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W. OLIPHANT AND SON, EDINBURGH ; D. ROBERTSON, GLASGOW;
G. AND R. KING, ABERDEEN ; AND J. ROBERTSON, DUBLIN.
For JANUARY, 1848.
Art. 1.-1. Correspondence referred to in the Order of the House of Com.
mons, dated 6th of July, 1847, requiring Copies of Communications since 1st of January, 1847, between the Nonconforming or Protestant Dissenting Ministers in Ireland and the Irish Government or the Treasury, respecting any increase to their Grant, or any suspension of the Rules under which the Congregations have to pay certain sums,
before their Ministers can receive the Parliamentary Grant. 2. The Scotsman ; October 9th, 1847.
The presbyterian clergy of the north of Ireland are signally distinguished for perseverance in all matters pertaining to their regium donum interests. They are resolved to keep to this point, whatever obstacles may be thrown in their way. Their singleness of purpose is striking. This one thing we do,' seems to be the motto they have assumed. The endowment of May. nooth, and the recently contemplated endowment of the Romish priesthood of Ireland, are appealed to in vain, to deter them from their state-pension-seeking course. They are told, 'You cannot protest against the endowment of Maynooth while you gladly pocket state pay yourselves. You even tie up your own hands, and gag your own mouths, as to any effort or testimony against the formation of a Romish ecclesiastical establishment in Ireland, by your acceptance of government gold. On you will lie the heaviest part of the guilt incurred by the perpetration of
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