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to me when at a loss for to act, as your representative." - It concluded as if (added Mr. O'C.) with love to yourself (laughter) not literally, but in meaning, for it ended with, “I beg my best regards to yourself.—Yours, J. B. Fitzsimons.” (Great shouts of laughter.)

The next credential was a blank certificate, from the No. 334, at 2s. 8d. per year. The blank might be filled up with the name of Daniel O'Connell. (Great merriment.) The paper was signed O'Neill.

Another began“Glorious, Pious, and Immortal Memory: we appoint our well-beloved grother of the Purple Order, W. Mackintosh, Esq., and his successors for ever, is permitted to hold a lodge, &c. · Given under our great seal.

“O'NEILL." It would require a peer to spell the writing. He deprecated the fact of one of the name of O'Neill, for whose protection the reci arm of Ulster had often been raised, being placed as the head of Orangemen. He added, that Orangemen were wholesale caJmniators, and affected a strength they possessed not ; governwent, if it knew that, would despise them; and so would the people of Ireland, if they were not unarmed. (Great applause.) Mr. O'Connell rebutted the assertion, that Roman Catholic priests had interfered in the late county of Dublin election, and read a letter signed “ James Langrishe." Dean Langrishe.

The following is the substance of Dean Langrishe's letter to Mr. Bartholomew Senior :

“ SENIOR-As you are a stanch Protestant, and an honest man, I suppose you can have no difficulty in voting for Sir Compton Domville. Do not, by any means, fail in attending at the hustings, and be as early as possible. I believe your son has got a vote also; pray fetch him with you.


This, he said, had threatened a person named Bartholomew, a stanch Protestant, with exclusion from his office of parish clerk, if he did not vote for Sir Compton Domville, for whom fortynine clergymen of the Established Church had voted. If there were honesty in England, he declared emancipation would have been granted long ago ; and there would be honesty in England again, as soon as they were in danger. Should they wait until the Orange press had created a ferment? No; they should exhibit a legal and unanimous combination. While Orangemen were working in the dark, for their ultimate object-blood and inurder—Catholics could not endure being trampled on, much less could they suffer the graves of their parents to be trodden on irreverently. Was it to be suffered that they should continue to inflame the land—to commit murder-should not the Catholics be prepared for their defence ? (Cheers.) Petitions to the legislature should be prepared every week. (Cheers.) The best exertions of the Catholics had been frustrated, owing to the want of pecuniary means; a general subscription should be madehe only asked one farthing per week, one penny per month. (Cries of " you shall have it.")

He alluded here to the examinations in the House of Com. mons, relative to the inquiry into the conduct of Mr. Sheriff Thorpe, and said that the Orange secret could not be wrung from Sir A. B. King, for fear that the illegality of the Orange systera should be made manifest. He next appealed to the patriotism of the fair sex, and alluded to the siege of Limerick, where the women threw themselves into the breach, and checked the assailants. King William saw that, and slunk away; he took the city the next year; but he obtained possession on the faith of treaties, which he afterwards violated. How otherwise than by a violation of a pledge could be have conquered Limerick, protected, as it then was, by the heroine bravery of its defenders. (Cheers.) If his (Mr. O'Connell's) plan succeeded, it would redeem the Catholic causo, put down Orangemen, and show that genuine loyalty consisted in making the throne secure, and that the Constitution would be best preserved by affording liberty of conscience and equal rights to every individual in the empire.

When Mr. O'Connell concluded, the cheers and ly pzas that followed continued for a few minutes.)

The fourth resolution was moved by R. O'FARRELL. Esq.
The fifth resolution was moved by MR. BARKON
MR. Conway moved the sixth resolution.
MR. SHEIL moved the seventh resolution.

MR. PALLAS moved the next resolution, which was seconded by lito LYNCII, of Clogher House.

Mr. Shail addressed the meeting at considerable length, and the resolina tivis being then put and adopted, the proceedings terminated.




Upon the motion of MR. CONWAY, it was resolved that the proceedings (a the aggregate meeting, on Friday, should be inserted once in the Morning




Chronicle and Courier, London newspapers and twice in such Dublin papes 22 the secretary should think fit.

“Mr. O'CONNELL stated that he had received £2 from a Catholic clergyman in England, on account of the Catholic rent,' and he (Mr. O'Connell) then gave notice that on next Saturday he should move that measures be taken for consulting each parish in Dub in upon the best mode of collecting the Catholic: rent.

" He had received an offer from Mr. O'Mara, of Lower Ormond, to collect the rent of two parishes in that neighbourhood, and the parish priest had also promised to leird his assistance.

“MR. O GORMAN was pleased at finding the clergy disposed to assist in the collection. Heretofore they had been adverse to interfering in political proceedings.

“MR. O'CONNELL said, it was well known amongst the Catholics that sereral orphan charities were supported in Dublin by the collection of weekly subscriptions. Forty-eight of those collectors had offered their services in Dublin, under the superintendence of the clergy, but it was not intended to give the clergy any more trouble than that they should become the patrons, or act as checks upon the collectors, and see that the amounts were paid with punctuality.

“ The first step should be that of consulting the several parishes of Dublin, and having the mode of collection determined upon before they commenced in the country. From the many communications made to him, he was enabled to say that an intense anxiety existed at present in Dublin for the subscriptions being commenced. The people were convinced of the necessity for a general contribution, in orker to provide legal protection against the atrocities of the Orangemen."

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MR. O'CONNELL read to the meeting a letter that he had received from Waterford, dated 1st March, and signed “ John Fitzpatrick," informing him that eighty moral well-conducted tradesmen of that city had formed themselves into an Association, to be called “The All-Saints' Society," for co-operating with the Catholic Association in forwarding such legal and constitutional measures as were likely to obtain emancipation, and for the purpose of managing and arranging the subject of the Catholic rent.

The letter also enclosed a series of resolutions upon the subject of Catholic grievances, and a vote of thanks to the Association. Mr. O'Connell also stated that twenty-four members of the Charitable Confraternity, for the support of orphan-houses in Dublin, had proposed to assist in the collection of the Dublin subscriptions. In fact, nothing could be more promising nor more cheering than the spirit which was beginning to be evinced in various quarters on this subject; and all that would be wanting would be steady perseverance in the good work.

It was not intended that the clergy should have any trouble with the collection, further than that they should be satisfied


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with the persons appointed as collectors, all of whom should have their approbation. Dishonest persons might otherwise avail themselves of the occasion to assume the privilege of col. lecting for their own pockets, as had been the case in the North of Ireland, where a person professed himself as appointed by him (Mr. O'Connell) to collect subscriptions.

The success of the subscriptions depended upon the lega. and constitutional means used for their collection and application. The government and the magistracy should know every step of their proceedings, and the subscription lists should be posted upon the chapel door.

The Catholic Association would be informed of every local grievance that occurred in every part of Ireland, through the same channel. There was not one oppressive or illegal act that they would not learn in all its details, without any cost to the aggrieved person, and his case should either be brought before the legislature or the courts of law.'

The plan of subscription would also enable them to have a pretty accurate amount of the Catholic population, and enable them the better to expose the injustice of Catholic degradation. For instance, in a town in Roscommon, the births of last year were, one hundred and seventy-nine Catholic children, and two Protestant. Now it was rather severe that those hundred and seventy-nine children should be made hewers of wood and drawers of water to the two more favoured infants. As soon as the English people see that so many millions of Irishmen are determined not to cease their exertions until admitted within the pale of the constitution. they will oblige the ministry to sacrifice to justice and the safety of the empire, what they can easiest spare-a passion for bigotry.

Mr. O'Connell then gave notice of a motion for "authorizing the secretary for subscriptions, to take the earliest opportunity of ascertaining the names, numbers, warrants, &c., of the parties making collections in various parts of the country.

He also gave notice of a motion respecting the Kildarestreet Society

Upon the 8th of March, he redeemed the latter notice.


MR. O'CONNELL rose to movo upon his notice respecting the Kildare-street Association.


It appeared there was now a petition before parliament for an increased grant to this association, and it was cruel that the funds of this association should be diverted from their original purpose, and applied towards shameless jobs. He (Mr. O'Connell) was bimself a subscriber for many years without attending the meetings, because they put forward a notice, that the object of the institution was to facilitate education amongst the poor, without interfering with the religious tenets of any. His atten. tion was at last called to their proceedings by the best of Irishmen, and one far beyond his eulogium. Lord Cloncurry informed him that in his neighbourhood the institution was perfectly useless, the Aggociation having refused relief to any school in which the Bible was not received as a school-book, without note or comment. In consequence of this, at the next meeting of the society, his Grace the Duke of Leinster, Lord Cloncurry, and the late Randal M‘Donnell, and he (Mr. O'Connell) attended, and stated, that the Catholic clergy would not consent to have the Scriptures degraded into a school-book, particularly withcut note or comment. They observed that the Catholic clergy might be wrong in that resolution, but it rested on a principle froin which they could not swerve. In this statement he was met by the Committee, positively denying that such was the practice of the Catholic clergy, and they contended they knew the doctrines of his religion better than he did himself.

In support of their assertion they read several letters, each from some Rev. Mr. blank, of blank parish, and blank place, those being the characteristics of authenticity which distinguish all the correspondence read at their annual meetings, when the name of Joseph Devonshire Jackson, to whom the letters are addressed, is the only one announced to the public.

By the testimony of those anonymous witnesses, there was an imniense majority against him.

At the next annual meeting, having previously taken the liberty to address the two Catholic bishops of Dublin (Doctors Troy and Murray), and having received from them a letter, stating, "that they did not conceive the Scriptures proper school books ; and that their practice was to have the Scriptures accompanied by note and comment, and that they could not deviate from that rule,” it was proposed by Lord Cloncurry, seconded by Mr. Curran, that a committee should be appointed to inquire and report, whether their mode of proceeding was the best adapted to

carry into effect the principle of their institution, and to give an equal facility for education to persons of all religions.

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