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ber manners were invariably frank fined ; and, amidst the corrup-
she embraced in the expansion of
her trust in the goodness of provi.
672 Penal Laws which aggrieve the Catholics of Ireland.
in Devonshire, and Mr. Disney,
JOHN JEBB, M. D. those around; and she was equally
1786. devoid of every wish to interfere in
ANN JEBB, his relict.
No monumental eulogy, so able hope of doing good.
often prostituted to the undeservAfter a confinement of
ing, is wanting to record their many
worth. Their death will be long years, Mrs. Jebb died at her house in Half-moon Street, Picca. lamented, their virtues long rea dilly, January 201h, 1812. On membered by surviving friends
G. W. M.. the 28th of the same month, she was attended to the grave by her London, August 20, 1812.
EXTRACTS FROM NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Penal Laws which aggrieve the tice or civil officers, all their arms,
Catholics of Ireland. armour and ammunition, of every [From A Statement, &c. Part II. con kind. After that day search cluded from our last No. p. 609.) might be made in their houses for CHAP. VII.
arms, and any two justices might
compel any Catholic suspected Of the Laws which forbid the of having arms to appear before Catholics to have or use arms.
them, and to answer the charge In 1695, an act was passed en. or suspicion upon his oath. titled, " An Act for better se. In 1698, another açt was pass. curing the Government by disarm. ed, eptitled, "An Act for the ing the Papists ;” by which all preservation of Game;" which Catholics within the kingdom were directs that no Catholic shall be required to discover and deliver employed “as fowler for any up, by a certain day, to the jus. Protestant, or shall bave, keep,
use, or carry any guns or fire- (and in default of payment the arms, under colour or pretence punishment of whipping) for not tbereof."
working on Catholic Holidays; In 1739, it was thought proper 2, a penalty of 101. for burying to re-enact these prohibitions except in the Protestant Church with additional rigour, and in yards: 3, a fine of 10s. (and in 1775, a statute still more rigorous default of payment, the punish. was enacted, which was made ment of whipping) for pilgrimages perpetual in 1800.
and meetings at holy wells. To The statute of 1793, re-enact- which we may add, 4, the sta. ed the prohibition against the tute enacted in 1571, making it humble and unprotected Catholics, high treason to obtain any written but qualified and almost removed or printed instrument from the it as to two classes of wealthy Ca- Bishop of Rome, or from any tholics, viz.
person authorized by him. 1. Such, as are seized of a free. bold estate of 1001. yearly, or Doubtful Penal Enactments. possessed of a personal estate of 1. Whether a Catholic may act 1000l. value, and take the Ca. as a Director of the Bank of Ire. tholic oaths prescribed by the sta. land?" or, 2, as constable of a tute of 1793,
district, under the Police Acts? 2. Such as (being seized us a or, 3, as assistant or usher to a freehold estate of 101. yearly, and Protestant schoolmaster? or, 4, less than 1001. yearly, or being as guardian of a Protestant child, possessed of a personal estate of or of the child of a non-qualifying 3001. and less than 10001. value) Catholic? ā, Whether a Catholic take the oath of 13 and 14 Geo. clergyman may be the guardian III, and also swear and subscribe of any child? 6, Whether a Caan affidavit, in open court, veri- tholic may endeavour to reconcile fying the value of their property, a Protestant to the Catholic reliand also qualify pursuant to the gion? 7, Whether a Catholic statute of 1793.
schoolmaster may employ a ProAll Catholics who are not com, testant assistant or usher, or re. prehended within these two classes, remain still liable to every hard.
* The superior intelligence acquired ship and severity imposed by the by Bank Directors, and participated in former statutes of 1695, 1698, by their immediate connexions, is ma1739, and 1775, while Protestants nifestly of the highest value to every of every class and degree, even the ly prove a shield against beavy losses,
merchant and trader. It may frequeat. meanest, are authorised to have as the want of it may lead to ut'er ruin. and use arms of every kind, with. The late Mr. Edward Byrne, the first out restraint or distinction : nay, respecting the advantages incident to a
merchant in Ireland, when questioned they are in various ways actually Directorship, gave this conclusive and provided with arms at the public pointed answer. "I have bad debts in expense.
my books to the amount of 70,000l.
Had I been a Bank Director, or had I Of Penal Statutes not already bad debts would probably not have ex
an active friend in the Direccion, these specified.
ceeded 20,000). Thus I lose 50,000h Aș !, a pecuniary fine of 2s. by this exclusion,"
074 On an Union for the sake of obtaining Peace. ceive or instruct a Protestant vourable to the right of petition. pupil? 8, Whether the Protestant ing. On the other hand, several servant of a Catholic master may of the most learned and indepenhave or use arms? 9, Whether a dent judges and barristers of IreCatholic, having conformed to land favour the opposite con. the Protestant religion, and after. struction. The great Lord Ers. wards returned to the Catholic kine, too, perbaps the first aufaith, (or, in legal parlance, a thority in the empire upon such a relapsed Papist) is entitled to par- question, bas unequivocally contake of the relief granted to Ca. demned the construction attempt. tholics, by the remedial statutes ed by the Irish government. The from 1778 to this day, upon the learned and constitutional Sir terms of qualification prescribed Arthur Pigot and Sir Samuel to all other Catholics? 10, Whe. Romilly concur with him. Lords ther any assembly of Catholics Eldon and Ellenborough (though may appoint a select number of called upon in Parliament) maindiscreet persons, for the sole and tained an expressive silence, which bona fide purpose of preparing left room for no doubt of their and presenting a petition to the dissent from the Irish Court of throne or to parliament, praying King's Bench. the repeal of the penal laws which After an expenditure of 20,0001. aggrieve them?
of public inoney, great public This last question is of recent agitation, and irritating controorigin: having been started in versy, this question remains ad. 1811, by the discreet, temperate, huc sub judice. It is in regular and liberal administration of the process through the Irish law Duke of Richmond. It has eme courts, in the shape of actions, ployed and perhaps exhausted all at the suit of certain arrested Cathe vigour of the Irish govern. tholics against William Downes, ment, during nearly the last two Esq. (Chief Justice of the Irish years. Twelve priry counsellors, King's Bench) for an arrest and the chancellor, judges of the false imprisonment, under an il. king's bench, attorney and soli- legal warrant—and it may ulti. citor-general, have vehemently mately receive its decision in the pressed for a construction unfa. House of Lords.
On an Union for the sake of ob. of view, is unquestionably of the taining Peace.
most pressing interest to every Maidstone, Sept. 15, 1812. pious and feeling mind; and can. SIR,
not but be felt to have a most inI beg leave through the medi. timale connection with the objects um of your Repository, to offer of that religious body, who are my sentiments upon a subject, now so laudably uniting their efwhich though but too commonly forts, in the promotion of just and regarded rather in a political and generous views, concerning the worldly than
a religious point one great object of religious ador
ation. Nothing can so power. which his reward affords the most