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Henry Sandford Pakenham-Mahon to M. B. Bermingham, 3 January 1848

National Library of Ireland, Packenham Mahon Papers
Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
3 January 1848


A letter from Henry Sandford Pakenham-Mahon to M. B. Bermingham, the Strokestown magistrate. Henry Sandford Pakenham-Mahon mentions information that has lately been given by a party from the vicinity of where the fatal shot was fired and wishes to know if this brings the authorities any closer to a conviction. 

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