The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 7, 1848 Page: 1 of 4
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THE undersigned impressed with the belief that a great
portion of the trade from Rio Grande City (Clay llntis')
Alicr Lorcdo and othcrpoints on the Rio Grande v i! ldti
iitmii rnmio niirisli hnt'K detennined to c?tab!i-li inn.
r .-t: rA rvn:..l.i nrl njotsp.ll.-Tr3- fitini horn r.r !
ui erausiiuiiuwuii wi tiviui i----- "'"i "
from New Orleans to the above pomle.al the Icllouin? rates:
THE CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
per 100 lbs
From Corpus Cliristi to Lorcdo
Corpus Christi to Rio Grande City J
Return freight " ' "
Corpus Cliristi to Micr
Return freight . ". " "
From New Orleans to Corpus Uinli. per libl. 1 2j
From New Orleans to either of the above mcntion-
rd points per lOd lbs. 3 25
li.ick freiqhl to New Orleans " " " 2 -J.i
In addition to the aboe (mint-. a hne i!l be run to San
Antuino de IV.iar (110 miles) from Corpus Cliristi at the
lije'k freight ' " " 7J
From Corpus Chiisti to San Antonio per I(!0 lbs. 1 0.)
These frauous "ill start cu-ry two ticks ami run at all
seasons and ll is intended so to arransc their depart in e tli.it
goods brought down in the se-iui-inonlhly paiki Us from Ni
Orleans can be taken away as soon as lundi-d to that tin-
method of i-nnteyance uill combine besides cheapness and
Fium the central position of Corpus Ch;iti to all the
enumerated poitus and in fact to all the Upper Rio Grande
Country tho underpinned Hatter thcinsclvcs thai thtir under-
taking will mccl uitli success.
All information desired will be liberally imparted by the
J. II. BLOOD Commission Merchant
T. FITZGERALD Corpus Christi.
II CLAY DAVIS Kio Grande City.
BENJAMIN F iXEAL S.m Anton:o
srnlO A-eni 'it'' !" -i .
VM. MA.N.N Cc CO.
liciierat Commission and 1'niic irdiwj Mtrcumts
Corpus Christi 1 e. x -i -
ILL attend to the receipt of pood- tr.o.i r Crh a-is
M'lil other places f"r the point' en l!o- i Oran ' aril .
te.ar They will also attend to 111 .-' nu lit ol -u. Ii i.iti le-
nt" produce as may be sent from :li js plan to .e L.rli i-s
hrnii!!li tln plan ""It)
CORPUS CHRISTI NOVEMBER 7 18 18.
J. 11. BLOOD & CO.
Commission and Forwarding Merchants
jVu. ol Camp street. New Oi leans
WILL ive i-.uiii.iil.ir uttciitiun'tii the execution of orders
for Hie -leiinn Market and to consumine'iits of Hides
o-il 1 If. addressed to their care as well as to all general
It.fir Jo-Col. H. L. Kinney Grn. W. L. Cameau. Cor-
pnsChnsti; .'anus I'ouers Lf. Live Oak l'jint; V. II
lloHanl ll-ij . San Antonio; II. Clay Datis l'.q Km
(ri.idr ("lit. sep2fi
Stale cf Texas Cow.'.y if Sm I'clricio. Letters of ad-iniiii-tiaiion
l.aini been p-iiilci! to the undersigned by the
Honorable the Probate Court of San Patricio county on the
elate ut U llliam de Iknluin I ili; of said tomity iliceased
at tin fcVpti iiilicr term A. I). 113. 'J hen fote all person-
who Ii ue cl.imw uaiil.-aiil (.elate mii-t present them with-
in tin. leyal limitation and tlio-c indebted are requested to
make p.itmint and William O'Onchattv of this i omit lias
been appointed mv Iawlul attorncv andapciit in fact.
JAMES DE BEM'IAM Adiiumstrator.
San Patricio Sept. 20 ISIS. ocl3 Ct
Boots and Shoes . A lot of first
quality in store and fur sale by old W.M L FA'.MIAU
II a tb . Campcachy and American.
.n'fraif'-l"ril-liv oil) W.M. L. FA7.MIAF.
EDWARD Fl'1...i..Ii i.u
A T'J'O It NE Y A T LA W
Will practice in the counties of Starr V. tbb Ca:m rnn
San 1'atncio liefugio and Nueces and will attend to the
tollection of Notes l'-onds und Aceuunls; locatiuc lands
isamimni; titles etc. A ten jcars residence in Weslern
Texas "Jich him opportunities fur information in Lauded
blatters that few po-ses.
For inlormation etc he refers to:
Col. 11. L. Kisxey Corpus Christi;
Tim- F McIvixney Galveston ;
.1 II Blood Merchant New Orleans;
H. C Davis Rio Gtand Citv. ce'plO
Corpus Christi liotel.
rormci'y ul!el tiie "Khinaj IJousc" haiiiij: now br conic
tiie properly of Mr. Georpe N'ocsil well Known to the
citizens of'Tc.j- as mine I:ot of "No's 1 l4otil" at
I5astrop and the ' Colorado llvrhangc Ho'i I' at .iaiapnda
ilr. Nocssc! baf the honor to inioriii e.t-zens an-l str.uie.s
in ff-ncral thai theahoirhoii'e in!m opp ft i tin rinpiimi
of all thoso who miy lavor linn with a call He ilitlir-
lumself that he is too well kuoiwi to inakutuitliercoimiii ul
lie'CCsarv Ilieliou'eisnou liemp matiilall) nn ioeo i-u
Shccomtort and eonien.ence ol In i-oti.ni rs; an I a- t'n-
Vjotinclor has li-hcrnioii and huntsmen enga-d bis table
wiirai-s bo well supplied with li-h. 0ti'raml Gan.e
of all dcA:nptiiis Tiie I!ar will alwais ne well supplied
with the choite-t Wines and Liquor.
rulers nr Ttti: cor.rus citr.iSTt
For each inial
j;.ai.J tii tli cay r.ttlii'Ut b''Ti
l or Irjqius
n-.aid and lodins per month
i:...ml In tl.c month without lodt'lnp
I-" i I- -rse feed
Taking late of a bo e bv the t'av
Pi ' geo noesskl: r
TMH uniicrsincd haing been nrpuinitii by lh Hon
the Probate Court ofthe eounty of Ni.ee ? State ol Ti .xa-ad:mnitrato.-
on ihc estate ot" liailleti Aninbal. deceased
Notice is hereby piieii to all person indebtid to said estate
to come forward ai.d settle the claims against them and to
all persons 'tax ng claims a;ainsl said e-tate to tile them
xMlhin the lime prescribed hi law or tiiev will bo forexer
barred. KDWAKD Fl'lV.GlIUALD
Corpus Christi Sept 10 AJministtutor
Ilaeinsbeen appointed apent for the proprietors ofthe
townot Uorpus t-nnsii anu inai large anu u ainuui setuuu
of countrv adioininc comprisin" utiwaid of furl) K-asucs
1 xi ill be prepared at all tunes to yivr information a al-olo
show tne properly ciiner low n or cou-nry wuico inun us
position and natural adxantapes offer indii.tmunt- to theen-
ttrpniins seldom met with. The lanrs x.-il' inn ! ohl to
.mv wholonot mte-nd to bccometclii.il t.i!us W Mieis
addressed to me post paid uiU.pirit p..-i. I attnn u
scpSf EDWARD rii'ZGEUALD.
t j- Galveston Civilian and N- w Url-sans Delia will e-opy
siiree inontli and send account toH i-ofT.. c
Ao.-ibtitt A.MJ COLLECTOR'S NO 1 ICE.
I'.iv joiir State-- Lieii-c-s and s.ivo costs.
J B- iS'lO.N JOHNSON
oil.l A-e or ami t'oltoetur Nueii rionity.
Groceries and Provisions.
l..i- j i-i re it d an .i-siir'Hii'tu i f Groceii"'
aii-i l'r-ni-i ii j miiic'i wil! 1m --Id on nasoiuble term
Aum i;! othi r aitielcs his. stoek i ompii c-
l'nt.i'oec Hih .!
Cuiii.ial Sunn lout
n Plirncp t.c.
Hams and Mackerel K5iirar
Ham and ficIi laekciel in store and for sale by
Powder and Lead.- A small supply
of Dupunt's linest Powder and bar Lead in store and lor
khv oil) K OIILKU.
DRY GOODS STORK.
"W.M. L. Ca7SEaU bein now- in the northern rTti s f tke
purpose of lajing in a complete stock cf D x Good- i- :. .
Mrou? of elhng oft" Ins -tock now on hand ind.iii ordi r l-i
induce purchasers to come forward llic prices -istc ii;i r-
tlaetil. Come one come all. ?' ' s ; -ii
New York and Corpus Christi Packet.
The A 1 fat sailing batk MUi'ANG Capt. Shnpton n ill
run repilarly in this trade and is to sail fiom 'New York
about the 1st of November xxhich sSlirds a faxorabla oppor-
tunity for shipments from that point. For further particular
aiplyti W. MANN & CO A cents
septJ2G J. II. BLOOD & Co. Agents N. Orleans.
JJ. P. KELSEY-
Commission and Forwarding Merchant
Corpus Cliristi Teia -.
WILL attend to all business cntiiietcii to hfs care and
despatch it xvith promptitude. He will receive and store
goods from New Orlcanr and ship them to any and all point
on the Uio Grande and u ill rcceiu: produce from tbo-e points
on Ftoragc to sell here or ship toNeivOrieans ore-New In te
N. B. He has also a large and convenient ua'ch.-ii-i-at
Rio Crouds City where be xvill als-i recenc anx giHids on
sale or storage.
He soliAk the patronage of the public nuuiig all wlo
may entrust business to his care that it xvill meet iVli ihe
most prompt attention and be executed on rcaohj!ilc t-u i.
All orders lor horses mules maris slocp dr. will be
thankfully received and promptly attended to and Idled at
the lowct market prices for cub. " ..'-
New Orleans awlCorpus Christi
LINE OP PACKETS.
Schr. W.M. AND MAttY Capt. noheits;
Schr. T F. HUNT Capt. .Mitch. II;
fc'chr. Capt. .
ThoV)io first class fast sailing vessels will leave punctti-
nily every ten days so as to connect xxilh the Transporta-
tion Lines for the various points on the Rio Grande and xeill
be commanded by captains experienced in the trade. For
freight or passace having superior accommodations apply to
J. W. KINNEY Agent Corpus Christi.
626 J. H. BLOOD & CO. Agents N. Orleans.
'liJL Sl'A'l'E OK '1LAAS
County of Nuecs
District Coimit Sprin?; l' rtn 1319.
7 the M i ff of sa i'l Ctuitly Gritting.
i1 bercis II. I.. I mnex ha till d Lis ttilii'ii in my office
aj'iinst Joe Mana Villan nl .Mam liufrasia illarreal Ca-
ii.io s ' aria Snxeriain Villain al and Sexida de la Gai7a
iirnor allt'-ii--! that on lh --Itlt of Jan'y. lfiI0bc purchased
-ir rnierid into a lontrai t fi r a pucli.ife ol a Irai-ue ofland
win le tln'own ol Cm pi ( hii-li inow situated in the said
imnJx .Till Mile mill I'nrinue Villarrcal. Thai said Villa-
rreal wa t'ie own T nl a ti u ta!;ue yraut of which said one
le.Vii" a- a pail ; t' at the same was n yrant lo him by ihe
.'iiixi'iiitm-nt of Tamaulipas nnde the IGlli of Not ember
'. !?:!! known a tin I'l-iron iM O-o Iiniindcd on the
a-t lit i'ii- 1-iinl- of Ihe liartanco lilaiiro on the south hy
thc Cato del Oso and on the nther ndci by the Lagunas
and Ifm Nntecs Petitioner fu-tlicr allege that by tirluc
-f ll.e sanl -ijin eiiient the sai.l Villariral agreed) in addil'iiu
lo i lie i. lie ! acne to sell I mi 111" baliiire of said ten league
r ii I if pe'i'.ioni" desired ihe -nine. That in pursuance of
p in! agrecnie it tiliarr-al n the I Ut ll Jolt l5lJmai'c a
died to p-'im-mer lor I'le -lid tne leacm- before a No'ary
t'libllc in M.itaimiri-s in tile Uepnhlicof lexico according
to ihe laws of that country hut not aceordm to the firm-
of iii'itetanccs required by the laws of Texas and secured
;Mt'iH-u ni ihepuri Ii.t-c lunnev. l'lli'ioner liirihcr alleges
' .at at t..at liiiie 'ie ct.- noiii-c to lh- slid MlUireal that
-t-liiiom-r xximil take the whole tract often leaciie-s to
xtliu i he as-ented. I hat about sanl Villarrcal
departed this hf and that Iih heirs manifested a di-pufition
locirry out the con'raet of their ancestor; and that on the
J 1th ot November lil" the widow of said tendor to till :
Maria Lnfias.n Cabasos and bis son Jci'o .Maria "Villarrcal
llf'S.-th' r with the other heirs Mnua Setetiina Villarreal.and
Aetata ilcla tiarza.only heir ol raula illarreal. a daughter
of s.vj LnrUjue also exeeuled an iiistiument of comcyance
lor uu oilier nine leagues ot sjtd tract tu lore a Xxotary in
.Matamoros and rcee-lved payment according to the terms of
said ngrcement. Said rnnvetance was for one lcaiie of
said Irart which beloi-rcd lo said Joe .Maria individuallr
and also for the eight leagues xthich descended to the abote
patties aslicirssu'jject to the contract ot their ancestor with
petitioner That said lat mentioned contc'yancc i also
liable to the amc objection. It convejs only the eiputablc
a ul not tin; leal tille" bii-auc the deed is not cxrcculc'd "ae-
eiitdmg to the law- ofthe State of -Texas; whereas said
paitie- agreed to mike p- titioorr a good and pcifcct title to
siiri land w huh would test the fee to the same in petitioner.
1'itiii- ncr fu-ilier allege thatvthesa'd tetula tie l.i Garza ii
a minor uicr tut utt-ni-"years ol ace but that the aid
en-ii ja'i rwa .xk u'nl bv In r giiar'nn -r tutor who had
a -"nod ng it to rueite and did recti i c the purchase iiiumy
fo her n-e and beiu lit. -t
IViiii.nii r limber ittiles lint ill ofs-nd hrir and vrpdori
aie inii-re-ideiits ofthN Siate buiiL' riMiIents and citizens
of tin- l.t-p.iblic nfStl-iieo; that they rannol he round lo
pe-fi'i i said ti.iitt-y apce w ilhout mue'i r.xpi ne alul llilfn llllv
anil thai ihejiitinst of the minor hi-ir n-1 petitioner i ad-ti-Til
r.innnt be dne-lril ttilhont the decree of tins Honor-
able Court: I'clilioner ihercfurq prats ilut t'ie said parlies
Le made defendants lo tins petition and be cited by publica-
cation and lli.it a guardrail ad litem be appointed ferlbcsaid
minor and that your Honor decree a eouiexance by said
parties and in default thereof direct acont chance by a com-
mission ; and that all Ihe interest whie-li they or any of said
vendors mat' nave in sanl iatni be divested and tlic legal
title to said land be-duly tested m jour petmonor and for
suco ouie' anu luriuer ruici as ine etpjiiy anu jusucc 01 me
case may require.
And oath havinc been made that Jose Maria Villar.cal
Maria Kufrasia Villarrcal Cabasos and Scttila dc la Garza
are non-teidi"its of the.State so that the ordinary process
ol" liw cannot be served upon them: You are therefore
command-d to summon the said Jose Maria Villarrcal Maria
Kufrasia Villarrcal Cabasos and Srt ula de la Garza by.pub-lie-ation
ofcitnlrn in the Corpus Christi Star for four weeks
coinm tndms said defm-lants to be ami appear at the next
Irno of-nid eourt to be hotden at Ihe town of Corpus Chris-
ti on ihe s lib Monday after tire first Monday in February
ITJ; then and llicrb In a isnerlhe aforesaid petition in tins
cau-e hVI and show'r nise if any ' lute why'jiidge.
ment .should not he rendered against them according to the
pmjri of t'ie elUiuier.
Herrin fid not and 'if this writ and jour proceedings
make due return ai cording to law
Given under my hand and scroll for
seal there bi'intr no seal of office at
'Cnrniis Christi. this 14th dav of October. A.
THOMAS S. TATUM Cleik D. C.TJ. C.
Publication of the foregoing writ is ordered in the
Corpus Cliristi tar for four successive weeks.
Given under mv hand this I lth day of'Ociobcr A.
H. I13. ol7.i' -rOl WM L. WifJKRS. Sheriff.
ivetsup and fcsweetOil A superb
arlirle of tomato ketnp and a few dozen bottles sweet
oil for tabic and other uses for sale by
olO E OHLER
THE REBELLION IN IRELAND.
We take tiliasurc in laying before our readers
the following Inter from Thos. D'Arcy Rlagee to
the editor of tho Philadelphia Spirit of the Tirana
It ihrmrs great light upon late events in Ireland:
Covukkss Hall Thursday Oct. 12 1S18.
To the Editor of the Spirit of the Times:
Dear Sir Several gentlemen of this city who
have long felt a deep interest in the affairs of Ire-
land (of which number voti have not been the least
artite.) desire that I should give some public expla
nation of the causes which led to luu uiioxpecteii
failure of the late revolutionary movement in that
I am bound to meet their wishes as being theirs
and for this oilier reason that no honest statement
of the matter can be made at present in Irnl.iutl
where the right of meeting and ihe libeity of the
press have been annihilated by the British authori-
ties. Were it not my fortuneto arrive in your city
I should hite felt it my duty to have made the Ex-
ecutive Directory of New York the medium of this
statement. But being detained here and hearing so
many anxious inquiries dailv made 1 hate yielded
to the general desire to mak-eil public without delay.
In doing so 1 fear 1 will try your patience much
Iril I am ceitain none of your readers will consider
the final fsto of seven million; of a generous and
gifted race a subject of indifference; to them as men
or a Americans.
In what I sav 1 shall speak from my own know-
ledge for though I went on a mission to a neihbor-
ino country towards the (ltd of July. I was back in
Ireland the fiist week of August and was engaged
thrro till Si'p'eml or.
There an three dates to be borne in mind in re-
ference to this movement: the month of February
whin the continent tl revolutions began the-!! till of
Julv when the Habeas Corpus act was suspended
and the harvest time which in Ireland doea not
come till September.
In February last the Irish parties who s-ought a
change ofovernment were two the moral force
Repealers and Young Ireland. These parties ori-
ginated in July IS-16. when Voting Ireland seceded
from the Rep. al Association on the subject ofthe
lawfulness of shedding blood to achieve political
rights. Before that event Daniel O'Connell was as
absolutely the ruler of Ireland as Nicholas Roman-
ofl is of Russia. The old honored him for his cau-
tious tactics the young because England feared and
hated him ; m.inv Protestants sincerely co-operated
with him for his" liberality ; the. Catholics revered
him as the man who rebuilt their altars and loosen-d
the tongues and arms of their priesthood.
Two thousinl Cjtholic clergymen quartered in
every hamlet and every cross road were his cap
tains anil Ins magistracy llisworel was the only
law in the land ami children were biptued v. ah his
name as with ihe name of a saint
This man so powerful and so well belou'd taught
in his last days the doctrine that ''no amount of lib-
erty was worth the spilling of one drop of human
blood" and the great majori'.v ofthe clergymen and
the ptople adopted it implicitly. But there was an
und-rgrowth of a new genu utiou in Irel.tul who
desire I self-government and who thought it a cause
worth fighting for who indeed wished to fight for
it provided it could not otherwise be had. O'Con-
nell liitioiiuceil in July MG hU test of membership
in the Repeal Association known as the " Peace
Resolutions." and Young Ireland believing that
such a course would be fatal to success against such
an enemy seceded. In January. 13-17 they formed
'the Irish Confederation" out of which theheat of
the Continental events produced this late attempt at
In 1S-17 Young Ireland was busy gaining over
the inhabitants of the towns from '"moral force"
and with the examples of Pius the IX and the le-
volutions of last spring we succeeded At any time
during the last six months the towns' people of Ire-
land were in terms committed to attempt a forcible
expulsion of the British power. '
This township organization consisted of SOOcIubs
in the total of about 30(100 men of the fighting age
Of thise less than half were more or less armed in
July and the ether half were acquiring arms as
fist athey could where tnone1' was scarce and mili-
tary weapons dear. 1 have known half-employed
tradesmen to stint themselves of their daily meals
in order to buy a gun. Each club was divided into
sections of ten men with a master to each section
who knew personally tach of his.. ten men. And
let me assuie our generous American friends that
although the clubs as clubs do not meet now to
gether in Ireland these sections nearly all "cistand
form a nucleus of future nioemcr.t which cannot be
reached or crushed I assure them of this both
from knowledge of the svstem and front the fact
Association and the Confederation. Its actual result
would have been "to bring together Young Ireland
and the priesthood the two vital elements of Irish
politics at that period. iMr John O'Connell opposed
it by a succession of small artifices unworthy of any
man. and which were only tolerated because being
his father's son ho was necessary to the union of
parlies. He asked a delay of a fortnight of a
month and of six weeks. Finally when the sis
weeks were expired and for very shame hccouM
ask no more he openly assailed it as illegal and in-
tended to be un-Catliolic. The Catholic clergy
with the exception of the courageous aud eloquent
Bishop of Derry and his clergymen abandoned
the infant league and so the confederates were left
alone face lo face and foot to foot with the Govern
In taking that course ihe Irish clergy did not
leave themselves without arguments. The lloody
days of June in Paris the lamentable anarchy in
the city of Rome "he comparative unpreparcduc.-s
of the people the slaughter that would be made
the partial failure ofthe harvest are all reasons for
their course. But assuredly they made the revolu-
tion fail by preaching that "it would fail. At Car-
riek at Castlereagh in Tippcraiy Limerick and
Clare they preached against an appeal to arms und
ni ide converts.
Anyone who knows Ireland socially will know
how mdespensable the priesthood are to discipline
and movement in the rural parts. In many parishes
the priest is the only educate.) man ; in nearly all he
is the only one who feci and toils for the people.
Ireland has no middle class and it woulil be well
for her if she had no gentry But the priesthood
is every where and revered every where. And this
reverence has been the reward of unchanging devo-
tion. Through the entire seventh century the priesU
and people fought side by side; bishops commanJad
armies and friars conducted sieges. In the penal
eighteenth century the flock upon the mountains
stood sentinel for the shcuherds and many u bloody
orps bolted the paths- by which they csfjped. I am
saliflieil that ll the church had been involved even
ever so little in 181? we would have beatui the
English. But the bishops and dign.ilaries opposed
the movement or. what had iust the same effect.
prophecied its failure and argued its ruin The
secondary clergy and the curates who were more
favorable to it in .submission to their order were
Now the concentration ofthe troops in the towns
and cities compelled the confederates to choose u
guerrilla war or none. The situation of on Irish
town in Aug'ist last may be understood from thi3
instance: In Dublin as in most Irish towns there
is an old and a now town. The Government people
live hi the new town and command its open and an-
gular streets from strong public buildings filling
every vista and dwelling house nearly as strong.
In the old town live tho hereditary rebels who could
be destroyed by a shower of sh'ells which might be
s:o directed as not to injure the other quarter lit
Dublin the garrison was on the27th of July 15000
men and it averaged throughout 10000. "The ob
ject of making the waiiarca gueiill.i one was f
drag these concentrations lo pieces as the Spanish
patriots uiu .apokon armies ot occupation ami by
briagmj tln'in into ilistnc's where only infantiv
could ai't v ith ease to put them more on a level with
the r.irv levies ofthe people. The remainder ofthe
course that might be taken would be to burn the
towns and cities a-s the Athenians di 1 Allans and
the Russians .Mo-e.iv This f belieto would have
bee.i ;he re-suit on the news of the lifst royalist bloo i
being (irawn in r!ie rural disiriels whither fhps-e-o'iitleratiuns
an I thclhabeas e-orpus -ict h.id driven
our I -iders. But the-rur.i! districts wo'ildnot move
without their clergy and the clergy were openly
adverse or inactive.
It is not fair to assume that there was no svsteti'
of operations agreed on among the confederates.
There was a feasible- and well understood plan.
What it was il is not advisable for me publi ly to
explain. Resides I had rather a future oiicc-ss
should publish it than I. I have no objection
quite the contrary to explain it to any commilteu
or circle of the friends of Ireland but printing it
would serve no purpose except to arm the enemy
The conclusion I draw from all I know of this
attempt is this: that the clergy of the people made
a great political-mistake and that that mistake was
fatal to the insurrection in its incipient stages. It
would be unfair aud false to say that they cannot al-
lege strong grounds for their course; but I am leir -one
fully convinced that if they had headed the pea-
santry we would have renewed the miracle of St.
Patrick. I know there would be slaughter but fe-
ver and famine now under the protection of the
British flag in Ireland will destroy more lives and
with w'orse weapons than the sixty thousand armed
men could have killed. And then to compare the
two results !
I left Ireland at the beginning of September de
spairing of any immediate national movement; bur
I tio not and never shall despair ofthe country.
The people are not to blame that there has not leen
a revol'-itiou. Net time they must trust in local
leaders like the Rapparees and the Catalonian
that tinder the Disarming act twenty stands of arms ! chiefs fierce men and blunt without too many ties
have not vet been captured from the confederates
But the confederate principle's did not pervade the
rural populations up"to the last hour. For this there
are many causes. The famine of M6 and '17 had
left a lassitude after it like that which follows fever.
The peasantry could not ret uu the heat that Mitch-
el Cully and Meagher would infuse inio them.
They felt the electricity as a shock and it passed
T-hc Government saw it was a patent fact that
we had converted and organized the towns but had
not reached the heart of the country. They knew
that the club system formidable where population
wds grouped was unsuited lo the ii districts.
They therefore opposed thciinsurt--i-.ion with two
weapons; they concentrated their forces on the
towns an 1 used every art to prevent the junction of j
the Cathnl c clergy with the revolutionary leaders.
In this latter enterprise they were materially as-
sistedby the opposition of Mr. John O'Connell to
the'formation of the Irish League. That league
devised and advocated by the best clergymen and
citizens was intended tc swallow up both tho Repeal
binding them to the peace They must choose too
the fivorable concurrence ot a foreign war an
event which is likely to precede the settlement ofthe
newly awakened races of the continent. The ex-
termination of the Irish people is not lo be appre-
hended; they cling to the soil like grass and while
they cling they hate England. The numerous emi-
grations of them make scarcely any sensible dimi-
nution in the parent stock Their two strongest
political feelings are hatred to England and a san-
guine hope in Ireland. (
Until the good day of victory comes all individ-
uals of the Irish nation must only strive the more
to niakvtheir names re-spectablc by doing noble
deeds. by honesty by courage by gentleness by
genius to save the national spirit from barrenness.
and the national character from disparagement. If
this late inovement has produced nothing else itha3
produced martyrs. It has wedded the Irish cause
once inoreto'yisinterestednesiandse'lf sacrifice; and
next to such sages as Washington the life most val-
uable to fioed&m is a life like Emmet's offered up
up-w he: holy altar the naffc-H' Such offerings
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