This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802. Excerpt: ... MR. O'CONNOR'S EXAMINATION: she Examlnatian of Arthur O'Connor', hefore the Secret Cam tnittee of the House of Cam/nans, 6th of August, i798. Comm Ittee. Explain the first formation of the allianca between the Irish Union and the French? O'connor. If you have seen the report I signed and delivered in conjunction with Emmett and M'Nevin, it will not be necessary I should-go very fully into that important transaction; but if you have not seen it, I will explain it more sully. Com. We have not seen the report you allude to. 1 O'connor. Sometime in i795 or the beginning of i796 a letter was received by the Executive of the Union from France, from some individuals of the Union, who had fled from persecution; in which they mentioned, that they had made such a representation of the state of Ireland, that they believed the French would be induced to treat with the Union, to freeussrom'the tyranny under which we groaned This This letter was not acted upon by the Executive at the time it was received, from their unwillingness to have recourse to foreign aid, except in the last resort, and in the hope, that the effects on the popular mind from the tyrannical measures which Government had pursued, would induce them to abandon their measui'es of coercion, and to adopt measures congenial to the wishes of the people. But when the Executive saw the year i796 open with the Insurrection Bill--that 4000 unoffending inhabitants of the county Armagh had been driven from their homes, on account of their religious opinions, by a lawless banditti, who were not only nos restrained by Government, but aided and instigated by its Magistracy, and that an act was pasted to indemnify themost gross violation of themost sacred law's by the Agents and Magistrates of Government. Roused by ...
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