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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.

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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 severed, and only conjoined in
sovereignty; the other, to superinduce a new form, agreeable and
convenient to the entire estate. The former of these hath been
more usual, but the latter is more happy.'

LORD BACON.

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DUBLIN:

PRINTED FOR JOHN MILLIKEN, 32, GRAFTON-STREET.

1799.

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MR. SPEAKER
I TOOK occafion on a former day, to express my

humble hope, that if a regular opportunity should again occur, the House would permit me to ley before them some thoughts on this great subject, which have appeared to me worthy of their attention; and to expłain some 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 persuaded, 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 share in the former debates, have advanced on the leading points of this question. But it is a question of such extent, that it may fairly be thought that even yet several important topics remain for confideration, and some new views of those which have been already discussed. It has been for a confiderable length of time before the public in both

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* On Thursday, February 14, after reporting the resolutions.

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