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Wolfe Tone goes from America to France_Urges the invasion of Ire-

land - French forces—their failure — Letter to Mr. Grattan, and

despatch of Lord Lieutenant as to loyalty of Catholics-Measures in

Irish Parliament-Military proceedings in 1797–Imprisonments-

Arthur O'Connor arrested—General Lake's proclamation-North of

Ireland under military law - Mr. Grattan's motion negatived —

Excesses of the soldiery-Mr. Fox's motion in British Parliament for

lenient measures towards Ireland -Dr. Duigenan's motion against

Mr. Fox--Arrest of United Irishmen at Belfast-Report of Secret

Committee, May, 1797-Number, arms, finances, and plan of Society

-Its originators described by Dr. M‘Nevin -Trial of United Irish-

men-Curran's speech – Mr. Ponsonby's motion for reform and

emancipation - The Opposition Members secede-Feeling in England

and Ireland as to Mr. Pitt-Meetings and resolutions of the Irish in

defence of their rights - The Lord Lieutenant and the soldiery stop

them --Mr. Grattan declines to set up at the general election-

Addresses his constituents—They resolve not to attend the hustings

--He retires from the yeomanry-Goes to Castleconnell for his health

-His letter to his fellow-citizens-Lord Clare attacks Lord Ald.

borough and the leaders of the Opposition-Mr. Grattan defends

them Mr. Pitt disapproves of Lord Clare's conduct-Letter of Dr.

Haliday to Lord Camden-Mr. Fox and the Bishop of Waterford to

Mr. Grattan-His reply - Letters to Mr. Monck, Mr. M'Can, and the

Reverend Mr. Berwick .

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