News: Irish Assizes, Tipperary, Ireland 1826 from the Times 

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IRISH ASSIZES. 1-8-1826.

MARY CASSIDY pleaded guilty to a theft, which she said she 
committed with the hope of being transported to Botany Bay, 
and of joining her husband whom that fate was assigned last 

"Oh my Lord" said she "I will submit, I am guilty", if you 
let me bring my poor children to my husband. I have two poor 
creatures, my Lord, and we want to follow their father. It 
was for that we stole. We have neither a bit nor a sup. Nor 
can we get it from out kith and kin. Send us to my husband, 
My Lord, or if you do not, I will submit to your gracious 
mercy in any way.

M. FITZGERALD was indicted for stealing a cloak. MARY BOWLER 
swore that she saw the prisoner leaving her house with the 
cloak hanging under his arm.  On being pressed to identify 
him, she exclaimed: "O Hone", I am 30 years in Clonmel in a 
dealing way, and was never brought to this place afore, and 
tis myself that am sorry that I have the bad luck. Oh I 

Might the man have taken it by mistake.  Oh I wisha he 
might. Did you ever take a cloak yourself by mistake.  Oh 
wisha I did. Chief Baron-Did you ever take a pair of 
breeches by mistake-my good woman?. -Oh Wisha, lifting up 
her hands in astonishment at the question. Did you run after 
the thief- run, indeed, it was my linen. Verdict-Guilty.