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THE IRISH PARLIAMENT
THE YEAR 1782 TO 1800.
CRESSINGHAM PRIZE ESSAY
w.' ELLIS HUME-WILLIAMS, ESQ.
UNDERGRADUATE, TRINITY HALL.
CASSELL PETTER & GALPIN,
LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
Hugh Mac Calmont, Earl Çairns,
LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN.
The Author has thought it desirable to preface this essay on the Irish Parliament from the years 1782 to 1800, by a brief review of its antecedent condition, and by special quotation of the correspondence between the Irish Viceroy and the English Premier at the close of 1782.
It is difficult to estimate the utterances and action of the Irish or English Parliaments during that period, apart from the Social and Political influences coincident with them. These the Author has endeavoured to treat of with as much brevity as their importance permitted.
The present cry of Home Rule and agitation for Irish Volunteer organisation, lend fresh interest . to past Irish history. The advocates of both may
find their best response in its study.