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H E N R Y COL BU R N, PUBL IS HER,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

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CO N TENTS

OF

THE CHAPTERS IN V O L U M E IV.

CHAPTER I.

The rights of the City of Dublin invaded—Conduct of the Lord Chancellor on Mr. Curran's speech before the Privy Council—Adverse decision—Indignation of the people—Proceedings of the Whig Club, and their vindication in reply to the Chancellor's attack—Meeting of the citizens of Dublin—Their resolutions—Letters of Mr. Grattan to Mr. M'Can, Mr. Day, and the Rev. Edward Berwick—Mr. Foster chosen Speaker of the new parliament—Responsibility Bill—Mr. Grattan's letter to Mr. Day on that subject . - ... page 1

CHAPTER II.

Meeting of Parliament, January, 1791—Speeches of Mr. Ponsonby and Mr. Grattan—Character and conduct of Lord Westmoreland—Public feeling in Ireland—Dinner by the Whigs of the capital—Resolutions of the Volunteers—Decree of Louis XVI. in favour of toleration— French revolution—French principles in Ireland—Question of Roman Catholic Emancipation—Effect of the penal laws—Edmund Burke's writings in favour of the Catholics—Ill treatment of the Catholics by the Government—Their communication with the Whig Club—Lord Kenmare's address to the Lord-lieutenant—Address of the “Sixty-eight”—People disapprove of both addresses—Conduct of the Opposition—Meeting of Parliament, January, 1792—Mr. Grattan's speech—Remarkable eulogy on Dean Kirwan—Account of his charity sermons - - page 28

CHAPTER III.

Roman Catholic Bill of 1792, proposed by Sir Hercules Langrishe, supported by Mr. Hobart the secretary—Catholic resolutions—Mr. vi CONTENTS.

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