HC Deb 08 August 1848 vol 100 c1214

, on taking the chair said: I have to inform the House that I have received a letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dated the 6th of August, to the following effect:— Sir—It is my painful duty to inform you, that Mr. William Smith O'Brien, a Member of the House of Commons, was yesterday arrested at Thurles on a charge of Treason, and is now in the jail of Kilmainham.—I have the honour to be, &c. CLARENDON.

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