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HISTORY

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IRISH AFFAIRS,

FROM

The 12th of October, 1779,
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The 15th September, 1782, the Day of
Lord Temple's Arrival.

B Y

RANCIS DOBBS, Es<fc

DUBLIN;
Printed By M. MILLS, No. 135, Capel-street,

M.DCC.LXXSII.

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TO HIS GRACE

The Duke of Portland.

My Lord Duke,

Y O UR private and public character, had you never been Viceroy of Ireland, would naturally point Out your Grace as the patron of a work, friendly to Freedom and Mankind.

But the glorious part which you have had in the emancipation of my country, peculiarly induces me, to dedicate this History to your Grace; small as the compliment may be, it is sincere, and one that I would only pay to Virtue.

I have the honor to be, Your Grace's most devoted and most humble servant,

FRANCIS DOBBS.

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TO THE PUBLIC.

THE important transactions which have happened in the administrations of Lord Buckinghamshire, Lord Carlisle, and the Duke of Portland, must render a history of those times interesting to every man. It is a period peculiarly interesting to Irishmen. In that Jhort time their country was emancipated, a bloodless Revolution took place, and we became united with our former tyrant, by the sacred bond of equal Freedom.

1/hall not enter into a minute detail, except of the moji important events. The leading features will in general be sufficient, and every reader will be able to fit up the canvass. What I assert as facls, I will take all possible care shall be so. Tou must determine how far my conclusions are just. It is your right, and I humbly submit to it.

FRANCIS DO BBS. B3

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