Page images
PDF
EPUB

(Full)

CSA

FULL AND ACCURATE

R · E PORT

OF THE

Ī D E B A TE S

IN THE PARLIAMENT OF IRELAND,

IN THE SESSION 1793;

ON

THE BILL FOR RELIEF OF HIS MAJESTY's CA

THOLIC SUBJECTS.

IMPARTIALLY COLLATED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIO

MATERIALS.

DUBLIN:

PRINTED FOR J. JONES, NO. IIT, QRAFTON-STREET.

MDCC,XCIII

Miri

TULENT; YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

, ICX AND
?!!!! !TIONS.

INTRODUCTION.

1T is an acknowledged fact that the most important objects which can poffibly fall under political discussion are those which concern the rights and liberties of the people. The consideration of them is so deep, ly interesting to society, as to infinuate itself into the minutest pore of the body politic, where, tho' it may effect a temporary quickness of pulsation, never fails to restore new health and vigour to the constitution. The question of catholic emancipation, which is the subject of the following report, is allowed on all hands to be the most important measure, which has engaged the attention of this country, for the last century, and the debates in parliament occafioned by its discussion are justly said to hold equal pre-eminence ; for whether we consider the magnitude of the object, the uncommon display of abilities which it brought forward, or the length of time employed in this memorable deliberation, we must pronounce it one of the most remarkable and inieresting debates which the Irisli parliament has furnished an instance of. The reader will here find some of the best argumentative and oratorical precedents in a stile entirely new, and in the order and manner in which they were delivered. It is hoped he also will perceive that neither expense or trouble have been spared by the editor to render this book a complete record of the parliamentary proceedings on this

a 2

great

Steveno

« PreviousContinue »