" Then,” says he, (Curr. Speech in Rex v. Johnson) “ The shepherd's whistle shoots across the listening « darkeness of the interminable heath, and gives notice, so that the wolf is upon his walk; and the same gloom “ and stillness, that tempt the monster to come abroad, «s facilitate the communication of the warning to be“ ware. Yes, through that silence the voice shall be “ heard. -- Yes, through that silence the shepherd shall “ be put upon his guard.—Yes-through that silence “ the felon savage shall be chased into the toils.”


INTRODUCTION –Advantage of cotemporary history

Necessity of developing the Society of Orangemen - Protestant

Ascendancy - First germ of Union in Mr. Pitt's mind — Bishop

of Cloyne's controversy - System of terrifying by false alarms-

Religious dissension fomented in Armagh Lord Clare made

Chancellor -- Strength of the Ascendancy party Mr. Pitt's

conduct towards the Catholics-Mr. Pitt's conduct to the Protest-

ant parties, and his view to Union - Turbulence of the country

encreased-Mr. Pitt divides the Whig party in EnglandFalse

charges againft Mr. Fay and others — Mr. Pitt's conspiracy ac

gainst Catholic Emancipation-Persecutions in Armagh-Peace-

able resolutions of the Catholics of Lurgan -Commencement of

the Orange Society - Spirit and progress of Orangeism – Mr.

Giffard the founder of the Orangemen - Orangemen grow more

ferocious, and are encouraged — Lurgan Magistrates encourage

Orangemen-Conviction of Mr. Greer for denying juftice-Con.

spiracy against Mr. Coile ---Conspirators retract and own their

crime-How Mr. Coile was prevented from prosecuting other

Magistrates and what justice done to Orange delinquents - Mis-

chief of Orangism kept from the public-Alarming progress of

Orangeism - Evidence of the Armagh magiftrates agiinit the

Orangemeň — Speech of Lord Gosford-How Ld. Gosford ap-

pointed governor of Armagh. His upright spirit-Legislative acts

not always authentic ground for historý—The debates in parlia-

ment the only historical source of information-Nature of propy.

sed amendment to the Attorney General's bill-Outrageous con-

duct of the Orange magistrates in Armagh--Insurgency and In-

demnity Bills passed-Partiality for Orangemen & their triumph.

Address of the Grand Jury of Armagh self-a lulatory --Govern-

ment finds the Orangemen useful - Bad effects of Government's

encouraging the Orangemen-Original obligation of Orangemer

--Inefficient remedy in Armagh --Firmness of Mr. Ccile in de-

manding redress, and bringing to light the form of the oath of

Orangemen - Further proofs of the oath of extermination


Teltimony of Mr. O'Connor-Further evidence-Impunity and
protection of Orangemen-Orangism spreads to the neighbouring
counties-Why so many Presbyterians Orangemeri-Mr. Pel-
ham's boast of the vigilance of Government- Orangemen paid
by Government–Orangemen eagerly enter the Yeomanry corps
and why-Orange atrocities unpunished-Orangemen encreased
and dreaded by the people, Orangemen's address Gains them
no credit--Commended by Duigenan and Pelham- Comment
on Orange address -- Further comment-Toleration of King
William -The address denies not the oath of extermination:
Extension of Orangism-Massacre and burnings near Newry -
Same subject continued-Further atrocitjes-Rebellion in 1798.

-Wexford insurrection-Lord Cornwallis arrives in Ireland
Ld. Cornwallis the tool of Mr. Pitt:--Conduct of the Orangemen
after the rebellion-Orangism after the rebellion was put down.
-Murder of Dogherty. by, Wolaghan a Yeoman, and its conse,
quences-Orangemen proselytise amongst the Englifh regiments

Lord Hardwicke's order against entering into Orange lodges.
Evilof keeping Orangism-on foot-Mischief of countenancing,
krown evils General Cockburne's orders. against Orangism.
Effects of those orders Question of Catholic emancipation-
Insincerity of promises of emancipation-Lord Cornwallis
keeps up the Orangemen-Import of the term Proteftant as
cendancy -Efforts to forward the Union rangemen natur-
ally against Union Orange- advertisement not to interfere
with Union New rules and regulations of the society of
Orangemen-Conclusive observation..



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Legislative Union Mr. Pitt's, mafler-piece - Union proclaimed
in Ireland-Situation of the British Empire as to the continent

Character of Mr. Pitt-Lord. Clare goes to England repent-
ing the Union Means of recommending the Union First
meeting of Imperial Parliament-Steps leading to Mr. Pitt's
retiring from office Further reasons of Mr. Pitt's abdication.

-Other causes of Mr Pitt's resignation—How Mr. Pitt
used his powerMeeting of Parliament- Affected zeal of
Mr. Pitt's friends --Cause of Mr. Pitt's resignation alleged by
Lord Grenville-Real views of the enemies to the Catholic
question --Election of a new.speaker, and Pitt's grounds for re-
signing -Ministerial tenderness to mention Catholic emanci.
pation-Mr. Pitt's pledge to the Catholics-Copy of Mr.
Pitt's pledge to the Catholics Lord Cornwallis Do. - Further
proof of Mi. Pitt's pledge- Mr. Pitt's reserved meaning on
the Catholic question- -Catholics as they always have been
Resolucions of the Prelates in 1799. – Who are the real friends
of Ireland, -Malicious, cause afligned for the alteration of his
Majesty's health- -Several Irish matters before Parliament -
The King's illness, and public scarcity-Mr. Pitt's conduct
on retiring Difficulty of forming the new administration
The Rolls job- -New arrangements--First martial law bill -
-King's message for a second martial law billFabrication
of new conspiracies Report of the secret committee-Ten..
dency of the report of the committee- --Bills for suspendirige
Habeas Corpuş, and continuing martial law in Ireland-- Acts of
the Imperial Parliament affecting Ireland- -Parliamentary pro-
ceedings- Lord Cornwallis pressed to continue in Ireland-
Lord Cornwallis's address in duping the Catholics --- Arrival
of Lord Hardwicke and departure of Lord Cornwallis,

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