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HENRY GRATTAN, ESQ.
Ir feems to me that the intelligent part of the Irish nation have a right, before they decide upon a matter in which their most valuable interests are involved, to expect that it fhould receive the ampleft, and most complete difcuffion. No argument fhould remain untouched, no objection be left unanswered, which can throw light upon a queftion of fuch fingular importance, as that which now engages, and indeed agitates the publick mind. Under the impreffion of this fentiment, I fit down for the purpose of addreffing through you to my countrymen, such obfervations on the question of Union, as have been fuggested to me by the perufal of a Speech lately published as yours, in the Dublin and Anti-Union Evening Posts,
Of Saturday Jan. 18th, 1800. I do not undertake to animadvert on any thing which fell from Mr. Grattan in Parliament, but only on those pofitions which have been published in the newspapers under the fanction of his name,