A Report of the Proceedings in the Cases of Thomas Kirwan ... and Edward Sheridan ...: For Misdemeanors Charged to be Committed in Violation of the Convention Act

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Graisberry and Campbell, 1811 - 292 էջ
 

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Էջ 106 - To this end the sheriff of every county Is bound to return to every session of the peace, and every commission of oyer and terminer, and of general gaol-delivery, twenty-four good and lawful men of the county, some out of every hundred, to inquire, present, do, and execute all those things which on the part of our lord the king shall then and there be commanded them.
Էջ 215 - Whereas various acts of parliament have been passed, imposing on his majesty's subjects professing the popish or Roman catholic religion many restraints and disabilities, to which other subjects of this realm are not liable, and from the peaceful and loyal demeanour of his majesty's popish or Roman catholic subjects, it is fit that such restraints and disabilities shall be discontinued...
Էջ 133 - ... petitions, complaints, remonstrances, and declarations, and other addresses to the king, or to both or either houses of parliament, for alteration of matters established by law, or redress of alleged grievances in church...
Էջ 216 - Here we find, perhaps, the origin of the Catholic rent. Several Catholics in Cork and in Dublin raised a subscription to defray the expense of opposing the Bill, and an apostate priest gave information of this conspiracy (for so it was called) to bring in the Pope and the Pretender. The transaction was referred to a Committee of the House of Commons, who . actually reported that five pounds had been collected, and resolved
Էջ 28 - Because that now of the late inquests were taken at Westminster of persons named to the justices, without due return of the sheriff, of which persons some were outlawed before the said justices of record, and some fled to sanctuary for treason, and some for felony, there to have refuge, by whom as well many offenders were indicted, as other lawful liege people of our lord the king, not guilty...
Էջ 133 - Act were clear and explicit: it was there expressly enacted, " that all assemblies, committees, or other bodies of persons elected, or in any other manner constituted or appointed to represent, or assuming or exercising a right or authority to represent, the people of...
Էջ 277 - Composed of every thing t^ie mo t honourable, gallant, venerable and patriotic in that kingdom ; called together for the noblest and the purest purposes, the Nobility and the Prelacy, united with the representatives of the people, and the three estates promised the regeneration of the country ; What was the result ? The wise, and the good, and the virtuous were put down, or brought over by the upstart, and the factious, and the demagogue ; they knew not the lengths they were going^; they...
Էջ 274 - ... or appointed to represent, or assuming or exercising a right or authority to represent the people of this Realm, or any number or description of the people of the same, or the people of any province, county, city, town, or other district, within the same, under pretence of petitioning for, or in any other manner procuring an alteration of matters established by law in Church or State...
Էջ 267 - You are called upon rashly to disbe-. lieve what they will not controvert ; to impute, by your verdict, perjury to those witnesses for the crown; and to declare on your oaths that you do not believe that which they will not deny. Gentlemen, I am at a loss, in discharging this duty, to discover what I am to reply to : one counsel asserts his client's innocence, in point of fact — the other glories in his crime in point of law; — nay, the one half of each counsel's speech is an answer to the other...
Էջ 201 - ... you did not seek the exclusion, the total exclusion of any Roman Catholic — you, no doubt, would anxiously desire an intermixture of some of those enlightened Roman Catholics whom the AttorneyGeneral declared he was certain he could convince, but whom he has not ventured to address in that box. The painful responsibility cast upon you is not of your own wishing, and I persuade myself you will, on due reflection, feel more indisposed to those who court and influence your prejudices, and would...

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