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The court party accuse him of an attack upon the preroga-

tive - -


The military state of the country reported - - 88

Pensions lavishly granted


Remarkable opinion of Mr. Gore, solicitor general


A motion for an address to the throne by Mr. Perry for a di-

minution of expences - - - - 91-2

A statement of the late encrease of expences - - 93

Primate Stone's English ascendency supported by the Irish pu-

ritans—Mr. Mason's observations upon the Papists lending

security bills—Animadversions upon Sir James Caldwel's

pamphlet concerning the Papist security bill, vide Note 94

Mr. Bagnal brings in heads of a bill for better securing the

liberties of the subject - - - - 98

Both Primate Stone and the Earl of Shannon die-The Cheva-

lier de St. George, only son of James the Second, died at

Rome .

- - - - 99-100

Proofs of the venality of the Irish parliament


The heads of the bill for securing the freedom of parliament,

&c. stopped by the English privy council . . 102-3

An address to his majesty is carried by a majority of two-
The address answered not very graciously

Graciously - 104-5

Two patriotic bills rejected -



Abridged statement of the Irish revenue . . . 106

Difference in point of law between an English proclamation and

an Irish one-Doctor Lucas addresses the city of Dublin 107

Notwithstanding the alteration made in the bill by the English

privy council, the bill passes

- 108

Doctor Lucas addresses his constituents . - 109-10

Lord Hertford recalled and Lord Townshend appointed lord

lieutenant, 1767

i. 111

Great changes under Lord Townshend-The leading grandees

govern in reality ..

- 112

Primary object of Lord Townshend's government - 113

Long parliaments considered as a national evil - 113

Septennial bill transmitted and returned octennial—The bill for

the independence of judges returned with a material altera-

tion, and therefore rejected - - -
Effects of Molyneux's Case of Ireland -


Draper's Letters-Faulkner's imprisonment-Doctrine of li.

bels - - - - : -


Freeman's Journal, Hibernian Journal, Dublin Mercury, from

these papers Barratariana - - -

His majesty's message to the commons


The report of the committee in answer to the message 119

The first limited parliament meet, October, 1769


Even pensioners resist the right of the English privy council to

make money bills originate with them - - 120-1

A bill of certain duties rejected because it was altered in Eng-

land - - - - - - 122

The lord lieutenant enters a protest on the journals of the upper

house, which produces a serious debate -

Woodfall's libel upon the Irish patriots - - - 123

Sir Charles Bingham's report from the pension committee 124

Address of the commons to his excellency . . 125

Answer delivered by Sir George Mac Cartney the secretary-

Parliament prorogued - - - - - 125-6

The Honourable Boyle Walsingham's motion in the British

House of Commons on the prorogation of the Irish parlia-

ment. - - - -

Lord North replies


Encrease of the national debt


The lord lieutenant meets parliament, 26th of February, 1771–

Mr. Edmund Saxton Perry, speaker .

Resignation of the chair by Mr. J. Ponsonby


A motion in the House of Cominons for an address to his ma-

jesty, lost - -


Both houses address the king


Protest of sixteen peers


Names of the protesting peers .


Extract from the lord lieutenant's speech, 1771


An insurgent rescued from the barracks of Belfast by the Steel


- 136

None of the insurgents convicted either in Carrickfergus or


- - 137

The conduct of the Protestants .


An additional bounty to Popish priests converted


An act for the reclaiming unprofitable bogs


Lord Harcourt appointed, October, 1772 - - 142

He meets parliament, 12th, 1773 -


Perry the speaker, speech at the bar of the lords .. 143

Lord Harcourt adopts more moderation than his predecessor 144

An absentee tax proposed by government rejected : 145-6

The plan of tontine for raising the sum of 650,0001. - 147

Stamp duties introduced .


Heads of a bill for securing the repayment of monies advanced

by Papists to Protestants—Heads of a bill for granting leases of

lives to Papists—Both plans remain without any progress 148

A bill passes both houses entitling all and every of his majesty's

subjects to testify their allegiance - - 149

Mr. Rigby, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, opinion concerning

the right of England to tax Ireland


The effects of an embargo upon commerce . . 151-2

The British minister moves for a committee of the whole house
to consider the Irish fisheries

The committee grant bounties for the whale fisheries-Take
off the duties upon oil, bone, and blubber

Lord lieutenant's message to the Irish commons - 154
Admission of foreign troops rejected


The additional duty bill upon beer, &c. rejected on account of

certain alterations in England-A motion to address his

majesty - - -

- -


The above address lost


An address to the lord lieutenant-The people of Ireland par.

tial to America from sympathy - - 159-60

Lord Effingham's resignation of his station in the army-The

city of Dublin vote him thanks, Note

. 161

State of the expences for the last two years—This octennial

parliament dissolved, only four years old


Thomas Townshend's (Lord Sidney) motion in the English

House of Commons against the Earl Harcourt—This motion

rejected after a long debate - - . 163-5

Sawbridge, mayor of London, moved in the House of Com-

mons, that the American colonies be put on the footing of

Ireland-Extraordinary promotion to the peerage - 166

Lord Buckinghamshire appointed lord lieutenant-Mr. Heron

his secretary-His lordship's speech to parliament in Octo-

ber 1777

. 167

Grievances described in the petitions of the cities of Cork and



Increase of expenditure upon the civil list


Resolutions of the House of Commons

Official communication of the treaty between France and the
American colonies

- - 175-6

The answer of the commons to this message


Resolution for raising 300,000l. per tontine

A message from the lord lieutenant to the commons - 177

First concession to Roman Catholics under Lord North's ad-



- - 178

A committee of the English House of Commons examine the

acts of parliament relating to the Irish trade - 179

Debate upon Earl Nugent's motion in favour of the Irish







Mr. T. Townshend wishes for further indulgencies to the Irish

Roman Catholics-Lord North acknowledges himself a

friend to any motion tending to their relict-Sir George

Saville moves for leave to bring in the heads of a bill to repeal

certain penal laws against Popery in England - 180

Observations favourable to the Irish Catholics during the de-

bate -



* *

Mr. Gardiner moved for leave to bring in the heads of a bill

for the relief of his majesty's Roman Catholic subjects of Ire.

land-Leave granted-A motion of Sir Edward Newnham

in favour of the Dissenters lost -

- 1834

After a severe contest the Catholic bill succeeds - 185

The session terminates the 14th August–The Irish trade bill

is violently opposed in the English House of Commons 185

Mr. Burke's answers to all the objections against this bill 186-8

Lord Nugent describes the distresses of the common people of





Lord Beauchamp joins Lord Nugent


Lord Nugent moves for the establishment of a cotton manufac-

tory in Ireland, and liberty to import cotton yarn into Eng-

land from the sister kingdom


Colonel Stanley and Sir George Younge appear hostile to the

measure--Mr. T. Townshend supports Lord Nugent-Lord

Newhaven establishes the average of the imports and exports

from England to Ireland, and vice versa



Moves for leave, &c. to import West India sugars into Ireland

-Debates on the subject-Lord North communicates to the

English commons the king's proclamation confirmative of the

miserable state of Ireland-Sir George Younge states the

quantity of sugar imported annually into Great Britain 193

Debates upon the sugar importation bill - . 194

Motion of Lord Shelburne in the English House of Peers for

an address to his majesty

- 195

Lord Weymouth opposes the motion as implicating the mi-



The amendment for deferring the address to the ensuing session

-Carried after a long debate


- 196

Resolutions of the city of Dublin -


Resolutions of the city of Waterford ..


First association of volunteers and progress


The lord lieutenant's speech to parliament

Mr. Grattan's observations thereupon


Grattan's amendment to the address is carried after a warm

· debate


The weakness of the Irish government -


Important motion of Lord Shelburne in the Bri h House of



The misuse of the Irish hereditary revenues , 210

Resolutions moved by Lord Shelburne

- 211

The resolution supported by the Earl of Hillsborough, Mar-

quis of Rockingham, &c.


Lord Upper Ossory's speech and motion in the British House

of Commons for a vote of censure, &c. .


Lord Middleton supports the motion


Debate upon the motion continued - -


The motion rejected by 173 against 100


Mr. Burke's remarks

- - 218-20

Resolutions of the Irish parliament for a free trade - 220

A committee of the British House of Commons upon the state

of Ireland The minister's speech and correct statement of

the restriction upon the Irish trade . - 221-6

Two bills in favour of Irish trade pass--Force, discipline, and

political resolutions of the Irish volunteers—Mr. Grattan's

resolution on Irish independence moved to be entered on the

Journals of the commons - - - 227

The motion withdrawn-First Irish lottery - 227

Mr. Perry, speaker of the House of Commons, his speech, Note

: -The privy council in England alters the mutiny and sugar

importation bills . .

- -


The borough of Newry petitions General discontent-The

House of Commons resolves into a grand committee upon the

alteration in the mutiny bill .


The resolutions of Dublin merchant volunteers - 230

Censure of the commons upon certain public papers - 231

Great circulation of a pamphlet attributed to Mr. Grattan 232

Lord Buckinghamshire's speech to the lords and commons-

Lord Carlisle appointed to the government of Ireland—Mr

Eden (now Lord Auckland) secretary - - 233

Speech of Mr. Fox in the British House of Commons upon the

report of the mutiny bill-Mr. Townshend seconds the mo.



The motion passes without a division


The reviews of the volunteers continue the lord lieutenant con-

venes parliament-His speech

Mr. O'Neil moves the address, and Mr. Conolly moves thanks

to the volunteers


Mr. Fitzgibbon (afterwards Earl of Clare) opposes at first the
vote of thanks to the volunters


The vote of thanks passes unanimously

- 244

A habeas corpus bill moved for, and passes--A freedom of

trade with Portugal moved for by Sir Lucius O'Brien-Mr.

Eden the secretary opposes the motion-Debates there.

upon -




- -


Mr. Grattan moves for amending the mutiny act


The motion rejected



The heads of a new mutiny bill proposed-Rejected by a large

majority -

• 252

Intelligence of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis's army 253-4

A remarkable speech of Mr. Yelverton on the occasion-Mr.

Grattan's report of the finances, and moves for the appoint-

ment of a committee thereupon

- - 255-7


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