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OF THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

SYLVESTER DOUGLAS,

IN THE

HOUSE OF COMMONS,

TUESDAY, APRIL THE 23D, 1799,

ON SECONDING THE MOTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, FOR THE HOUSE
TO AGREE WITH THE LORDS IN AN ADDRESS TO HIS

MAJESTY,

RELATIVE TO

A UNION WITH IRELAND.

• There hath been put in practice in governments, these two several
'kinds of policy in uniting and conjoining of states and kingdoms; the
one, to retain the ancient form still fevered, and only conjoined in
'fovereignty; the other, to fuperinduce a new form, agreeable and
⚫ convenient to the entire eftate. The former of these hath been

more ufual, but the latter is more happy.'

LORD BACON.

DUBLIN:

PRINTED FOR JOHN MILLIKEN, 32, GRAFTON-STREET.

1799.

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MR. SPEAKER,

TOOK occafion, on a former day, to exprefs my humble hope, that if a regular opportunity fhould again occur, the Houfe would permit me to ley before them fome thoughts on this great subject, which have appeared to me worthy of their attention; and to ex· plain fome of the grounds on which my opinion has been formed in favour of a Union with Ireland.

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Nobody to whom I am known, will, I am perfuaded, impute to me the prefumptuous folly of imagining that I have it in my power to improve on what those men of tranfcendent talents and eminent political wisdom and experience, who have taken the principal fhare in the former debates, have advanced on the leading points of this queftion. But it is a question of fuch extent, that it may fairly be thought that even yet feveral important topics remain for confideration, and fome new views of those which have been already difcuffed. It has been for a confiderable length of time before the public in both

On Thursday, February 14, after reporting the refolutions.

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