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people, in this arduous station in which it tillage; to maintain the honour and dig-
tizens and Burrelles, in parliament af-
sembled, respecting the Septennial Bill. thority, and example, a love and vene To the King's most excellent majesty. sation for the laws, and a dutiful fubiniffion to the conftitutional rights of the crown,
Mo gracious Sovereign, the firometre fecurity of civil liberty, and W gourmijent, molt contriful and anarchy; to enforce the execution of juf Ireland, in parliament affembled, beg tice, and a due obedience to the magis- leave to approach your throne, and with trate ; to explain to the people the excele all humility to testify our artent and in. lence of our happy constitution; to promote, violable attachment to your facred person and confirm in them, a just senle of the ard government; and to implore that many bleifings they enjoy, and the most your majeity will suffer us to present to grateful sentiments of the justice, mode- you the universal prayers of your local ration, and benignity of the king's go- people of Ireland, in affiance of the revernment; and particularly to point out presentations and endeavours of the cbief the great benefits which this kingdom has governor of this kingdom, towards in. obtained this feffion of parliament, by his ducing your majelty, in your royal benemajesty's goodness in afsenting to so many ficence, to return to your moit faithful ufeful laws.
Subjects, the bill tranfinitted to Grea:.
" His majesty has received the address portation of corn, and by lessening the of the house of commons on the subject price to the poor in those places where, of a bill, fome time since tranfinitted, for by applications made to me for that pur- limiting the duration of parliaments. pose, it appeared to be most necessary : • The sentiments of his faithful comapprehensions of the same calamity had
mons were already known to his majetty, occafioned a law of the same nature in by their palling the heads of that billi nor Great Britain, but with an exception for
can any folicitation add weight to that anthis kingdom; an instance of the most af: tient and constitutional way of lignifying fectionare attention from his majesty, and their defires on the like occasions. from our fellow subjects of that kingdom,
“ His majesty will always have the of which I am persuaded we fhall enter- higheit satisfaction in complying with the tain the most grateful remembrance. withes of his faithful commons; but no I cannot take my leave of you
conlideration can prevail with his majesty out afturing you, that I look upon my; to swerve from that indispensible duty, feif as obliged in justice, in intereit, and which the constitution prescribes to him, in gratitude, to represent your conduct to of concurring in fuch provitions only, as his majesty in the most favourable man.
on mature deliberation, and advice of his ner; to continue my conttant endeavours council appear to hiin, at the time, cal, in every situation, for the advancement of culated to promote the true interest and your trade ; the assistance of your manu
happiness of his people. factures; and the encouragement of your
In the Course of our Publication we have lip Magrath, Thomas Harman, John
been very attentive to lay before our Butler, and many others drawn up in a Readers whatever might lead to set in raok, as if to be reckon'd.—John Bridge a clear Light the Tranja&tions of the and company went towards the people, People called White Boys; and, and join'd them.- Nicholas Sbeeby ienin ihe Prosecution of this Design, we dered an oath to Jobn Bridge to deny jball sow lay bejore the Public, NOTES examinations; who refused to take it : taken the Trial of EDWARD on this refulal Pierce Byrn Itruck at him MEGHAN (the first convietet,) by a with a flane, which he defended with his Gentleman of Worth and Probity of the left hand; then the prisoner drew a billa County of lipperary, one of the Jury, hook from under a belt, and struck Bridge who, with Care, attenden bis Duty; on the head, which to his recollection, ani, in the Course of a long Trial, with clove the skull,—Bridge fell down dead a beruming circumspection made the fol- inttantly. lowing for the asistance of his Memory The same persons in about half an and fudgment, that not any thing hour, got a blanket, and carried the mig bá ve wanting to their aðilannce, corple, to a field belonging to Connor's wbere so much depended. Wejball alsó fon, or Rofs, at Ballybuskin, and buried give the Declarations of Melirs JAMES him in a ploughed field, about two miles Buxron and JAMES FARRELL omit- from the place of committing the murder. ted in our last, as bave been particularly An oath was then tendered by Nicholas requered, io avoid the Imputation of Sheeby, to all present, not to disclose what. Partiality.-
had passed that night, and to be true to
the king of France, and Joan Meskill Thefe Notes conff of Answers made to
and Children, which moit, or all of them jeveral Questions put to the Witnejles did. during the time of delivering their Tef- approved of what happened, -that as
-The prisoner took the oath,-all timony, whether on Cross Examination, John Bridge was out of the way, Michael or otherwise. The Answers are only Guinan's teftimony could not take effect. taken down, as time would not permit more to be done : They naturally lead to knows not what was done with the body
-The field is called the Barn-field, the Question asked; and the former are what the Judgment was to be influenced
since,-heard the prisoner say that the by. More could not be expected from a
corpse was taken up and removed, Gentleman thus fituated, when a pecu
knows of a letter brought to James Buxliar exactness was neceflary.
ton by Yohn Dogherty, which was wrote by Nicholas Sbeeby,
At the time of burying the corpse in JOHN TOONY, sworn for the Crown.
the field, a little boy was found hiding in Bridge-he is dead, was killed by Sheehy. The boy's name Jobn LonderEdward Meighan-by a stroke of a bill- gan, believes he could not see him hook on the head at Shanbally, and died killed, or where he was buried, but instantly, -went to English's house at could see the people carrying the body. Shanbally, with Pierce Byrn, James Buxton, James Farrell, Silvesier How, Dar
Cross Examined. by Tierney ; knew not for what purpose, Came from Killcrow,-has been in --law John Walsh, Dennis Coleman, Pe- goal for about four months :-was lent, ter Magrath and John Bridge, playing to goal the 20th of September—first gave cards at English's house, -went a lmall examinacions against the prisoner, about way out of the huuse, on fames Farrell's a morth after commitial, call, into a field, --Saw many people in mitted for horse-stealing, - believes the the field; to wit, Edward Meighan the 28th of O&tober, 1764, was Tutflay, but prifoner, Nicholas Sbeeby, Edward Pren cannot recollect,-knew not of any reaergast, Thomas Beere, John Burke, Ed. wards to be given hy government, ward Burke, Thomas Magrath, Hugh members Clogbeen fair in October, 1764, Hayes, Roger Sheehy, Dennis Coleman, but not the day,–Bridge was killed about William Flyn,
Edmond Sheehy, Edward ten or eleven at night,-knows not wheCoffee, James Cogblan, sobn Walsh, Phil. ther before or after the fair of Clugbeen,
- lived for a week before the murder with account of hearing the croud, come on James Buxton, and returned to the same foot, and some on horseback. place, - lived with James 'Buxton for Heard that Bridge was killed on the three years before and after. - Was fame night, very soon after. employed to carry messages and letters When he was taken from behind Ni. to and from the WHITE BOYS, cholas Sheehy, the prisoner thewed him a knows not whether the house belong’d to mort cut to the town of Clogneen, and English ; but it was nained for his,-ne- desired him nor to follow the corple, buc ver was there after the murder, --believes to go home the short way,---believes there there were above an hundred present when were an hundred there, there were also the murder was committed,-says the se- pretent Buck Farrell, and James Farrell. veral people already named were present, -says there is a dwelling house in the
Crojs Examined. field where Bridge was buried, -in his Saw the corpse after midnight. It was evidence in Dublin, he said the house was neither very dark, nor very light ;-che within a musket-Shot of the place of bu- days were not long, but rather short, rial,-knew the prisoners bv seeing them believes it was Sunday night, because he at several meetings of the White Boys, law people going to Mass,-knows not -gave inexamioations againti The WHITE how long it was before Christmas,-it Boys in about a month after committal, was three weeks before Christmas,--peoand after the murder, a short time before ple go to Mass on Holydays as well as he went to Dublin.
Sundays, therefore it might be an Holy
day, --he did not know the length of a John Londergan, sworn.
week. Knows the prisoner,--saw him in Oc
Mary Brady, sworn. tober, 1764, between Mr. Callaghan's
She lived with her mother in Clogheen, and father Sheehy's,—saw several in coin- in October, 1764, Michael Kearney was pany with the prisoner; to wit, Thomas in her house in Oktober, 1764, and was Magrath, John Butler, Nicholas Shee. called on by Nicholas Sheehy, --he was by, and many others, in the high-road present. Nicholas Sheehy laid Kearney to Sharbally, that when he first saw them, was to go with him that night,-ihe toi he flipt into a trench, being afraid of his lowed thein to Shanball", --iaw a man, life, -was discovered in the trench by wrapped in a blanket, dead.
She then, Thomas Magrath, and taken out, and and there saw Nicholas Sheehy; the Pri. aiked his buliness,—they then put him be- foner, Edmond Sheehy, Thomas Magrath, hind Nicholas Sheeby,-he law them care and several others,—there were about in ry a corpse rolled up in a caddow,--faw hundred. She first saw the body at Shanthe head bloody on the side of the horse bally. They buried the body at Ballynext to him, --was not carried far before buskin, on the lands called the Barn, he was put from behind Sheehy,--knew was not prelent at the burial,-he laiv a John Bridge, but did not know whether bill-hook in the prisoner's hand,--the he was the corple.
prisoner made an attempr to Itrike the They desired this evidence to go home corpse, when in the blanket, and said another Tort road, and Nicholas Sheehy that what had been done was very right; gave him three half-crowns, and desired and it was a pity, but to ule all Iures him not to talk of what he saw, or to be- and Rogues in like manner,--sne oblerved tray his uncle, Michael Guinan,--is not the bill-hook bloody,—they leti Shan. very certain of the time of the murder of bally shortly before the followed them. Bridge; but heard he was murdered, She recollects no other words of the pri. believes it was about the firft of Novem- foner,--in about eight days, the ca
corple ber was two years.
was taken up, and buried at Ballytheckan, He was sent by his uncle Michael Guie near Shanbally. nan, to Jobn Bridge for a Pistole or Grei Says the was sent by Nicholas Shceby to nen,-does not recollect when, but it the prisoner; that he was to go on coinwas on the same night that he saw the mand; and he said he would obey, corple, but did not go all the way, on says she watched the party, and followed
them from Clogbern to Ballybustin Barn,
Cross Examined. -was defred by Nicholas Sheehy and E.tmond Sberby, alias Buck Sbeehy, to itay
He might have returned since without at the end of the road, and not to go far. his knowledge,-he lived in Dublin ten ther, and by the prisoner. She saw them years, but never resided in the couny of bring the corple in the fame way as before, Tipperary. from Ballybuskin to Bally beeban,-it was
Thomas Gorman, sworn. carried by turns ; about an hundred prefent,-followed the corple moft of the
Knew Michael Kearney twenty years, road to Ballysbeehan,- they said they saw himn in February or March, 1763, would bury it in the church-yard there. -heard Michael Kearney went abroad,
Nicholas Sheehy tendered an oath, at and received a letter from him, dated 7th the firit and second burial on the Cross, of May, 1763, from London: received to be true to each other, and never to dil several other letters till September or Oc. cover, the prisoner was sworn on the tober, 1763, when he said he was going Cross at both burials,—she heard the pri- to Jamaica, -often saw him when in the foner lay it was John Bridge.
country, and believes, if he had returned,
he would have seen hin. Cross Examined.
Henry Keating, sworn. Slie 'rernembers it was in October, Knew Michael Kearney, in Jamaica, knows not when the fair of Clogheen is the beginning of March, 1764,-faw held,--says it was four days before lieut. him first there in December, 1763,—he Chaloner went to Clogheen,--the went af- was in very good health,-then did not ter Michael Kearney, by whom she had a think of returning, --witness returned in child, to Ballyhufkin, Kearney had no Auguft, 1764,-left Jamaica in April, certain residence, but was at her mother's 1764,-made some stay in London, -has house, ihe night Sheehy called on him. been in Clonmel lince,-believes he would
The men were gathered about nine have seen Kcarney if he returned, --it was o'clock,-lays Michael Kearney was there Michael Kearney of Clogbeen. prefent at the burial,- there were many other women there,- she was admitted,
Cross Examined. as Michocl Kearney was such as they ima Knew the county of Tipperary 16 gined, - Kcarney lwore her,—there were years, -heard there was another Míchact Tome Cogheen women there, - the raw Kearney. nore prevented,- Ballyhuskin how far
Dennis Magratt, sworn.. from Sbanbaily, or Ballysbeehan the knows not; but above three miles,-all Lives at Clogbeen since he was born,dressed as usual,--neither light nur dark, knew Michael Kearney left Ciogbeen the --did not go the high-road.
15th of April, 1763,- he was the same
Michael Kearney that kept Mary Brady.
Witness, a brother to Thomas Ma. He knew Micbael Kearney, -lived in grath, a prisoner,--says Michael Kearney Clogheen,-law him April, 1763, in Dub- fet off for Dublin the 15th of April, 1763, lin,-- he went to borrow money from -- he received a letter in fix or eight days countellor O‘Callaghan ; and if he could from Dublin,-he received letters from nor get it, to quit the country,--he
London, the May following,-he is fure
gave the witneís Gul. in cash, who got a bill Kearney did not return after be first went for 581. 125. tit. ansi left two letters,
off. faw hin go aboard a ship bound for Brif.
Daniel Keefe, sworn, tol or Parkgate,--saw the abip tail below Lived in Clagbeen fifteen years,—knew the wall, -wrote to the witness about Michael Kearney, -saw himn laft, three tome things, in about two months after, years ago, next April,-knew him fince --never heard of him lince he left the 1752,-heard he was in Jamaica,kingdom, about the 22d w1 234 of April, quired on account of money due, Ture 1763.
it he was in Clogbeen he must have seen
him, unless he kept his room,--he had a he, and a journeyınan, were at work in child by Mary Brady.
the same room where witness lay, wiro
awoke several times, and still found them Ain Hullan, sworn.
at work,-lay awake about half an hour, Remembers the fair of Clogheen, 1764, and spoke to Meighan about working,-knows Mary Brady,-her daughter did not go to Bicep before ten; at which Mary Brady, lived with the witness in time Meighan, the prisoner, was in the Ołtober, 1764,-the fair is in October,– room. me lived with her mother,-lhe was at
Cross Examined. the fair, — lay in her own house the night before the fair,-lay for two nights before the fair with her iwo daughters, Mary witness's sister,-came from Carriek to
Meigban, the prisoner, is married to Brady one of the daughters, Eleanor Clogbeen about five in the evening, where Dunlea the other,-lay in her own house, he found the prisoner, his wife, a jourwith her two daughters in one bed, --- Me neyman and maid, -prisoner sitting in the and her daughter went to bed about eight kitchen with man and maid, -witness got or nine o'clock, two nights before the cold meat in prisoner's house,—did not fair,-Mary Brady remained the whole
speak to the journeyman fince he came to night in bed, for the three nights, – town,--an entry between the thop, and could not be out of hed, without her kitchen,--worked usually in a bed-chamknowing of it,-knows not whether Ma. ber, and not in the shop,—they began to ry Brady be married, - she is not to be work after night-fall, - no other person believed on her oath, ---three years next lay, in the rooin without,—the witness did Easter, fince Michael Kearney left Clog. not sleep before ten,—did not lleep an been, he was not at her house at any time hour together all night, --said the prisoner, in 1764,—no one in company with her could not go out unknown to him,-he daughter, but what she was present with. flept an hour together,--does not think it Eleanor Dunlea, sworn. possible for the prisoner to go out un
known to him,- the prisoner, and his Knows Mary Brady,—the fair in Clog- journeyman, were at work when he got been before Ad-bolland.tide,
-a fair there
up in the morning,—witness after the fair every year in O Elober, lay the fair night lay with the prisoner in the faine bed,in the bed with Mary Brady and her mo. prisoner and he went to bed together that ther, and the night before, and the night night about ten,-Meighan and he lay before that, and the night after the fair,--, politively together all that night, -heard went to bed about seven,-all went to bed the prisoner was charged with the murder together,-has known Micbael Kearney,- of Gobn Bridge, about a month ago,does not remember his ever spending an never applied to for his evidence by any hour in her house,-it was usual with the one,-knows not who told him of the family to go to bed early,
murder,--did not hear when the murder John Henderkin, sworn.
was commitred,-came voluntarily to give
his evidence,-heard the morning of the Knows Edw. Meighan the prisoner, fair, that John Bridge Aed out of the the fair of Clogbeen the 28th of Oftober, country,-never heard lie was mu dered 1764, was on a Monday, -witness lives but by common fame,-had no conversain Carrick, -came to Clogheen,-spent the tion with the prisoner since he came to night before the fair in prisoner's house, town, or fince he was committed, —is a to which he went as being his friend, nailor by trade. prisoner keeps a free house in Clogbeen,came to his house about five in the even
John Toohy, produced a second time by
Counsellor Hughes. ing of the 28th,-prisoner was at home before him, and remained with him all Knows the prisoner was present, ---fays the evening,—they went to bed about there was John Butler, and Thomas Ma. eight or nine o'clock,—the prisoner was grath, both of Clagheen, present. in the house when the witpess went to
'Edmond Callagban, for the Prisoner. bed,--the prisoner did not go to bed all night, as the fair-day was to be next day, Knows Shanbally,-knew it in Oftober, and he had work to finish for the fair, 1764, and lived there 17 years, -no one June, 1766.