HC Deb 22 February 1889 vol 333 cc116-7

acquainted the House, that he had received the following letter relating to the imprisonment of Mr. J. L. Carew, a Member of this House:—

Court House, Kildare, Ireland,


February 21, 1889.

We beg leave to inform you that we have today convicted Mr. James Lawrence Carew, a Member of the House of Commons, of the offence of "that, on the 11th day of November, 1888, at Nurney, in the co. Kildare, being a district since proclaimed under the provisions of "The Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887," he did, with Denis Kilbride, M. P., and Thomas Robertson, and with other person and persons whose names are unknown, unlawfully take part in a criminal conspiracy punishable by Law at the time of the passing of the said Act, to wit, to induce persons whose names are unknown, who were or might be desirous to use or occupy farms of land in Ireland from which tenants had been or might be evicted in due course of law, not to use or occupy such farms," and have sentenced him to be im- prisoned in the Gaol at Kilkenny, which is the Gaol of the County of Kildare, for a period of four months, without hard labour, and that the said Mr. James Lawrence Carew proceeds this evening to that prison.

We have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servants,



To the Right Hon.

The Speaker of the House of Commons.

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