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MEMOIRS

OF THE

LIFE AND TIMES

OF THE

Rr. HON. HENRY GRATTAN.

BY HIS SON,

HENRY GRATTAN, ESQ., M.P.

NEW EDITION,

IN FIVE VOL U MES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

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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 Ro-

man Catholic Emancipation-Effect of 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. Grat-

tan's speech - Remarkable eulogy on Dean Kirwan-Account of

his charity sermons

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CHAPTER III.

Roman Catholic Bill of 1792, proposed by Sir cules Langrishe,

supported by Mr. Hobart the secretary-Catholic resolutions—Mr.

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CHAPTER V.

Parliamentary Reform — State of representation - History of Irish

boroughs—Wm. Ponsonby supports Reform-Mr. Grattan moves

for a committee--Mr, Corry's amendment-Mr. Grattan's resolutions

-Sir John Parnell's carried— Mr. Toler's motion-Stewart (Lord

Castlereagh) speaks in favour of it-Measure lost-Bad effect in Ire-

land — British Corresponding Societies -- Artifices of Mr. Dundas

(Lord Melville)-Formation of United Irishmen-Counter associa-

tion by the Duke of Leinster --Parties in Ireland—Disposition of her

governors, and conduct of Lord Clare-French Revolution-Death

of Louis XVI.- War with England - Defenders-Report of Lords'

Committee-Catholics cleared of the charges against them-Procla-

mation by Government-Lord Edward Fitzgerald's speech-Volun-

teers dispersed—Their cannon seized-Arms and Gunpowder Bill-

Sir Simon Butler and Oliver Bond imprisoned by the House of Lords

-Convention Bill—Place, Pension, and Barren Land Bills—The

hereditary revenue yielded by the King-End of Session, 1793— List

of placemen.

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