Report from the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Lords of Ireland, Appointed to Take Into Consideration the Matters of the Sealed-up Treasonable Papers Received from the Commons, on the 23d Day of July Last: with All the Appendices: by the Right Hon. John Earl of Clare, Lord Chancellor of Ireland

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Página 48 - that the mass of the people do not care a feather for Catholic emancipation ; neither did they care for parliamentary reform, till it was explained to them as leading to other objects which they did look to, particularly the abolition of tithes.
Página 8 - The manner of commurycatfng the orders ifiued by the executive directory, was peculiarly calculated to baffle detection. One member of the executive alone communicated with one member of each provincial committee or directory : the order was tranfmitted by him to the fecretary of each county or diftrict committee in his province : the fecretaries of the county and diftrict committees, communicated with the fecretaries of the upper baronials in each county, they communicated with the fecretaries of...
Página 8 - Directory ," compofed of five perfons, was elected by the provincial directories ; but the election of this directory was fo managed, that none but the fecretaries of the provincial directories knew on whom the election fell. It was made by ballot, but not reported to the electors ; the appointment was notified only to thofe on whom the election...
Página 7 - From each lower baronial committee thus conftituted, one member was delegated to an upper baronial committee, which in like manner aflumed and exercifed the fuperintendence and direction of all the lower baronial committees in the feveral counties.
Página 51 - In the next place, that part of the populace who could not get into the engagement, would be employed in unpaving the streets, so as to impede the movements of horse or artillery ; and in the avenues where the army were likely to pass, numbers would be engaged forming barriers of hogsheads, carts, cars, counters, doors, &c., the forcing of which barriers by the army would be disputed, while like ones were forming at every twenty or thirty yards, or any convenient distances...
Página 21 - Freeman's (what an abuse of the word ' free !') Journal" on this subject, are most insidious and dangerous. 13th. "Resolved, that we will pay no attention whatever to any suggestion that may be made by either House of Parliament to divert the public mind from the grand object we have in view, as nothing short of the complete emancipation of our country will satisfy us...
Página 9 - The colonels of battalions in each county sent in the names of three persons to the executive directory of the union, one of whom was appointed by them adjutant-general of the county...
Página 51 - Another disadvantage on the part of the soldiers would be, that, as they are regulated by the word of command, or stroke of the drum, they must be left to their individual discretion, as such communications must be drowned in the noise and clamour of a popular tumult. In the next place, that part of the populace, who could not get into the engagement, would be employed in unpaving the streets, so as to impede the movements of horse or artillery; and in the avenues where the army were likely to pass,...
Página 51 - ... discharge to retreat to the rear, that their places may be occupied by the next in succession, who are loaded ; so, though there are a thousand men in a street, not more than sixty can act at one time ; and should they be attacked by an irregular body armed with pikes or such bold weapons, if the sixty men in front were defeated, the whole body, however numerous, are unable to assist, and immediately become a small mob in uniform, from the inferiority of number in, comparison to the people, and...

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