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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...of persons nightly, known to all, each having the conviction that his betrayal would insure a large reward, yet it is a healthy evidence of uprightness of purpose, to know that he experienced no peril, but, on the contrary, was shielded with devotion. Within four months, it has been stated that he was as many times arrested; but it is gratifying to remark he was safe in the hands of his friends, in New York, having been sent there on the business of the organization, in June, 1865. STEPHEN JOSEPH MEANT. Birth--Early Writings for the Press--Publishes a Volume of Poems at Sixteen--O'ConnelTs Reporter--Establishes the Irish National Magazine--In the Clubs--On the Irish Tribune--Brenan and Meany Test the Right of the Police to Sell the National Journals--Arrested under the Suspension of Habeas Corpus, 1848--Released--Journalism--Emigrates to the United States--Editor of the Toledo Commercial, Ohio--Centre--At the Third Congress--A Senator--Address to the Parent Trunk of Fenianism--Resolutions at Jones' Wood--Goes to England--Arrested--Tried for Treason-Felony--Fine Speech in the Dock--Exposes Overtures made to him to Betray the Fenians--Sentenced. The case of Stephen Joseph Meany has attracted peculiar attention, and thrown light upon a public carreer of devotion to Ireland, which it is gratifying to record. On the National side of Irish politics from boyhood, Meany was up to every progressive movement which, in our day, lifted politics into the domain of patriotism. He does not now suffer for the first time for entering wisely and well into the agitations exposing the misgovernment of his country, or advocating measures to achieve her independence. In 1848, he shared the hopes and penalties of that brilliant band of poets, authors and journalists,...
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