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Tipperary Free Press
Contributed by Mary Heaphy

Tipperary free Press, March 13th 1833
On Monday Leonard Keating, Esq. and the proprietor of the Free Press, waited
upon the Sheriff, and made the necessary arrangements preparatory to the
release from captivity of that talented young gentleman, John Keating O'Dwyer,
Esq. which gratifying event took place on yesterday. There is still one
sufferer , Mr. Lysaght Pennefather, whose incarceration, owing to private
causes, has been unfortunately protracted. Mr. P. has saved us the the
disagreeable task of rebutting the low and mean insinuations which have been
groundlessly cast upon the men of this county. Any dereliction of principle
we shall take care to place to the account of the delinquent without
allowing any portion of blame to attach to those undeserving of it. This
much we shall only say, that the Patriotic men of Tipperary cannot be swayed
by the sectarian prejudices which only those who entertain them habitually,
could attribute to them, of this fact Mr. Pennefather is aware , and of
course he never felt for a moment he was abandoned. Thus stands the case-a
heavy debt remains yet to be discharged-this is not the time and the place
to tell how the debt has accumulated-it is sufficient to say, that if those
Parishes that have been hitherto criminally apathetic, perform their duty-no
stain shall remain on the honour of Tipperary.

The following subscriptions have been received since our last publication.
From the Parish of Tipperary, per John O'Leary Esq. 32.10.0.
Parish of Golden per Rev. Mr. Quinlan. 11.0.0..
Parish of Caher. Per John O'Shea, Esq. 12.4.6.
Powerstown and Lisronagh, per John Dunphy. Esq. 9.1.1.
(Includes the sub. Of the Rev. Mr. Wall 30s. and the Rev. Mr. Maher 10s.)
From Richard Lalor Sheil Esq. M.P. per J. Cahill Esq. 50.0.0.
From the Parish of Thurles, per do. 30.17.1.

On Sunday last there was a very numerous meeting of the men of Gortnahoe,
and Glangool, over which presided that excellent clergyman and sterling
Patriot the Rev. Mr. Meighan. P.P. The spirited resolutions, unanimously
adopted, will be found in our advertising columns. On the Sunday previous
the Parishioners of Whitechurch and Tubrid assembled and have also placed
upon record "a strong unvarnished protest" against the unhallowed measures
of the Whigs.

Ellen Scully and Mary Joyce Codd Plaintiffs.
John Scully, executor of William Scully and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to an order made in this cause bearing the date the 28th. February
last, I require all persons claiming to be Creditors, or having demands
against the real or personal estate of William Scully, late of Dually, in
the County of Tipperary, to come in and prove their demands before me at my
chambers on the Inns-Quay, in the City of Dublin, on or before the 25th.
March, inst. Otherwise they will be precluded from the benefit of the said
Dated the 9th day of March. 1833
John Grene, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs.
Chambers, 23 Capel Street. Dublin.
Nearly as good as new, can be drawn by one or two horses, to be seen at Mr.
Julian's Coach Maker, during the Assizes.
Perfectly trained to double or single harness-one of them safe and pleasant
for a Lady to ride. Time can be given for payment if necessary.

March 20th

Robbery of Fethard Chapel.
John Kelly was placed at the bar charged with having stolen a chalice and
other articles from the Chapel of Fethard, in February last.
Rev. Redmond Burke, examined by Mr. Scott,K.C.-Is curate of Fethard,
remembers last Feb. the Chapel of Fethard was broken into on the 10th of
that month, the Chalice and other silver items were taken therefrom, saw a
part of the stolen property on the following day in Clonmel, they were
broken up, but is able to state from the marks on them, that they were the
same as had been in the Chapel of Fethard for many years.
Mr. Denis Madden-Silversmith, sworn-Recollects Feb.last; remembers that
information came to town to Captain Gunn, that the Chapel of Fethard was
robbed of silver articles. Sergeant Moylan of the police brought the the
letter to him and told him to be on the look out; On the same evening the
prisoner Kelly called on him "between the two lights" and his lady was
standing at the door; He (Prisoner) asked her did she buy silver and she
answered yes, he then (Madden) desired lights to be brought to the shop in
order that he may see the silver; the prisoner exposed a parcel in which a
great deal of silver was tied up, and said pointing to one piece-here is an
epaulet which I got to sell, and there are spangles on it; witness said that
there were no spangles in general on epaulets, but did not much contradict
him; the prisoner then took out the silver, and in it there was a large
piece, almost a quarter of a yard long, which at once led him (Madden) to
suspect that it was belonging to the Chapel. This said he (Madden) must have
been part of a bowl, yes answered the prisoner, it is part of a bowl which I
got from a parson who sayeth he would make more money by selling it than
keeping it perfect. Well said (Madden) to the prisoner, if you leave it here
until the morning, I shall examine it, and try whether it is silver or
not-and if you want change in the meantime, I can lend it to you. I then, My
Lord, said Madden offered him a sixpence, but he said it was not enough, so
I then gave him a shilling and told him to be with me early in the morning.
When he (prisoner) went I proceeded to the Police Barrack in quest of
Sergeant Moylan, but he was out on duty, I went again at 11 O'Clock and he
was not there at that time, after that I left word that if he should come
in, to send him down to me, and when I saw Moylan, I told him the whole
transaction, and he and the prisoner met together on the following morning
in my shop, when I gave him up(prisoner) to the sergeant.
Sergeant Moylan corroborated the latter part of the testimony of witness,
and proved to the taking of the silver, etc. from Kelly.
The Prishner then asked a few questions of Mr.Maden which he satisfactorily
The jury after a few moments consultation found the prisoner guilty.
Court-You shall be transported, Kelly for the term of 7 years.
Kelly-Very well, your Lordship, will I be liberated after that number of
Court-I can't tell you that, Kelly.

James and Judith Blake, two most wretched objects were placed at the bar
for coining-Not guilty. CC. Malone gave prisoners a very good character.

Michael Hayes was placed at the bar charged with the murder of Launcelot
Hearne-Not Guilty.

John Flinn was placed at the bar charged with having received money known to
have been stolen-Guilty.

The court rose shortly before 6 O'Clock.