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ROMAN-CATHOLICS OF ENGLAND:
# I look upon my Roman Catholic Brethren as fellow subjects and fel: Inw Chriftians, believers in the fame God, and partners in the same redempa tion. Speculative differences in some points of faith, with me are of no account: They and I have but one religion,—the religion of Christianity. Therefore, as children of the fame father,--as travellers in the same road, and feekers of the fame falvation, why not love each other as brothers? It is no part of Protestanism to prosecute Catholics; and without justice to the Catholics, there can be tio security for the Protettaut establishment; as a friend, therefore, to the permanency of this establishment, to the profperity of the Country, and the justice due to my Catholic Brethren, I Aall cheerfully give my vote that the Bill be conmitted,"
Extract of the Biniop of Killala's Speech in the House of Lords,
13th of March 1793, on the Bill for the relief of his Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects.
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1. Exclusion from both houfes of parliansent
2. Restraints on their voting at elections
3. & on their presenting to advowsons
4. Obstructions to their receiving the benefit of the annual Act
5. Restraints on their making, provisions for the ministers of their
6. Their embarrassments in confequence of the Marriage Act ib.
7. Extreme penalties to which Roman catholic foldiers are sub-
ject by the Articles of War
8. Singular hardthip, in this respect, of Irish foldiers, when the
fervice takes them to England, or any other place within
His Majetty's dominions out of Ireland
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HE following Statement may be found to give
I. Some account of the laws, which, since the Reformation, have been past against the Roman catholics :
II. Some account of the effect and operation of the laws, which have been past, since the acceffion of his Majetty's family to the throne of England, for the relief of Roman catholics :
III. And some account of the penal laws, the effect of which is felt by Roman catholics, but the effect of which is not felt by Protestant Diffenters.