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Publication: Brooklyn Eagle; Date: 1844 Aug 22; Section: None; Page Number: 2
United Irish Repeal Association.

           A meeting of this association was held a Sweeny's Columbian Hotel, South Ferry, on Tuesday
    evening, 6th inst. - Mr. Michael Mullen in the chair.

           Judge Church addressed the meeting in an energetic manner, after which he brought before the
    meeting the report of the nominating committee for officers of the association for the ensuing six months,
    all of whom were approved of. The following are their names:

           Mr. James Collins, Treasurer; Mr. Thomas Leslic, Corresponding Secretary; Messrs. Cornelius
    Dever, and William E. Fitzgibbon, Recording Secretaries.

    FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    First Ward. - Neill McCauley, Francis B. Fitch, Edward Ferry.
    Second. - Owen Early, Michael McNamara, Owen Colgan.
    Third. - Michael McMahon, Thomas Norton, John Hinchey.
    Fourth. - Richard Meaney, Christopher Johnston, Thomas Lynch.
    Fifth. - Francis Langley, John Ford, James Harper.
    Sixth. - John McLean, Patrick Murray, Daniel McNamara, Jeremiah O'Donnell.
    Seventh. - John Fitzsimmons, Wm. Lee, Michael Riley, Henry Dobson.
    The following Wardens were appointed:
    First Ward - Niell McCauley, Michael McColgran, James Doherty.
    Second - Geo. Sweeney, Patk. Boyle, M. Riorden.
    Third - John Hinchey, Thos. Mulligan, Michael McMahon,
    Fourth - Jas. Galvin, Jas. Luckey, Barney O'Neill.
    Fifth - John Ford, Stephen Martin, Michl. Rogers.
    Sixth - Daniel McNamara, Patk. D. Donnell, Judge Church, Thos. Cannody.
    Seventh - Peter Mackay, John Flood, Michael Sweeney.
    Eigth - Wm. Hughes.
    Ninth - Anthony Kerr.

    A committee of 3 was appointed to examine the Treasurer's account, and it was ordered that the amount
    in the Treasury be forwarded to Ireland as soon as the accounts are made out.
    Mr John O'Hara, from Rose Hill College, then addressed the meeting; after which the following donations
    were handed in, it may be wondered the amount is small, but this is easily accounted for when it is
    known that the evening was spent in electing officers and transacting other business of importance:
    Michael Hughes, Wexford, $5; Michael Flood, Longford, $1; Judge Church, American, monthly Sup., $5;
    John McStay, 50 cents; John Hinshy, Ireland, $1; Patk. Murray, Kildare, $1; John O'Connor, South $1;
    Thos Holaghan, Limerick, $5; John Scott, Leitrim, $1 John King, Kings County, $1; James Lennon,
    Leitrim, $1; and John Mullins, Fermanagh, $5 - in all, $29 50.
    The new and old members of the Executive committee are to meet at Sweeny's 2nd Ward Hotel on Friday
    evening next, 22nd inst., at 8 o'clock, without further notice.
    Claudius Bradley, Secreatary.


Publication: Brooklyn Eagle; Date: 1844 Aug 22; Section: None; Page Number: 2
United Irish Repeal Association.

    A meeting of this association was held a Sweeny's Columbian Hotel, South Ferry, on Tuesday evening,
    6th inst. - Mr. Michael Mullen in the chair.

    Judge Church addressed the meeting in an energetic manner, after which he brought before the meeting the
    report of the nominating committee for officers of the association for the ensuing six months, all of whom
    were approved of. The following are their names:
    Mr. James Collins, Treasurer; Mr. Thomas Leslic, Corresponding Secretary; Messrs. Cornelius Dever,
    and William E. Fitzgibbon, Recording Secretaries.

    FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    First Ward. - Neill McCauley, Francis B. Fitch, Edward Ferry.
    Second. - Owen Early, Michael McNamara, Owen Colgan.
    Third. - Michael McMahon, Thomas Norton, John Hinchey.
    Fourth. - Richard Meaney, Christopher Johnston, Thomas Lynch.
    Fifth. - Francis Langley, John Ford, James Harper.
    Sixth. - John McLean, Patrick Murray, Daniel McNamara, Jeremiah O'Donnell.
    Seventh. - John Fitzsimmons, Wm. Lee, Michael Riley, Henry Dobson.
    The following Wardens were appointed:
    First Ward - Niell McCauley, Michael McColgran, James Doherty.
    Second - Geo. Sweeney, Patk. Boyle, M. Riorden.
    Third - John Hinchey, Thos. Mulligan, Michael McMahon,
    Fourth - Jas. Galvin, Jas. Luckey, Barney O'Neill.
    Fifth - John Ford, Stephen Martin, Michl. Rogers.
    Sixth - Daniel McNamara, Patk. D. Donnell, Judge Church, Thos. Cannody.
    Seventh - Peter Mackay, John Flood, Michael Sweeney.
    Eigth - Wm. Hughes.
    Ninth - Anthony Kerr.

           A committee of 3 was appointed to examine the Treasurer's account, and it was ordered that the
    amount in the Treasury be forwarded to Ireland as soon as the accounts are made out.
    Mr John O'Hara, from Rose Hill College, then addressed the meeting; after which the following donations
    were handed in, it may be wondered the amount is small, but this is easily accounted for when it is
    known that the evening was spent in electing officers and transacting other business of importance:
    Michael Hughes, Wexford, $5; Michael Flood, Longford, $1; Judge Church, American, monthly Sup., $5;
    John McStay, 50 cents; John Hinshy, Ireland, $1; Patk. Murray, Kildare, $1; John O'Connor, South $1;
    Thos Holaghan, Limerick, $5; John Scott, Leitrim, $1 John King, Kings County, $1; James Lennon,
    Leitrim, $1; and John Mullins, Fermanagh, $5 - in all, $29 50.

           The new and old members of the Executive committee are to meet at Sweeny's 2nd Ward Hotel on
    Friday evening next, 22nd inst., at 8 o'clock, without further notice.
    Claudius Bradley, Secreatary.



Publication: Brooklyn Eagle, (Brooklyn, New York, USA); Date: 1880 Feb
15; Section: Front Page; Number: 1

    FATHER MURPHY'S APPEAL AND POETRY

           [On last Sunday morning the Rev. Father Murphy, pastor of St. Anthony's
    Church, Greenpoint, made a most effectual appeal at all the masses in
    behalf of Ireland's suffering poor. The better to awaken their
    sympathies, he read the first three stanzas of the inclosed poem, and rather
    unaccountabley suppressed the remaining ones, which have been supplied and
    forwarded to the EAGLE by Rev. Father McGinniss, Classon avenue.]

    WILL MY SOUL PASS THROUGH IRELAND?

    O soggarth aroon I sure I know live is fleeting;
    Soon, soon in the strange earth my poor bones will lie.
    I have said my last prayer and received my last blessing,
    And if the Lord's willing, I'm ready to die.
    But, soggarth aroon, can I never again see
    The valleys and hills of my dear native land?
    When my soul takes it's flight from this dark world of sorrow,
    Will it pass through old Ireland to join the blest band?

    O soggarth aroon! sure I know that in heaven
    The loved ones are waiting and watching for me,
    And the Lord knows how anxious I am to be with them.
    In those realms of joy, 'mid souls pure and free;
    Yet, soggarth, I pray, ere you leave me forever,
    Relieve the last doubt of a poor dying soul,
    Whose hope, next to God, is the know that, when leaving,
    'Twill pass through old Ireland on the way to its goal!

    O soggarth aroon! I have kept through all changes
    The thrice blessed shamrock to lay o'er my clay;
    And oh, it has 'minded me, so far, far away.
    Then tells me, I pray you, will I ever again see
    The place where it grew, on my own native sod?
    When my body lies cold in the land of the stranger,
    Will my soul pass through Erin on its way to our God?

    Arrah, bless you, my child, sure I thought it was heaven
    You wanted to go to the moment you died,
    And such is the place on the ticket! I'm given,
    But a coupon for Ireland I'll stick to its side:
    Your soul shall be free as the wind o'er the prairies,
    And I'll land you at Cork on the banks of the Lee;
    And two little angels I'll give you, like fairies,
    To guide you all right over mountain and lea.

    Arrah, soggarth aroon! Can't you do any better?
    I know that my feeling may peril your grace,
    I won't make a landing at any such place.
    Teh spot I long for is sweet Enniskillen,
    As among the far down I was born and bred -
    The Corkies I never much fancied while living,
    And I don't want to visit them after I'm dead.

    let me fly to the hills where my soul can make merry,
    In the north, where the shamrock more plentiful grows;
    In the county of Cavan, Fermanagh and Derry
    I'll linger till called to a better repose.
    And the angels you give me will find it inviting
    To visit the shrines in the Island of Saints;
    If they bring from St. Patrick's a small bit of writing
    They'll never have a reason for any complaints.

    A soul, my dear child, that has pinions upon it
    Need not be confined to a province so small -
    Though Ulster and Munster, and Leinster and Connaught -
    In less than a jiffy you're over it all.
    Then visit sweet Cork, where you soggarth was born,
    No doubt many new things have come into vogue,
    But one thing you'll find, that, both night, noon and morn,
    As for centuries back, there's no change in the brogue.

    Good Mother, assist me in this my last hour.
    And, soggarth for all, and for all you wave power,
    And I take it as penance for what I have said;
    And now, since you tell me through Ireland I'm passing,
    And finding the place so remarkably small,
    I'll never let on to the angels in crossing
    That we know a distinction in counties at all.


Publication: Brooklyn Eagle, (Brooklyn, New York, USA);
Date: 1885 Jan 25; Section: None; Page Number: 2

    AN APPEAL TO PATRIOTISM

    In subscribing our names to this appeal to you, we beg and pray that God will guide you to affiliate and
    harmonize your efforts for Ireland's freedom with the efforts of other men working in the holy cause of
    Ireland's nationality.

    Walker J. Elliott, Leitrim, New York.
    Paul F Leonard, Westchester, N.Y.
    T. J. Byrne, Wicklow, New York.
    Patrick K. Horgan, major Eighty-eighth regiment, Meagher's Irish Brigade, New York.
    Joseph Cromien, Wexford, New York.
    Patrick Joyce, Fermoy, New York.
    James Henepick, Kilclooney Wood, Providence, R.I.
    John Condon, Passage, Greenpoint, N.Y.
    Thomas Brennan, Dublin, New York.
    Michael Hogan, Limerick, Providence, R.I.
    John Barry, Tipperary, New York.
    Thomas O'Connor, Kings County, New York.
    James McGrath, Down, New York.
    James O'Rielly, Meath, New York.
    B. O'Rielly, Cavan, New York.
    Daniel O'Donovan, Bantry, New York.
    Timothy Cohalan, Courtmasherry, Middletown, N.Y.
    M. H. Murray, Derry, Newark N.J.
    Owen Walsh, Managhan, Paterson, N.J.
    Patrick O'Connor, Clare, Bergen Point, N.J.
    Hugh O'Reilly, Fermanagh, New York.
    Patrick O'Brien, "Rocky Mountain," Caharagh, New York.
    Fracish Rea, Antrim, Paterson, N.J.
    Denis Browne, Limerick, Brooklyn.
    John Murphy, Cork City, New York.
    John D. Driscoll, Cork, South street, Boston.
    Denis O'Connor, Cork, Leverett street, Boston
    Roger F. Scannell, Killarney, Charles street, Boston
    John Cummings, Roscommon, Newark, N.J.
    Daniel Mariarty, Kerry, New York.
    P.J. How, Tallow, County Wexford, New York.
    Daniel J. Byrne, Kildare, New York.
    James Lyons, Galway, New York.
    George Spearman, Tipperary, New York.
    George Smith, Louth, New York.
    Edward Whelan, Carlow, Patterson N.J.
    James Ryan, Kilkenny, Philadelphia.
    Jeremiah Dempsey, Westmeath, New York.
    Edward Duffy, Sligo, New York.
    Patrick Dunne, Queen's County, New York.
    Patrick Quinn, Longford, New York.
    John O'Niel, Tyrone, New York.
    John Sheridan, Mayo, New York.
    John Kearney, Millstreet, New York.
    Martin Johnson, Estabrook Park, Colorado.
    P.J. Condon, Denver, Colorado.
    Henry Smyth, Civil Justice. St. Louis, Mo.
    John Lysagrt, Ballyhooly, St. Louis, Mo.
    Michael M. Rooney, St. Louis, Mo.
    Michael Slattery, Bandon, Fall River.
    James Powers, Waterford, Fall River.
    James Murphy, Clerkenwell, City Point, Va.
    Martin D. Currigan, Denver, Colorado.
    Martin Johnson Como, Colorado
    E.C. McSheelhy, of the Rocky Mountain Celt, Denver.
    Denis Florenoe McCarthy, Kenmore, New York.
    John Brennan, Elphin, Sioux City, Iowa.
    O'Donovan Rossa, Bosscarberry, 12 Charmbers street, New York.

    Postscript - Any friend desiring to assist in our work and wishing to have his communication treated with
    the strictest confidence will address,
    Major P. K. Horgan,
    318 East Thirteenth street, New York.

Publication: Brooklyn Eagle, (Brooklyn, New York, USA);
Date: 1847 June 04; Section: None; Page Number: 2

    Additional items by the Hibernia.
    - Matters in Ireland; dinner to an American. France. Rome. Items in general.

    IRELAND. - The accounts from this distracted section of the British empire still continue to be very
    awful. A Dublin correspondent of the Morning Chronicle, says, "There have been further tumultuary
    proceedings and processions of the peasantry in various parts of the country, and the military and police
    have been in general requisition to keep this spirit of insubordination in check. The reports of the
    progress of pestilence are quite disheartening, and, notwithstanding all the imports of food, and the
    immense extent of relief in food and money, great destitution still prevails, and the markets are advancing.
    All accounts concur in showing that the mortality is still very considerable. According to some
    calculations, the population has already been diminished to the extent of nearly one million, from deaths
    and emigration. But I should suppose this estimate for which there can be nothing like certain or accurate
    data, is greatly exaggerated." The Kerry Examiner says, "the Catholic clergy of this county have been
    obliged to suspend their usual monthly conferences in consequence of their inability to attend, owing to
    the heavy duties that devolve on them in their respective parishes in these times of famine and death."
    The pestilence is nearly as destructive in some parts of Ulster, as in any of the southern or western
    districts. In the northern county of Fermanagh the mortality is frightful. The Cork Examiner contains
    details of the ravages of pestilence in various parts of that extensive county. In the famined district of
    Schull the extensive relief afforded has caused some alleviation, and the mortality is decreasing. In the
    Cork workhouses the deaths, last week, were 95 - an increase of 12 over the preceeding week...... Father
    Matthew is likely to be appointed Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork. ... The Young Irelanders gave a
    banquet to Mr. Clarke of the ship Victor, on the 5th inst. In his own speeches, Mr. Clarke abstamed from
    all political references; but his hosts fell to violent diatribes against England and English government, with
    allusions to "American independence." Some persons objected, which caused a disturbance. After the
    chairman and Mr. Clarke had retired, the quarrel waxed furious; and it was only terminated by the
    dissolution of the meeting. The old repealers angrily denounce this scandal.