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    William Bernard MacCabe
Excerpt from book: APPENDIX—B. ARREST OF O'CONNELL IN 1831. [From the Dublin Weekly Register, Saturday January," 22,1831.l At ten o'clock on Tuesday morning, the house of Mr. O'Connell in Merrion-square was visited by Mr. Farrell, Chief Constable, and Peace Officer Irwin, who, upon being admitted to that gentleman's presence, stated that they had a warrant against him, issued from the Head Office, on a charge of conspiracy to evade the proclamations recently promulgated by the Lord Lieutenant. Upon being arrested Mr. O'Connell sent word to the Morning Register office, that two of the reporters connected with that establishment should precede him to the Police-office in order that an accurate note might be taken of what should occur there. Mr. Maurice O'Connell, Mr. Steele, and Mr. Barrett, went to the Police-office previous to Mr. O'Connell's going there. The two latter gentlemen, upon entering the Boardroom, were informed by the Magistrates that warrants were also issued against them, and that they would be required to give bail. It was within a few minutes of 11 o'clock when Mr. O'Connell accompanied by Captain Morgan O'Connell, and followed by Mr. Farrell entered the Board-room. Mr. Farrell said, " here your Worships, is Mr. O'Connell." Mr. O'Connell walked quickly up to the table and then said, "I wish to know whether you yourselves, or by the directions of those of higher authority, have thought fit to have me dragged, like a felon through the streets—one who is a householder of the city of Dublin, and a member of the Imperial Parliament—and that you have sent your common thief-catchers to my house, without giving me the slightest notice. I wish in the first instance, that this question should be answered. Alderman Darley: We have acted under the directions of those of hig...  
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