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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 1

Mr. Ward's Motion

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Mr. Ward's Motion.

"That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, representing to Her Majesty that in the opinion of this House, it is not by measures for the repression of local violence that the discontents of Ireland can be allayed, but by removing those grievances, which have formed for many years the subject of recorded complaint and remonstrance between the two countries.

"That amongst the most prominent of these is the law by which the whole ecclesiastical property of Ireland is assigned to the clergy of a small section of the population, and that this House, deeply impressed with the belief that such a law is not conformable to reason, or to the practice of any Christian country, pledges itself, after providing for existing proprietary rights, and for the claims of Her Majesty's Protestant subjects, cordially to co-oporate with Her Majesty in effecting such a settlement of Church property in Ireland, as will remove all just ground of complaint, and give satisfaction to the Irish people."

No division, the House being counted out.