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ON SECONDING THE MOTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
HOUSE OF COMMONS,
TUESDAY, APRIL THE 23D, 1799,
'There hath been put in practice in governments, these two several
one, to retain the ancient form still severed, and only conjoined in
، convenient to the entire eftate. The former of these hath been
more ufual, but the latter is more happy.'
A UNION WITH IRELAND.
PRINTED FOR JOHN MILLIKEN, 32, GRAFTON-STREET.
I TOOK occafion, on a former day, to exprefs my
humble hope, that if a regular opportunity should
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.
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 thofe 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 queftion of such 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.