The Writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone, 1763-98: America, France, and Bantry Bay, August 1795 to December 1796

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
This edition of the writings of Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763-98), barrister, United Irishman, agent of the Catholic Committee, and officer in the French revolutionary army, is intended to comprehend all his writings and largely to supersede the two volume Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone...written byhimself that was edited by his son and published in 1826. It consists mainly of Tone's correspondence, diaries, autobiography, pamphlets, public addresses, and miscellaneous memoranda. It is based on the original MSS if extant or the most reliable printed sources.Tone's participation in Irish politics in the early 1790s and his presence on the periphery of the ruling circle in revolutinary France from February 1796 to September 1798 is enough to make his writings a major historical source. However the literary quality of his writings, diaries, andautobiography enhance this importance.This volume is the second of three volumes and covers Tone's attempt to settle in America, the early days in France, his negotiations with the Directory, his entry into the French army, and the expedition to Bantry Bay. Preceded by Tone's Career in Ireland to June 1795 (1998), it is to be followedby France, the Rhine, Lough Swilly, and Death of Tone, January 1797 to November 1798. Addenda, corrigenda, a bibliography of Theobald Wolfe Tone, and an index to all three volumes will appear in the third volume.
 

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Contents

1795
1
August 1o To Pierre Auguste Adet
7
From John Keogh
17
Pierre Auguste Adet to the Committee of Public Safety
23
To Thomas Russell
29
John Beckley to James Monroe
35
Receipt from secretary general for external relations
54
1796 continued
61
April 225 Diary
164
April 26May 2 Diary
176
Extract from the register of the Executive Directory
183
July 611 Diary
232
Extract from the register of the Executive Directory
247
September 59 Diary
311
Autobiography 1792 17956
320
September 28October 8 Diary
341

February 225 Diary
80
1796 continued
81
Second memorial to the French government on
88
February 29March 11 Diary
97
March 1222 Diary
123
March 237 Diary
129
Memorandum to General Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke
144
April 49 Diary
158
a October 14 An address to the peasantry of Ireland by A Traveller
347
October 14November 13 Diary
353
Diary
372
a November 22 To the militia of Ireland by Sarsfield i e Tone
392
November 30December 2 To Matilda Tone
403
Diary
409
December 421 Diary
420
December 223 Diary
426

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The late T. W. Moody was the doyen of modern Irish history, planning and establishing the magisterial New History of Ireland. R. B. McDowell is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin. C. J. Woods is a Research Editor at the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and occasional lecturer inmodern history at St Patrick's College, Maynooth.

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