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(without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... Upon which she told her mistress, that their children would be
fatherless before that time to-morrow. Her threats, however, proved
to be vain. "At length," says an eye-witness, who has recorded some
of these events, "the time approached when divine interposition was
remarkably conspicuous in this county. Nearly three weeks the rage
of religious bigotry spread itself with fire and sword; and, from
every information I could learn, and from concurring circumstances,
it appeared, the day was fixed for a general massacre of every
class who were not of the Romish Church. For, said they, often in
my hearing, 'one religion only shall be alloiPeoV* "But, on the eve
before that day, the King's army invested Vinegar Hill, and, early
in the morning, a battle ensued, in which the United Irishmen were
totally defeated and routed. The King's army pursued them to
Wexford, got immediate possession of the town, and rescued many of
the poor victim Protestants from present death, and all who were
not yet made prisoners, from the horrible massacre which was
rapidly going forward." Some idea may be formed of the evils
produced by contention, even to those whose party may have got the
ascendency, when it is known, that a considerable number of the
Protestants, who had been taken to the camp of the Rebels at
Vinegar Hill as prisoners, were put to death by the victorious
army, through ignorance, or through want of discrimination, in the
heat of pursuit; as every one in a colored coat was supposed to
belong to the Insurgents. CHAPTER V. Testimonies of Friends from
different Parts, including a Narrative of Events at Ballitore, and
a few Particulars of the Battles of Ross and Antrim. The following
interesting journal of the events that occurred in the village of
Ballitore, was kept by a Fr...
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