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Excerpt: IN THE SERVICE OF FRANCE. 3 had unquestionably done "no wrong!" If popular election, instead of hereditary right, were to decide the possession of the royal dignity, on w/iat principle were the Irish, as a distinct nation, or with a distinct Parliament as well as the English and Scotch, to be precluded from electing James, when the English and Scotch claimed a right to elect William ? If the English and the Scotch, as Protestants, objected to James for their King, as a Catholic, and adopted William, as a Protestant, the Irish, as Catholics, did not see why they should not prefer James for their King, as a Catholic, and reject William, as a Protestant Finally, if, on account of the general faults of James's administration in Great Britain, the English and Scotch conferred the Sovereignty of their respective countries on William, as expecting to be better governed by him than they were, or could be, by his predecessor, the Irish, from a contrast of their improved political condition, under James's administration, with the previous oppression they had endured, under the "ascendancy" of the Cromwellian, Whig, or Revolution party of which William was the head, had every reason to anticipate, that his Sovereignty in Ireland would lead to a renew...