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CONTINUATION OF THE APPENDIX.
HAVING promised some instances of the cruelties inflict. ed on the Irish, they will naturally be expected. But what to select, from such a mass of horrors, is a difficult question. If my professional occupations should leave me so much leisure hereafter, I may probably employ it in further pursuit of à subject so interesting to humanity, and so necessary to truth. For the present, the following extracts may suffice, to authenticate all that has been asserted in the correspond
And it will readily appear to any candid mind, to which of the contending parties in Ireland the imputation of TREASON is most deservedly ascribable.
TEST OF THE ORANGEMEN,
Orangeman's original Test. I do hereby swear, that I will be true to the king and government, and that I will EXTERMINATE, as far as I am able, the Catholics of Ireland.
QUESTIONS. Where are you?
At the house of bondage. Where are you going? To the Promised Land. Stand fast yourself?
Through the Red Sea.
I am afraid.
Signs of the Orangemen. Take your right hand, and put it to your right hunch, turn round, saying, great is the man that sent me ; then take your left hand and say, welcome brother Prince of Orange.
Such was the grossness of that faction which now gov. erns both England and Ireland, it is almost incredible.
AMENDED OATH OF ORANGEMEN, As it is said to bave issued from the hands of the Grand Master of the
Orange Lodges in Ulster.
* I, in the presence of Almighty God, do solemnly and sin. cerely swear, that I will not give the secret of an Orange. man, unless it be to him or them I find to be such after strict trial, or the word of a well known Orangeman, for him or from the body or assembly of Orangemen. I also swear, that I will answer all summonses from an sssembly of Orangemen, eighty miles distance ; and that I will not sit, stand by, or be by and see a brother Orangeman struck, battered, or abused, or known his character injuriously taken away, without using every effort in my power to assist him at the hazard of my life. I further declare, that I will not lie, to or upon an Orangeman, me knowing the same to be detrimental to him, but will warn him of all dangers, as far as in my power lies ; and that I will bear true allegiance to his majesty, and assist the civil magistrates in the execution of their offices, if called upon, and that I will not know of any conspiracy against the Protestant Ascendency, and that I will not make, or be at the making of a Roman Catholic an Orangeman, or give him any offence, unless he offends me, and then I will use my utmost endeavors to shed the last drop of his blood, if he or they be not a warranted mason ; and that I will stand three to ten to relieve a brother Orangeman, and I will not be a thief, or the companion of a thief, to my knowledge.
ANSWERS. What's that in your hand ?
A secret to you. From whence.came you?
From the land of bondage, Whither goeth thou?
To the land of promise.
Delzo thro' the Red Sea.
The wall of the Red Sea. I am afraid
Of what ? The secrets of the Orange-2 Fear not, for he that sought men being discovered. your life, is dead.
I have the grand, I am that Have you got a grand word? Did you
hear the Crack ? I did. What crack did you hear ? A crack from the hill of fire, Can you write your name?
With the spear of life, or Aam With what sort of a pen ?
ron's rod, that buds, blossoms, and bears almonds in
one night. With what sort of ink ? Papist blood.
This last was the amended test, to which a certain Vicer roy was said to have subscribed when colonel of the Cambridge Regiment. [The former was what they called their purple oath, and evis
dently that upon which they acted.]
ORIGINAL DECLARATION OF UNITED IRISHMEN,
“ We pledge ourselves, to endeavor, by all due means, to obtain a complete and radical reform of the representation of the people in Parliament, including Irishmen of every reli, gious persuasion."
LATTER TEST OF UNITED IRISHMEN, After the insurrection act had made the former obligation a felony, and sex
cresy became necessary to self-preservation.
IN THE AWFUL EPRESNCE OF GOD, I do voluntarily declare, that I will persevere in endeayoring to form a brotherhood of affection among IRISHMEN of every religious persuasion ; and that I will also persevere in my endeavors to obtain an equal, full, and adequate representation of all the people of Ireland. I do further declare, that neither hopes, fears, rewards, or punishments, shall ever induce me, directly or indirectly, to inform on, or give evidence against, any member ur members of this or similar societies, for any act or expression of theirs, done or made collectively or individually, in or out of this society, in persuance of the spirit of this obligation."
67 That the oath to exterminate, should be loyal and the oath to promote religious reconciliation, treasonable, could happen only under the government of England.
EXTRACTS FROM LORD MOIRA’S SPEECH In the English House of Lords, on the 22d of November, 1797, in
favor of Conciliation.
“ WHEN I troubled your lordships with my observations upon the state of Ireland last
documents certain and incontestible. I address you, this day, my lords, upon documents equally sure and stable. Before God and my country, I speak of what I have seen myself. But in what I shall think it necessary to say upon this subject, I feel that. I must take grounds of a restrictive nature. It is not my intention to select any individual, in order to adduce a charge against him. It is not my wish to point a prejudice against any one. What I have to speak of, are not solitary and isolated measures, nor partial abuses, but what is adopted as
the system of government. I do not talk of a casual system, but of one deliberately determined upon, and regularly persevered in. When we hear of a military government, we must expect excesses, which are not all, I acknowledge, attributable to the government; but these I lay out of my consideration. I will speak only of the excesses that belong to, and proceed from, the system pursued by the administration of Ireland. I am aware it may be urged that a statement, such as I am about to lay before your lordships, is calculated to interfere too much with the internal government of the sister kingdom. In answer to this assertion, I would, if necessary, begin by laying it down as an incontrovertible opinion, that we have so direct a concern and connexion with Ireland, that any error of government in that country, is a fit subject for our attention; and if circumstances required it, for an address to his majesty for the removal of the chief governor. My lords, this observation applies not in any manner to the present Lord-Lieutenant ; on the contrary, I will pay him the tribute which I think due to him, that to much private worth and honor, his lordship adds, I believe, very sincere wishes for the happiness of the kingdom which has been placed under his government. My lords, I have seen in Ireland the most absurd, as well as the most disgusting tyranny, that any nation ever groaned under. I have been myself a witness of it in many instances; I have seen it practised and unchecked ; and the effects that have resulted from it have been such, as I have stated to your lordships. I have said, that if such a tyranny be persevered in, the consequence must inevitably be, the deepest and most universal discontent, and even hatred, to the English name. I have seen in that country a marked distinction made between the English and Irish. I have seen troops that have been sent full of this prejudice, that every inhabitant in that kingdom is a rebel to the British government. I have seen the most wanton insults practised upon men of all ranks and conditions. I have seen the most