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The Daily Dispatch: June 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], The way the Irish are Drought into the Shambles. (search)
le day; they could enlist at once, and recommended the 21th, an Irish regiment, to them. Upon this the suspicious were confirmed, which had been growing upon the men, that they had been deceived and enticed from their homes under false pretenses. The men are fine, stalwart fellows, young mechanics, all from the city of Dublin. One of them a young men, by the name of Ward, is a comedian, who has acted upon the Dublin boards and in the Irish provinces, in parts like these assumed by Barney Williams and Florence. Their story is, that throw were induced to come to this country through the representation of this Mr. Finney, who was announced in the papers as an "emigration agent for the principal railroads in New England, who was commissioned to procure 1,000 laborers." The terms be offered them were a free passage, work immediately upon arrival, a new suit of clothes and two pound a month and found, for wages. Mr. Finney now declares himself to be agent for Mr. Kidder, and Mr. Kid