From The United Irishmen, Their Lives and Times v. 1 by R. R. Madden, 1846.
SIR – I wrote some days ago to Lord Cornwallis, relative to the generous conduct that has been observed by my Aid-de-Camp, Teeling, since he came into your country.
I dare to hope, Sir, that he will pay attention to my letter, and that he will not leave you ignorant of the particulars of it.
I proceed myself to put you in possession of them, well persuaded that you will regard them.
Teeling by his bravery and generous conduct, has prevented in all the towns through which we have passed, the insurgents from proceeding to most cruel excesses. Write to Killala, to Ballina, to Castlebar, there does not live an inhabitant who will not render him the greatest justice. This officer is commissioned by my Government; and all these considerations joined to his gallant conduct towards your people, ought to impress much in his favour. I flatter myself that the proceedings in your court will be favourable to him, and that you will treat him with the greatest indulgence.
I am with respect,