Patriot; born in Cork, Ireland
, April 24, 1763; graduated at Trinity College, Dublin
; first studied medicine, and then law, and was admitted to the Dublin bar in 1791.
He became a leader of the Association of United Irishmen, and was one of a general committee whose ultimate object was to secure the freedom of Ireland
from British rule.
With many of his associates, he was arrested in 1798, and for more than two years was confined in Fort George, Scotland
His brother Robert, afterwards engaged in the same cause, was hanged in
was liberated and banished to France
after the treaty of Amiens
, the severest penalties being pronounced against him if he should return to Great Britain
His wife was permitted to join him, on condition that she should never again set foot on British soil.
He came to the United States
in 1804, and became very eminent in his profession in the city of New York
He was made attorneygeneral of the State
A monument—an obelisk—was erected to his memory in St. Paul's church-yard, New York, on Broadway
He died in New York, Nov. 14, 1827.