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Resolutions of a Meeting of Roscommon Magistrates, 9th November 1847

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


The resolutions of a meeting of Roscommon magistrates held at Elphin on the 2nd November 1847. Those present condemn the murder of Denis Mahon and ask for the British Goverment to give the special powers to deal with districts where such 'savage acts are perpetrated'. The response to prolonged outbreaks of violence was usually a 'Coercion Act'.

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