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Wexford— The General stops the despotic cruelty of the

Orangemen by threatening to get the refractory tied to a

cart's tail and whipped


His remarkable answer to a curate reporting false alarms 55

Mr. Hawtry White's false alarmsCruelty exercised upon the

miserable peasantry-General Hunter proves Hawtry White

a perjured and false alarmist


Several acquitted by the court martial of Wexford presided at

by Lord Ancram, and after his departure by Sir James Fow-

lis-Major Fitzgerald's letter to Mr. Hay, vouching for the

authenticity of his history, Note


The execution of Mr. Walter Devereux notwithstanding pro-

tections—The weakness of French politics saves Ireland 59

Landing of Humbert's forces at Killala

Good conduct and discipline of the French general and his



The French take possession of Ballina


The royal army defeated shamefully at Castlebar Rev. Mr.

Gordon's observations upon this affair, Note


The Marquis Cornwallis heads the army in person, and moves

forward to stop the career of the enemy- The progress of the

French retarded by the brave resistance of the Limerick mi-

litia near Coloony


The French abandon their plan against Sligo, and direct their

march towards Granard in Longford


The French army surrender at Ballynamuck-The whole march

of the French 122 Irish miles-The French lose after their

landing about two hundred men


Lord Cornwallis's plan prevents an insurrection in Granard and

Cavan-Major General Trench with a large body of troops

arrives at Killala—The rebels disperse after a severe conflict


Great expedition of the Kerry militia to relieve the town-

Rashness and temerity of the rebels


A narration of this sad scene by the Bishop of Killala— The

French keep the town thirty-two days


Great cortempt of the French for the Catholic priests and Cao

tholic populace-Description of their appearance and disci-



Their police in Killala and environs


The example of Killala followed by their other conquests

Question of legality in submitting to an invading enemy, and

acting under him-General Bellew and Mr. Richard Bourke

condemned by court martial and hanged


Roger Mac Guire after a long imprisonment at Castlebar trans-

ported to Botany Bay-Mac Guire the father hanged-Re-

turns of the army's loss during the rebellion, and that of the


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Of the principal object of the Union-Parliament remains sit-

ting throughout the rebellion—The chiefs of the rebellion ex-

amined before the secret committees of both houses—Their

confessions published–The publication charged with misre-

presentation in the popular prints


The lord chancellor reports from the committee Examination

of the chief rebels


Lord Cornwallis publishes a proclamation


Mr. Ogle's speech in the course of the debates on the attainder

bill, Note --Mr. Grattan's letter from Twickenham 9th No.

vember, 1798, Note


Parliament prorogued on 6th November, 1798—The lord lieu-

tenant's speech


The Earl of Enniskillen disgraced for his conduct on the trial of



The lord lieutenant's orders to General Craig, in consequence

of the conduct of the court-martial presided by Lord Ennis-



The lamentable fate of Theobald Wolfe Tone, founder of the

Irish Union


Tried by a court-martial, pleads guilty, but asks for military

execution, being denied which, he cut his throat the night

before the execution-Opinion of the court of King's Bench

on his trial by court-martial, sitting the King's Bench 82

The Orange societies multiplied upon the suppression of the

rebellion-Case of the king against White and Goring, magis-

trates of the county of Tipperary, Note


Crimes fabricated by, and infamous conduct of some yeomen and

magistrates-Inhumanity of Mr. T. Judkin Fitzgerald,
sheriff of Tipperary


Incorporate union can alone release Ireland from the mis-

chiefs of Orangism-Difference of opinions upon the question

of Union


Prostitution of votes upon the occasion-Mr. Cooke's pam-

phlet circulated with great zeal and industry by ministers


A list of the principal writings for and against the measure,



The Earl of Clare at the head of the Unionists, the Right Hon.

Mr. Foster leader of the Anti-unionisis-Several dismissals

from office-Meeting of the bar, Ambrose Smith in the chair,

A resolution moved against an Union-Adjournment

moved by St. George Daly


Upon a division, for the adjournment 32, against it 166—The

city of Dublin


the measure


Resolutions of Dublin, the lord mayor in the chair-Case of

George Sparks, Esq. oppressed by Wexford Orangemen,



The political war, for and against an Union, rages throughout

the country


Meetings all over Ireland, even of the fellows and scholars of

Trinity college-Parliament meets 22d January 1799—The

viceroy's speech to both houses of parliament


An address moved from the lords-An amendment moved by

Lord Powerscourt-Rejected by a strong majority, 49 against

16—Lord Tyrone moves the address in the commons Ope

posed by Sir John Parnell


After a debate of twenty-two hours the house divided, ayes for

the amendment 105, noes 106-Adjourned till the 24th when

Sir Lawrence Parsons objects to the paragraph concerning the

Union, saying, the question of an Union revives all the old

political jealousies


Answer of the Irish parliament to King Edward, when sum-

moned by him to England-Various other reasons against

the measure alleged by Sir Lawrence Parsons


Lord Castlereagh disclaims any thought of re-arguing the ques-



On a division upon omitting or expunging the paragraph relative

to an Union in the address, for the rejection of the paragraph

111, for its continuance 106; majority for the Anti-unionists

5-A message from the king to the House of Lords in

England, on the same day as in Ireland, proposing Union


A like message to the British House of Commons-Mr. Sheri.

dan opposes bringing such a measure forward in the then
state of affairs--Mr. Pitt replies, and the motion for taking
his majesty's message, &c. is carried for the day following


Lord Grenville in the House of Peers moves for taking his ma.

jesty's message, &c.—Mr. Sheridan in the Commons opposes

the measure as an infringement upon the rights of that nation

declared in the Irish parliament in 1782, &c.--The declaration

of the parliament of Ireland, Note


Mr. Sheridan concludes his speech by moving an amendment,

expressing the surprise and deep regret with which the house,


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Mr. Canning answers Mr. Sheridan, and says the French revo-

lution made a deep impression upon the minds of the Irish


The advantages of a closer connection with England demonstrat-

ed-Mr. Canning concludes by recommending the measure


Mr. Pitt at length supports the measure, and offers various rea-

sons which induce him thereto


The amendment rejected, and address voted


Mr. Pitt in a long speech enumerates the great advantages of

the measure of an incorporate Union, acknowledging the
competency of the Irish parliament to dispose for itself


The emancipation of Catholics considered as dangerous to the

state in the then state of affairs, but practicable upon an Union


Want of capita and industry in Ireland


The loss of national independence of no weight when considered

with regard to Ireland


The weakness of Ireland against an enemy


Advantages of the Union for Ireland by a comparison with



He concludes by presenting eight resolutions—The resolutions

reported at full length


Mr. Pitt concludes by moving an address, &c.—Mr. Sheridan

opposes the plan as productive of discord and animosity 159

Mr. Sheridan concludes by presenting two resolutions—The

resolutions at full length-Lord Hawkesbury in support of

the measure, and Dr. Lawrence against it


The house divides, 140 against 15-Mr. Pitt proposes a full

discussion of the subject-Mr. Sheridan renews his opposition

to the scheme


Mr. Pitt protests against Mr. Sheridan's resolutions—Mr. Grey

contends for his friend's propositions, &c.—Division for the

previous question, 141 against 25–Upon the formation of a

comınittee for the discussion, the honourable Mr. St. John

moves to have the question dismissed for the present 163

Messrs. Grey, Secretary Dundas, Sheridan, Wyndham, Tierney,

Grant, and Smith, speak for and against the speaker's leaving

the chair-Division, 149 against 24—the order of the day

moved for a committee on the message-Mr. Sheridan re-

commends as a substitution for a legislative Union Catholic

emancipation, which had been heretofore promised, and moves

that it be an instruction to the committee to examine how far

it would be conducive to the interests of Ireland to abolish all

religious inabilities, &c.



This proposal upon the suggestion of Mr. Pitt rejected without

a division-General Fitzpatrick, honourable Mr. Dudley

Rider, Messrs. Tierney, Dundas, the solicitor general, the

honourable Mr. Percival, Mr. Sylvester Douglas, and Dr.

Lawrence, severally speak on the subject, as bearing a con-

nection with the arrangement in 1782

Upon a division for the speaker's leaving the chair 131, against

it 19-The opinion upon an union of Lewins and Dr. M'Ne-

vin at the meeting in Dublin, Note-The house in committee,

Mr. Douglas takes the chair-Mr. Hobhouse recommends

deferring the measure for the present, as obnoxious to the

people of Ireland-Mr. Addington, the speaker, takes a gene-

ral review of the relative situation of both countries in politics,

commerce, and religion

Mr. Addington concludes by giving his full approbation to the

measure-The five first resolutions of Mr. Pitt read and agreed

to; the sixth, granting free trade, opposed by Mr. Wilber-

force Bird-The remaining resolutions carried-Mr. Hob-

house states his reasons for opposing the measure--Lord

Levison Gower is a friend to an union-Sir Robert Peele,

though an enemy to the commercial propositions in 1785,

approves of Union-Lord Temple of the same opinion 173

Various other members speak for and against the proposed plan,

which on a division is adopted, ayes for bringing up the re-

port 120, noes 16-On the 18th February a conference be-

tween the lords and commons of the British parliament-Mr.

Foster's great popularity in Ireland-Addressed by the city

of Dublin, guild of merchants, &c.


Lord Castlereagh moves for an adjournment of the Irish parlia-

ment to 7th Feb.-Sir John Parnell opposes the adjournment,

and urges the necessity of vigilance against the wiles of minis-




Mr. Barrington censures Mr. Pitt's specch-Sir Henry Caven-

dish supports the adjournment, and asserts, that the whole

county of Cork desire an Union-Sir John Freke contradicts

the report of the wishes of Cork

The question is carried in the affirmative-Colonel Maxwell

Barry moves for a call of the house on the 8th Feb. 177

The motion amended for the 11th Feb.-Sir Henry Cavendish,

after prefacing upon the unruly conduct of people without

doors, moves three resolutions-A report that the parliament

was to be removed to Cork

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