March 25, at No. 6, Mountjoy-square, East, the lady of Wm.
Humphreys, Esq., of Ballyhaise House, county of Cavan, of a
On the 18th instant, at Kilkeel Church, by the Rev. J. F.
Close, Rector, Mr. George M'Cracken, Newry, to Jane, eldest
daughter of the late Mr. John Wright, Kilkeel.
On the 17th March, at Killyman Church, by the Rev. Wm.
Quain, George Stewart, Esq., Belfast, to Elizabeth, daughter
of the late David Scott, Esq., Dublin.
On the 12th March, at Hillsborough church, by the Venera-
ble Archdeacon Mant, Mr. Richard Evans, chemist, Manches-
ter, to Eliza, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Gilmore,
On the 15th March, by the Rev. A. G. Ross, of Markethill,
Mr. William Kitson, of Brackley, to Miss Turner, of Corhammock,
March 20, in Middletown Church, by the Rev. Thos. Jervis
White, Thomas, eldest son of the late James Wensley Bond,
of Cartronard, in the county of Longford, Esq., to Charlotte
Stanley, eldest daughter of Henry Coote Bond, of Bondville,
in the county of Armagh, Esq.
On the 29th ult., at Maguiresbridge, by the Rev. T. W.
Rowe, John Nixon, Esq., Garrohill, to Miss Margaret Smyth,
Littlehill, near Maguiresbridge [Co Fermanagh].
On the 27th ult., by the Rev. Wm. Sweeney, Presbyterian
Minister of Croghan, Wm. C. MíBride, Esq. of Alistragh,
Armagh, to Mary Jane, daughter of Charles Magee, Esq.,
Tully, Killesandra [Co Cavan].
On the 26th ult., in the parish church of Kilmore, by the
Rev. Henry Cobb, Mr. John Hutchinson, eldest son of Mr.
Samuel Hutchinson, Fruithill, to Miss Maria, only daughter of
Mr. William Morison, Willmount, both of the county Armagh.
On the 19th ult., in Templemahery Church, by the Rev.
M. Burke, Mr. James Jones, of Drumboe, near Lowtherstown
[Co Fermanagh], to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr.
Robert Evans, of Glenarn, near Lack [Co Fermanagh].
March 22, in Tynan Church, by the Rev. Thomas Gervis
White, Robert Todd Houston, Esq., Fellow of the Royal
College of Surgeons in Ireland, to Mary, widow of the late
Dr. Allan, and only child of the late Captain Moore, of
Drummond, county of Tyrone.
On the 25th ult., at Honeybark, by the Rev. William Emslie,
of the Free Church, Inch [Co Down?], George Troup, Esq.,
of the "Banner of Ulster", to Helen, third daughter of
William Emslie, Esq., merchant, Aberdeen.
On the 27th ult., at Keady, by the brideís father, the Rev.
Henry Jackson Dobbin, of Ballymena [Co Antrim], to
Anne, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Jenkins.
On the 25th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Edgar, William Moffat,
Esq., M.D., of Belfast, to Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev.
Thomas Heron, of Springbank, County Derry.
On the 24th inst., in the Cathedral of Lisburn, by the Very
Rev. the Dean of Ross, Mr. Arthur Morgan, to Catherine,
daughter of Mr. James Vernon, both of Lisburn.
The preliminaries for a
matrimonial alliance have been concluded between Wm.
Archdall, Esq., high sheriff of Enniskillen, brother to Cap-
tain Mervyn Archdall, M.P., and Emily Mary, the eldest
daughter of the Hon. and Rev. J. C. Maude, and niece to
Viscount Hawarden. The marriage is to take place early
in the present month at Enniskillen church, when the
ceremony will be performed by the brideís uncle, the Hon.
and Very Rev. Robert W. Maude, Dean of Clogher and
Archdeacon of Dublin.
On the 11th inst., Mrs. Stewart, of Hillhall, near Lisburn.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Rev. S. Edgar, of
Loughagery, and sister to the Rev. S. Edgar, of Armagh.--
The disorder, which terminated in her dissolution, was tedious
and distressing. This, however, she bore with distinguished
resignation, founded on the atonement of Emanuel, the only ground
of hope, and on the prospect of immortality, the only source of
consolation in the hour of death. In her life, she was cheerful,
pious, and affectionate, full of information, and excelling in
conversation. She was, in consequence, the delight of her many
friends and acquaintances. She has escaped through the dark
portals of death to the regions of endless life, and light, and
Suddenly, at Armagh, on the 20th instant, Hesse Jane, the
beloved wife of Robert Turle, Esq., organist of the Armagh
Cathedral and daughter of the late Thomas Greer, of Belfast,
Esq., deeply and sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of
On the 12th inst. a man named JOHN M'NEILL drank a quantity
of whiskey in Loughgall, and when a little out of that town,
on his way home, he went into a house, and instantly dropped
dead. A Coroner's inquest was held on the body, and a verdict
On the 31st ult., at Avon Lodge, Armagh, Major Thomas
Shaw, aged 75 years, universally respected and regretted.
On Friday last, in Thomas-street, in this city, Mr. Hans
Gordon, after an illness of only two days.
On Tuesday evening last, an industrious
man of the name of HIGGINS, who resided in Tonystick, in
this town, went to bed in his usual good health about 9 o'clock,
and on his wife retiring to rest, in about two hours afterwards,
she found him dead. He has left a wife and two children to
deplore his loss.
CHURCH EDUCATION SOCIETY FOR IRELAND
The sixth annual meeting of this invaluable society was held on
Thursday in the Round Room of the Rotunda. The attendance
was numerous and most influential, as will appear by the fol-
lowing list of the names of those who occupied seats on and
around the platform :--
[Transcriber's note: Names, which were run in a very long
paragraph in the original Armagh Guardian article, have been
itemized and listed in alphabetical order in this transcription.]
ARMAGH, Venerable Archdeacon of;
CASHEL, Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of;
CLOGHER, Venerable Archdeacon of;
DERRY, Venerable Archdeacon of;
DOWN, CONNOR, and DROMORE, the Lord Bishop of;
DOWN, Venerable Archdeacon of;
EMLY, Archdeacon of;
KILDARE, The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of;
KILDARE, Venerable Archdeacon of;
KILDARE, Very Rev. the Dean of;
ADAMS, Rev. A.;
ALCOCK, Rev. A.;
BAKER, Rev. R.;
BAKER, Rev. T.;
BLACK, Rev. G.;
BOLTON, Rev. -----;
BOOKER, Rev. J.;
BREDIN, Rev. A.;
BROOKE, Rev. R.S.;
BURKE, Rev. -----;
CALWELL, Rev. J.;
CAMPBELL, Rev. A.;
CHATOR, Rev. F.;
CLEAVER, Rev. W.;
CONNOLLY, Rev. R.;
CORVAN, Rev. J.;
CROZIER, Rev. G.;
DAY, Rev. ;
DeBUTTS, Rev. G.;
DICKSON, Rev. R.;
DRURY, Rev. J.;
DUDGEON, Rev. M. T.;
DUNBAR, Rev. H.;
FETHERSTONE, Rev. C.;
FINLAY, Rev. J. W.;
FISHBOURNE, Rev. R.;
FOSTER, Rev. A.;
GELSTON, Rev. H.;
GEORGE, Rev. G.;
GREGG, Rev. T.;
HACKETT, Rev. J. W.;
HALLAHAN, Rev. R. H.;
HANDS, Rev. J.;
HARPUR, Rev. T.;
HEMPHILL, Rev. R.;
HORT, Rev. J.;
HUDSON, Rev. A.;
HUNT, Rev. H.;
IRWIN, Rev. J.;
JACOB, Rev. H. T.;
KELLY, Rev. J.;
KENNEDY, Rev. T. L.;
KINGSTON, Rev. T.;
KRAUSE, Rev. W. H.;
LAWRIE, Rev. G.;
LEATHLEY, Rev. J. T.;
LEEPER, Rev. A.;
LEET, Rev. E.;
LESLIE, Rev. C.;
LIDDIARD, Rev. H.;
LONG, Rev. W. D.;
LOWE, Rev. J. B.;
MíGHEE, Rev. R. J.;
MACARTNEY, Rev. H. A.;
MACARTNEY, Rev. H. B.;
MACNAMARA, Rev. G. S.;
MACONCHY, Rev. W.;
MAGEE, Venerable Archdeacon;
MANT, Rev. W. B.;
MARKS, Rev. Dr.;
MILLS, Rev. W.;
MINCHIN, Rev. C. H.;
MOLLOY, Rev. W. J.;
MONSELL, Rev. J.;
MOORE, Rev. W.;
MORGAN, Rev. M.;
NEVILLE, Rev. W. A.;
NIXON, Rev. R. H.;
O'MEARA, Rev. E.;
O'SULLIVAN, Rev. S.;
PRESTON, Rev. P.;
PRIOR, Rev. H. E.;
SCOTT, Rev. G.;
SCOTT, Rev. J.;
SINGER, Rev. Doctor, S.F.T.C.D.;
SINGLETON, Rev. W.;
SMITH, Rev. H.;
STACK, Rev. R.;
STRAIN, Rev. L. H.;
STUART, Rev. H.;
THOMAS, Rev. A.;
THOMAS, Rev. F. T.;
TODD, Rev. Doctor, F.T.C.D.;
TRENCH, Rev. Dr.;
VERSCHOYLE, Rev. H.;
WALKER, Rev. S. H.;
WHARTON, Rev. J.;
WHITE, Rev. T. H.;
WHITESTONE, Rev. J.;
WILLIAMSON, Rev. A.;
WILSON, Rev. H.;
WRIGHT, Rev. J.;
WRIGHT, Rev. R.;
YOUNG, Rev. G.;
BANDON, Earl of, Lord Bernard, M.P.;
BRENNAN, John, Esq.;
BROOKE, W., Esq., Q.C.;
BURROUGHS, Edward, Esq.;
COBBE, C. Jun., Esq.;
COLLES, M., Esq.;
COURTNEY, H. Esq.;
CRAMPTON, Hon. Judge;
FERRIER, A. Esq.;
GROGAN, Edward, Esq., M.P.;
HAMILTON, Alexander, Esq.;
HAMILTON, George A., Esq., M.P.;
HOGAN, J. Esq.;
HUDSON, Richard, Esq.;
LATOUCHE, J. G. D., Esq.;
MACARTNEY, George, Esq., Lissonoure Castle;
MAXWELL, Honourable Somerset;
NAPIER, Joseph, Esq., Q.C.;
SHAW, Right Hon. F., M.P.;
SYNGE, John, Esq.;
TAYLOR, Captain, M.P.;
WOODS, George, Esq.; &c.
In our obituary of this day we have the melancholy duty of
announcing the early and sudden death of Mrs. TURLE, which
sad event has cast a complete gloom over our city, as well from
the high esteem and respect in which she was held by all classes
of her fellow-citizens, as from the awful sudden nature of her
decease. On Thursday last she was in the best possible health
and spirits, had been out the greater part of the morning, and
a few minutes before four o'clock returned to her residence, and
there without a moment's warning or the slightest premonitory
symptom, she, in the prime of life, and in the enjoyment of every
earthly happiness, was called by the dispensations of an all-
wise Providence to another and a better world. The far more
than common sympathy that is evinced by all is the best
evidence of the amiability of her disposition, and of her many
virtues. Those who enjoyed the pleasure of her acquaintance will
long mourn an affectionate, sincere, and zealous friend; whilst
those who were so fortunate as to stand in a more intimate
relation with her, can alone have their bleeding wounds healed by
that Physician who is never called upon in vain. She has left a
memory that will be long and affectionately cherished by all who
knew her, and her death has created a blank that will not
easily be filled up. Truly in the midst of life we are in death.
We regret to announce the death of General Robert
Browne Clayton, in his 74th year, of Adlington Hall,
Lancashire, and of Carrickbourne, county Wexford,
Ireland. He was colonel of the 12th Light Dragoons.
SOCIAL TEA MEETING
The scholars of the Richmount
school, together with David Love, Esq., the disinterested
patron of the school, and the committee held a soiree in the
School-house, on Tuesday, 20th March, when nearly 200
respectable persons sat down to tea at 6 o'clock, in the evening.
When tea was over, the chair was taken by James M'Cann,
Esq., one of the committee, and addresses were delivered by
Mr. Foster, of Tartaraghan, on the improvement of education
and its utility to man, and Mr. Spence of Stewartstown, on the
conviviality of tea meetings, and also by Mr. A. Hewett, the
much respected teacher of the school, in a most lucid and eloquent
speech on social intercourse, after which the patron and
committee signified their intention of providing globes for the
use of the Richmount school. At an early hour the meeting
separated, highly delig hted [sic] with the evening's entertainment.
Mr. JEREMIAH MEGARRY has succeeded Mr. WALKER, as
Postmaster of Blackwatertown. This appointment reflects
credit on the Post-office authorities, as Mr. MEGARRY, we are
sure, will prove a trustworthy officer.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
On Wednesday, the 2d of APRIL next, by order of Mr.
James Smyth, who is retiring from business, at his house, in
Upper English-street, (for many years established in the Seed
THE HOUSE FURNITURE comprises--Sofa; Mahogany,
Parlour, Drawing-Room, and Bed-Room Chairs; Side
Board; Dining, Card, and Work Tables; Window Curtains;
Pier and Chimney Glasses; Two Eight-day Clocks; Hall Lamp;
Mahogany Four-post and other Bedsteads; Feather Beds and
Bedding; Nests Mahogany Drawers; Wardrobes; Clothes
Presses; Dressing Tables; Dressing Glasses; Basin Stands;
Commodes; Fenders and Fire Irons; Delf, China and Glass;
Kitchen Furniture, &c.
THE SHOP FIXTURES--Drawers, Counters, Desks,
Beams, Scales, &c., &c.
Sale to commence at 11 o'Clock, A. M. Terms at Sale,
J. T. ANDREWS, Auctioneer.
Armagh, 17th March, 1845.
THE SWELL MOB IN CORK
With the assizes a number of
pickpockets arrived in Cork, and with a view of protecting the
public, and punishing the depredations of these light-fingered
gentry, Sub-inspector Walker directed a few of the constabu-
lary to perambulate the streets in colored clothes. This pre-
cautionary measure has not, however, been altogether success-
ful; for on Saturday the pocket of a gentleman, Charles
Putland, Esq., was picked in Patrick-street of a pocket-book
containing an acceptance on the Carlow bank of £225 5s.;
nine one pound notes, and one thirty-shilling note, all of the
Bank of Ireland.óCork Constitution.
The person who wrote the threatening notice that was served
on Mr. LEONARD, of Callowhill, has been apprehended; the
writer is a National school-master, living in the neighbourhood.
The pistol which was taken from Mr. LEONARD by the "Molly
Maguires" has also been found; it was concealed in a bed be-
longing to one of the party.
Saturday night last, or early on Sunday morning, a large turf
stack at Ardunchin house, the residence of Rev. SYDNEY
SMITH, D.D., rector of the parish of Aughalurcher, county
Fermanagh, was discovered to be on fire, by a man who had
been attending a sick cow. Fearing to go himself to the place
where he discovered the fire, he went for a person who is in the
employ of Dr. SMITH, and they gave the alarm to the inmates
of the dwelling-house, when a messenger was despatched to
Brookboroí to procure assistance. The constabulary, under
Captain ORMSBY, together with Lieutenant JOHN HILL and
his party proceeded to the conflagration, and by the aid of
numbers of the surrounding peasantry the dwelling-house and
offices were saved from being consumed. A man who was
lately discharged from the employ of Dr. SMITH is strongly
accused of being guilty of the offence. The supposed
incendiary was seen with his father at the turf-stack, on the
night in question, and has since been taken into custody, and
committed for trial by the Brookboroí bench of Magistrates.
The following appointments of Churchwardens for the en-
suing year, for the respective parishes and districts mentioned,
were made at the annual vestries on Easter Monday last:--
ARMAGH.--Messrs. James Riddal and Thomas Armstrong,
MOY--PARISH OF CLONFECLE.--Messrs. Thomas Wilford
of Moy; and George Patterson, jun., of Grange.
DERRYGORTREAVY--PARISH OF CLONFECLE.--Messrs.
Andrew Anderson of Carrowcolman ; and William Young of
BENBURB--PARISH OF CLONFECLE.--Messrs. Henry
Marshall of Benburb; and Samuel Irwin of Carrowbeg.
KILLIMAN.--Messrs. Thomas Hazleton, of Bugban; and
William Dawson, of Bovain.
MILLTOWN--PARISH OF TARTARAGHAN.--Messrs.
Robert Croan, of Derry; and John Jackson, of Clonmacate.
CLONOR.--Messrs. William Abernethy, of Aghagallagh ;
and Alexander Lee, of Clonor.
STEWARTSTOWN--PARISH OF DONAHENDY.--Messrs.
Robt. Corrigan, of Donaghendy ; and Hammond Higginson, of
CHARLEMONT--PARISH OF LOUGHGALL.--Messrs.
David Alderdice, jun., of Charlemont; and Joseph Hall, of Cor
DUNGANNON--PARISH OF DRUMGLASS--Messrs.
Richard Murray, and Richard Simmons, of Dungannon.
LOUGHGALL--Messrs. John Carroll, of Drummond, and
Samuel Taylor of Ballynick.
*The Armagh vestry voted for a porter's lodge for St. Mark's,
to be built by subscription from the parishioners. Dr.
Elrington kindly offered ground for the purpose, and gave a
plan of a beautiful cottage. The following gentlemen
consented to act as a committee to carry out the object:--
William Paton, George Robinson, Thomas Kidd, Thomas
Dobbin, and John MíKinstry, Esqrs.
CHURCH EDUCATION SOCIETY
"The Church Education Society for Ireland has reached the
close of the sixth year of its existence, and it now becomes the
duty of your committee to lay before you a report of their pro-
ceedings within the past year, together with a statement of the
present position of the society, and a probable view of its future
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC
The Queen at the prosecution of the Excise a. ten
respectable Grocers in Portadown and vicinity.
As the public seem to have been ignorant of the fact, that
persons dealing in spirits or cordial, cannot sell tea on the
same premises, it may be well for their benefit to state that
a case came before M. SINGLETON and --- MALONEY,
Stipendiary Magistrates, and JOSEPH NICHOLSON, Esqrs.,
which implicated ten of the most respectable dealers in the
vicinity of Portadown, for, that they did sell tea and spirits
in the same premises, contrary to the statute in that case
made and provided.
P. M'CONNELL, Esq., of Tandragee, appeared for the
excise, an informer came forward, named JOHN HADDEN,
from Clare, and had, in his cross-examination several
discrepancies, and could with very great difficulty make out
even his own hand-writing, swore in one case that the
amount of money paid was down in the figure 2d.
One of the Magistrates after looking at the book, stated
"it may be the body, but I must say it has neither head nor
tail of the figure." The Magistrates after going through the
trial, which lasted several hours, fined the parties in £6 5s.
each, but recommended a memorial to the board of excise
as it was the first offence. Some of the parties signified
their intention of appealing to the quarter sessions in
consequence of several inaccuracies of the informer.
COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS
In the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.
Upon Motion of Mr. Hearn,
Attorney for William Mairs
and Henry Corrigan, Creditors of
said Insolvent, and on reading the notes of hearing at Armagh,
on the 19th February last, It is ordered by the Court, that the
appointment of an Assignee in this Matter be fixed to take place
before this Court, on Friday, the 15th day of April next, of
which the Insolvent, and the several creditors of said Insol-
vent, are to have fourteen days notice by service of this Order,
said services to be made according to the usual rule of this
By the Court,
In the Matter of BERNARD QUIN, an Insolvent.
TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC
AUCTION, pursuant to adjournment, at the Court-house in the
City of Armagh, on Saturday, the
5th day of April next, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon,
the Insolvent's interest in a Farm of Land in the Townland of
Fairlamuckla, in the county of Armagh, containing upwards of
five Acres, held from year to year under Walter M'Geough
Bond, Esq., at the yearly rent of £2 11s.
These Lands are of good quality, well fenced and drained,
and situated on the roadside from Armagh to Newtownhamilton ;
and are within 4-1/2 miles of Armagh and Newtownhamilton, 3
of Keady, and 3-1/2 of Markethill.
There is a substantial stone and lime House on the lands.
The Sale is not subject to any Duty.
Terms of Sale may be known on application to the As-
Dated this 15th day of March, 1845.
Attorney for the Assignee, 7, North Cumberland-Street,
Dublin, and Armagh.
The Queen Dowager has been pleased to give £20 to assist in
purchasing a bell for the parish church of Killult, county
Donegal, on the memorial of Rev. D. Irvine, Rector thereof, and
Rev. Mr. Norman, Curate.
At a general meeting of the British Archaeological Associa-
tion, held in London on the 12th inst., JOHN BELL, of
Dungannon, Esq., was enrolled a member of that body.
On Wednesday, last, A. A. Murray, Esq., High Sheriff,
County Monaghan, appointed Mr. Thomas Maguire, Governor
of the County Gaol.
JOHNSTON ANDERSON, Esq., has been appointed Registrar of
Marriages, under the new act.
Mr. LESLIE has written the following letter in reference to
the late agrarian outrages in the County of Monaghan, which
we noticed some time back :--
Leslie Hill, Armagh, March 17, 1845.
DEAR SIR--An account having appeared in the newspapers
of this week of agrarian disturbances, and threats against my-
self, I beg of you to insert the following explanatory sketch of
the affair, for the purpose of divesting it of the apparent mys-
tery in which, at present, it seems enveloped. I had advanced
some thousand pounds, from time to time, on the lands of
Laragh, &c., near Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, and have
lately become the proprietor of said lands, and the mills thereon,
by assignment from the late owner, Mr. Wm. Oliver. Mr. J.
Twigg (Dublin,) proprietor of extensive spinning-mills on the
same property, rented three mills from me some months ago.ó
Because the late ownerís son was dissatisfied, and was arrested
under an execution (this is the only reason known), a notice
was put on the mills, to the effect, that if Mr. Ledlie, Mr.
Twigg's agent and conductor, did not give up the mills, and
stop work, that he would be shot; and as for Dr. Leslie (as
they called me,) he would be shot like a dog at his own hall-
door. The mill-race was cut, and the mills stopped. A simi-
lar notice was put on a manís door who was in my employment.
In this state of affairs a letter was read in the chapel-yard to the
crowd, forbidding any one to work for me! Mr. Ledlie was
again noticed to quit working the mills. This threat was, on
the public high-road, at night, verbally delivered to him. He
served notice of usrrendering the mills to me, though fear.--
He said he did not wish becoming a martyr to the mistaken
violence of a mob. On Tuesday last I visited the lands. One
of my ploughmen left his work, and came to me to say, "that
if he continued, he and his horses would be stuck; that people
were gathering on the hill." I became alarmed for my own
safety, and proceeded for protection to the nearest station of
police (Ballytrane.) About three-quarters of a mile I was stopped
on the way by a man, who, it appears, had seen me go away,
and followed me. He wanted me back to Laragh, he said; he
could not tell his business there ; would rather than a great deal
have me where I was ten minutes before: I would see the hill
covered with men, three on a ridge; they would soon settle
with me. On looking round he saw my son coming up with a
double gun, who had been told to follow me, as his informant
said he saw a man follow me to raise the country and attack
Mr. Wallace, R.M., held an investigation next day. Many
persons were summoned. The case was to have been heard on
Thursday last, at the Ballibay Petit Sessions. At the earnest
solicitations of the Rev. Eugene Maguire, P.P., Mr. G. Ledlie,
Mr. Meares, and Mr. Nun, solicitors, I allowed the case to
remain over till next bench day, and to issue new summonses
in the meantime, if necessary. These are some of the facts.
Mr. Twigg was expending hundreds of pounds weekly in the
neighbourhood in manufacturing industry. By the stoppage of
the cloth-mills alone, from the threatening notices, two hun-
dred hands will be thrown out of employment. They were occu-
pied in the manufacture of brown Hollands, a new trade introduced into the country by Mr. Ledlie.
Thus the tide of wealth that was flowing through our valleys,
enriching our solitudes, and giving employment to our starving
population, has been arrested by the blind fury of mob violence.
The rights of property are to be decided by the caprice and
ignorance of a misguided peasantry, and not by the laws of the
land. Justice has been dethroned, and the sanguinary demon
--mob power--installed in her stead. The voice of industry is
to be heard no more in our valleys. Idleness and poverty will
take the place of employment and wealth ; insteady of industry
and peace we shall have idleness and fear. The Laragh stream,
"that in winter never overflows, nor in summer never goes
dry" (fed by a large lake, the head of the river Erin,)affording
an immense and unfailing water-power, is now to flow unpro-
ductive to the sea, instead of being a stream of wealth, an-
nouncing the glad tidings of employment, as it travelled through
our plains, and bringing happiness and fertility to the land.--
The wild injustice of revenge will banish confidence and capital
from Laragh. The large mills erected thus will stand as mournful
and silent testimonies of the blighting influence of popular
storms--as monuments to the rising generation of the ignorance
and barbarism of their fathers. Naked and hungry children
will weep in idleness; old age will mourn for their sufferings,
and every lover of his native land will deplore the calamity.
I lowered the rents on the lands of Laragh, &c., twenty per
cent., within the last year. I never dispossessed a tenant. I
have always preferred paying for pauper emigration among my
tenantry to making them a tax on home industry in a poor-
house. "What private griefs they have I know not."
Your insertion of this short sketch will much oblige me. I
remain, with great respect, faithfully yours,