Ireland Old News
August 8, 1818
We are authorised by several respectable members of the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, to state, that Thomas Simpson, who committed the murder on Thomas Mayne, in the county of Cavan, as mentioned in our paper of the 21st inst., is not, nor ever was, a member of that Society, although his language in the account of the transaction appears as if he were. In the hand- bills that are in circulation describing his appearance &c. there is a flat contradiction, as they state, "he served some years in the Cavan militia," whereas it is a well known fact, that none of that society ever bears arms.- Belfast Newsletter
August 20, 1818.
CAVAN, Aug 11.
Submitted by: County Cavan Newspaper Transcription Project
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