His remarkable answer to a curate reporting false alarms
Mr. Hawtry White's false alarms-Cruelty 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

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The Earl of Clare at the head of the Unionists, the Right Hon.
Mr. Foster leader of the Anti-unionists-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 opposes 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-Op-
posed by Sir John Parnell

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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-

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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,



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


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