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- DOCUMENTARY PROOF
FRAUD AND PERJURY;
ITS CONTINUANCE IS A SUBSIDY TO
"THE SAYINGS AND DOINGS”
THE RECENT ELECTION, AS GIVEN IN DETAIL.
“ The Holy Wells of Ireland,” &c. &c. &c.
23, UPPER SACKVILLE-STREET.
“When England shall lose her hostility to Popery, neither her liberties nor greatness can long survive."-Speech of Mr. Secretary Walpole, 1761.
“Every encouragement of the Papal power is a diminution of the power and authority of the crown."-Blackstone.
RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF ABERDEEN.
First Lord of Her Majesty's Treasury.
I have the honour to submit, for your Lordship's consideration, the following pamphlet, on the Grant to the College of Maynooth; and although the greater portion of it was written and printed off while the Earl of Derby occupied the high position now held by your Lordship, I feel persuaded the facts brought forward are sufficient to induce even “a Liberal Conservative Government,” who would wish to support the British Constitution in its integrity, without one hour's delay to withdraw the Grant from Maynooth. I beg leave, therefore, most respectfully to solicit your Lordship’s especial attention to the facts referred to.
You will perceive, my Lord, I have not entered into any questions concerning particular governments—but having proved distinctly, by documentary evidence, that the Grant to Maynooth was obtained by fraud and perjury, having demonstrated that no one of the benefits originally promised by the establishment of May
nooth has been obtained—and Lord John Russell himself, in arguing the question in the House of Commons, having admitted that no compact exists with reference to the Grant which should prevent Parliament from at once withdrawing it, provided it could be shewn that it is productive of evil to the community at large*-I now, having given ample proof that such is and has for many years been the case--as a British subject, respectfully but earnestly call upon your Lordship, and your Lordship’s coadjutors in office, to exert your influence in the abatement of
an evil, detrimental to the great body of Her Majesty's
subjects of every denomination, more especially to the lower orders of the Roman Catholic population.
I have the honour to be,
Your Lordship's very obediont Servant,
Philip Dixon Hardy.
Dublin, January 26th, 1853.
* See page 100, Lord John Russell's speech in 1845.
The real questions to be considered in reference to Maynooth.
Humble Memorial of the Roman Catholic Prelates in 1794, to
be allowed to erect Seminaries for the education of ecclesi.
astics, and to secure funds for the purpose.
reign Universities, relative to the authority of the Pope in
Great Britain, and their answers . . . .
Maynooth established by Romish Ecclesiastics to rear a body of
men for the priesthood, independent of the people. .
in Maynooth out of the public purse
of the public money to Maynooth ? . .
interference of Edmund Burke and Dr. Hussey
“ The Bill of Rights” and the Oath of the King or Queen of
Great Britain directly opposed to such doctrines .
juring certain principles of the Romish religion . .