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: : .. . No. III. County of Tyrone, 1 WILLIAM MERKLEY, drummer in the Wexford
..to wit. J regiment of militia, came before me, one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the county of Tyrone, this day, and made oath on the Holy Evangelists, that he remembers the flogging of, priest O'Neil in Youghal, in May, or June 1798, chat he himself was one of those who flogged him; that after receiving (as he thinks) about 300 lashes at different periods, he heard hin confefs.to Lord Loftus, that he had signed the death warrant of a soldier who had been murdered some time before. Deponent further swears, that there was no wire twisted in the cats with which the priest was flogged, but that they were the same as were always used in the regiment.
Sworn before me at Aughnacloy, his
: April 14, 1804. William x Merkley,
*THO. FORESYTH. .: mark. . ... . . . ..' No. IV. Caunty of Tyrone, ? VALENTINE LOFTUS, private in the Wexford
to wit. S regiment, of militia, came before me, one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the county of Tyrone, this day, and maketh oath on the Holy Evangelists, that he was present at the flogging of priest O'Neil in Youghal, and that being then a druna mer, was one of thent who flogged him; that he heard priest O'Neil confefs before he was taken down from the triangles, that he had signed the death warrant of a soldier, who had been murdered some time before. Deponent further swears, that the cats with which the priest was flogged, were the same as were always used in the regiment.
- Sworn before me at Aughnacloy, April 14, 1804. Valentine Loftus.
No. V. County of Tyrone, THOMAS CUMMINS, drum-major of the Wexford
to wit. S regiment, sweareth, that he remembers the fogging of priest O'Neil in the town of Youghal, in the latter end of May or beginning of June 1798, that after being tied up, and receiving about 50 lashes, Lord Loftus asked him, whether he would confess any knowledge of the murder of a soldier, as deponent believes, of the Meath regiment of militia ? if he would, the remainder of his punishment should be remitted ; he the priest answered; that it was told to him in confession, and that he could not divulge it; on which the punishment went on. He then said, that if bishop Coppinger was sent for, he could tell it to him ; that the bishop was sent for, but could not be found * ; on which the priest said, that if father John M.Guire, parish priest of Youghal, was lent for he would tell him ; that M‘Guire came, and seemed greatly agitated on seeing the priest tied up, and aiked Lord Loftus if he had any thing against him? that Lord Loftus answered, he had not, and that he merely wanted. him to take O'Neil's confeffion; that M'Guire requested not to be forced to have any communication with him, as he was a bad man, and a scandal
* He fled from Youghal when the plot was discovered, and has not refided there ever since,
to the profeffion he belonged to; Lord Loftus then asked him (M'Guire) whether it was the duty of his peligion to conceal murder, though revealed to him in confession? he answered, it was not, and that none but a bad man would conceal it; on which he was permitted to retire ; that the punishment commenced again, and in a short time the priest said, that if he was let down he would confess; that deponent then heard him acknowledge, that he had signed the death warrant of the soldier who'was murdered, on which' he was let down. Deponent further fwears, that there was no wire orʻtin in the cats with which the priest was fogged, but that they were the same as are used in the regiment.
Sworn before me at" Aughnacloy, April in 1804.. 2,5 cm Thomas Cummins.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir, IN consequence of your commendation of Mrs. Crespigny's Letter to her Son, I put that publication into the hands of such of my children as were old enough to be benefited by it. While they were perusing it with' much aliention, and, apparently, with considerable advantage, it was reported, and generally believed, ihat at an entertainment given by Mrs. C. at her husband's beautiful villa at Camberwelt, she received' a lady who has long lived, and still continued to live, in open adultery with a married man: Scarcely was this circun tance' known in my family, when I perceived that Mrs. C's publication for its effect on the minds of my ch:ldren. , One morning, my eldest daughter, leeing the book upon the table, asked me, with great timplicity, whether her nama wouki on any account suffer, here ito be vilitud by a woman who had loft her character. I replied (of cour(e) certainly not; for no woman of reputation, who had any relpect for virtue, or, indeed, tur herlelf, would allociate with a female whole charac.. ter had been tarnished. My daughter then inquired whether rank and connection made any differeuce in such a cale. I replied that the rules of virtue were the fame in all situations of life, and could not admit of any exception; that a female of ingh rank who trangréiled thole rules was quite as infamous, as one of meaner Station, and abundantly more mischievous, on account of the greater influence of her example; and that therefore those women who make an exception in favour of luch a female, by adınitting her into their society, prove their regard for virtue to be counterfeit, and in reality fix as deep à ltain upon their own chaľacters as they would do by allo: ciating with the loweit prostitute...
Iexceedingly lament, Sir, that the usefulness of Mrs. C.'s Letters, in my fanily, Ihould be diminiined by her conduct on the above occasion; the work, indeed, is no! in itell, less excellent on that accoựnt, but unless moral preceptors enforce by their example the principles they inculcate, their Jetsons, however judicious and lalutasy, cannot be expected to produce much effet upon beings who are far more disposed to be led by example even when good, and much more so when perņicious, than to listen to ad monition and advice.
I am, Sir,
A LOVER DE CONSISTENCY,
ACTING, new criterion of judyment deemed worthy of a dedication to God,
not in favour with his Majefty refuted, 243--in 1795, 248.
Buffon, some account of, and his writings,
by tho candidates at the late election for Burdett, Sir F. charged with being a ment-
ber of the Corresponding Society, &c.
rid zone inferior to those of temperate “ Burke, Mr. remarks on the verification of
his predictions, 223--1.ord 'Hamilton's
paper p:opriecors in 1802 expressed, 60.''
the Venetian territory, 192.
subversion of that government, 196.
, 'admission of his great military
-, fome new auecdutes of him,
, conje&tures on his religious
with respect to Holland and Switzerland,
Calvinism, farther remarks on, 353.
controversy between them, 333--the na-
Camelford, Lord, doubts as to bis religious
Cape of Good Hope, its importance as a re-
fage to India, 145.7
fre: po:t, &c. 146-on its importance to
, ftitiftic :l sketch of it, 149.
Catherine II. of Kuffia, her advice to Paul I.
with the Venetian amb ffador, previous naparte, to urge him to rincw the war,
22-29-on the most celebrated since the www., specimens of tlieir loyalty and
allegia: cé, 420-436.
partiality of inquirers into it, 45.0. .'
in eastern countries, 450.
best means of destroying that propensity, their carts, &c. 122..
Chapels, fashionable account of, and the
Chancellor of Ireland, defence of his con. Dutch peasantry at the Cape, their inhu.
duct in the late correspondence with Lord man conduct towards their cattle, 62-
the extortion and avarice of their women,
- conjectures rippeeting his age, on the Earth, the process by which it became a
Edinburgh Review, its character, 483.
and how abuted by book-makers, 487. '
me, their opinion of the British fube
the aff rtion of Volney, that they
Elephants, manner of catching in Ceylon, i
Emigrants, the French instances of noble
Eglish and French manners, keiches of,
English, their curious condict to the Dutch
an their infringement on the privileges of Englishmen, reaso..s for their determination
to relift invasion, 293.
Engraving, censures on the present mecha.
ing theni in Germany, 139.
in teir predictions by the natives of In. Faith, diffre ce between that of a Church
oi.England man and a Calvinilt, 174.
Fever, on the resemblance between that dia
count of the fingular inftituti ns, 340. Finance, Mr. Ch Imers's opinions on, reluz
Fingal, Lo d; remarks on his Correspond
ence with Lord Redelda'e, 419-430.
shewn to have been at the strict com-
tures on him by Overton, 175.. . : Frederic the Great, instance of his want of
French, their national character, as it re-
, iudicrous eulogium on their vir.
, their outrages on the fall of Venice,
, their incungrous mixture of finery
- --, at Acre, firther pr of of their hą,
ving b en poiljned by order of buona-
m, Vanity a predominant feature in
their character, and its conli quinces, 95,
I'rench (windler, curious anecdoie of one,
French and English manners, sketches of, 15
Friendship, refications on the lofs of, after a' India Company, the British, their averfion
from the population of Christianity, 65.
body of them were kept by the Society for
common, inttances of their uti.
urged in justifiction of the correspond-
ad attainments, 221_object of his Life trials by them, 159.
ftri&tures on their frequent want of
derations of political affairs, 337... : Juftificat on by Fa th, proper definition of
Amants" his charaar vindicated, 346.': 257-consequences of it, 262.
his philofophy, 488
King of Port:gal, account of the attempt
Lamb th articles quoted, 357.
Chaucer, wat difficult to be understood,
i pr ife of the late adm niftration, 94. Latin ard Grek term nations, critical re-
Law of honour, the modern defined, 206.
Cape of Go1 Hope, 64.
vour of their claims to literature and Ici Germans.
Literature of France, iis early state, and ori-
nimy p:oved t, be g oundless, 270 Living, sketch of the style of, in Engli nd,
Locke, Mr. his observations on the intole.
i rant fp rit of Popery, 329.
manded by the Directory in 1796, 190.
conduct of the Dutch towar s them, (2.' Manners and dress, remarks on those of
Mannucci, the three, of Venice, (celebrated
ruption of the New Teitament, 134.
. Durch at the Cape of Good Hope, 64.
Methodifts, their manner of arguing on
Michaelis's Introduction to the New Testa-