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wished to put a question to the hon. Under-Secretary for War, relative to a statement which had been published with regard to the disbanding of the Tipperary Militia. It was stated that the men had refused to give up their arms except on certain conditions, and that they had taken possession of the town of Nenagh, where they used their bayonets and fire-arms, and the troops of the line had to be called in to quell them. By a telegraphic despatch since received, it was stated that the mutiny bad been quelled, and the question he wished to put to the hon. Under-Secretary was, whether it really was the fact that the mutiny had been suppressed, but only with severe losses on both sides?


I have seen a telegraphic despatch from General Chatterton, which states that everything was quiet in the quarters where the mutiny had taken place. It added that one man had been killed and some ten or twelve wounded belonging to the line, but it docs not allude to the losses on the side of the militia.


Does the hon. Gentleman intend to goon with the Militia Pay Bill to-night?—because, if he does, I shall call attention to the important cause of this unfortunate occurrence.


I hope to pass it through Committee to-night.