From The History of the Insurrection in the County of Wexford by Edward Hay, 1842.

Lieutenant-colonel Foote of the North Cork militia, visited Mr. Harvey in the gaol, and at their express request, he wrote the following notice to the insurgents on the mountain of Forth:

I have been treated in prison with all possible humanity, and am now at liberty. I have procured the liberty of all the prisoners. If you pretend to Christian charity, do not commit massacre, or burn the property of the inhabitants, and spare your prisoners’ lives.


Wednesday, 30th May, 1798.