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A Proclamation 1798

from the 'Pat Purcell Papers'

This Proclamation was drawn up by B. Bunbury of Carlow in June 1798 following the United Irishmen Rising of May 1798 in Carlow.

Source Mr M. Purcell c2207.

A Proclamation

Whereas It is in the power of his Majesties Generals, and of the Forces under their Command, entirely to destroy all those who have risen in Rebellion against their Sovereign and his Laws, yet it is nevertheless the Wish of Government that those persons who, by traitorous machinations have been seduced or by Acts of Intimidation have been forced from their Allegiance should be received into his Majesties peace and pardon, Major General Charles Asgill commanding in the County of Carlow specially Authorised thereto, does hereby Invite all persons who may be now Assembled in any part of the said County against his Majesties peace to Surrender themselves and their arms, and to Desert the Leaders who have seduced them, and for the Acceptance of such Surrender and Submission the Space of Fourteen day’s from the date hereby is allowed, and the Towns of Carlow, Leighlin Bridge, Gores Bridge, Borris, Myshall, Clonegal and Tullow, and something specified, at each of which places one of his Majesties Officers, and a Justice of the peace, will attend, and upon their entering their names, Acknowledging their Guilt, and promising good behaviour for the future, and taking the Oath of Allegiance, and at the same time abjuring all other Ingagements contrary thereto, they will receive Certificates which will Intitle them to protection so long as the demean themselves as becomes good Subjects.

And in order to render such acts of Submission easy and secure, It is the Generals pleasure that persons who are now with any portion of Rebels in Arms and Willing to Surrender themselves do send to him or to Lieutenant Col Mahon 9 th Dragoons commanding at Carlow any number from each Body of Rebels not exceeding Ten with whom the General or Col Mahon will decide the manner in which they may repair to the above towns, so that no alarm maybe excited and no Injury to their persons to be offered

29th June 1798

Transcribed by Noel Roche c2007

Carlow in 1798

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