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Letter from James Porter to the Earl of Tyrconnel,

1690 May 29.

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In Collection: Letters to Richard Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnel, and other documents,1687-1690
Description: Porter says he has carried out Tyrconnel's instructions regarding the acquisition of arms. He and his associates have hired a saltpetre master and two journeymen, who will be sent to Ireland as soon as possible. He discusses the sourcing of saltpetre in the rubbish of old castles and pigeon-houses etc.; the supplies he will be sending soon; the news from England about the unpopularity of the 'usurper'; and the dispatch of twenty frigates to Ireland. He gives some news of the war on the continent from the French viewpoint.
Main Creator: Porter, James, Colonel
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (4 pages).
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 37/58 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.