1822, Letter of Protest from Dr. Elmore, Clonakilty, Co. Cork against Dismissal of Rickard Deasy Early Catholic Magistrate.

At the time there was a a considerable amount of dismissals possibly because of age or infirmity.

The project was made possible by a bequest from the late Professor Francis J Crowley. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Professor Crowley was educated at Yale and Princeton, and became a professor of French at the University of California at Los Angeles. Both his parents were born in Ireland, and in his will he bequeathed most of his estate to the Republic of Ireland to be used for the preservation of records of the history of the Irish people.

The Deasys were part of an extended family network heavily invloved in politics: