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Dixon inflames the mob against Mr. Le Hunte-Mr. Le Hunte's
life saved by Messrs. Hay and Carty

Cause of Dixon's animosity to the gentry of Wexford

Sir Richard Musgrave's assertions reprobated by his excellency

the lord lieutenant

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The insurgents prevailed on at length to quit Wexford
Notwihtstanding all the precautions of General Moore, upon
the army's entering Wexford they put all the wounded in
the hospital to the sword, and many of the people found in
the streets likewise

Detached scouts sent out to scour the country from the corps

under the command of General Needham-They burn

houses and chapels, and kill all they find on the roads, though

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unarmed-Retaliation of the insurgents-Bloody Friday

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On the 20th of June 1798 the Marquis Cornwallis arrives in

Dublin-He changes the whole system of the military govern-

ment-Happy consequences of his measures

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All the principal inhabitants of Wexford arraigned for treason

upon General Lake's army entering the city-Captain Keugh

remains in the town-Bagenal Harvey retires to his seat in

the country-Colclough and Harvey taken in the Saltee islands

Grogan taken at his mansion of Johnstown-All successively

tried by court-martial and executed, and their properties

confiscated by a subsequent act of the Irish parliament

The scene of terrorism closed by order of the lord lieutenant,

who orders General Lake to Dublin-Good conduct of Gene-

ral Hunter-The Northern insurgents attack Antrim, and

take it-Death of Lord O'Neil

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The insurgents after a long contest with the troops retire to

Donnegar Hill, surrender their arms and disperse-Dr.

Jackson's corps of united Irish, in the county of Down, set

fire to the house of Mackee an informer-The same corps of

rebels defeated by Colonel Stapleton's detachment of York

fencibles and Yeomen cavalry-The rebels take post at Bal-

lynahinch-The battle and defeat of the rebels-A revenue

cruiser and 40 men burned by the rebels-The Northern

insurgents disperse and surrender-An insurrection in the

county of Cork

Dispersed by the Westmeath militia, and some of the Caithness

legion-The rebels of Wexford shape their course through

Scollogh Gap in Mount Leinster, under the command of

Father John Murphy, in hopes of raising the colliers in the

county of Kilkenny-They defeat several small bodies of the

military on the way

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A message from his excellency to the House of Commons-A
copy of the certificate of protection and oath, Note-The re-
bels fix their station near Wicklow Gap-Are surrounded

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under favour of a fog by the army under the command of Sir

James Duff-They force their way through the cavalry in the

direction of Carnew

At Ballygullen make a most desperate resistance-Disperse, and

after a few days break up-General Lake's order for prosecu-

tions upon leaving Wexford-Several petition for transpor-

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Courts martial instituted in Ross, Enniscorthy, Gorey and New-
ton Barry-Among the rest the Rev. John Redmond exe-
cuted though apparently innocent, at the prosecution of Lord
Mountnorris-The leading Orange junto of Wexford
The Rev. Mr. Gordon's account of the execution of Redmond

tation

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The remainder of the rebels of Wexford and Wicklow move on

to form a junction with those of Kildare, headed by Mr. Ayl-

mer, and after various rencontres are totally routed at Bally-

boghill, near Swords-Almer and several other chiefs nego-

ciate with general Dundas-General Moore grants terms to

Garret Byrne, &c.

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Arthur O'Connor, and seventy-three state prisoners propose,
through Mr. Dobbs, a member of parliament, terms and con- ·

fessions to government to save the lives of Oliver Bond and
Byrne, then under sentence-The confession proposed, Note
Reference to Arthur O'Connor's letter to Lord Castlereagh,


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O'Connor, Emmett, M'Nevin, and Neilson examined upon oath

before the secret committee of both houses of Parliament-

Ministers notwithstanding keep the fifteen principal prisoners

in confinement during the war-Byrne executed-Bond res-

pited-Dies of an apoplexy in prison-The peace of the me-

tropolis maintained by the yeomanry

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The remnant of the rebel army with deserters from the regi
ments remain in the fastnesses of the Wicklow mountains,
and in the woods-They make a depredatory war, Holt and
Hacket their commanders
Retaliation of Protestants upon Catholics for the murders com-
mitted by this banditti-Hacket killed near Arklow-Holt
surrenders to Lord Powerscourt on condition of being trans-
ported-The lord lieutenant's message to parliament
The lord lieutenant presents papers mentioned in his message
all sealed up in a box-On the 27th of July the attorney gene-
ral moves an act for attainder of Lord Edward Fitzgerald,
Cornelius Grogan, and Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey-A bill
of general amnesty followed some time after

Napper Tandy and about thirty other fugitives in France ex-

cepted from bill of general amnesty-Humane conduct of

General Hunter and his brigade major Captain Fitzgerald in

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