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ON SECONDING THE MOTION OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, FOR THE HOUSE
A UNION WITH IRELAND.
• There hath been put in practice in governments, these two several
one, to retain the ancient form still fevered, and only conjoined in
T TOOK occasion, 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 ex• plain some of the grounds on which my opinion has been
formed in favour of a Union with Ireland.
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 Mare 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
A on Thursday, February 14, after reporting the resolutions.