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X. False reports of a conspiracy among the Irish conf-

dered. The effects of these reports.


XI. The parties principally suspected of this conspiracy,

voluntarily appear before the lords justices, in

order to detect the forgery.


XII. Loyalty of the catholic nobility and gentry of Irę-

land at this juncture.


XIII. The Irish clergy's remonstrance of loyalty.

XIV. The Duke of Ormond's design in permitting this

meeting of the Irish clergy.

XV. The king confesses his obligation to make good the

peace of the year 1648.

XVI. Ormond's reasons for his opposition to the Irish con-


XVII. The Earl of Orrery abuses the king's confidence,

with respect to the settlement of Ireland.

XVIII. The affairs of Ireland brought before the English


XIX. The

sufferings of the Irish set forth by their agents

before the king and council.


XX. A court of claims appointed in Ireland.

XXI. The conditions of the innocency and nocency of the



XXII. The time limited for holding these courts, found too

Short, and not suffered to be enlarged.


XXIII. An enlargement of time for hearing all the clai-

maints, by whom hindered.


XXIV. Some reflections on the foregoing acts.


XXV. A dangerous conspiracy of the puritans.


XXVI. The Duke of Ormond apologizes for the favour he

had shewn to the Cromwellian party in Ireland. 128

XXVII. The probable motives of the Duke of Ormond's

past and present conduct, with respeč to the Irish. 131

XXVIII. The Duke of Ormond befriends the Irish.



I. Archbishop King's fate of the protestants of Ireland

under King James II. considered.


II. The fame subject continued in general.


III. Particular facts related in Archbishop King's book

proved false, concerning popish judges and juries.

IV. The execution of Captain Ashton.


V. The affair of the quo-warrantos against the corpora-

tions not truly stated by Dr. King.


VI. The behaviour of the Irish priests, and new recruits

under King James, impartially considered. 155

VII. The conduct of the Irish and English army compared. 157

VIII. Irib

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XVIII. Reflections on the foregoing subject.

XIX. Some prospect of mitigating the rigour of the popery laws. 284

XX. The catholics of Ireland state their grievances in an

humble address and petition to the lord lieutenant

to be laid before his majesty.



No. I. A brief declaration of the government of Ireland

by Captain Thomas Lee, 1594.


II. Remonstrance of divers Lords of the pale to the

king, concerning the Irish parliament in 1613. 327

III. The humble petition of the knights, citizens and

burgesses of the counties, cities and ancient bo-

roughs of Ireland.


IV. Abstract of the report and return of commisioners

sent by the king to Ireland, to enquire into the griev-

ances and complaints of the Irish in 1613.


V. The remonftrance of the catholics of Ireland, deli-

vered to his majesĚy's commisioners at Trim, 17th

March, 1642.


VI. Extract of a colle&tion of some of the massacres

and murders committed on the Irish in Ireland,

since the 23d of Otober, 1641.


VII. Extract of the acts of the general congregation of

the Roman catholic bishops, held at Kilkenny,

May 1642.


VIII. Intelligence from his majesty's army in Scotland to

the lord lieutenant of Ireland, February 7th, 1644. 361

IX. From Carte's Life of the Dicke of Ormond.

X. A Remonftrance of the Right Hon. J. Earl of Caf-

tlehaven to King Charles II.

XI. The heads of the causes which moved the northern Irish,

and catholics of Ireland to take arms, anno 1641. 371

XII. To the king— The humble Remonftrance of the Roman

catholic clergy of Ireland.


XIII. To the kingThe faithfil protestation of the Ro-

man catholic nobility and gentry of Ireland.

XIV. Extract of Dr. Gorge-his letter to Colonel Hamilton. 379

XV. A protesiation of allegiance--to Queen Elizabeth,

January 31/1, 1602.


XVI. The feveral arguments of Sir Theobald Butler, Coun-

sellor Malone, and Sir Stephen Rice,-February

1703—againsi palling the bill intitled, an act to

prevent the further growth of popery.


XVII. The coronation oath of Jancs. II.



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The Marquis of Ormond returns to Ireland. His excellency having arrived at Cork, on the 29th of September, 1648, was there received with general acclamations of joy; and on the next day, the general affembly fitting at Kilkenny, gave a very signal proof of their real desire to be again received under his

government,' by fixing a public brand on the two principal opposers of the late peace, the Nuncio Renuccini, and General Owen O'Nial. For they proclaimed the Vol. II.



· Cart. Orm. vol. ii. fol. 42.

* Dr. Leland, from Mr. Carte, gives us the following character of this general: “ Owen O'Nial had served in the Impe. rial and Spanish armies with reputation. He was governor of Arras, when the French besieged this town in 1640; and,


latter a rebel and a traitor; and upon entering into a treaty of peace with the marquis, they drew up a charge against the former,' “ representing the manifold oppressions, transcendent crimes, and capital of. fences, which he had been continually, for three years past, acting within the kingdom, to the unspeakable detriment of their religion, the ruin of the nation, and the dishonour of the See of Rome." This heavy accufation met with no opposition, even from such ecclefiastics as were present in that assembly. “ It seems exceedingly strange to me,” says the Nuncio himself, in a letter to Cardinal Panzirolo on this occasion, " that although there were eight bishops present in this assembly," which offered such violence to my authority, and passed an order, that none should hereafter obey my commands, not one of them did protest or declare against it, or depart from the place in which it was held; or even make an apology, by a letter to his Holiness, or myself, for their conduct; affirming only, that therein they followed the example of those of



2 Cart. Orm. vol. iii.

3 Nuncio's Memoirs.

though obliged to surrender upon honourable terms, yet his defence gained him the respect, even of his enemy. Experience had formed him to be an able and skilful soldier; quick in discerning, diligent in improving any advantage offered by the enemy; more circumspect than enterprising; of a genius peculiarly suited to defence, and excellent at protracting a war; qualities of especial use in that service which he was now to

ndertake. His knowledge of the world, his prudence, his fobriety and caution, appeared to greater advantage, as they were contrafted by the ignorance and rudeness, the intemperance and levity of Sir Phelim. To the secret mortification of this his kinsman, Owen was unanimously declared by the northern Iri:h, head and leader of their confederacy." Carte's Orm. Lel. vol. iii. p. 178.

• There were in this affembly, “ two archbishops, ten bishops, three earls, twelve viscounts, feven barons, twenty baronets, the principal gentlemen out of the three provinces of Leinster, Munster, and Connaught, besides fome of the chief nobility of Ulfter." Bishop of Ferns's Lett. to the Nuncio. Vindic. Catholic. p. 180.

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