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A Collection of curious Papers,
relative to the present political
The Earl of ke's Me-||Lord Lieutenant's Speech in
Commons Address to the King
Lord Lieutenant in 1753.
Letter from the my
Letter to the Author of the
Somebody to Somebody. Dr. B-te's Letter to the Bishop
Overture made to the Earl Considerations Query-
Rd ConftitutionalQueries relating
Tobias Wilcox's Letter to Obar
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Printed by WILLIAM DURHAM.
HE Year 1753, will be a di
stinguished Æra the Annals of Ireland, distinguished by unpretedented Attempts in P---t, unusual Acts of Power, and infinite Industry in the Servants of the CP-n, to get a Majority of Com
of Com 1:9-rs devoted to their Purposes; and still, more distinguished by the inflexible Integrity of that Band of Patriots, whọ defeated every Measure proposed by those, whom they believed to be actuated by other Motives, than a Regard to their Country's Welfare.
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What a Train of Evils had inevitably followed ministerial Success at that Juncture, is manifest to all, who are not under ministerial Influence, insomuch that we venture to join
Issue with our Adversaries on this single Point, and be concluded by it, viz. That they produce, on their Side, any onę rçafonable Person, either in or or lout of Parliament, who has not actually received some valuable Favour, or is not notoriously dependent on the Ad
on either for himself or his Family
The Conduct of certain Persons during the Heat of the Controversy, and their Recourse to Power, when they had nothing else to trust to, cannot be reflected on, without carrying Conviction to the plainest Understanding, that their Designs were not favourable to the Interests of our King and Country, and the Prorogation of P
t, when nothing was done for the Service of the Kingdom, is a Demonstration, that they durst
The PRE FACE. not abide an Enquiry into their Actions, and, consequently, a Representation of them to his M-y.
For a farther Proof of this, we have here collected several original Papers, that were either published,
handed about in Manuscript, during those Transactions, whereby every Lover of his Country may see, on a calm Perusal of them, the fatal Tendency of the Measures then undertaken; and this, we think, will appear evidently from their own Writings, as well as from the Confutations of those who exposed their Fallacies to the public View.
The present Conviction, so notoriously spread, and spreading, over that Kingdom, and established
among Multitudes of the best Subjects in England, of the Iniquity of the Doctrines and Measures then on oot, and the fatal Consequences of them, if submitted to, immediately to that Kingdom, and remotely to England) has, in a great Degree, been owing to these and other Treatises written in