Praying His Majesty for Clemency

Mrs. Costello Submitted a Memorial for Mr. Casement

Passages taken from the manuscript written by Roger Casement in the condemned cell at Pentonville prison. Image courtesy of Galway County Local History Library.
Pasages taken from the manuscript written by Roger Casement in the condemned cell in Pentonville Prison. Image courtesy of Galway County Local History Library

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Resolution raised by the Portumna Rural District Council praying His Majesty King George V for clemency for Mr Roger Casement now condemned to death.

Order: Approved unanimously.

Mrs Costello D.C. submitted a memorial praying for clemency for Mr Roger Casement and that the Death penalty be not carried out which would cause general satisfaction in Ireland.

Order: The Memorial was signed by all the members present at the Meeting.’

Tuam Rural District Council 29 July 1916, GO/I/II/15, p. 435-36

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Halfstraddle, Tuam

28th 1916

To Clerk of Tuam Dis. Council

Sir,

We the undersigned regret that you did not accept tender on the 15th July for taking away flood from our doors.  We now beg to state that we will pay neither rent, nor rates until we are relieved of same, which is destroying our crops.

Signed, T. Rafferty, T.Gannon, M. Kelly, J. Ridge, B. McGrath, M. Monaghan

Order: Refer to Tuam Councillors to get the work done.

Tuam Rural District Council 29 July 1916, GO/I/II/15, p. 445

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