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“We know our duty to our Sovereign, and are loyal: we also know our duty to ourselves, and are resolved to be free."- Declaration of Dungannon Volunteers, 1782.
“ You may make the Union binding as a law, but you can never make it obligatory on conscience. It will be obeyed as long as England is strong; but resistance to it will be in the abstract a duty, and the exhibition of that resistance will be merely a question of prudence."-RIGHT Hon. WILLIAM SAURIN.
“Union is Irish alienation."-RIGHT HON. HENRY GRATTAN.
“Union is not unity. Heterogeneous and repugnant things may be arbitrarily tied together, but this is not unity. Closer contact elicits the repugnances which rend all external bonds asunder."-CARDINAL MANNING.
"Independence sends life through all the veins of a nation."-GOLDWIN SMITH,