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Posted by bitoh on April 07, 2004 at 22:10:06:
Connaught Journal 1823
CASTLEBAR, jan. 6-We notice, with considerable regret, the perpetration of a most flagitious outrage, involving an extensive destruction of property, at the Heath, in this County, on the night between the 2d and 3d instant, when some incendiaries set fire to the haggard and out-offices of Mr. FAIR. The consequence was, that ninteen large sacks of oats, the property of his son,Mr. R. FAIR, Fortville, and two ricks of hay, consisting upwards of fifty tons, belonging to himself, were consumed to ashed as were also a barn and potato-house, in which there were about 20 barrels of potatoes and 20 sacks of oats. In the morning a notice was discovered, precisely in the words and letters following; nailed to Mr. FAIR's hall door:
"Unless you leave this county, you will soon have a courps comeing to your
door, believe me as a friend. Signed by General ROCK's command,
"Burnin to-night, murder nex week.
Robert FAIR, of the Heath, as yet."
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