he never robbed him, nor was robbery his object, and he was convinced that Ryan was not deprived of a single penny by the only person who was with him.- Stapleton was of the middle size, stoutly made, good looking, and only 28 years of age. He would read and write, and was intelligent. We sincerely trust that his unfortunate fate, as well as his solemn parting admonition will have due effect on the deluded partisans of unmeaning faction in this county.--Tipperary F. Press.

COMBINATION-POLICE OFFICE, CORK- Charles Turner, Michael Walsh, John Rorke, jun., and John Savage, appeared before Alderman Evanson and Bagnell, charged with and infraction of the 53d of the late King, chap. 86 and sec. 6. This trial lasted from two to half-past four o'clock, and we can now merely give an outline. The prisoners, it appeared by the evidence of Mr. Samuel Dennehy, of the Constitution Newspaper Office, had been for a considerable period employed on that establishment as compositors. In consequence of the proprietors having thought proper to engage a new Forman, a native of Scotland, it was necessary to displace one of the compositors. On the 31st of March, he intimated his arrangement to Walsh, and told him he should have the notice which it was usual to give on the discharge of a printer-namely, 14 days, accompanying the intimation by telling him to work during that period at the Book-house of the proprietors. Walsh requested permission to remain in the Newspaper Office until the expiration of the notice, to which witness assented; but, in order to save the establishment the expense of an extra man, he desired another compositor, named Ford, who had been as a "supernumerary" in the office, to go to the Book-house for a fortnight, after which he should be received permanently into the Constitution Office. "O no," said Ford, "I am reluctant to be instrumental in depriving any man of his situation, and I cannot think of remaining." "Neither shall I," said Tanner; "nor I," said Rorke- "nor I," said Walsh. "Are there any more of you," said witness; "if there be, give notice." Witness immediately discharged Ford. The prisoners continued to work until about three o'clock Saturday, the 12th of April. In the afternoon of that day, witness proceeded to the Printing Office, left copy for the men with the boys; and on looking at the cases found on that at which Walsh worked, a quantity of Long Primer letter, undistributed, thus evidently intending to impede the bringing out of the ensuing publication. On Monday morning the 14th inst., witness discovered the four prisoners absented themselves, and on enquiring for Clarke, found he also had not come to work. The Boys came in late, Clarke did not work during that day, and it was with the greatest difficulty and exertion the publication was brought out the next morning. After a long investigation, the prisoners were severally convicted by the Magistrates, and sentenced to two months' imprisonment, and hard labour at the tread mill.

The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, May 7, 1828

BLOWING UP OF TWO GAMING HOUSES- On Saturday night, in consequence of information received at the Head Police Office, Peace Officers Lynch, Cox, Macartney, Hartly, Dixon, Gilbert, Jones, M'Donough, Manly, & Russell, proceeded to "Hell" carrying on full business, in the house No. 4, Burgh-quay, Dublin, where, being refused admittance, they erected an entrance by breaking in the outer door with the assistance of sledges, and two inner doors in succession by similar aid. In a parlour, on entering, they found the enire of the gambling apparatus, as if immediately after being at work. After a smart pursuit and close search, they apprehended eight persons, concealed in different parts of the premises. These, together with their "gambling appointments," they took to the Head Police-office. On their returning to which they were fortunate enough to detect another similar establishment, also in full business, in which they succeeded in making 18 prisoners. The whole was brought up before the Magistrates, when eight of them deposited 10l. each, as security for their appearance on Monday before the police authorities, to answer the charge against them. The remainder of their companions in misfortune, or perhaps more properly in vice, were, in default of bail, consigned to the care of the Governor of Newgate.


     The Association met on Saturday at the usual hour.
     A. CAREW O'DWYER, Esq., in the Chair.
     The Rev. Mr. L'ESTRANGE acted as Secretary and read the minutes and also letters.
     Receipt of New Catholic Rent for all purposes not prohibited by law:-
     From Mr. Thomas Connor, the collection of Clondakin, 1l. 10s.; of Lucan and Palmerstown, 13s. 6d. each; subscription of Edward Kavanagh, Esq. of Drimna, 1l; paid for newspapers for five weeks, 8s. 9d................3  6  3
     The subscription of the Rev. James Filan, P.P. Curry, County Mayo,...............1  0  0
     From Mr. B. Ward, Churchwarden, the collection of Monaghan Parish.........5  0  0
     From the Rev. Denis O'Kean, P.P. of Moate, County Westmeath,........1  10  0
     Per John Connolly, Esq. from the Rev. Wm. Delany, P.P. of Killalee, Killeneen, and Stradbally, County Galway, including 1l. from each of these gentlemen......3  8  7
     From the Rev. Michael Callen, P.P. of St. Mary's Colp, and Kelsharvin, County Meath, including 1l. each from James Matthews, Patrick Matthews, Thomas Brodigan, J. Heeny, Thomas Sherlock, Lawrence Gogarty, Joseph Kelly, and the Rev. John Donnellan,..........10  7  0
     Per N. Coniyn, Esq. from the Parish of Kilconnell, County Galway, including 1l. the subscription of James Comyn, of Ballinderry, Esq. 2  15  0
     Per Michael Staunton, Esq. from Mr. Thomas Heney, Churchwarden of Askeaton, Co. Limerick, including 1l. each from the Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, P.P. and 10s. each from Messrs. P. O'Connor and John Ivess, .............................10  0  0
     Per Mattews, collected in Dawson-street, 6s. 3d. and in Frederick-street, 5s. 4.................0  11  7
     Per Luke Mooney, Esq. Churchwarden, from the Parish of Irishtown..........2  1  0
     The May gale of Daniel O'Connell, Esq. 5s., Mrs. O'Connell, 5s.; Maurice O'Connell, Esq. 5s; Miss O'Connell, 1s.; Betsey O'Connell, 1s.; Morgan O'Connell, 1s.; John O'Connell, 1s.; and Daniel O'Connell, jun. 1s........................1  0  0
     Per Anthony Browne, Esq. the subscription of Colonel Nelly, Gardiner-street,...........................1  0  0
     The subscription of Michael O'Shaughnessy, Esq. St. Andrew-street,............................1  0  0
     Per P.L. Behan, Esq. the subscription of James Treacy, Esq.,.....................1  0  0
     Per ______, from the Rev. T. Meighan, R.C.C. from the Parishes of Nobber and Cruisetown, including 1l. each from the Rev. John Halpin, P.P. Rev Thomas Meighan, C.C. Andrew Cruice and Peter Cruice, Esqrs. Messrs. Richard Ennis, Robert Balfe, Joseph Balfe, Master Nicholas Masterson, Lawrence Masterson, Luke Lynch, Owen Connell, James Connell, Patrick M'Dermot, Robert Devine, and 10s. each from Hugh Connell, Widow Connell, Connor Lynch, John M'Evory, and Thomas Martin.................................23  1  8
     Per Stephen Coppinger, Esq. from the REv. Mr. Goulden, C.C., of the Union of Ahabolig, district of Cloyne...........1  15  0
     Per ditto, from J.J. Hayes, Esq., the copper collection of St. Peter and Paul, Cork-the March rent,....................10  0  6
     Per Arthur French, Esq. from Ogalla, County Roscommon, ...................?  10  0
     Per Charles Cavanagh, Esq. from Andrew Greham, jun, Esq Secretary for Newry, including 5l. from the Right Rev. Dr. Kelly, R.C. Bishop of Dromore and 1l. each from Constantine Maguire, Denis Caulfield Brady, Charles Jennings, Francis Jennings, Andrew Jennings, Mark Devlin, John Caraher, Arthur Russell, Andrew Gra???n, John Arthur O'Hagan, Michael Verdon, Pat. M'Parlin, Wm. M'Kenna, Patrick C. Byrne, Daniel Campbell, Peter Murphy, Philip Hayes, and Philip Smith, Esqrs.....30  0  0
                                                110  7  1
               Mr. COMYN, in handing in some Rent from Ballinasloe, gave notice that one Saturday next, he would move to have received into the Association the Western Argus, and Ballinasloe Independent, a Newspaper lately set up in that town, and the first number of which he held in his hand. It was conducted on the most liberal and independent principles, and he need not say how much such a thing was wanting in that town [hear,hear.] Almost all the Catholic Gentry and Clergy of Connaught had already subscribed to it, and at the head of them was that most excellent Prelate, the Catholic Archbishop of Tuam [cheers.]
     Mr. ANTHONY BROWN handed in the subscription of Colonel Nelly, of Gardiner-street and moved that he be admitted a member of the New Catholic Association.---carried.
     The Rev. Mr. L'ESTRANGE alluded to the prosecution carried on against a Mr. Eaton, in the county of Westmeath, from whom he had a memorial to the Association. The cause of this prosecution arose from the intolerant spirit of certain persons in that country-who felt an interest in the late election, and in the issue of the Parliamentary Commission. Mr. Eaton kept an inn, and lived in very comfortable circumstances. During the commission, the friends of Mr. Tuite stopped at this inn. Mr. Eaton himself having been called on, gave that evidence which his conscience dictated; this enraged the opposite party, and when Mr. Eaton had applied for a renewal of his license he was refused. The Marquis of Westmeath felt indignant at this treatment, and recommended Mr. Eaton to appeal to the Quarter Sessions. He did so; and yet the application was refused. He (Mr. L.) did not speak unguardedly, as he held in his hand the certificate, signed by the Messrs. Ardel, Clerks of the Peace for Westmeath.
     The memorial was referred to the Finance Committee.
     Doctor BURKE rose and said he would trespass on the attention of the meeting only for a few minutes. He had a pecuniary claim to submit to the Association. In 1811, there were several meetings of the Catholic Body held in Dublin, of which he was a member. He was arrested, and his arrest cost the Body not a farthing [hear,hear.] If it had, or if the expense he was at was occasioned by that circumstance, he would never have made this application. In about six weeks after his arrest, Mr. Scully, as great a patriot and as firm a friend of his country as ever lived- [hear]-urged him to take an action against the then Lord Chief Justice. That plan had involved him (Dr. Burke) in difficulties. After this, there were several meetings held at Merrion-square, at Mr. Byrne's- Many Lawyers of great eminence, three of whom were now on the Bench, had been employed at enormous fees. The advocates in Dr. Sheridan's trial got 1,100l and 500l was voted to Mr. Kildahl for his conduct in Mr. Kirwan's trial and defeat. It was thought the Catholics would have paid the expenses; but, as Mr. O'Connell knew, the money was squandered, and he was left in the lurch [ hear, hear.] If  all the Catholic Noblemen and Gentlemen had paid, as Mr. O'Connell had, this would not have been the case [cheers.] Mr. Callaghan, the Solicitor, called on him for 180l. which, as he was not accountable for it, he refused to pay. On the Christmas-day following, his house and furniture was put under seizure for this money. Mr. Callaghan put the writ into the hands of the Sub-sheriff, Mr. Andrews, with orders to sell off all the following day. However, Mr. Andrews refused, and said, that although he was a Protestant, and Mr. Callaghan a red-hot Papist, yet he would allow him the full legal time- seventeen days [cheers.] He (Dr. Burke) had now for seven years refrained from making this explanation, in the hope that some other person would have brought it forward. If he were paid, he would give 10l. to the New Catholic Rent, 10l. for the Patriotic Fund for Mr. Macdonnell, and 5l to Dr. Murray for the Catholic Book Society [cheers.]

     Mr. O'CONNELL rose and said, that he fully concurred in a great part of what had fallen from his friend Dr. Burke. He differed, however. He differed from him on one or two points. There was no donation given to Mr. Kildahl. For his very proper conduct on the trial of Mr. Kirwan, he got a lump sum of 500l. for his fees and trouble. Again, as to the consultations at Mr. Byrne's house, and at his own house, there were thirteen lawyers, and not seven, as stated by Mr. Burke. And what was very remarkable was, that in less than half an hour after they used to separate, the Solicitor for the Crown knew every thing that passed. He (Mr. O'Connell) did not mean to censure any particular person, but it was afterwards discovered that one of their most confidential lawyers was in the receipt of a secret pension from the Government; and that man was the late Leonard M'Nally [hear, hear and "shame".] He (Mr. O'C.) did not know if he had it in 1798, but he certainly got it before his death, and there must have been something done to merit a secret pension [hear.] If Dr. Burke had to pay even his share of the expenses, in case all the lawyers received money, he would have had 590l. to pay. But the Catholic Barristers, even the pensioners, Messrs. Bellew and Lynch, took none [hear, hear.] He was not going to vindicate the Catholics, who had acted shamefully by Dr. Burke; nor did he deny that the public money was squandered; for, having been detained rather late at the Courts one evening, when he returned home he found that 100l. had been granted to Mr. Kildahl. This made him undertake the office of Minister of Finance himself [a laugh.] Dr. Burke had been delegated from his own parish, and was made the victim of his integrity [cheers.] The debt was not paid, and now it ought to be paid in full, without any drawbacks. Mr. O'Connell, in conclusion, gave notice, that he would on Saturday next move that the claim of Dr. Burke be referred to the Finance Committee, and that they should report without delay [cheers.]
     Mr. LAWLESS expressed his conviction of the justices of the claim, and promised to support it.
     Mr. O'CONNELL gave notice of a motion for Saturday for procuring the names of the Clergy of the Diocese of Dublin who signed the Anti-Catholic petition.
     Mr. BRAHAN alluded to a mis-statement in The Morning Register, under the head of private correspondence. It bore hard, and unjustly on the people of Tullamore, and on the Venerable Parish Priest, the Rev. Dr. O'Rafferty. He did not mean to throw any blame on the newspaper, but he hoped the statement would be contradicted.
     Mr. BRADY concurred in the sentiments expressed by Mr. Bealtan, and pronounced a flowing panegyric on the merits and virtues, both public and domestic, of the veneraten Pastor of Tullamore. But, although he repelled the imputation contained in the article alluded to, yet no blame could attach to papers, as it was impossible that some mistakes should not occur.
     Mr. STAUNTON said that he received the communication through a very respectable channel, and that his reason for inserting it was, that in nine out of ten cases he found it has a good effect [hear, hear.]
     Mr. SECRETARY O'GORMAN said he had received from an anonymous correspondent in Leighlin-bridge, some letters containing forged notes, as subscriptions to the rent [loud laughter.] If this person thought he was either vexing him (Mr. O'G.) or lessening their funds by postage, he was miserably mistaken, as, whenever he got those notes, he waited on Sir Edwd. Lees, who kindly returned the postage [hear.]
     Mr. O'GORMAN HAMON alluded to the persecutions carried on in the County of Clare, by the Rev. Mr. Synge, against the peasantry who withheld their children from proselytising schools. He had an application for some money, which he moved should be referred to the Finance Committee.
     Mr. O'CONNELL seconded the motion-He thought they should make an application to the Bishop of Killaloe, not to renew the leases of the Rev. Gentleman, and, lest his Lordship should sustain any loss, they ought to enter into a subscription.
     Mr. O'GORMAN MAHON.-By H_____n, I'll give 100l. [cheers.]
     Mr. O'CONNELL.- I'll not follow my friend in swearing-but I'll follow his example in giving another 100l. [loud cheers.]
     Mr. O'GORMAN said he would contribute likewise as far as he could.
     The motion was then put and carried unanimously.
     Mr. O'CONNELL moved and Mr. LAWLESS seconded-that the advertisements of the Association should not be given to any newspapers which did not publish the New Catholic Rent List. Carried.
     Mr. O'CONNELL postponed his motion on the subject of the Earl of Shrewsbury's late work-until Mr. Sheil would be present. The learned gentleman then entered at great length into the subject of the Irish manufactures; and moved, first, that no person should be allowed to speak in the Association who did not wear an Irish silk velvet collar to his coat [cheers and laughter.] Carried.
     The other resolutions were merely recommendatory to the gentlemen to wear silk serge lining (Irish manufacture) to their surtouts, and to the ladies to wear Irish tabinets.
     The resolutions, having been seconded by Mr. LAWLESS, passed unanimously.
     Mr. COPPINGER having been called to the Chair, and thanks returned to Mr. O'DWYER, the Association adjourned at seven o'clock.



     A man, of the name of Carpenter, exposed his wife to sale at Smithfield on Monday. Two bidders contended for the purchase, and she was going to be adjudged to the highest bidder for 2l. when her husband, properly conceiving that, at this rate she must be good for something, brought her in again.--London Paper.


     At Brittas, county of Meath, the lady of Edward Bligh, Esq., of a son.
     On the 29th ult., at Ely Lodge, the marchioness of Ely, of a daughter.


On Tuesday, the 29th ult., at Iwistloge, by the Rev. Dr. Park, Standish Hartrick, of New Ross, Esq., to Henrietta Mary, second daughter of the late H.B. Innes, Esq.


     Lord Darnley made his promised motion, relative to the state of Ireland, on Thursday night. Amongst other personages who spoke on the subject was Lord Lorton, who is represented as having recommended Parliament to do something for the relief of the Poor and to "extinguish the Popish Priests without ceremony!" The Duke of Wellington made a speech remarkable for its avoidance of all allusion to the Association, or the Catholic Question. His Grace thinks it impossible that a people can suffer great privation, when potatoes can be had for three farthing a stone.- We beg to suggest to his Grace, that if potatoes were to be had even for one-third of this cost, it would not be of great consequence to those who have not the price of them- and hundreds of thousands of such creatures are scattered through this miserable country!- There is, we fear, less consolation, or hope for poor Ireland to be gathered from the debate on this motion than any thing that has occurred in Parliament since the beginning of the present session.

State of the Kilkenny Fever Hospital from the 1st of April to the 1st of May, 1828:-

Patients in Hospital on the 1st of May     47
Admitted since                                       59
                                                         - 106
Discharged cured                                   60
Died                                                        2
Remaining in fever                                  29
Convalescent                                         15
                                                        -  106
Remaining in hospital                              44
                                       THOMAS PACK.


Under cure on the 1st April,                 554
Admitted since,                                    189
                                                        -  743
Discharged cured,                                554
Relieved                                                 21
Sent to the Fever Hospital,                       4
Under cure,                                          164
                                                        -  743
                                       N. ALCOCK, M.D.

     TO TAKE OUT STAINS OR SPOTS UPON SILK, WITHOUT INJURING THEIR COLOUR.- Take five parts of common water, and six parts of alum, well pounded; boil the mixture a short time; after which pour it into a vessel to cool. Previous to using, the mixture must be made warm; then wash the stained part with it and leave to dry.
     TO TAKE OUT GREASE SPOTS UPON SILK- Take some ether and wash the soiled part, when the grease will disappear.

The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 10, 1828

     Henry V. Stewart, Esq. M.P. has generously presented the Rev. Michael O'Donnell, P.P. with twenty pounds, towards building the Roman Catholic Chapel at Clashmore, County Waterford.

     The Clergy and the members of the Mechanics' Institute of Nenagh, gave a tasteful and elegant dinner to 400 children at the Catholic Free School of that Town. The enthusiasm evinced by the little happy creatures, was truly gratifying to the benevolent spectators.

     The famous Steeple Chase over the Rashane Course, with seven five feet and a half walls, was won on the last day by Mr. Erwin's brown horse Bindon, beating, perhaps, the two best steeple chase horses in Ireland, Jerry and Segar. he was got by Mr. Bindon's Blacklegs, and solely trained by Mr. B. There are several others of the same blood, still more promising as hunters, in the County of Clare.

     MR. TUITE- It is a fashion to say that the mass of the people of Ireland are quite uninterested about the Catholic question, and that the excitement is merely kept up by orators for their own purposes. Those who know the country do not say this, and those who do not know ought to be instructed, if it were only by the universal joy excited in the county Westmeath, where there are no agitators, upon the announcement of the success of Mr. Tuite, in the late petition against his election. In our last, we stated the popular rejoicings in Athlone, at that event. We have before us letters form correspondents, shewing that the same feeling was manifested in almost every village and town in Westmeath. In the town of Mullingar, the rejoicings were particularly conspicuous, and the illumination universal and splendid. In fact, the most unequivocal popular testimonies were given of the examination in which that independent, patriotic, and excellent gentleman is held in the County where he is best known.--Patriot.


     The 26th regiment of infantry, now at Chatham, will embark in a few days, at Gravesend, on board the Prince Regent, Rose, Asia, and Marchioness of Ely, Indiamen, for Madras.
     The depot of the 82nd regiment of foot has received orders to march from Landguard fort to Warley barracks.
     The depot of the 55th regiment  of infantry has received orders to march from Sheerness to Landguard Fort.
     A detachment of the 63d regiment of foot has received orders to march from Dover for Sheerness.
     A detachment of the 35th regiment of infantry marched on Monday morning from Westminster for Portsmouth, on route to Jersey.
     Last Monday, Major-General Taylor reviewed the 64th regiment of foot, quartered in Galway. The gallant and soldier-like appearance of the officers and men, and the dexterity and adroitness with which they performed their various arduous manoeuvres, excited the admiration of a crowd of spectators, and drew forth from the gallant and distinguished General the expression of his warm admiration.
     The 8th regiment is under orders for Enniskillen. The first division marched on Friday se'nnight. It is to be replaced by the 56th or Pompadouers, now on its march from Dublin. The 62nd regiment, which was stationed at Enniskillen, is ordered to Templemore. The conduct of the 8th during their period of abode in Derry was most satisfactory to the inhabitants, and well accorded with the character which preceded them. That of the officers was gentlemanly in the extreme, and that of the non-commissioned officers and privates steady and soldier-like.

     Arthur Bushe, Esq. son of the Chief Justice, is appointed a Commissioner of Bankruptcy, void by the death of James Thomas Dickson, Esq.

     For some weeks back various articles of plate had been missing from the house of Lord William Paget, at Donnybrook. on information of the abstraction being forwarded to the Head Police-office, Peace Officer Macartney immediately commenced an active search after the stolen property, and in a short time succeeded in discovering two silver spoons, at a pawn office, which were subsequently identified to form part of the objects of his search. From the description received from the pawnbroker, the Officer proceeded to Lower Dorset-street, where he apprehended a man named Buggey, and took him to the Police-office. In the course of his examination it came out, that he had pledged the spoons in question, and on further inquiry it was ascertained that the prisoner's wife was in the service of his Lordship, as housemaid; she has been also taken into custody. The husband is fully committed.


     Of the Household Furniture, Carriages, Horses, Farming Stock, &c.,&c. of the late Capt. PHELAN, of BALLYRAGGETT, which was to have taken place in that Town on Monday, the 5th inst., is, from the indisposition of the Executrix, unavoidably postponed to a future day, of which due notice will be given.
     S. CHAPLIN, Auctioneer.
     Ballyraggett, May 6, 1828


     In Limerick, the Lady of Thomas Jervis, Esq. Mayor of that City, of a son.
     In Erne-street, Dublin, the Lady of the Rev. J.B. M'Crea, of a daughter.
     At Bedford, County Kerry, the Lady of Capt. Raymond, 73rd Regiment, of a daughter.
     In South Cumberland-street, Dublin, the Lady of Alderman Perrin, of a son.
     On Wednesday week, at Brockenhurst, Lady Caroline Morant, of a son.
     On the 29th ult. the lady of William Denny, Esq. of High Wycombe, of a son.


     On the 5th instant, at Killodeernan Church, County Tipperary, by the Rev. Ralph Stoney, William Woodward, second son of Thomas Sadlier, Esq. of Lisiniskee, to Isabel Eliza, second daughter of John Rothwell, Esq. of Cannonstown, County Meath.
     In Dublin, Captain Edward Colburn Mayne, 95th Regiment, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late J. Bolton, of Maine, County of Louth, Esq.
     In Cork, Henry Belcher of Bandon, Esq. to Miss Hannah Hope, daughter of the Rev. Thomas Waugh.
     In Dublin, Edward Golding, Esq., of Hulles street, to Charlotte Elizabeth, daughter of the late John White, Esq. of Lower Mount-street.
     At Hastings, the Rev. Philip Wynter, President of St. John's College, Oxford, to Henrietta, daughter of Henry Boyle Deane, late of Hurst Grove, Berks, Esq.
     At Warrington Church, the Rev. Francis Hunt to Mary, third daughter of the late Rev. Edward Lloyd, of Fairfield.
     In Booterstown Church, on Sunday morning, by the Rev. Edwin Biron, the Rev. William Deey, son of Wm. Deey, Esq, Anglesea-street, Dublin, to Margarette Blanch, eldest daughter of the Rev. Robert Craig, Frescati, Co. Dublin.
     At Hobartstown, Van Dieman's Land, Capt. Edward Damaresq, Surveyor-General of the Island, and brothers-in-law to Lieut.-General Darling, to Frances, youngest daughter of Michael Legge, of Gerraan, county of Tipperary, Esq.
     In the Church of Nobber, by the Hon. and Rev. B. Howard, John Cumings, Esq. Barrister at Law to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Thomas and Lady Theodosia Bligh, of Brittas, county of Meath, and a niece of the Earl of Darnley.
     On the 30th ult. in St. Andrew's Church, by the Rev. James Nevin, John Hope James, Esq. of Lower Mount-street, Dublin, to Hester, second daughter of the late J. James, Esq. of said City.
     On the 22d inst. at Forgney Church, by the Rev. James Moffat, John Booth Dawson, Esq. of Gardiner's-place, Dublin, to Anna, eldest daughter of Captain John Dawson, of Mobaville, County Westmeath.
     On the 30th ult. in St. George's Church, by the Rev. W. Bushe, Andrew Borradale, Esq. of the Bank of Ireland, to Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius Sheils, late of Killough, County Down, Esq.


     At his house, in Tipperary, on Tuesday, se'nnight in the 77th year of his age, John Philip Ryan, Esq.
     On the 6th ult. Lieut Gen John Gordon Cumming.
     On Monday, at Ballinahinch, Miss Margaret Kilfoyle, late of Clonmel.
     At Woodville, near Cork, Edward Wrixon Allen, Esq. Student of Trinity College, and second son of the late Edward Allen, Esq.
     At Woodford, near Hillsborough, James Blake, Esq.
     Daniel Macloughlin, Esq. second son of the late John Macloughlin, of Usher's-quay, Dublin, Esq.
     At Godmanchester, Margaret Raynor, relict of Sir T. Pate Hankin, Lieut-Col. Royal Scots' Greys.
     At Eltham, Kent, Rev. R. Walsh, M.D.
     At Athlone, on the 22nd ult. of a rapid decline, in her 21st year, Anna Maria, wife of John M. Neligan, Esq.
     On the 21st ult. Maria, eldest daughter of Samuel Adams, of Eccles-street, Dublin, Esq.
     Suddenly, at the Island of Trinidad, Mrs. O'Callaghan, wife of Staff Surgeon O'Callaghan, now of the 27th regt.
     In Bath, Henry Osborne, of Dardistown Castle, county of Meath, Esq.



The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 17, 1828

HORRID MURDER- On Wednesday se'nnight and inquest was taken before James O'Brien, Esq. Coroner for the county, assisted by Mackelyne Alcock, Esq., a Magistrate, near the village of Newcestown, on a woman named Honora Bryan, about fifty years old, wife of James Bryan, who had been a soldier in the Militia, and for some years past worked as a labourer in that part of the country. On viewing the body marks of violence were discovered on her throat, evidently procured by pressure of the fingers, and her arms were bruised and discoloured in her struggles with her brutal destroyer. These appearances, in addition to a body of circumstantial evidence which was brought forward, induced the Jury, after an investigation which lasted several hours, to find a verdict of wilful murder against the husband, who has been committed under the Coroner's warrant to take his trial.- The prisoner was taken while endeavouring to make his escape, by the police, who, with their chief, Mr. Watkins, were most active in their exertions to bring the prisoner to justice. No cause could be assigned for the foul deed, except that suspicions were entertained by his neighbours that the wretched man wished to marry a woman who was supposed to have money, and who, it seems, had lent him occasionally sums of money to traffic in pigs.-Cork Paper

     MIRACULOUS ESCAPE FROM LIGHTNING- On Wednesday se'nnight, about 12 o'clock, and unusual darkness, accompanied by storm, lightning, &c, came on in the west of this county. About 100 yards from the residence of D. Crotty, Esq., the house of one of his tenants was struck with the electric fire. The fluid entered forcibly, bursting open the door and burned four inmates dreadfully, who were standing near the fire. The house-dog that had been lying near the old man, who was most injured, was killed. A large aperture was made in the wall, and two pigs outside were also killed and a horse injured. At the moment this occurred, Mr. Crotty and his family, who surrounded their own fire, were prostrated, but fortunately without sustaining any injury.--Waterford Chronicle


     On Sunday morning last, the lady of Henry Blake, Esq. of Renvyle, county Mayo, of a daughter.
     The lady of William Butler, Esq. of Bunnahow, in the county Clare, of a daughter.
     At Brannockston-lodge, county Meath, the lady of John Costello, Esq. of a son and heir.


     On Thursday se'nnight, at Cascade, in this County, Richard Duckett, of Tramore, Esq. to Miss Lalor, daughter of James Lalor, of Cascade, Esq.
     In Limerick, Jonas Walsh, Esq. late Captain 5th Regiment, to Rebecca, daughter of the late John Lanigan Stannard, Esq. of Grange, in this county.


     On Saturday the meeting of the Association was more than usually crowded. Sir Francis M'Donnell, Bart. was called to the Chair, and Mr. Beghan was appointed Secretary to the meeting.
     Receipt of New Catholic Rent for all purposes not prohibited by law during the last week:-
     From Peter Louhgnan, Esq. the May gale of the village of Freshford, county Kilkenny, 1l.; Per D. O'Connell, Esq. from Rev. Denis O'Donnell, P.O. Tallow, county Waterford, including his own subscription, and that of Rev. Mr. O'Meara, 8l.; per ditto, from Patrick Heeney, C.W. Tullyvallen, county Louth, including 1l. each from the REv. Mr. Tranor, P.P., Messrs, John Sullivan, Thomas Urwick, John M'Crea, Nicholas Terney, and Patrick Heeney, 9l.5s.; from the Rev. Hugh Fitzsimmons, P.P. Anna West, county Cavan, including 1l. each from Walter O'Reilly, Esq. Messrs, D. Gannon, Terence Small, Luke Reilly, a parishioner, and his own, 20l.; per Gerald Dease, Esq. from the Rev. Mr. Leary, P.P. of Turbetstown, county Meath, the collection of two months, 3l. 19s.; In the last report of rent from Newry, the same of Denis Maguire, Esq. was omitted in the list of subscribers, and Philip Hayes entered instead of Philip Hughes; form Messrs. Michael and Patrick Mullally, Churchwardens of Mullinahone, county Tipperary, their third monthly collection, 3l.; from messrs. Charles Smyth and E. O'Doherty, Churchwardens, their third monthly collection from the parish of Culdall, county Donegal, 2l. 5s.; per Richard Moran, Esq. Trinity place, St. Andrews' Parish, Anonymous, 1l.; small sums, 10s.1d., 1l. 10s.1d. per W.H. O'Connell, Esq. M.D. from the Rev. J O'Connell, P.P. of Legan, county Longford, including his own subscription of 1l., 8l. 0s.1d.; per D. O'Connell, Esq. from C.J. O'Connor, Esq. the May gale from the parish of Tralee, county Kerry, collected in halfpence on the 1st Sunday of the month, 5l.3s; per M. Staunton, Esq. from the Rev. John Goodwin, P.P. of Currin, county Monaghan, including 1l. his own subscription, 3l.; per ditto, from Messrs. Clanchy and Kirby, Churchwardens of St. John's, Limerick, being their third monthly contribution since the Simultaneous Meetings, 5l. 0s. 9 1/2d.; per ditto, from Mr. Francis Codd, Catholic Rent of Lady's Island, Carn, &c. including 1l. from the Rev. P. Walsh, C.C. 5l. 4s.6d.; per D. O'Connell, Esq. from the Philanthropic Society, collected by a member, 11s. 10d.; per ditto, the subscription of the Rev. Mr. Cainan, C.C., Lucan, 1l. Total, 76l. 19s. 3 1/2 d.
     Mr. Conway moved for their obtaining the names signed to several anti-Catholic petitions forwarded from Ireland.
     Mr. Conway begged to enquire, as he saw the Rev. Mr. L'Estrange, in his place, what the Education Society had done, and what it was doing?
     The Rev. Mr. L'Estrange replied, that in consequence of the interview in which the Prelates had with the deputation, they had determined on establishing an Education Society. That Society had been formed; but all the officers had not yet been appointed.- On Thursday last, a Sub-Committee had been appointed to look out for a proper seite for a model school. He assured Mr. Conway that though the Committee had not made much noise, they had been far from idle.
     Mr. Cloney wished to know what had been done about the burial-ground.
     Rev. Mr. L'Estrange said they were looking out for a proper seite. Several which they considered eligible, they could not obtain a good title of, and others that had a good title, they did not like. He begged to state, that though there was a great number of gentlemen appointed on the committee, it was with difficulty he could obtain the attendance of a few.
     Mr. Browne knew of a Catholic merchant, who was ready to advance several thousands towards this object.
     Mr. O'Connell read a letter from Boyle, in refutation of some slanders on Maynooth College, reported by the newspapers to have been uttered by Lord Lorton in the House of Lords. He denied the assertion that in Protestant countries the people were always happy. Before the Reformation the people in England were more happy than they are at present. We were indebted for all our institutions, and for all the inventions that have been most useful to man, to Catholics. The mariner's compass, the press, aye, and the Constitution, which now gives Lord Lorton his seat, we owe to Catholics, except the Union. That indeed was the work of the Protestants, and of a few Irishmen who sold their country. We had a right to say they sold their country, for we knew the price they received for it. He moved that the letter which he had read, and which was from the Rev. Mr. Hanley, a Roman Catholic Clergyman, be inserted on the minutes.
     It was seconded and carried unanimously.
    The Rev. Mr. L'Estrange, in reference to the slanders of Mr. M'Crea, and the anti-Catholic petitions, said, that such expressions as were uttered at the Protestant Meetings in Dublin, never profaned the mouth of any Catholic.

     Mr. Lawless said, that the war which had been raised against the Catholics, was not a religious war, but was based in an attachment to the Church revenues, and in monopoly. He said the the abuses which had been done away by the Reformation, were equal to, but not greater than those which had been revived by the Protestant Establishment.
     Mr. Dillon, in refutation of the notion, that the Catholics had a design on the Church Establishment, said that Dean Swift had been described as so popular in the liberties of Dublin, that he could have wielded the whole population with a single hand; he certainly was more popular in Ireland than any Catholic demagogue that was ever known.
     Mr. O'Connell felt great pleasure in handing in 11s. 10d. from the members of the Philanthropic Society. He postponed his notion concerning the grant to Doctor Burke to next Saturday as he had something interesting to detail respecting this matter. He brought forward his motion for granting 300l. to the Catholic Book Society. This most useful Society was instituted for the purpose of distributing books to all the Catholic schools throughout Ireland. Its patriotic and praiseworthy object was to supply the greatest want hitherto experienced by the poor schools of Ireland, and to obtain which at a cheap rate many of them had been induced to keep up a nominal connection with the Kildare-place Society.
     Mr. O'Connell said he felt it as an honour conferred upon him to propose to them as a member, the Rev. John Cainan, P.P. of Lucan.
    Thomas Steele, Esq. being called to the Chair, thanks were returned to Sir Francis M'Donnell, and the Meeting adjourned.


NEW REFORMATION IN TULLOW- We have received a list, the correctness of which is vouched for by the signature of Serenus P. Kelly, Superior of the Monastery of Tullow, of the names of 139 converts to the Roman Catholic religion in that parish, since the establishment of the Kildare-place Society. Twelve of these individuals are stated to have conformed to Catholicity within the last five years-and three to have relapsed at different times. Of the whole number, the males amount to sixty-eight-the females to seventy-one. Should the parties express, through Mr. Kelly, their consent that their names should appear in print, we shall not hesitate at their publication, (but it should be by advertisement as soon as may be required. Until then, our correspondent will please excuse our silence on this portion of his communication..)--Carlow Post

COLONEL MADDEN AND THE ORANGEMEN.- In the course of last week, as Colonel Madden was returning from his Fermanagh estate to Hilton, his place of residence in the county Monaghan, he met a posse comitatus of Orangemen near Newtownbutler, with drums, fifes, colours, and all the other paraphernalia and mummery of the faction. He questioned the legality of their proceedings, but was answered in the usual tone of insolence so peculiar to that ferocious and peace-disturbing rabble, whereupon he rode hastily into Newtownbutler, and commanded, in his magisterial capacity, a police officer to order out the police, and to disperse the Orangemen; but he reckoned without his host, for the officer, would not obey the Colonel's orders. Some of them however, volunteered in the Colonel's service, and made some of the Orangemen prisoners. The Colonel himself arrested one of the most prominent of the gang, but he was immediately rescued. He has obtained warrants, it is said, against 27 of the gang. It is to be hoped that he will present the police officer's conduct in the proper quarter, and thereby prevent a recurrence of such shameless dereliction of duty.

     FATAL OCCURRENCE.- We have just hears that three men who were employed in taking care of a kiln in Mr. Levington's brewery, Ballina, were killed on Thursday night week, buy incautiously going into one of the large vats or coolers from which the porter had been drawn off a short time previous. One of the men descended for the purpose of procuring some drink for himself and his companions, but the fixed air immediately produced its usual fatal effects, and he became insensible; another followed to ascertain the cause of this delay, and a third and fourth afterwards. Assistance was immediately procured and the unfortunate men were taken out-one of  them, after some difficulty, was recovered, but life was entirely extinct in the three others.--Mayo Free Press.

     THE IRISH IMMIGRANTS TO THE BRAZILS.- We are concerned to hear that our poor Irish friends are suffering great privation and distress. The Emperor wished to incorporate them with his army, but they unanimously refused to be enrolled; this led to a stop being put on their allowance of 1s. 6d. per day, which had been agreed on.

The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, May 28, 1828


     The Catholic Association met as usual on Saturday last. The proceedings were very important, and we will in our next give a full report. The following causes of cruel persecution, which want of space prevented us from inserting, were laid before the Association on Saturday week. The Morning Chronicle, on this document observes, "Education is unquestionably a great blessing; but what right has any man, or set of men, to convert education to a engine for proselytizing?  The poor Catholics ought to be protected against the wretched fanaticism which would ruin honest and industrious men (by confession to their enemies) because they adhere to their own religion, and do not wish to see their children educated in another. The Catholics believe the Bible an improper book for youth; and it is enough that this is their belief that it be respected." This letter will give some insight into the causes of the recent state of the County of Tipperary:-
            Newport, Tipperary, May 16, 1828
     MY DEAR SIR- I have been earnestly solicited by the poor persecuted Catholics of Birdhill, to submit their distressed condition to the consideration of the Catholic Association. In compliance with their wishes, and anxious as I must be to alleviate their misery, you will, I hope, permit me to call your attention to their truly deplorable state, and beg that you will, on the first possible opportunity, lay their claims before the body, of which you are so distinguished as a member. I have selected you for that purpose, and only because you are an able and zealous advocate, but because you are somewhat connected with this part of the country, and perhaps more acquainted than any other member with the proceedings carried on by Mr. Ormsby or rather by old Atkins, against his poor, half-starved, but honest tenantry, who withheld their children from his proselytizing school. That you might be able to bring this case with advantage before the Catholic Association, should you deem it advisable, I beg leave to submit the following detail, for the accuracy of which I pledge myself. There is in the parish of Birdhill, in this union, a Protestant or Baptist school, lately established under the immediate patronage of Mr. Ormsby and the Atkins family, who, on the 25th of March last, sent sixteen families adrift, because they would not send their children to this school. Those sixteen families now persecuted on account of their religious belief, have made great sacrifices, resisted great temptations, and some of them are at this moment pennyless and houseless, and all in very great distress. You may, perhaps, imagine, that all the other tenants, except the sixteen families, became converts to them. No, notwithstanding the many offers made to the poor creatures, the threats and menaces held out to them a single individual on a very large estate; thickly inhabited, they were not able to pervert. And that there proceeding were carried on against those wretched creatures with determination and vigour, you can have no doubt, when I state in a few words a single fact which came to my knowledge, and which I give you as related by the poor man concerned. He had two sons, who, it appears, were good workmen, and on that account only were to be retained in the service, and a house given to them, not the house held by the father, and in which he lived more than half a century, for that was razed to the ground on the 25th of March last, on condition that they would exclude their father and mother, and the younger children!!! It is the opinion of those most interested for the welfare of the Catholic Association, that these poor creatures have a strong claim on its funds, having hitherto paid the Catholic Rent, and suffering all this torture and misery, on account of their religious belief, as you will see by a reference to the remittances from this parish, and to their discharges from Mr. Ormsby, which I here annex:-

     "The bearer, James Walsh, lived with me six years as ploughman and general labourer, during which time he conducted himself soberly, honestly, and quietly, is a good ploughman and a stack maker, and a general labourer. I am parting him, because he is not satisfied to send his children to my school.     ARTHUR ORMSBY.
     Birdhill, 16th March, 1828."

     "Michael Burke lived and worked for me several years, is a good labourer and mower. I consider him an honest, industrious, well conducted man. I am parting him, because he is not satisfied to send his children to my school.  
     Birdhil, 25th March, 1828."

     "John Kennedy lived with me as a labourer, for a considerable time, is a very handy man, good guide, and as good a ploughman as most in this country. I am parting him because he is not satisfied to send his children to my school.  
     Birdhill, 24th March, 1828."

     "William Cordon lived with me five years, part of the time as dairyman, and remainder as mason.; he is a remarkably clever, honest, sober, industrious, quiet man, is no eye servant, and would be an acquisition to any man that has buildings going in. I am only parting him from his not being satisfied to send his children to my school.    ARTHUR ORMSBY.
     Birdhill, 25th March, 1828."

     "Terence O'Brien and sons cut turf, and the sons worked for me on and off for some time, and all last year. I think the father and sons honest, proper, industrious people. I am parting them because they are not satisfied to send the younger children to my school.     ARTHUR ORMSBY.
     Birdhill, 25th March, 1828."

     "Wm Kirby lived with me, as herdsman, many years, during which time he conducted himself well, and did his business honestly and industriously. I had no wish to part him had he been satisfied to send his children to my school; his time expires with me on the 25th March.   ARTHUR ORMSBY."

     "Thomas Dowling, worked for me as carpenter, for twenty years; he is a sober, honest man, and a handy workman, both at coarse and fine work, he had the chief management of several houses I have built. I have parted him because he as not satisfied to send his younger children to my school.
     Birdhill, 29th March, 1828."

     I could give you more of these precious documents, but I fear I have trespassed too long on your time and patience. Allow me, however, before I conclude, to make another remark, -the Association, by affording some relief now to those wretched creatures, would forever silence its most inveterate enemies in this country, and permanently establish the collection of the Catholic Rent in this and neighbouring parishes-so that in a very short time we would be able to refund, with interest, whatever the Association in its wisdom would be pleased to grant. The welfare and happiness of 123 persons are here involved, (the only apology I can now offer for trespassing on you even thus much,) and by advocating their claims before the Association, you will confer on them a very great benefit, and much oblige your very obedient and humble servant,

     To Martin Lanigan, Esq. 18, Ushers-Island, Dublin.

Mr. Lanigan said, he would not help making a few observations upon this letter. It was sent from a part of the country, which had contributed most largely to the Catholic Rent-it had also contributed highly to the funds of the new, and from its commencement to the present moment, one single penny of that Rent had never been expended in Tipperary. Here was a case, in which the Association should shew its liberality [hear.]- For the assistance they would give would be rendered to those who were suffering for the sake of that religion which had been already subjected to the persecution of the sword and penal acts of Parliament.  An attempt was at present making upon that religion by those who carried their bread by the sweat of their conscience [cheers.] There were men amongst them, who presumed to set up for teachers of religion, whose own creed was like a weat hercock, and shifted round with every new wind of doctrine-these were the preachers of that exploded humbug, the new reformation. He trusted he would not be understood to apply any of his remarks to the steady adherents of the Protestant religion. Mr. Lanigan concluded by moving that the letter should be entered on the minutes, and the subject referred to the committee of finance.-Carried.

     HORRIBLE MURDER.- On Friday evening, Timothy Kennedy, John Meighan and Patrick Drenan, returning to the Castlecomer Colliery, after making sale of their coals, met at an ale-house, about two miles outside this city. Having become intoxicated, they left the house and had scarcely got ten yards when a dispute arose. Drenan seized a sharp-pointed stone, which as our informant says, he buried in the skull, immediately above the right ear, of the unfortunate Kennedy. Corporal M'Gill, one of the county Police, at this moment arrived, seized Meighan, but Drenan escaped, and has not since been discovered.- The wound was so desperate, that Kennedy died before he reached the Hospital. An inquest was held the following day, and a verdict returned accordingly.


     On Saturday last, in John-street, the lady of Martin Davis, Esq. of a daughter.
     At Gove, at her father's house, on the 16th instant, the lady of William Carberry, Esq. of Youghal, of a daughter.
     On Thursday last at Cortegrinane, in the Co. Cork, the Lady of Major-General Sir Robert Travers, of a son.


     On Monday, in this city, James O'Dowd, Esq. to Miss Anne Curran.
     On Monday se'nnight, at St. Peter's Church Dublin, William England, Esq. of Walshingham, Norfolk to Helen Maria, second daughter of Luke Plunkett, Esq. of Portmarnock, County of Dublin.


     At Belview, in this County, Richard Levinge, Esq., brother of the late Sir Charles Levinge, Bart. of Knockdrin, County Westmeath.
     The Rev. Richard Rimmer, upwards of 40 years Catholic Priest of Sheffield. We understand that Mr. Rimmer was tutor to his Grace the Duke of Norfolk.

Very Singular Case

     In the matter of Robert Parsons Persse, a supposed Lunatic. This novel and interesting inquiry commenced on Thursday, May 1, in the Court of Appeals, before Masters Connor and Townsend, and Messrs. Mitford and Beatty, who were appointed commissioners under a writ de lunatico inquirendo, issued under the great seal, at the instance of Robert Persse, of Newcastle, in the county of the town of Galway, Esq. cousin-german and heir-presumptive of Robert Parsons Persse, of Castleboy, in the county of Galway, Esq. The object of the inquiry was to ascertain whether the said R. Parsons Persse is of insane mind, so as to be incapable of managing his affairs, and at what period he became so; also, the nature and amount of his estates and other property;-the third subject of the inquiry was to ascertain his heir-at-law and next of kin. The commission continued to sit by adjournment for fifteen days during which a great number of witnesses, medical gentlemen, and others, were examined. On account of the very great length of the investigation, we are able merely to present our readers with an abstract of the proceedings.
     Mr. Sergeant BLACKBURNE, as Counsel for the petitioner, stated the case to  the Jury:- After explaining the objects of the inquiry, he said that Mr. Robert Persons Persse, the alleged lunatic, who is somewhat above forty years of age, was possessed of large real estates; his mansion and domain are at Castleboy, in the county Galway. It might not be unimportant to mention, that previous to the commencement of the malady with which he was afflicted, he was peculiarly attentive to his affairs, and regarding money matters, was extremely close and parsimonious. He was acquainted with but one transaction of Mr. Persse's life, previous to the occurrence of the malady, in which he had manifested a good deal of improvidence. He had a cousin german, Mr. Burton Persse, whose name would be frequently mentioned in these proceedings, who had been for some time agent to the lunatic's lather. In the case of Prendergast and Eyre, in the Court of Chancery, Mr. Burton Persse had been appointed receiver to the extensive estates of Giles Eyre, and security was required on his appointment. The lunatic was applied to, and consented to become one of the sureties in a large amount, the consequences of which act would hereafter appear. He would not now allude to them further than to say, that in 1826, in consequence of defaults, proceedings were had against Mr. Burton Persse and his sureties, and executions were issued against them for a large sum. he stated this circumstance, in order to shew that Mr. Burton Persse, if unlimited confidence had been reposed in  him by his relative, when in the full possession of his senses, should be the last man in the community to abuse it; but the Jury would find that the present proceeding was resisted solely and exclusively by Mr. B. Persse. The insanity and decay of understanding of Mr. P. Persse was produced by intemperance, and of so extreme a kind, that he is now completely bed-ridden. He had been afflicted with a certain disease from year to year, for a long period; and inconsequence of several causes, improper remedies, and want of care, his state of health became so disastrous, that in the latter end of October, 1826, the unfortunate gentleman had to be removed from Galway to Dublin, in order to have the advice and assistance of the most eminent professional men. It had been originally his intention to travel in the carriage of his relation, Mr. Dudley Persse, who is the eldest son of the lunatic's heir apparent; but in consequence of this gentleman's marriage, that arrangement was altered, and the lunatic travelled with Burton Persse. From the moment he stepped into his carriage until the present time, Mr. Burton Persse had exclusive control and dominion over his affairs. They arrived in this city in November, 1826, at a house furnished for the lunatic in Mountjoy-square, where he was attended by Doctor Jackson and several other eminent medical men. He was at that time in such as state of debility-such was the extreme ravages of disease, that his dissolution was expected form day to day, and from hour to hour.- From that time to the present, with scarcely an interval, some days better-some days worse-his bodily disorder continued. In the course of last summer, (continued Sergeant B.) his joints became so swelled, that he was completely bedridden and is now. Under these circumstances, it was quite apparent that the management of his property should have devolved on some responsible person, duly appointed; he would not say that Mr. Burton Persse had usurped that dominion; but the truth was, that the large property of the lunatic was in a state of abandonment. if such a person as he had described had been procured, and that the property were forthcoming, even though the insanity of Mr. Parsons Persse could be proved beyond a doubt, it was probable that this inquisition would not take place. But when it appeared that the ravages of his property proceeded with the ravages of his disease it was quite incumbent on the petitioner to apply for this commission which he did accordingly; and after every resistance on the part of Mr. Dudley Persse, it was ultimately granted by the Lord Chancellor. It was represented that the issue of the commission would realize the opposition of the petitioner-that Mr. Parsons Persse had such acute feelings, that the very idea of a commission would set him mad. In the course of the discussion, the friends of the lunatic naturally looked to the disposition of his property and they endeavoured to obtain a knowledge of the state of his men. It was found that the property was enjoyed by Mr. Burton Persse, making allowance for disbursements for the lunatic; but it appeared that in a year and a half no settlement had taken place between them. If Mr. Parsons Persse had been in a sound state of mind, would he not require a settlement during that period? Further, it appeared that previous to the time of his malady, Mr.Parsons Persse had invested 3,000l. in the funds. While he was in Calway, in order to save himself the trouble of coming to town, he had given Messrs. Latouche (than whom he could make no better selection), a power of attorney to make sale of his stock. In March, 1827, the very period when Mr. Burton Persse opposed the application for a commission, he contrived to make himself master of this 13,000l. The authority under which he obtained this large sum as a document in the handwriting of Mr. Robert Parsons Persse. He said so, because Dr. Mahony had sworn the fact.- Doctor Mahony thought it worth while to abandon whatever practice he had in Loughrea, and came up to town shortly after the lunatic, with whom he has since remained. Between Doctor M. and Mr. B. Persse, a close connexion appeared to exist. On the 20th of March, 1827, dr. Mahony authenticated the document by which 13,000l. was irretrievably transferred. The order was addressed to the Messrs. Latouche, and was in these words-"Please hand to my cousin, Mr. Burton Persse, my Government Stock in your hands, and send me your account." If it were not for the power of attorney, in their hands, this stock would not have been transferred, because Mr. Parsons Persse himself should have gone to the Bank, and complied with the customary formalities. Mr. Burton Persse made use of this convenience to his own purpose, in order to convert all the money to his own. He did not call on the jury for the restitution of this money, but the circumstance of a man of parsimonious habits consenting to such a proceeding, afforded evidence of his disordered and debilitated state of mind. When Mr. Burton Persse was called on the explain this transaction, he said that the 13,000l. was a voluntary gift; that in the case of the lunatic's death, he would not be obliged to refund it; if he survived, it was to be repaid; but he had given no security whatever-and this occurred, whilst he was invested with a species of trust which should have present an irresistible bar to acceptance of the gift of a farthing; 13,000l. is irretrievably transferred by the scratch of a pen. Could it therefore be a matter of surprise that he struggled against this inquiry. Proceedings must be instituted to compel Mr. Burton Persse to disgorge himself of the monies thus acquired; and that would be one of the consequences of the finding of the Jury. It would be seen that he had a most distinct interest in giving strenuous opposition, when finding of the Jury would make him responsible for the spoliation. You will hear the testimony of various medical gentlemen, and others, regarding the state of Mr. Persse's mind, since Nov. 1826. You are to decide whether R. Parson Persse is of unsound mind, and when he became so. If you don not find in the affirmative, I am greatly misinstructed.
     The witnesses examined in support of the petition were Mr. Dudley Persse, eldest son of the petitioner; Doctor M'Mullen, Doctor Jackson (the State Physicians); the Surgeon-General (Crampton); the State Surgeon (Macklin), and Doctor Cheyne, Mr. Robert D'Arcy, Thomas Burke, (formerly land steward of Mr. R.P. Persse); Mr. Robert Newenham, an clerk in the Bank of Ireland, was also examined. The general bearing of the evidence in support of the petition was, that Mr. Robert Parsons Persse was subject to mental delusions and hallucinations, and that his memory had totally failed him. He would imagine that he was out hunting, riding, driving,and visiting his friends, when he had been in bed. He laboured under a delusion about his parents, who had been dead several years. He conceived that his mother was alive, and that she was in the habit of visiting him. When he resided at judge Moore's house at Clantarf, he imagined that a gentleman named St. George was concealed in the house, with the intention of murdering him.- In a conversation with Mr. Dudley Persse, and Doctor M'Mullen, at his house in Merrion-square, on the 27th February last, Mr. Parson Persse stated, that he had seen the Marquis of Anglesea tend days before in Wales, dressed in his uniform, with a profusion of feathers attended by his staff;-the Marquis was out reviewing troops, but was riding apparently for his amusement. At a subsequent period during the conversation, Mr.Persse stated that it was in London he had seen the Marquis-he was reviewing troops in one of the parks, and was dressed in coloured clothes like any gentleman. When speaking of the bravery played by the British sailors at Navarin, he stated that he had been an eye-witness to an engagement between British and Turkish sailors at Portsmouth, when the British seamen knocked the Turks pretty well about the ears and beat them. He also said that he had met a Turkish captain every day, at a coffee-house, in London, where he drank a pint of wine, which seemed to intoxicate him. When speaking of the Marquis of Anglesea, he stated that he had brought him over to this country two years ago, on which occasion he was the Marquis aid de campe. The arrived at the Pigeon-house under a discharge of Artillery, and then proceeded to the Castle, where he (Mr. Parsons Piersee) was promoted in the battle-axe guards, and got a title.
     Mr. WARREN, K.C., stated the case on behalf of Mr. Robert Parsons Persse. he made a forcible and eloquent appeal to the jury, stating that he should produce several faith-worthy witnesses to prove that the occasioned loss of memory and aberrations evinced by Mr. R. Parsons Persse were merely the effect of bodily disease, and the remedies applied-that they were only exhibited during paroxysms of fever, and, whilst the patient was under strong excitement. The Learned Counsel read a number of letters, written by him since the commencement of his illness, in order to prove, that through his memory was occasionally defective, his misunderstanding and reasoning powers were impaired. He stated that Mr. Robert Parsons Persse had, from a sufficient cause, a strong antipathy to the family of the petitioner, and that he had frequently alluded to measures he had taken to prevent their being benefited by his death; on the contrary, his affection for Mr. Burton Persse was of the most fixed and warm nature, and he had frequently evinced his good dispositions towards him in conversations and by letter.- Mr. Warren concluded by calling on the Jury to weigh the testimony with the utmost deliberation before they would pronounce a verdict on his afflicted client, which would have the effect of confirming his disease, and converting that which was the mere effect of bodily infirmity into an incurable malady of the mind.
     The following witnesses were examined, in order to support the statement of Counsel:- Dr. John Crampton, Dr. Mahony, Dr. O'Beirne, (Surgeon Extraordinary to the King); Messrs Charles Wallace, Millett, Robert Burke, Richard Rathborne, and Walter Lambert. Dr. Harty was produced, but in consequence of his refusal, from religious motives, to swear, or make an asseveration with the words "So help me God," his testimony was deemed inadmissible.
     For the petitioner there were read two letters, couched in terms of affection, and addressed to petitioner and his son, Mr. Dudley Persse, from which petitioner contended it should be inferred that Mr. Robert Parsons Persse's feelings was not hostile to them.
     At the desire of the Commissioners and Jury, Dr. Harty and Surgeon Cusack visited Mr. Persse on Thursday and Friday last. They were examined at considerable length on the latter day.
     On Saturday the Commissioners and Jury visited Mr. Persse, at his residence in Merrion-square, in order to examine the state of his mental health.
     On Monday, Mr. O'Connell spoke to evidence in favour of the petitioner, and Mr. Henchy replied.
     Master Connor then charged the Jury, and commented at some length on the evidence adduced on either side.
     After the Jury had consulted for about half an hour, they returned the following finding:- We find that the said Robert Parsons Persse is of unsound mind, so as to render him incapable of conducting or managing his affairs; that he became so on the 17th Nov. 1826, and has continued to be so to the present time, with lucid intervals. And we further find, that he then was, and now is, seized of real estates of the yearly value of 4,630l; that on the said 17th Nov. 1826, he as also possessed of Government Stock, bearing interest at 4 per cent to the amount of 13,868l. 8s. and also of Government Stock, bearing interest at 3 1/2 per cent to the amount of 5,407l, together with cash, amounting to 884l. 8s.7d. and furniture, stock, and farming utensils to the amount in value of 6,003l. We find that Robert Persse, of Newcastle Lodge, in the county of the town of Galway, Esq. (the petitioner in this matter) is heir-at-law; and that Burton Persse, sen., Esq. in the county of Galway, is his sole next of kin.
     Counsel for petition-Serjeant Blackburne, Henchey, (K.C.) Bennett, George, (K.C.) Holmes, O'Grady, and T. White-Agent Charles O'Connor, Esq.
     For Robert Parson Persse-Warren (K.C.) O'Connell, O'Dwyer, and Macan (John)-Agent J. Lambert, Esq.

The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, May 31, 1828

    DUBLIN, MONDAY- You will I suppose be astonished to hear that the spirited Nicholas Maher was this day assaulted in the streets of Dublin by Mr. Baker-the Ci-devant opponent of Mr. M. O'Connell to whom Mr. Maher on that occasion acted as second. Mr. B. not feeling at all pleased at the manner in which he got out of the affair, sent, as I told you in  a former letter a challenged to his second, and then horse-whipped him. How that little business has been disposed of I have not heard-but yesterday a message was sent from Mr. B. to Mr. Maher for compelling him to sign the apology to Mr. M. O'Connell, Mr. Maher not conceiving Mr. B.'s conduct, I suppose, entitling him to a meeting declined the challenge, he was then told to be prepared for the consequences-he said he was ready at all times to meet them. Mr. M. took care to make himself most public all the day yesterday and was not molested;-but this morning, when he was alone, he was attacked. Mr. M. immediately repaired to his law agent, and he is now proceeding against Mr. B. by indictment. Of Mr. M.'s conduct as a man of honour, and a gentleman, no one ever entertained a doubt-and I am certain that the result of this transaction will prove he has fully supported that character.--Tipperary Free Press


     At the house of her mother, the Hn. Mrs. Mongomery, in Gardiner's-row, Dublin, the Lady of James Milles Reilly, Esq., of a son.
     At Hawthorn Lodge, near Castlebar, the Lady of C. O'Malley, jun, Esq. of a son.
     At Naples, the lady of Captain James May, R.N. of a son.
     At Shortion Cottage, Dorset, the lady of Commander Ryves, R.N., of a son.
     At Effingiam, Surry, the lady of Major Rowley, of a son.


     At Stroud, Gloucestershire, the Rev. William Astley Cave, M.A. second son of Sir W.B. Cave, Bart. of Streton Hall, Derbyshire, to Eliza Martha, second daughter [it appears the second daughter of whom was left out of the paper]
     In Halifax, England, Mr. James Bier, to his aunt, Mrs. Martha Swaine.
     At Sandown-place, Esher, Archibald Hamilton, Esq., fifth son of the late John Hamilton, Esq. of Sundrum to the Right Hon. Lady Jane Montgomery, eldest daughter of the late Earl of Eglinton.
     At Stockport, Mr. John Marsh, aged 82, weaver, to Mrs. Lucy Haddock, aged 68. This venerable patriarch is now wearing his sixth wife, and is father of 21 children.


     At Ruan, County Tipperay, Robert Smithwick, Esq.
     In Camden-street, Dublin, Edmund Johnston, Esq.
     In London, at the residence of S.M. Phillips, Esq. Miss Maria Grant, eldest sister of the Rt. Hon. Charles Grant.
     Rev. Richard Reinnier, upwards of forty years Catholic pastor of Sheffield, and tutor to the Duke of Norfolk.
     In Belgrave-street, London, the Rt. Hon Lord Forrester.
     At Kilmarnock, Capt. Crawford, late a Commander in the E. India Company's Bengal flotilla, during the Burmese war.
     At Elwick, aged 95, Mrs. Anderson. She was the mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to 197 individuals.


SIR- Permit me, through the medium of your respectable Journal, to direct the attention of our Grand Jurors to one of the greatest nuisances of the kind to be found with the Liberties of this, or, perhaps, any other City. The nuisance, to which I thus solicit public attention, will be found on that part of the Thomas town Road which lies between the Castle and Switzer's Asylum, as space of not less that 20 perches. To such of the Jurors as have the misfortune to be obliged to labour occasionally through the sea of mud on the long line of Road, there is no need of any description; the uneasiness, annoyance and terror experienced by themselves and families, while passing over it must have impressed on their minds, in characters not easily effaced, a vivid representation of a scene reproachful to the Magistracy and Police of even a paltry village. To those Jurors, however, whose good fortune enables them to avoid this nuisance, and confine their excursions to the commodious and safe avenues of our city, it becomes highly necessary, for the conscientious discharge of their duty at the approaching Assizes, to be apprised of the actual state of the Road in question. This approach to the City was originally formed of a sufficient  breadth for a great thoroughfare, but has of late years, if not with the permission or connivances, at least from the neglect of the Road Conservators and City Magistrates, been suffered to be encroached on by two rows of rubbish extending along the whole line of the Road; each row of the breadth of two yards, and of the depth of at least one yard. The Road, during the whole of last winter, has been, and even at this day is, still further narrowed by scrapings of mud drawn from the centre, and left to a considerable breadth adjacent to the former accumulation of rubbish. It might naturally be expected that encreased care and skill would be employed in the repair of the contracted space left for the use of the public by those who thus consulted their private interest in converting so large a portion of the high road into a depot for their rubbish and manure. But let me assure you, Sir, that this has not been the case; on the contrary, ever since the rubbish from the Castle has been thus deposited at the two sides of the highway, no regular repair has been made; the only thing doing in that way of late, as far as I could observe, is, that when a spot becomes nearly impassible, an occasional load of the refuse from the stone-cutter's benches is flung in a very slovenly way into the holes amongst the mud, where it is soon worked into an additional mass of puddle. The consequence of this encroachment and shameful neglect is, that the whole space of ground I have described is now become one series of deep ruts and holes, continually endangering the upsetting of loaded cars and carts, and destructive to the springs and axles of carriages of every description. It will, no doubt, excite great surprise in the minds of my fellow-citizens to be assured that although this enormous nuisance was permitted to be commenced, and is still suffered to continue with impunity, under the eyes of our Municipal Authorities, and at the most beautiful entrance to their City, yet those vigilant public functionaries manifest very great alacrity and activity in imposing fines on poor people accused of the petty injury of scraping the mud off the roads in large quantities than their Worships think proper to allow. But, though our conservators and other city officers seem to feel it is a duty to enforce the laws only against poor offenders, yet, as each member of the Grand Jury will be solemnly sworn to leave nothing presentable unpresented through fear favour or affection, I confidently hope at the ensuing Assizes to see the intolerable nuisance abated by the honest exertions of that body-the constitutional guardians of their fellow-citizens.
         Kilkenny, May 28, 1828.


     AFFAIR OF HONOR - In our paper of Saturday a letter was published from Hill Wilson, Esq. disavowing the signature of his name as a subscriber to the Reformation Society; and in the same paper a letter was published by John Bell, Esq. of Rose Lodge, in which it was insisted that Mr. Wilson had authorized Mr. Bell to sign his name to the list. We are now informed that, in consequence of that publication, it was agreed upon that a hostile meeting should take place on Wednesday morning; but on the evening before, Mr. Wilson and his friend were arrested and bound over to the peace by Wm. Clarke, Esq., the Magistrate.--Belfast Chronicle.

    WHISKERS - His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland has issued an order to his regiment (the Royal Horse Guards, blue) that the men, as well as officers, do immediately adopt the fashion of moustaches, and wear their hair behind dressed, our undressed, a la Russe. The whiskers of that distinguished corps had, for the most part, rather a lean and hungry appearance at the review on Monday last, being only of a week's growth; we observed, however, some very promising "stubbles" among them, considering the backwardness of the spring, and the late prevalence of easterly winds.--Morning Chronicle.

      EDUCATION- The report of the "Select Committee on Education" is not yet generally distributed-but we have received a copy of it through a special channel, and lay it before our readers in our present publication. It recommends the system of united literary instruction, and separate religious instruction, of which the Catholics, laity as well as clergy, have so repeatedly declared their approval. In regard to the use of the scriptures, it is directly opposed to the plan of the Kildare-street proselytisers. It recommends that the Testament shall be read by learners, but that it shall not be so read without note or commentary; and that it shall not even be read with note and commentary in open school, but "at times of separate instruction only," and "under the direction of the attending clergyman," whether Catholic or Protestant. This is precisely the Catholic mode of scriptural instruction, and it is the very opposite of that pursued by the Kildare-street Biblicals. After this report, will Ministers have the face to make another grant of the public money, to the pretended educator of "the poor of Ireland."--Morning Register.

John Luther, Plaintiff; Fogarty, Defendant-Patrick O'Neil Plaintiff; Same, Defendant.

     By Virtue of his Majesty's Writs of Fieri Facias to us directed, we will, on Friday, the 6th day of June next, set up and sell by Public Auction, the Defendant's Stock in Trade, Household Furniture, and his interest in the House and Premises situate in High-Street, of which Forty Years are yet unexpired.
                  HENRY ANDERSON, LOUIS ANDERSON, Sheriffs.
     Kilkenny, 30th May, 1828.


     On Saturday, the Corn-Exchange Rooms were extremely crowded- DOMINICK RONAYNE, Esq. was called to the Chair.
Receipt of Catholic Rent for all purposes not prohibited by law.:-
     Per A. Carew O'Dwyer, Esq. from S. Egan, Esq. Churchwarden, the collection of Roscrea, County Tipperary, 5l.; from Messrs. Daniel Feely and Bartholomew Kearney, Churchwardens of Aughagour, County Mayo, 2l.; per Daniel O'Connell, Esq. the subscription of the Rev. Henry M'Phillips, C.C. of Turagh, Co. Monaghan, 1l.; from P. Smith, Esq. City-terrace, City-road, London, viz D. Keane, Esq. of Doughty-street, solicitor, 1l. 1l.- Dease Barnwell, Esq. Coleman-street Buildings, 1l. 1s.- Mr. and Mrs. M'Naughton, of and from Belfast, 82, Mark-lane, 2l. 2s.- Mr. Watson, of and from Belfast, Fitzroy-square, 1l. 1s.; Mr. Humphries, a Protestant, 2s. 6d.- a Dissenter, of and from Dungannon, 10s.- Mr. Roache, Red Lion Maze, Southwark, amount of collection, 5l. 13s. 6d. paid for 2000 cards, 1l. 4s. 9s. 6d.- J.B. Grenier, Esq. medical student, of and from Canada, 1l. 1s.- 13l. 10s.; per Rev. John Sheehan, Waterford, from the united parishes of Rathgormick & Clonea, 9l. 13s.; per Maurice O'Connell, Esq. from Messrs. J. M'Sheffrey and James Doherty, Churchwardens of Cloncah, county Donegal, 2l; per Daniel O'Connell, Esq. the subscription of A.J. M'Cermott, Esq. of Ramore, Co. Galway, 10l.; per ditto, from Messrs. Dominick P. Ronayne and Jeremiah Lomarney, Churchwardens of Youghal, county Cork, including 1l. from James Kearney, Esq. 5l.; per Richard Shell, Esq. from Mr. William Sullivan, of Waterford, viz. collectors of Trinity East, 4l. 3s. 5d.-ditto Trinity West, 1l. 9s. 1d.-ditto, St. Patrick's 2l. 9s. 4d., ditto, St. John's 19s 9 1/2 d.-from Mr. Kehoe's establishment, per Mr. John Quigley, 1s. 10 1/2d.-paid for sundries, 8s. 6d.- 9l; per David Lynch, Esq. Merchants' quay, in addition to 4l. paid last Saturday from Mountmellick, 12s.; per Richard Moran, Esq. Trinity-place, St. Andrew's parish, including 1l. from Mr. P. Baker, 1l. 5s. 4 1/2d.; per Michael Staunton, Esq the subscription of Francis Morgan, Esq. of Newlawn, Co. Dublin, 1l. 1s. per ditto, from J. Callan, Esq. Rent transmitted by Mr. Duffy, Churchwarden of Dunamine, county Monaghan, including 1l. each from the Rev. Messrs. Ross, M'Mahon, and S. Fogarty, 5l.; per ditto, from the union of St. Andrew's, St. Mark's and St. Peter's, Dublin, including 5l. from a 40s. freeholder, 1l. 10s. each from Messrs. Freeman and Barrett, and 1l. each from Mr. Barrett, jun. Mr. O'Connell, Mr. Staunton, Mr. Callan, Mr. Costigan, Mr. Doody, Mr. J.S. Lawler, a magistrate for Kerry, Mr. Corke, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Gregory Cestigan, and a Lady- 12s. from Mr. Weldon, and 10s. each from Mr. O'Brien, Mr. Thomas and Mr. Kelly, besides sundry small sums, 21l. 10s; per John Redmond, Esq. the subscription of Mr. Patrick Doran, of Francis-street, 1l; per John Dempsey, Esq. from St. Andrew's parish, 1l., 0; per Richard Shed, Esq. from Mr. Depot, 5l. Total, 94 1s. 4 1/2d.
     The Rev. Mr. L'Estrange then read the letters addressed to the Association. Among them was a letter from Mr. Thomas Sheehan of Waterford acknowledging the receipt of 18l. for the relief of persecuted freeholders-and also a letter from Mr. Smith of London, enclosing 13l. It was moved that the letters should be inserted on the minutes.
     A letter was also read from Colonel James M'Dermott, enclosing 10l. A similar vote was adopted respecting it, as well as a letter enclosing 10l. received from the Count de Salis, in aid of the subscription for Mr. M'Donnell.



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