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Evil mind offending against the Peace

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

1803 in Carlow.

[Note added 2010. Aftermath of 1798! The term "are you up" was used by the United Irishmen to identify fellow travellers.]

From PPP:

Information received on Oath from Michael Whit, Esquire of Tullow, Gentleman, that on Monday the 15th August 1803 he met with a man who gave himself the name of Robert James, on his way from Dublin to Clonegal, and that after some conversation Robert James asked him "was he up" Michael?

Whit answered no, after which conversation Robert James declared that he "was up" and on meeting a detachment of Military Soldiers Robert James turned to Michael Whit and told him there is some of the Bloody Yeomen, Damn them all and Damn the King and all his Heirs on Land and at Sea.

Sworn before me this 16th day August 1803. (signed) John Sewill.

That Robert James (believed by me Benjamin Bunbury to reside in Ballon on the land of Thomas Nowlan) he brought before the Magistrates of his Lord the King at Carlow to answer to the above charge to the example of all others of Evil mind offending against the Peace of our Most Gracious Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity. (signed) Benjamin Bunbury, 17th August 1803.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.


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