Pic. nic. Dinner party :
a brief account of what took place at the general meeting, convened for the purpose of commemorating the L-d L-t's escape from the horrid and parricidal attempt on his life, ...
A satiric look at the 'Theatre Royal Incident, 1822'. The Wellesley–Goulburn administration in Ireland attempted to steer a neutral course between the Orange Order and nationalists. On 12 July 1822 when a riot ensued after Orangemen went through the customary ritual of decorating King William’s statue in College Green [since removed], Wellesley attempted to address the situation and instructed the Lord Mayor of Dublin to issue a proclamation prohibiting the re-decoration of the statue on King William’s birthday [4 November]. Due to this, Wellesley while attending a performance in an official capacity on 14 December at the newly opened Royal Theatre, had a bottle and then a rattle thrown at him - both failed to hit him.
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London: Printed by Moll Raffle, at the Williamite Office, for an unknown person, 16 Crampton-Court., .
These two items are held in the Ephemera Department.
See Ms 5011(10) for details of another copy.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 23 x 19 cm.