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Page 57 - Britain, as stated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, amounts to £250,000,000, that of Ireland, according to Mr. John Stewart, a witness before the Committee on the Poor Laws, to only £20,000,000. The revenue of Great Britain and Ireland is, upon the average, £52,000,000; of this Ireland pays, actually collected within herself, £4,164,264, to which is to be added the amount of income drawn over to Great Britain, not less than one million sterling. His lordship then compares the amount of rateable...
Page 37 - ... in a Report of a Committee of the House of Commons in the year 1835 — niggard grants and insufficient loans still continue to be doled out to Ireland, whose just demand for a "pull at the Exchequer," even at this period of fearful misery, elicits from the worthy representatives of English feeling nothing but contemptuous insult.
Page 35 - They rebelled, and the question was, whether they were to be put down by force, or whether they were to be protected and allowed to become an independent nation — to be governed according to their own laws, to their own religion, to their own constitution, and without being subject to any foreign nation. What was the course the Government, with which I was then associated, took?