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1797 Letter to the Provost, Borough of Ennis

The following letter was addressed to Maurice O’Connor, Provost of the Borough of Ennis, in February 1797. It was published in The Clare Journal on 13 February 1797.

The text of the letter is as follows:

We the inhabitants of this town take this opportunity of expressing our most perfect approbation of the great zeal, unwearying diligence, and strict imaprtiality you exercised in billeting the Soldiery in the late march through this town, being entirely convinced that in the discharge of that duty your conduct was governed by the most unbiased wishes for the public good. The period was awful and alarming, far beyond any example in our time. It was not a time for langour or parsimony, and here , thank Heaven, there did not appear a symptom of either; all as if but one, animated by the same spirit of loyalty and allegiance to the best of Kings, cherished the weary soldiers with liberality, doubly comfortable because administered with cheerfulness.

The signatories of the letter are given here.


Surname Forename Title
Arthur Walter  
Baker Richard  
Banks Percival jun.
Barrett D.  
Blood Neptune  
Bowerman John  
Brampton Wm.  
Brennan Matts.  
Brigdale Hugh  
Butler P.  
Butler Thomas  
Chartres John  
Comyn Laurence  
Cox Joseph  
Crowe Thomas  
Davoren Patrick  
Dowling Robert  
Dulhunty Thomas  
Dwyer Michael  
Finucane Daniel  
Fitzgerald Wm.  
Gregg J.  
Griffin Richard  
Hewitt Henry  
Hewitt Thomas  
Hicky Michael  
Janns Richard  
Kean Robert  
Keane Charles  
Kenny James  
Kenny John Ed.  
Kinnane James  
Loughnane John  
Loughnane John jun.
Lukey Basil  
Lyons John  
Lysaght Daniel  
Mallon Edward  
McCloskey Hugh  
McGrath Wm.  
McGrath John R.  
McLaughlin Hugh  
McMahon Terence  
O'Donnell John  
O'Gorman James  
Power John  
Power Matt.  
Roche James jun.
Roughan Daniel  
Sims Samuel  
Sitrid Patt.  
Spellesy John M.D.
Stuart James  
Studdert Jonas  
Walsh Michael  
Weldon Robert  
Whitestone John  
Williams Matt.  


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