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Letter, 1798 June 8

Title:
Letter, 1798 June 8
Abstract:
Letter written during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 listing rebels to be arrested and possibly executed, discussing military strategy, and including an oath to be taken by rebels.
Persistent Record Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2345/2030
Author:
Aldborough, Edward Stratford, Earl of, 1736-1801
Date:
1798
Format:
Correspondence
Genre:
letter
Collection:
Letter, 1798 June 8
Subject:
Aldborough, Edward Stratford, Earl of, 1736-1801 -- Correspondence
Ireland -- History -- Rebellion of 1798
Place:
Ireland
Note:
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Boston College, University Libraries, 2011. Mode of access: Internet.
Biographical/Historical note:
Whig and elected member of British and Irish Parliament. Edward Stratford was the eldest son of John Stratford of Baltinglass. He was a Whig and elected member for Taunton to the British Parliament (1774), but was unseated for bribery and corruption (1775). He later represented Baltinglass in the Irish Parliament. He was elected a member of the Royal Society (1777). He voted in favor of the union with England (1800). Stratford was known as the "Irish Stanhope" for his eccentricity.
Physical Description:
1 item (1 leaf)
Language:
English
Identifier:
MS2001-041
Use Restrictions:
These materials are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed. Acknowledgement of the Boston College University Libraries as a source for borrowed images is requested.

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