The following was written on a billboard and posted in the Tipperary Area in 1798
To the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhoods of Tipperary.
It is ordered that should a
shot at any time be fired on the military from any house or cottage whether in the town or country,
soul without discrimination found within will be put to the sword and the house destroyed.
That should the Daringness
of the disaffected lead them to outrage or cruelty on the properties or families of the peaceful and well disposed the whole
neighbourhood will be laid waste.
Signed by - T.H. Foster, Colonel, Louth