His Duel With St Leger

Curran was employed at Cork to prosecute a British officer of the name

of St. Leger, for an assault upon a Catholic clergyman. St. Leger was

suspected by Curran to be a creature of Lord Doneraile, and to have

acted under the influence of his lordship's religious prejudice. Curran

rated him soundly on this, and with such effect that St. Leger sent him

a challenge the next day. They met, but as Curran did not return his

fire, the affair ended. It was not necessary, said Curran, for me to

fire at him, for he died in three weeks after the duel, of the report

of his own pistol.

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