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the new system-Opposition of the commons encreases-More
alarming opposition of the commons-Lord-lieutenant's un-
gracious answer, and parliament prorogued-Effects of these
unusual prorogations--Lord-lieutenant's success in encreasing
bis party during the cessation-Lord 'Townshend meets the
new parliament-Lord Townshend secures a sure majority of
one-third of the house–Fiscal resources of Ireland inadequate
to Lord Townshend's plan-The only two acts affecting the
Roman catholics during Lord Townshend's government-Ad-
ministration of Lord Harcourt-Absentee tax proposed by
government and rejected-Lord Harcourt opens the door to
catholie rights-Analogies of Ireland to America—Effects of
American rebellion upon Ireland-First step towards the Irish
revolution of 1782 Parliament dissolved - Distressed state of
the nation-Alliance of France with the American colonists,
and it's consequences upon Ireland The Irish follows the liberal
example of the British parliament towards the catholics- The
application of the dissenters for indulgence remitted to another
session-Mr. Gardiner's act-Message from the crown to ease
Ireland of the payment of her troops serving out of the king-
dom-The long recess gives rise to the volunteers—Mr. Grate
tan opposes the speech of the lord-lieutenant-Effects of the
weak administration of Lord Buckinghamshire--State of Ire.
land debated in the British house of lords—The affairs of Ire-
land debated in the British house of commons-Change of
feelings in the Irish commons-Resolution of the Irish com-
mons brings the British parliament to grant the Irish proposi-
tions-Effects of the Irish volunteers--Commons vote a longer
money bill-Imprudent conduct of government to Ireland-
Encrease of popular discontent-Close of the sessions-Ad-
ministration of Lord Carlisle: Debate in the British commons
-Lord Carlisle meets the parliament: its first proceedings
State of parties at this juncture in Ireland-Debate on
mutiny bill-Mr. Yelverton moves for an address to the throne
-Mr. Grattan's motion for an examination of the national
expenses-Mr. Flood's motion for the explanation of Poyning's
law--Mr. Gardiner introduces the subject of catholic relief
-Mr. Gardiner gives notice of the heads of his bill-Con-
duct and resolutions of the volunteers--First meeting of the

volunteers-Substance of the Dungannon resolutionsm Peace
able conclusion of the Dungannon meeting-Mr. Gardiner's
bill in favour of the catholics-Mr. Grattan moves an address
to the King on the legislative independence of Ireland - Mr.

's two resolutions negatived-Mr. Gardiner's catholic bills
Nature of the opposition to the catholic bills- Declineof Lord
Carlisle's administration and his resignation-Last act of Mr.
Eden-Appointment of the Duke of Portland, and Mr. Eden's
conduct in the British commons--His Majesty sends a mes.
sage to both houses of the British parliament concerning Ire-
Jarid--Mr. Fox proposes thanks to his Majesty-Duke of Port-
land meets the parliamen-Reflec'ions on the versatility of the
Irish house of commous-Addresses voted to the Duke of
Portland and Lord Carlisle-Adjournment of the Irish parlia.
ment and proceedings of the British-Lord Carlisle supports
Lord Shelburne's motions-Duke of Portland meets the par-
lian.ent-Patriotic donation to Henry Grattan- Mr. Flood's
jealousy of Mr. Grattan-Mr. Flood's objection to simple repeal
-Change in the British administration by the death of Lord
Rockingham-Acts under the Duke of Portland's administra-
tion-Infiuence of the volunteers-Gracious reception of the
delegates from the volunteers.






p. 235

Administration of Earl Temple.
Lord Temple selected by Lord Shelburne to govern Ireland

Earl Temple begins to reform the departments of government-
Peace with America-Proceedings of the British parliament

The coalition administration-Corporation of Dublin address
the lord lieutenant: Knights of St. Patrick instituted— 113-
tended settlement of New Geneva:

Dissolution of parliament, and its consequences-General meet-

ing of the delegates resolved on-State of the representation
in parliament-New parliament meets-Thanks voted to Lord
Temple-Opposition to Lord Northington's administration
Perseverance of opposition-National convention at Dublia-
Further proceedings in the commons—Lord Northington re-

CHAP. 1/.

Marquis of Buckingham succeeds the Duke of Ratland-

Secret system of the new vicero-Economical scrutiny into

the departments-Peep-of-Day Boys and Defenders-King's
illness--Expectations that Ireland would follow the example of
Great Britain-Association test for the new members of par-
liament-Instructions from England to prepare Ireland for a
limited regency-Marquis of Buckingham refuses to transmit
the address - Turn in the house of commons—King's recovery
formally announced to parliament-Return of the commons to
their stations-Marquis of Buckingham's use of government
influence-Lord Buckinghamı dissatisfied, retires to England:


Administration of the Earl of Westmoreland.

p. 293

Earl of Westmoreland succeeds the Marquis of Buckingham-

Parliament meets : Ineffectual efforts of the patriots-Mr.
Grattan's extraordinary charge against ministers-Further
efforts of the opposition-Prorogation, dissolution, of ihe old,
and convention of a new parliament-Lord Westmoreland
seeks popularity-First session of the new parliament-Effects
of French revolution on Ireland-Catholic committee-Divi-
sion of the catholic body-United Irishmen of Belfast and
Dublin-Popularity discouraged at the castle-Commencement
of catholic relief-Parliament meets-Sir Hercules Langrishe
moyes the catholic bill-Mr. O'Hara presents a petition from
the committee-Catholic bill-Petition of the catholic commit.
tee and progress of the bill — Parliament prorogued— Catholic
delegates-Alarm taken by the grand juries—Cautious con-
duct of the catholic committee, and meeting of delegates —
Irish national guard-Catholic petition presented to the throne

-State of the nation at the opening of the session of 1793–
Committee upon parliamentary reform-Government counte.
nances several popular acts Petition of the catholic bishops —
Catholic bill passes the commons-Catholic bill passes the
lords—Strong measures of government: Gun-powder and con-
vention bill-Trial of Mr. Hamilton Rowan Parliament
convened and prorogued-Troubled state of the country-Dif-
ference between the first and last United Irishmen--Intended

recal of Lord Westmoreland—System of duplicity in Mr. Pitt
Confidence of the Catholics-Cabinet intrigues against Lord


Administration of Earl Fitzwilliam.

p. 350

Lord Fitzwilliam assumes the government-Dismissals by Lord

Fitzwilliam-Catholics' addresses to Lord Fitzwilliam-Lord
Fitzwilliam meets the parliament-British Ministers oppose

measures of the viceroy-The two opponents of Lord Fitzwil-
liam most hurt at his recal-Report of Lord Fitzwilliam's
removal and its effects-Catholics' address to Mr. Grattan-
Lord Fitzwilliam leayes Ireland.


p. 362

Administration of Earl Camden.
Appointment of Lord Camden-Catholic meeting in Francis,

street-Admission of the young men of the college to the catholic
meeting-Lord-lieutenant addressed-Motions made by oppo-
sition--Parliament prorogued-Encrease of Defenders and
United Irishmen-Nature of the Irish Union–Test of the
United Irishmen-Religious contest encouraged by govern-
ment: Orange-men-Lord Carhampton's strong measures
Parliament meets Strong measures introduced by the attor-
ney-general-Effects of the resolutions on the house-Fer-
ment out of parliament-Extension of the union-Arming of
the union, and the people-Minister's partiality for Orange-men
Early meeting of parliament-French invasion--Report of
the Prince of Wales' going over viceroy to Ireland—Catholic
question lost for the last time before the Irish parliament-Mr.
Pelham disclaims popularity, and Mr. Grattan's reply-Earl
Moira's motion in the British peers relative to Ireland— Ms.
Fox's motion in the British Commons-Message of his er.
cellency-General sense of the union-The report of the secret

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