The Council of the Irish Confederation to the people of Dublin.:
Fellow-citizens, seeing the incentives which are daily applied to hurry you into fatal indiscretion, we dare not shrink from the duty of giving you that counsel which the interests of our cause demand /
Thomas Matthew Halpin, Sec[retary]. Council of the Irish Confederation.
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Dated lower left of sheet "Council Rooms 9, D'Olier Street, May 20 1848", this broadside calls on the public in Dublin not be provoked [into partaking in fighting], urging citizens "under no circumstances suffer yourselves to be provoked into a collision at this moment. The Game of the Enemy is plain, and so is yours. Theirs is to hurry you into a fight when they are prepared, and you are not. YOURS IS TO BIDE YOUR TIME". This broadside was issued the week before John Mitchel's trial, conviction and deportation for treason-felony. Printed at foot of sheet: "By order, Thomas Matthew Halpin, Sec[retary]." The Confederation Chairman was William Smith O'Brien.
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Dublin: J. F. Fowler, Printer, 7, Crow Street, May 20, 1848
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 57 x 44.4 cm.
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