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Statement of Thomas Tiernan, 9 November 1847

Outrage Reports, Roscommon 1847
Courtesy of the Irish National Archives
9 November 1847


The statment of Thomas Tiernan, an ex-soldier residing in the Strokestown area. The statement implicates Thomas Kelly 'a man not under a good character'. Kelly said it was 'the worst law that ever was' that would allow the Major to pull down houses and send ship loads of emigrants away. Note how Thomas Tiernan signs the statement. 

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