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charity alone, of which his Machiavilian patrons are utterly destitute, prevents his being yet consigned.
Let us further search for the cause of all this heat and animosity. We are on the eve of a general election—are there no members of the legislature, who, when they come to surrender their delegated trust into the hands of the electors of Ireland, are conscious that the pledges they voluntarily gave, to labour unceasingly for the restoration of the constitutional rights of their Catholic constituents, and the amelioration of the state of the country, have been all unredeemed? Have such men no motive to urge Government to coerce a people, whose interests they have neglected, that they may, thereby, with more facility, secure their re-election ? Let the Catholic Electors of Ireland look to this, and act accordingly.
Finally, let us labour, unceasingly, to remove unfounded prejudices from the minds of our generous countrymen —The alarmists, who have so long governed Ireland, at the expense of its tranquillity, in despair are making a final effort to preserve their ascendency. They commend us, the Catholics of England, for moderation, with a view that we may detach ourselves from our Irish brethren. Let our repectful, but firm remonstrances to Parliament convince them, that we are not to be cajoled by their praises; nor are our brethren to be intimidated by their threats. Believe me to be, my dear Sir,
your most obedient Servant,
1, Thorney-street, Bloomsbury, Dec. 23, 1824.
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