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Extract of a Letter from Major General Sir James Duff, to Lieutenant General Lake, [at Monasterevan]

29/05/1798

Printer / Publisher: Dublin Castle George Grierson
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No Pages: 1
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Extract of a Letter from Major General Sir James Duff, to Lieutenant General Lake, [at Monasterevan]

Date of Article: 29/05/1798
Printer / Publisher: Dublin Castle George Grierson
Address: Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Dublin
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DUBLIN CASTLE, May 29, 1798, Half past Nine, P. M. ' Extract of a Letter from Major General Sir James Duff, to Lieutenant General Lake, dated Monasterevan, May 2gth, 1798. " I MARCHED from Limerick on Sunday Morning with sixty Dragoons, Dublin Militia, three Field Pieces, and two Curricle Guns, to open the Com- " munication with Dublin, which I judged of the utmost Importance to Go- " yernment. By Means of Cars for the Infantry, I reached this Place in forty- " eight Hours. I am now, at seven o'Clock this Morning ( Tuesday), marching " to surround the Town of Kildare, the Head Quarters of the REBELS, with " seven Pieces of Artillery, one hundred and fifty Dragoons, and three hun- " dred and fifty Infantry, determined to make a dreadful Example of the " REBELS. I have left the whole Country behind me perfectly quiet, and " well protected by Means of the Troops and Yeomanry Corps. " I hope to be able to forward this to you by the Mail Coach, which I will " escort to Naas. I am sufficiently strong. You may depend on my Prudence " and Success. My Guns are well manned, and the Troops in high Spirits. " The Cruelties the REBELS have committed on some of the Officers and " Men have exasperated them to a great Degree. Of my future Operations I " will endeavour to inform you." " P. S. Two o'Clock, P. M. Kildare. " WE found the REBELS retiring from the Town on our Arrival, armed ; " we followed them with the Dragoons. I sent on some of the Yeomen to tell " them, on laying down their Arms, they should not be hurt. Unfortunately " some of them fired on the Troops ; from that Moment they were attacked " on all Sides ; nothing could stop the Rage of the Troops. I believe from " TWO to THREE HUNDRED of the REBELS were killed. We have " three Men killed and several wounded. ' I am too much fatigued to " enlarge. " I have forwarded the Mails to Dublin " DUBLIN: Printed by GEORGE GRIERSON, Printer to the KinG's Most Excellent Majesty.
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