Excerpt from The True Particulars of the Awful Death of Mr. R. Corrigan, Farmer in St. Sylvester, at the Cattle Show Held October 17, 1855: As Revealed at the Trial of Richard Kelly, Francis Donaghue, Patrick Donaghue, George Monaghan, Patrick O'neill, John McCaffrey, and George Bannon, Charged With the Crime of Murder, Before the Court of Queen's Bench, Quebec J. B. N opper, sworn and examined - The Show at St. Sylvester took place on the 17th of October witness was there. There was a gang who were organizing a row. This meeting was at twelve o'clock, before the row began, on Mr. Maehell's farm. Patrick o'neill, John mecafi'rey, Francis Donaghue, and Edward Don aghue, were present witness did not know the others. Patrick Donaghue was there he was named to begin the row - incited to do it-the rest were to fellow. Patrick o'neill, Francis Donaghue, and Edward Donaghue incited Patrick Donaghue to commence the row. Pat Donaghue then left to begin the row. As soon as he came up he struck Corrigan. Prisoner Kelly then struck Corrigan on the head with a stick witness saw Kelly, 9. Short time before he struck Corrigan beside the horses. Corrigan was examining a sheep when struck by Donaghue. Patrick Donaghue was the first person who struck Corrigan. The Judges were all together and there were no persons between them and the sheep. Patrick Donaghue came between the Judges and the sheep, and Corrigan said, Get out of the way; we can't see. The sheep were alone near the place. Patrick Donaghue then struck Corrigan on the side of the head with his fist. Richard Kelly came up and struck Corrigan on the head with a stick, immediately after Donaghue. John mccafi'rey also immediately struck Corrigan with a stick. Corrigan was then standing up. Mccafirey hit Corrigan on the neck after he received this blow Corrigan fell. Patrick o'neill then came up and struck him across the body with a stick. Cor' rigan was then lying on his belly on the ground. Kelly then jumlped upon him - on his back. Corrigan attempted to rise. Kel y was upon his body, and, jumping off, began to kick Corrigan on his side: George Banuon was striking him in the hinder parts. (george Bannon identified as prisoner on the right.) Witness is not sure the prisoner is not dressed as he was at the Show. Bannon is the first to the right - he has no doubt of it now.
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