Wednesday, November 11, 2020

"People are flocking from all parts of this oppressed country to America...". A letter from the north of Ireland to Philadelphia, 26 May 1795

I came across this recently, while looking for something else. An interesting account of the problems of life in the north of Ireland in May 1795, just a few months before the Battle of the Diamond at Loughgall which took place on 21 September. It would be a worthwhile exercise to compare this with other contemporary reports.