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OF

IRISH HISTORY,

MLLVSTRATIFE OF TBE

CONDITION OF THE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND,

THE-^RIGIN AND PROGRESS

OP THE POLITICAL SYSTEM

OF THE UNITED IRISHMEN;

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AND OF THF.IR TRANSACTIONS

- WITH

THE ANGLO-IRISH GOVERNMENT.

PUBLISHED BY

WILLIAM JAMES MAC NEVEX.

NEW-YORK:
PRINTED FOR BERNARD DORNIN,

NO. 136, PEARL-STUEET.

1807.

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BE it remembered, that on the seventh day of July, in the thirty-second year of the independence of the United States of America, William James Mac Nevtn and Thomas Addis EmmeY of the said district, have deposited in this office the title £f a Book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in they^or<js following, to wit :— /

"Pieces of Irish History, illustrative of the cotjit;on 0f "the Catholics of Ireland: of the origin and projfrress of the "political system of the United Irishmen, and of ftheir transactions with the Anglo-Irish government. Published bv Wil"ham James Mac Neven."

In conformity to the act of the Congress /0f the United States, entitled '" An act for the enc-ouragement of "learning, by securing the copies of m'aps, charts and "books to the authors and proprietors of such copies "during the times therein mentioned," and also to an [seal.] act, entitled " An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by se"curing the copies of maps, charts and books to the "authors and proprietors of such copies during the "tima therein mentioned.'* and extending the benefits "thereof to the arts iof designing, engraving and "etching historical and other prints." i

Edward Dunscomb, Clerk of the district of New-2'orl. CONTENTS

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The storm of abusive misrepresentation, with which the 'proceedings, motives and objects, of a large majority of the Irish people have been recently , assailed in this city, has forced the editor to submit to the public the following pieces concerning the more recent history of his native country. The same virulence of invective, the same violation of truth, the same distortion of fact, that have marked the conduct of the English faction towards the United Irishmen in Europe, have been revived against them here by the retainers and hirelings of the same enemy.

Those outrages seem to have lain ready for explosion, and the match to have been applied, when the pretensions of Mr. Rufus King to public confidence were made a subject of enquiry, at the late election for New-York. That gentleman, while minister from this republic to the English court, thought (it to resist the emigration of a considerable number of avowed republicans, many of whom were men of large properties, from Ireland to America. The consequence to them was a four years close

A captivity,

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