Catholic question. A letter addressed to the inhabitants of Bristol, on the subject of the Petition against the Catholic claims

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Page 30 - ... deprived at one blow of the means as well as the fruits of their industry, and driven in the midst of an inclement season, to seek a shelter for themselves and their helpless families, where chance may guide them?
Page 16 - ... as are consistent with the laws of Ireland; or as they did enjoy in the reign of King Charles II.; and their Majesties, as soon as their affairs will permit them to summon a Parliament in this kingdom, will endeavour to procure the said Roman Catholics such further security in that particular as may preserve them from any disturbance upon the account of their said religion.
Page 66 - If he shall disobey any lawful " command of his superior" (and, of course, if he shall disobey any lawful commands of his superior officer to attend divine service and sermon,) " he shall " suffer death, or such other punishment " as by a general Court Martial shall be
Page 30 - It is nothing less than a confiscation of all property, and an immediate banishment. It would be extremely painful, and surely unnecessary to detail the horrors that attend the execution of so rude and tremendous a proscription.
Page 30 - Neither age nor sex, nor even acknowledged innocence as to any guilt in the late disturbances, is sufficient to excite mercy, much less to afford protection. " The only crime which the wretched objects of this ruthless persecution are charged with, is a crime, indeed, of...
Page 16 - ... those civil penalties and incapacities which the reigning Creed is so fond of heaping upon its subjugated rivals. By the various Articles of this Treaty, they are to enjoy such privileges in the exercise of their religion, as they dioV enjoy in the time of Charles II.
Page 40 - ... equipped ships at their own charge, and gave the command of them to protestants: others were active in animating their tenants, and vassals, and neighbours, to the defence of their country...
Page 15 - The Irish are in a most unnatural state ; for we see there the minority prevailing over the majority. There is no instance, even in the ten persecutions, of such severity as that which the Protestants of Ireland have exercised against the Catholics.
Page 74 - The See of Rome never taught that faith is not to be kept with the heterodox: that an oath to Kings separated from the Catholic Communion, can be violated: that it is lawful for the Bishop of Rome to invade their temporal rights and dominions. We, too, consider an attempt or design against the life of Kings and Princes, even under the pretext of religion, as a horrid and detestable crime.
Page 31 - ... supported. Conscious of my sincerity in this public declaration, which I do not make unadvisedly, but as the result of mature deliberation, I defy the paltry insinuations that malice or party spirit may suggest.

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