An Historical Review of the State of Ireland from the Invasion of that Country Under Henry II. to Its Union with Great Britain on the First of January 1801...

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W. F. McLaughlin and Bartholomew Graves, 1806 - Ireland
 

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Contents

The committee publish a vindication of conduct and princi
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Massacre of a party of the Defenders near PetersvillePolitical
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The speech from the throne recommends the situation of the
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Lord Chancellor virulent against the bishop of Killala
78
Thi gunpowder bill and convention billThe gunpowder bill
86
The claims of the Catholics
93
Defenders become a desperate and atrocious gang
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Magistrates in the county of Armagh refuse to take the exami
100
He appears by attorney and pleads the general issue
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Mr W B Ponsonby presented his bill for amending the repre
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Mr Pelhams opinion upon Orangemen and Defenders United
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The Defenders White Boys and United Irishmen divided in
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The earl of Westmoreland recalledCause of the change of
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The lord lieutenants observations upon Mr Beresford and
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The Catholic bishops address to the king
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Mr Pitt and the duke of Portlands correspondence with earl
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Sir Lawrence Parsonss speech reprobating the English cabinet
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Resolution carried with an amendmentStatement of the feelings
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Mr Keogh reports his reception at St JamessAddress of
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After a serious debate the motion lost by 180 against 49 Defen
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Mr Grattans speech note
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Opposed by Mr Pitt and his partySupported by Messrs Gray
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The chancellor and the Beresford family obnoxious to the peo
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Defeat of the Defenders at the village of Diamond in the county
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The resolutions pass with the only dissenting voice of lord Fitz
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Mr Cuffe supports the bill which is read a second time after
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Sir Lawrence Parsons moves for a recommittal of the bill
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The sheriff and grand jury of Armagh in the Lent Assizes 1796
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