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Primate Boulter governs in reality during the whole of Lord

Carteret's administration



Boulter gives a melancholy picture of Ireland and enlarges upon

the emigrations - -


Great scarcity in the North, and corn purchased in Munster for

its relief, which occasions several riots . . . 15

Great emigrations from the North--The Dissenting ministers

present a memorial .



National debt of Ireland but 16,1061. 11s. Old... Continued

poverty of Ireland

wi, - - 17

The patriots gain a superiority in the House of Commons - 18

The Duke of Dorset's administration continued - - 18

The Duke's testimony of the peaceable conduct of the Irish - 19

Administration of the Duke of Devonshire-Primate Boulter

still conducts the Irish cabinet - - - 21-2

The cries against Papists and Popery in Ireland excited by the

self-interest of a few individuals .
Primate Boulter's letter to the Bishop of London
The Irish cabinet at variance with the English
Lord Clancarthy's attainder confirmed
Earl of Chesterfield, lord lieutenant - -
Irish regiments in the French service -


Moderation of the Earl of Chesterfield's government - 28

Not one Catholic in Ireland accused of rebellion during the

commotions of 1745 - . .. - - - 29

Primate Stone's testimony of Irish Catholic loyalty - 30

Lord Chesterfield addresses the parliament. . 30-1

He orders the places for Catholic worship to be opened - 32-3

Union of all sects and parties under his administration - 34

The good effects of abilities in the government exemplified 35

Earl of Chesterfield recalled soon after the battle of Culloden 35

Earl of Harrington appointed lord lieutenant-The question

about the privileges of the corporation of Dublin started 36

Doctor Lucas, O'Connor, &c. publish their opinions . 37

Lucas publishes his discoveries - - - 38

Lucas declared an enemy to his country and flies-Upon a new

vacancy for Dublin he returns and is elected-Stone, Bishop

of Derry, succeeds Primate Boulter - -

This prelate's character - - - - 39

Trade of the country encreased-Discussion between the crown

and the patriots about the disposal of the surplus of the reve-


- - - 40

The patriots carry their point-Dispose of the surplus after.
wards yearly in public works, &c. without the consent of the
crown—Bad effects of this policy- This kind of viciotis ad-
ministration removed by the union - - -
The Duke of Dorsets's speech from the throne



Mr. Nevil, Engineer General, accused of embezzlement of the

public monies, convicted and cashiered . . . 43

Primate Stone unpopular from his vices and policy-Lord George

Sackville appointed secretary— The haughty demeanour of

this young nobleman - - - - 44

Discussions of the session, 1753

All servants of the crown who joined the patriots were dismissed

from office - - .. . - - 46

The Earl of Kildare petitions the king


The speaker of the House of Commons promoted to a peerage

by the title of Earl of Shannon


Primate Stone struck off the list of the council - . 49

Duke of Devonshire appointed lord lieutenant-Returns to

England, 1756, the ferment subsides - - - 50

The House of Commons in a committee consider upon the

heads of a bill for securing the freedom of that house against

the influence of the crown .


Resolutions of the said committee - - - 51

Said resolutions presented to the lord lieutenant - 52

The Duke of Bedford appointed lord lieutenant-The appre-

hension of further persecutions engage some Catholic-gentle-

men to meet-Diversity of opinions on their political rights 53

Declarations of the principles of the Catholics-A first meeting

of the Catholics where a committee is formed-Mr. Wyse's

plan presented

. - - 54

Publication of Dr. Curry's Historical Memoirs

The lord lieutenant's message to the house


The Catholics of Dublin address the lord lieutenant - 57

The address graciously received and read at the bar of the

House of Commons by orders from the chair . 58

Similar addresses from other parts of the kingdom-Mr. Arthur

Young's portrait of Irish landlords - - - 59

The country not then ripe for an union - - - 59-60

The French Brest Fleet vanquished by Admiral Hawke 61

Thurot lands at Carrickfergus and takes it - - 61

Plunders the town-Re-embarks- Is attacked near the Isle of

Man by Captain Elliot-Thurot killed - - 62-3

Thanks of the commons to Colonel Jennings for his good con-

duct at Carrickfergus upon the landing of the French .. 63

Demise of King George the Second, 25th October, 1760, aged

77 years


THE king's speech to the British parliament - - 65

General state of Ireland in the year 1760


From the accession of the Hanover family the rigour of the po-

pery laws slackened by degrees - . • 67

First rising in the south of Ireland-White Boys - 68

Causes of the miseries of the people-Disproportion between

the price of provisions and that of labour - - 69

Arthur Young's observations on these insurgents - 69-70

Sir Richard Aston, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,

sent upon a special commission to try the insurgents.His

justice and humanity -

• - 71

An account of the trial of the Rev. Nicholas Sheehy acquitted in
Dublin, condemned in Clonmel -

- 72-3

Attempts to throw the odium of the riots upon the Roman

Catholics - - - - - - - - 74

The House of Commons appoint a committee to enquire into

the progress of the popish insurrection-Rupture with Spain



A message for further supplies-GrantedA vote of credit

- - . - - 76

The various descriptions of insurgents under the titles of Oak

Boys, Hearts of Steel, Peep-of-Day Boys, and the causes of

their excesses -

Lord Halifax's government ended, 1762 - - 78

Change of the cabinet.

Mr. Burke's remarks upon the change of ministry, Note 78 to 81

The merchants of Dublin present an address to Mr. Pitt ex-

pressive of their gratitude - - - 79 to 81

Doctor Lucas leads the patriots of Dublin-The septennial bill

rejected the patriots lose ground

- 82

Resolutions of the merchants of Dublin, and Resolutions of the

House of Commons - - - - 83

The Earl of Northumberland appointed lord lieutenant, vice the

Earl of Halifax, recalled His speech to parliament - 84

The insurgents in the south were mostly Catholic labourers-

The various denominations of insurgents in the north Pro-

testant manufacturers to a man-Every motion for enquiry

into the cause of the troubles rejected .

A motion for regulating the pension list rejected - 86

Mr. J. Fitzgerald leader of the patriots in the debates on the

pension and civil lists

. 87

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