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Pat Purcell Papers

John Anderson
Alexander Morrisson, James Thornbury and John McKeague
By kind permission of Michael Purcell

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The Information of John Anderson, Sub Inspector of Constabulary stationed at Borris in said County. Informant being duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelists and Examined, saith On the 23rd day of September 1848. I met Alexander Morrisson, James Thornbury and John McKeague outside the Town of Borris, followed them into the Town, had them arrested and examined them in the Police Barrack, after some time they admitted voluntarily that they had arrived from America on business connected with the Rebellion in this Country and proceeded to Waterford for that purpose and in order to take a part in said Rebellion, that they were disappointed and were about to return to Dublin , go from Dublin to Liverpool and then return to America. James Thornbury said he would probably go to the North of Ireland to see his friends before he proceeded to America. Alexander Morrisson stated he had been in the American Army, that he got One Hundred Dollars as a Bounty for Land which he sold and which enabled him to come over after the War with Mexico was concluded.

Sworn before me at Carlow September 24th 1848.
(signed) C.H.Tuckey,
Resident Magistrate.
(signed) John Anderson,
Sub Inspector.

John Alexander acknowledges himself bound to our Lady The Queen in the Sum of Twenty Pounds Sterling conditioned to prosecute the before named Alexander Morrisson, James Thornbury and John McKeague at the next Assizes of Carlow and from Assizes to Assizes until discharged.

(signed) John Anderson S.I.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.
This document was transcribed by Michael Purcell

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