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Above 100 persons suffer death in Wexford during the govern-

ment of the rebels-Captain Dixon the author of the mur.

ders—Proclamation of the United Irishmen of Wexford,



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 17

Sir Richard Musgrave's assertions reprobated by his excellency

the lord lieutenant


No parish priest, -in the county of Wexford implicated in the

rebellion-Dr. Caulfield's house searched for Orangemen


Lord Kingsborough taken prisoner in Wexford


Approach of the army-Terror of the country people, and the

devastations committed by the troops seen from Vinegar Hill

-General Moore's humane conduct


Execrable butchery commanded by the Monster Dixon-Father

Corrin puts a stop to the massacre


Dr. Caulfield's letter to Dr. Troy, Note


The army from Arklow under the command of General Need-

ham moves towards Gorey-Several armies under the com-

mand of general officers move from all sides to surround the

rebels camp on Vinegar Hill


The king's forces amount to 13,000 men with artilleryThe

rebels fly after a smart cannonading-Leave their guns and a

quantity of plunder


The Hessian troops commit excesses against friends and

foes—The battle and defeat of the rebels at Goff's bridge 27

Proposals by the town of Wexford to capitulate-Mr. Edward

Hay's account of the state of things then, Note


Declaration of Dr. Caulfield against Sir Richard Musgrave's

false assertions—Mention of the black flag—Described by

Mr. Hay


An historical account of the 21st of June, by Dr. Caulfield 31

General Lake rejects the offers of surrender of the city of Wex-

ford-Rev. Mr. Gordon called upon and vouches for Dr.

Caulfield's statement of facts, Notc-Ensign Harman sent by

M'Carthy on a mission to General Moore--Shot upon his



The insurgents prevailed on at length to quit Wexford 35

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

umarmed-Retaliation of the insurgents_Bloody Friday


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


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 - 38

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


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

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 4. 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

Sir Charles Asgill marches against them, but the rapidity of

their march prevents his joining them at Newbridge, as he

intended— The rebels retire back from Castlecomer, which

they set on fire, after defeating 230 men sent to protect it-

They are followed by the army and defeated at Kilcomny,

near Newbridge


The other body of Wexford rebels are defated near Hackets.

town, in the county of Wicklow—The rebels direct, their

course for Carnew, and defeat General Needham's cavalry-

They defeat the yeoman cavalry at Ballyrakeen


Lord Cornwallis's proclamation-An act of amnesty published


A message from his excellency to the House of Commons-A

copy of the certificate of protection and oath, Note- The re-
bels fix thcir station near Wicklow Gap--Are surrounded

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-



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 48

The Rev. Mr. Gordon's account of the execution of Redmond


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.

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,



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,

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


Nápper 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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