[Lib]erty, Equality, Fraternity, Unio[n]
Irishmen, You have not forgot Bantry bay. You know what efforts France has made to assist you.
Proclamation issued by the French force under General Jean Humbert which landed at Kilcummin Bay near Killala, Co. Mayo, on 22 August 1798. Handwritten on verso, in iron gall ink: ‘Robert Travers to Borgle Travers Captain John Travers Nicholas English Esq. Archbishop Surgeon Price Captain John Travers (?) To R. Travers’'. The broadside also has another manuscript note [written in iron gall ink] in a contemporary hand on the verso - 'Brought by Coln. Craffords servant from Ballynemock'. [Ballinamuck, Co. Longford]. Colonel Robert Crauford was a commander of General Lake's at Ballinamuck, Co. Longford - where Humbert was defeated. There is a third partial script possibly in French.
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[France: s.n., 1798]
Title from opening words of text.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 composite sheet [three separate laid sheets adhered together horizontally]; 85 x 51 cm.
Acquired in 1934 by the NLI.
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|LO Folder 13/17||