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plosion in Patrick-street-(that explosion took place on Saturday, the 16th of July). The witness had opened the gate of the inn-yard, which opened into Marshal-lane, to let out Quig. ley, when he saw the prisoner, accompanied by a person of the name of Palmer; the latter got some sacks from the witness, to convey ammunition to the stores, and the prisoner went into the Depot, where he continued almost constantly until the evening of the 23rd of July, directing the preparations for the insurrection, and having the chief authority. He heard the prisoner read a little sketch, as the witness called it, purporting that every officer, non-commissioned officer, and private should have equally everything they got, and have the same laws as in France. Being asked what it was they were to share, the prisoner replied, what they got when they were to take Ireland or Dublin.' He saw green uniform jackets making in the Depot by different tailors, one of whom was named Colgan. He saw one uniform in particular—a green coat, laced on the sleeves and skirts, &c. and gold epaulets, like a general's dress. He saw the prisoner take it out of a desk one day and show it to all present—(here the witness identified the desk, which was in court) ; he also saw the prisoner, at different times, take out papers, and put papers back into the desk ; there was none other in the store. Quigley used, also, sometimes to go to the desk. On the evening of the 23rd July, witness saw the prisoner dressed in the uniform above described, with white waistcoat and pantaloons, new boots and cocked hat, and white feather. He had also a sash on him, and was armed with a sword and case of pistols. The prisoner called for a big coat, but did not get it, to disguise his uniform, as he said, until he went to the party that was to attack the Castle. Quigley and a person named Stafford had uniforms like that of Emmet, but had only one epaulet. Quigley had a white feather, and Stafford a green
Stafford was a baker in Thomas-street. About nine o'clock, the prisoner drew his sword, and called out to . Come on, my boys.' He sallied out of the Depot, accompanied by Quigley and Stafford and about fifty men, as well as he could judge, armed with pikes, blunderbusses, pistols, &c. They entered Dirty-lane, and went from thence into Thomas-street. The prisoner was in the centre of the party. They began to fire in Dirty-lane, and also when they got into Thomas-street.
The witness was with the party. The prisoner went into the stores by the name of Ellis. He was considered by all of them as the general and head of the business ; the witness heard him called by the title of general. In and out of the Depot it was said that they were preparing to assist the French when they should land. Quigley went into the Depot by the name of Graham.
“Terence Colgan, the tailor named in the foregoing evidence, being sworn, deposed that on the Sunday previous to the insurrection, he came to town from Lucan, where he lived; having met with a friend, they went to Dillon's, the White Bull Inn, in Thomas-street, and drank, until the witness, overcome with liquor, fell asleep, when he was conveyed in this state of insensibility into the Depot in Marshal-lane ; and when he awoke the next morning, he was set to work making green jackets and white pantaloons. He saw the prisoner there, by whose directions everything was done, and who he understood was the.chief. He recollected seeing the last witness frequently in the Depot while he was there. He also saw the prisoner often at the desk writing. The witness corroborated the general preparations of arms, ammunition, &c., for the insurrection.
“Patrick Farrell sworn : deposed that as he was passing through Marshal-lane, between the hours of nine and ten ten o'clock on the evening of Friday, the 22nd of July, he stopped before the malt stores or Depot on hearing a noise therein, which surprised him, as he considered it a waste house. Immediately the door opened, and a man came forth, who caught him, and asked him what he was doing there? The witness was then brought into the Depot, and again asked what brought him there, or had he been ever there before ! He said he had not. They asked him did he know Graham ! He replied he did not. One of the persons then said that witness was a spy, and called out to 'drop him immediately,' which the witness understood that they meant to shoot him. They brought him up stairs, and, after some consultation, they agreed to wait for some person to come in who would decide what should be done with him. That person having arrived, he asked the witness if he knew Graham ? He replied that he did not. A light was brought in at the same time, and the witness having looked about, was asked if he knew any one
there? He replied he knew Quigley. He was asked where? He replied that he knew him five or six years ago, in the College of Maynooth, as a bricklayer or mason. The witness understood that Quigley was the person who went by the name of Graham. Here witness identified the prisoner as the person who came in and decided he should not be killed, but he should be taken care of and not let out. The witness was detained there that night, and the whole of the next day, Saturday, the 23rd, and was made to assist at the different kinds of work.
“He assisted in taking boards from off a car ; the boards, he said, were made into cases, and pikes put into them. These cases the witness described as being made of the outside slabs of a long beam, taken off about an inch or more thick ; four or five inches at each end of the beam was cut off ; the slabs were nailed together, and these pieces put in at the ends—s0 that it appeared like a rough plank or beam of timber. He saw several such cases, filled with pikes, sent out. The witness stated that on the evening of the 23rd he saw three men dressed in green uniforms, richly laced ; one of whom was the prisoner, who wore two gold epaulets, but the other two only one each. The prisoner had also a cocked hat, sword, and pistols. When the witness was helping out one of the beams prepared for explosion, he contrived to make his escape.
“On his cross-examination, in which the interrogatories were suggested by the prisoner, the only thing remarkable in the evidence of the witness was, that he heard a printed paper read, part of which was, “ that nineteen counties were ready at the same time, to second the attempt in Dublin." The witness also heard them say, 'that they had no idea as to the French relief, but would make it good themselves.' In answer to a question from the Court, the witness said that he gave information of the circumstances deposed in his evidence, next morning, to Mr. Ormsby, in Thomas-street, to whom he was steward.
“Sergeant Thomas Rice proved the proclamation of the Provisional Government, found in the Depot.
Colonel Spencer Thomas Vassal being sworn, deposed that he was field officer of the day on the 23rd of July ; that having gone to the Depot in Marshal-lane, he found there several small proclamations, addressed to the citizens of Dublin, and which
were quite wet. He identified one of them. The witness also identified the desk which the prisoner used in the Depot. Having remained about a quarter of an hour in the Depot, he committed to Major Greville the care of its contents.
Questioned by the Court—The witness said, that he visited the Depot between three and four o'clock on Sunday morning, it having been much advanced in daylight before he was suffered to go his rounds.
“ Alderman Frederick Darley, sworn—Proved having found in the Depot, a paper directed to 'Robert Ellis, Butterfield ;' also a paper entitled, “A Treatise on the Art of War.' The latter had been handed at the time to Captain Evelyn.
"Captain Henry Evelyn sworn-Deposed having been at the rebel Depot the morning of Sunday, the 24th of July, to see the things removed to the barracks, and that he found a paper there (which, being shown to him, he identified.) This paper was a manuscript draft of the greater part of the proclamation of the Provisional Government, altered and interlined in a great many places.
“ Robert Lindsay, a soldier, and Michael Clement Frayne, quartermaster-sergeant of the 38th Regiment, proved the conveyance of the desk (then in court) to the barracks; and the latter identified a letter which he found therein. The letter was signed, Thomas Addis Emmet,' and directed to "Mrs. Emmet, Miltown, near Dublin,' and began with My dearest Robert. It bore a foreign post-mark.
" Edward Wilson, Esq., recollected the explosion of gunpowder which took place in Patrick-street, previous to the 23rd of July ; it took place on the 16th. He went there, and found an apparatus for making gunpowder ; was certain that it was gunpowder exploded. Proved the existence of a rebellious insurrection ; as did also Lieutenant Brady. The latter added, that on an examination of the pikes, which he found in Thomas-street, four were stained with blood on the iron part, and on one or two of them, the blood extended half way. up the handle.
“John Doyle, a farmer, being sworn, deposed to the following effect—That on the morning of the 26th of July last, about two o'clock, a party of people came to his house at Ballymack, in the parish of Tallaght; seven miles from Dublin. He had been after drinking, and was heavy asleep; they came to
his bedside, and stirred and called him, but he did not awake at once ; when he did, and looked up, he lay closer than before; they desired him to take some spirits, which he refused
; they then moved him to the middle of the bed ; and two of them lay down, one on each side of him. One of them said, "You have a French general and a French colonel beside you, what you never had before.' For some hours the witness lay between them asleep and awake. When he found his companions asleep, he stole out of bed, and found in the room some blunderbusses, a gun, and some pistols. The number of blunderbusses, he believed, was equal to the number of persons, who, on being collected at breakfast, amounted to fourteen. (Here he identified the prisoner as one of those who were in bed with him.)
“The witness then further stated, that the prisoner, on going away in the evening, put on a coat with a great deal of lace and tassels (as he expressed it). There was another person in a similiar dress : they wore on their departure great coats over these. The party left his house between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, and proceeded up the hill. The next morning, the witness found under the table, on which they breakfasted, one of the small printed proclamations, which he gave to John Robinson, the barony constable.
"Rose Bagnal, residing at Ballynascorney, about a mile farther up the hill from Doyle's, proved, that, a party of men, fifteen in number, and whom she described similar to that of the preceding witness, came to her house on the night of the Tuesday immediately after the insurrection. Three of them wore green clothes, ornamented with something yellow : she was so frightened, she could not distinguish exactly. One of them was called a general. She was not enabled to identify any of them. They left her house about nine o'clock the following night.
" John Robinson, constable of the barony of Upper Cross, corroborated the testimony of the witness Doyle, relative to the small proclamation which he identified.
Joseph Palmer swori-Deposed that he was clerk to Mr. Colville, and lodged at his mother's house, Harold's Cross. He recollected the apprehension of the prisoner at his mother's house, by Major Sirr ; and that he did lodge there the preceding spring, at, which time, and when he was arrested, he