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A T'a Meeting of the General Board of permitted to observe that no Bill, or principle H the Catholics of Ireland, held at the of a Bill, formed by the Board, couid authen. Shakespeare Gallery, on Saturday, the 8th of ticate what is the real extent of the relief Jan. 1814, it was resolved, that the Chair. sought by the Catholics. I do perfectly beman be requested respectfully to convey to lieve, that the Catholics are entirely compethe Earl of Donoughmore the Resolutions of tent to set forth their grievances and their the Aggregate Meeting of the 15th June last, relief; but they have done so already by re· relative to the forination of the Board, and, peated Petitions, in which they speak with at the same time, to assure him that the indis authenticity to their Representatives in the viduals composing the Catholic Board never House of Commons. I do acknowledge, and have assumed or claimed any representative applaud the wisdom of the idea which the capacity, being determined not to violate the Board is pleased to express on the subject of Law, even under its most unfavourable con- healing measures, and do second most corstruction.
dially the wish they declare to remove injuriThat a Committee be appointed to carry ous jealousies and groundless alarms; but I into clect the Laws in favour of the Catho must be permitted to add that those jealousies lics, with respect to Corporation Rights. and alarms can only be removed by a spirit of
That the Thanks of the Board be given to accommodation, and by such steps as may Mr. Pemberton and Mr. Ring, for their exer unite the Irish and English Catholics, and tions in procuring the Freedom of the Corpo may harmonize the Irish Catholics with one ration for the Catholics.
another; and I do not hesitate to say, that At a meeting of the Board, on the 22d,
without a spirit of accommodation and conciMr. O'Gorman was requested to report to the
liation the Catholics will never succeed., Board the occurrences which had taken place
The Board is pleased to say that it has at
tempted to do its duty to the Catholic cause, on the occasion of certain trials at Derry, where he had acted as defendants' counsel."
to their Protestant Brethren, and the LegisMr. O'Gorman, after some observations
lature: permit me to add, that when the from Mr. Mahon and Mr. O'Connell, entered
Board shall bave adopted the spirit of accominto a very interesting detail, which shall
modation and conciliation, then, and not till appear, if possible, in the next number.
then, can the Board proclaim that it has enMr. O'Connell gave notice of a motion
deavoured to do its duty. I lament extremely concerning the suggestions to the Parliamen
the disappointment which attended the pro
ceedings of the last Sessions, but that disap-, tary advocates of Emancipation.
pointment, I must observe, did not arise from
the want of a bill formed by the Catholic MR. GRATTAN'S LETTER.
Board, The Board is pleased to say that it The following is a copy of Mr. Grattan's has made a candid and respectful avowal second Letter to the General Board of Irish of their views--I acknowledge the avowat Catholics:
to be both candid and respectful. They Tinnehinch, Dec. 16th, 1813. will permit me to make a candid and respectSir,--- I was bonoured with your letter writ- ful avowalof mine: They are, the complete ten by order of the Catholic Board, and I Emancipation of my Roman Catholic fellow beg to return you my thanks for the polite- subjects, without injury to their Church, ness of your communication. I beg also to or their Religion: and the perpetuation of remind the Catholic Board, that the first the Protestant Succession to the Crown, and' Resolution transmitted to me, was a proposal the preservation of the Protestant Church. for a communication from the Board, in the These are the sentiments in which I support form of a Bill, to be presented to Parliament the Catholic petition, and in these I am sure for their Relief and that I declined that I have the concurrence of the Catholics. communication, conceiving that the forming | Sorry should I be to obstruct, for a moment, a Bill was the exclusive province of Parlia the happy results which the Board, or any ment. I have been honored with a second let. | other Body, may conceive they can produce, ter, in which the Board is pleased to mention for the promotion of any of these great the benefits by them expected to have ari | objects; and I therefore take this opportusen from such their communication; and, / nity to declare, that I am ready to receive
orher benefits, they observe, that it | any suggestions on this subject from the would bave made known to their enemies the | Catholic Board, or any other description real extent of the Relief sought by the of my Fellow-Citizens, --concurring with my Catholics. Without doubting, in any degree, | Noble Friend, Lord Donoughmore, in objects the propriety of such an object, may I being to any communication from the Board
in the form of a Bill, or with the authority ( be impressed with an opinion, that the Caof instructions, I have the houour to be, tholics were not sufficiently protected by the With respect and sincerity,
law against the outrages of the Ulster OrangeYour very faithful humble servant, ' men--they were sworn to defend each other,
HENRY GRATTAN. if attacked--they were sworn to give no proNicholas Mahon, Esq. Chairman
vocation; and, for that purpose, notwithof the Catholic Board for the
standing the cheapness of liquors in this part 4th of December.
of the country, they were mutually pledged
by their association to strict sobriety--no On Thursday, Jan. 13, a Deputation from man to drink more than two tumblers of punch the Manufacturers of the Liberties of Dublin
in the twenty-four hours. waited upon DANIEL O'CONNELL, Esq. at his
They had their chairmen and secretaries, house in Merion-square, to present him with
and regular nights of meeting, and books, an Address and a splendid Piece of Plate, in
resolutions, &c. &c. In a few weeks more, testimony and commemoration of his general
all the Catholics of Ulster would have been services to his Country, and more particularly
associated. About seven months ago, the to the Trade and Manufactures in Ireland.
Catholic Board issued their public admoniThe Cup is an elegant piece of workmanship.
tory address, that the people should avoid all On one side is the following inscription :
such associations. The people obeyed in* Presented by the Manufacturers of the Li stantly-they dissolved their lodges. “berty of the City of Dublin, to DANIEL The society owed its origin to Orangemen. « O'CONNELL, Esq. as a Token of their Es
Its decay was the work of the Board. But "teem for his Public and Private Virtues,
the Orangemen are again on the alert. In " and transcendant Abilities, displayed on the North, they indulge in excesses almost as * all occasions for the welfare of our Com
ridiculous as they are i'legal. A festival of “mon Country.”-On the reverse, a Shield, three days; an Orange Boven of half a leaning on an aged tree, bears the Arms of
week has been lately celebrated in Derry. O'Connellma Harp unstrung–Chains broken
Under the ludicrous pretence that it was neby the abilities of the Writer, and the elo cessary to bless, with the Orange flag, the quence of the Orator, of which a Book, Pen, first stone of a new court-honse, a three day's Scroll, Lamp of Study, Caduceus, and Scale
festival was celebrated, sufficient to remind of Justice, are emblematic.
the poor Catholics of Derry of the Spartan RIBBON MEN.---Nothing can display more
solemnities, during which it was permitted strongly the ill effects of Orangemen than
to inflict every cruelty on the wretched Hethe wonderfnl and rapid diffusion of the Rib
lots. The consequences of this most absurd bon Association in the North. It commenced
carnival, at which baronets and bishops, in the local disturbance at Fanget, a district
sheriff's and clergymen, magistrates and mob, in the county of Donegall. A violent con
joined in the revelry, is the probability of a flict occurred in this district between the
revival of the Ribbon Lodges. But in order Orangemen and Catholics-lives were lost
to counteract the evil tendenc of these ille. on both sides-seven Catholics were capitally
gal associations, the General Board, on the indicted at Lifford, the assizes town of the
motion of Mr. O'Connell, have resolved to county. The barristers employed on the part
prepare another Address to the People, cauof the Catholics were Messrs. Smyly, Rolles
tioning them against the danger of engaging ton, and Macklin. The Judge was the pre
in these unlawful societies.---It is the intensent Sir Michael Smyth; he charged the Jury
tion of the Board also to prosecute any outstrongly and favourably for the Catholics
rage that may be committed by the Orange
men on a Catholic who is not a Ribbon-man. no Catholic, of course, was on the juryevery one of the seven was found guilty. A
but to give no assistance whatever to those point of law was made in favour of the pri
who enter into any unlawful combinations, soners by Mr. Macklin. The Judge felt it
The Board in this respect have acted right to be his duty to make a strong representa
---and it is to he hoped the people will be tion to governinent in favour of the prisoners
wise. Tbey must not imitate the conduct of She sayed the lives of seven Catholics.- The
the Orangemen. There must be po illegal associations of Ribbon Men commenced in
associations in Ireland. The conduct of the stantly after-it commenced in the city of
Catholics in the pursuit of Emancipation, Derry—its avowed object was defensive.it
or measures of self defence, must be all open, spread rapidly, in a few weeks, through the
else it will he mischievous--and themselves counties of Donegall and Derry-in a few
and their friends will be the first victims. months, it had extended from Derry to Bel
Every thing should be done for THE PEOPLE, fast on the one side, and Monaghan ou the
BUT NOTHING BY THE PEOPLE. other-ninety-nine lodges were associated Derry seems to have had a Jubilee of anit was spreading rapidly through Ulster- other description from the above, in conse three meetings of the delegates from lodges quence of some prosecutions entered into had been held in the city of Derry, they | against the Catholics tesperting their late cousisted of Catholics exclusively--they an- aggregate meeting, in which Counsellors peared by their conduct and association to O'Gorman and Macklin excited the utmost enthusiasm in the people by the able exertion
OBITUARY. of their legal abilities. The following article DIED.-On his passage from Bristol, on this subject is copied from a Protestant where he had been for the recovery of his paper, and will give the reader some idea of health, DANIEL O'SULLIVAN, of Cameatrinthe state of Parties in the sister island:- gane, in Beerhaven, county of Cork, Esq. “ The Trial of the Rev. Mr. O'Mullan lasted Captain of the Beerhaven Loyal Infantry; nearly a week. The conduct of Mr. O'Gor. and the first Roman Catholic appointed to man has excited the greatest enthusiasm of the Commissiou of the Peace in the county gratitude in Derry. Party will always pro- of Cork, since the reign of Queen Anne. duce its own re-action. Orangemen have O'Sullivan it was, who, in 1796, when the produced Ribbon-Men, and the cry of French fleet were in Bantry Bay, and not a Orange Boven, which lately, in Derry, de- military man, within forty miles of his resi. lighted the ear of Sir George Hill, for nearly | dence, assembled upwards of 2000 of the a week, has been answered by the cry of peasantry, principally his own tenants, and Erin Boven, which, for another week, greeted watched the line of coast for eleven nights; the patriotic exertions of Macklin and O'Gor- | drove off into the interior all the cattle; seman. O'Gorman, a Catholic, was drawn by | creted, or conveyed away, the provisions, many thousand Catholics around the Protes- and took every other precaution to harass tant walls of Derry! Oh! shade of pious and the enemy, and deprive him of subsistence, immortal memory, shall the vulgar uproar of should he land. O'Sullivan it was, who, with a Papist multitude thus insult the loyalty of a band of his faithful peasantry, made a the maiden city! It is not more than fifty | French lieutenant and his boat's crew, on years siuce no Papist dare enter within its their landing, prisoners; and with no other gates! It is not more than thirty years since | escort, conveyed them to Bantry, wherei no Papist, but a barber and a baker, dared | General Dalrymple had then arrived with a to reside within its walls! Since the days very small force, half a regiment. The gewhen the Maiden Queen signed the Charterneral refused to believe that the vessels in for erecting the Maiden City, no Popish the bay were French, until O'Sullivan introPriest ever yet presumed to reside within the duced his prisoner, Lieutenant Proseau, who fortress of Protestantism. Even the present soon cured the general of his incredulity, Popish Bishop holds his hunble habitation and he immediately ordered his carriage, and far in the suburbs, far distant from the walls made good his retreat to Cork. O'Sullivan, of the Maiden City; but now, alas! the times upon that occasion, lost his pleasure-boat, · are changed, and for the first time since the which cost-him 500 guineas; he sent her out
building of the City, the upholy voice of a to reconnoitre the French fleet, but she was Popish Lawyer has echoed in the office of cut off on her return by a French frigate, Derry's Mayor-even in the presence of and sunk; her crew were made prisoners, Derry's Recorder. A Popish multitutude and carried to France. For these services, have paraded, in unresisted triumph, a Po- 1 O'Sullivan, although a Catholic, was prepish Demagogue round its Protestant walls. sented with the freedom of the Corporation And are the honours paid to William of Nas- of Cork. The associated merchants of that sau to be answered by like honour paid to | city, too, presented him with a flattering O'Gorman of Clare? O, Derry-down! and address, and a handsome sword, and govern is Derry down: Where is the Serjeants of ment gave him the command of a yeomanry Mace: Where are the Bishop and the Bea- corps. They, however, forgot to pay for his dles, and the Bang-the-Beggars, to resist this boat, although she was destroyed by the torrent of unholy Huns, who pour from the | enemy, and in the public service. O'Sullisuburbs as a flood, and shout through the city | van died in his 57th year, unmarried. No in Popish joy? O, Maiden City, art thou man was ever. more regretted, or deserved thus to be defiled by their presence, and in- | more regret. He was idolized by his tesulted by their uproar ? Where are the nantry-he was affectionately beloved by all Orange, and Purple, and Blue? Where is his friends---he was universally respected and the Legion--the Derry Legion--that swore | esteemed by all his acquaintances. This is on their knees, in their corps--in the pre- | 10 exaggeration. He was descended from sence of the Grandees of the Corporation and one of the branches of the princely house of the Church with a tumbler in one hand and O'Sullivan Beare, ancient lords of Beare a hayonet in the other—never to abandon and Bantry; and he possessed, in an emi. the Worship of William, and the Creed of nent degree, the Milesian virtues--he was Ascendancy? Where are the Apprentice generous, good-humoured, brave, and hos-' Poys of Derry? O, perhaps they speak | pitable. In him was exhibited the living " but by the Recorder,"
model of the ancient chieftains'; and his af
flicted followers now mourn the hand that A Catholic girl, in the city of Derry, ven
was never closed, and the heart that was tured to sympathise in the confinement of
of never before cold. . . . Mr. O'Mullan. An Orangeman levhlled a musket at her head, and fired! The girl is | Printed by W. E. ANDREWS, Fenwick-court, dargerously wounded! The punishment of
Holborn, Londona this poor girl was greater than her offence.
This then will account for the acrimoMHIS Gentleman, who signed him- | ny contained this gentleman's present
1 self in his first letter, my unwil- letter; and, in some measure, excuse ling correspondent, now seems very the absurdities which are to be found unwilling to relinquish the combat. in it. In one place Mr. B. says, " in Nay he even talks of his “ bold ad-1" due time, Sir, if you allow me a su ffis vances into the camp of an enemy;" “ cient proportion of your pages, I and he cautions me not " to presume“ may be able to expose many of the " at once that I had gained a decided “ fallacies and misrepresentations by “victory, on perceiving that his first " which you and Bishop Milner Have 6 address included but a small num- “ imposed on your readers.” Now, 4 ber of the topics which I thought it appears very strange to me that this 56 most deserving of notice.”. For my gentleman, when I have detected in part I had no such presumption; but imposing upon his readers, should not really, from the jargon of his last embrace the opportunity of doing the document, I am inclined to believe same by me if it was in his power; but that I gave my antagonist a stun- my logical opponent contents himself ing blow, from the effects of which he with usserting that I HAVE DONE so, has not yet been able to recover him, and that in due time, if I allow him a self. This will appear evident, on a sufficient space (I wonder how many perusal of his present letter, which, pages it will require to convict a Popish from the confusion of his ideas, suf- editor of vending faleshoods) he ficiently proves the state of mind un- may 'e able to expose me. If what der which the author laboured; and Mr. B. asserts, is really founded in although he takes the field again, he fact, why does he not come to the does not seem inclined to repel the proof at once? What necessity is force of my arguments, but renews his there for further time to explain what attack with a discharge of abuse, and has been already done? The truth is, a volley of assertions. Indeed the that Mr. Blair CANNOT PROVE what wound I have inflicted appears to be HE ASSERTS, or I am persuaded he deeper than I intended, to which I would have readily availed himself of have added another, in my exposure the opportunity. For what purpose of the falsehoods and inconsistencies | the name of that learned scholar and contained in the Fifth-of-November pious divine, the Right Rev. Dr. Milpamphlet, which I noticed in my num- | ner, has been introduced by Mr. B. ber for December, since the editor of I am at a loss to conjecture. The Rev. it appears to be no other person than Prelate has never interfered in our conMr. B.: at least so it has been assert. | troversy, nor made any attack upon ed in a public print, in which he was Mr. B. Why they has he thus wantonly congratulated for his laudable exer- | accused this exalted personage of mistions in the cause of Protestantism.- representation and falsehood, without ORTHOD. JOUR. Vol. II.
a shadow of proof? Has he the vanity | tares, I shall insert that gentleman's to imagine that the Bishop's character letter. By this he will have the cancan be weakened by his empty asser- dour and fair dealing which he retions ? The ablest writers of the day quires, and he may be assured that I have been labouring to establish this have no desire to handle him uncharitcharge against the Rev. Doctor, but | ably. they have all sunk beneath the ato tempt; and does my antagonist think
MR. BLAIR's Second LETTER that his exertions will be crowned with success? How vain and simple on CATHOLIC FREEDOM, TOLERATION the conceit! Mr. Blair further ob
AND CHARITY. serves, that perhaps I mistake abusive | When I began to address you, Mr. reproaches for arguments, or that I | Editor, on the subjects which are may expect Protestants to stoop so low named in the title of my present and as to notice the effusions of ignorance former letter, it was to be expected and malice which abound in the con- that any single letter in the series (estroversial writings of my forefathers. pecially the first) would touch only In fact, I had no such thoughts: I upon a few of the points intended to certainly did expect that Mr. Blair, be discussed. You had, therefore, no who had stooped so low as to address reason to become petulant and imperme, the Editor of the Popish Journal, tinent; or to presume at once that as he elegantly terms my publication you had gained a decided victory, on in his Fifth-of-November effusions, perceiving that my first address in. would also have condescended to an cluded but a small number of the to. swer the observations which I made on pics which you thought most deserv. his first letter; and I shall just ob- ing of notice! In due time, Sir, if serve, that if he claims my promise to you allow me a sufficient proportion insert his remarks, I shall expect that of your pages, I may be able to exMr. B. will confine himself to facts, pose many of the fallacies and misre. and not content himself with sophisti presentations by which you and Bishop cal assertions. As to the ignorance Milner have imposed on your readers ; and malice contained in the writings of but, in the mean time, let not him my forefathers, I am really sorry for “ that girdeth on his harness boast as them, and Mr. B. is very unfortunate" he that putteth it off:" and I take in his allusion, since the old gentle. the liberty, Sir, of advising you not men were, as far as I know, Protest. to write with so much flippancy, assur. ants, my own parents being such tillance, and personally rudeness, as you they became enveloped in the darkness have already indulged in, throughout of Popery. That their controversial | most of your controversial papers ; writings abound in ignorance and ca. since it is possible that some of your lumny, I cannot deny-of malice I will correspondents and other individuals, not accuse them, if they have been whom you treat thus contemptuously, guilty of it, they have answered for may have a moderate portion of sense the deed, at the proper tribunal; but I and learning as well as yourself,— have not met with any Catholic works though not gifted with so large a share which deserve the appellation, unless, of effrontery. I certainly do not in. indeed, it is malicious to defend Truth, tend to evade any real “ARGUMENT" and that to adduce unanswerable argu- of Dr. Milner or yourself, which falls ments is the effect of ignorance. I within the scope of my present plan; shall now conclude these preliminary and I rely upon your promise “ to inobservations, and before I proceed to “ sert any remarks I may wish to answer Mr. Blair's Defence, if such it “ make on what is contained in the can be called, of the English Protest.“ Orthodox Journal.” Fairness and ant Translators of the Holy Scrip- candid dealing is all I shall claim from