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OF TH*. ~ :'
LIBERTY In IRELAND.
IMPART1ALLT COLLECTED FROM
STEPHENS, HAY, JONES, &c.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE INSURRECTION, BY EMMETT,
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. . THE figuishing Republic of America is, itself, the fruits of a great Revolution, the importance of which is continually developing .
itself. The present work, shewing the un
fortunate issue of a hardy, courageous, but similar effort to throw off the yoke of more than six centuries, must engage the attention of the American Citizen, the politician, and the philosopher; but more especially; the natives of Ireland, or those who are the children of IrishIsléIl. '*, * * : . . . . . . . . IRE LAND is prosumed to be the reai object of the threatened invasion by the French. It will be natural to wish to have before us, the exploits of a people, when they sately fought without foreign aid---when, like the Americans, quitting their fields and peaceful occupations, utterly ignorant of war—with no support but their zeal—with scarcely any arms but Pikes, they encountered, with various success, regular troops, in great force, ably commanded, and etely organized, possessing all the means (from cannon, arms, and ammunition) of military annoyance.
- - - i. iv - PREFA CE. , * * * * Toowo so, WITHout pretending to estimate the effect? of the new aspect of things since repulicanism has disappeared in France, and whether the great body of the Irish nation would join the invaders, or oppose them. We must wish to know what kind of figure the United Irishmen made in battle? We must desire to behold the greatness of their struggle—to see how they conducted themselves, when, for a short timetriumphant, they tasted the sweets of power, and to form some idea of the effect of their aid, whether, in support of the national defence, or their energy, if they take the part of the foes of Britain. " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' THE Editors plan is to give from the most authentic sources, an impartial account of the Insurrection. The extracts from Stephens, furnishes a brief outline of the whole, sketched by a most masterly writer, eminently distinguished for his eonspicuos and candid his'tory of they'ass whichspruig out of the French Revoltition... From: Mr. Stephens' history, the first part of the present work is extracted. Hay is a writes whepossessed the best opportunities of information, and as a scholar and gentleman, is entitled to great confidence. His recital is stamped with internal evidence of his great impartiality and truth. From Jones's Narrative, every thing material is extracted—many of his statements come from actors in the scenes they describe. His relation of some of these battles is, however, in some instances, improbable, unless Sup