HC Deb 14 May 1888 vol 326 cc139-40

acquainted the House that he had received the following Letter, relating to the Conviction of a Member of this House:—

County of Louth.


12th May, 1888.


I have the honour to report that on yesterday, 11th inst., at Molls, in this county, before a Court of Petty Sessions, under "The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887," of which I was Chairman, found Mr. John Dillon, M.P., guilty of having on 8th ulto., in this country, taken part in the "Plan of Campaign," and the sentence of the Court was that Mr. Dillon be imprisoned in Dundalk Gaol for six months, without hard labour.

Mr. Dillon was again tried to-day, before the same Court, on a charge of having on the same occasion incited others to take part in the "Plan of Campaign," on this charge he was also found guilty and sentenced to the same term of imprisonment, to run concurrently with first sentence.

From these orders Mr. Dillon has appealed to the County Court Judge, to be heard on 20th June next.

I have the honour to be,


Your obedt. servt.


Resident Magistrate.

Right Honble. Arthur Wellesley Peel, M.P.,

Speaker, House of Commons.

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