Marx-Engels Correspondence 1868

Marx To Engels


Source: Marx and Engels on Ireland, Progress Publishers, Moscow 1971;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

March 16, 1868

The present way in which the English treat political prisoners in Ireland, and also suspects, or even those sentenced to ordinary prison terms (like Pigott of The Irishman and Sullivan of the News)[142] is really worse than anything happening on the Continent except in Russia. What dogs!


142. Richard Pigott, the publisher of The Irishman and Alexander Sullivan, the owner of the Irish bourgeois radical Weekly News appearing in Dublin from 1858, received prison sentences in 1867 and 1868 respectively for publishing articles in defence of the Fenians.