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Record 12742

Reading Experience:

'Of the state of public opinion in Ireland, and the spirit shown by the surviving organs thereof, I have but this indicium. The "Freeman's Journal", one number of which I have seen, ventures as a piece of incredible daring, to print some words used by Whiteside in his speech for the prisoners - words deprecatory of the packing of juries, or something of that sort. The editor ventures no remarks of his own, and carefully quotes Whiteside's words as "used by counsel".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 7 Nov 1848 and 21 Nov 1848
Country: Bermuda
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board "Dromedary Hulk", at Bermuda
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:John Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Bermuda
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Freeman's Journal
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12742  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 74-75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 74-75,, accessed: 18 February 2020

Additional comments:



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