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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable George Canning
     

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable George Canning

by John Styles
 
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while he summoned to his assistance the Castlerenghs and the Percevais, who scrupulonsly adhered to his new policy. On the death Of the insincerity of the premier in the principal article of negotiation with the Irish catholics, namely, their emancipation on condition of their accepting the union, we have additional evidence in the admissions of the Anti- jacobin ; the paper from whence the following extract, confirmatory of this suspicion is taken, it is said, was written by Mr. Canning. " In the mean time, it ia sufficient for us to know, and we state the fact with confidence (in order to remove some very false impressions which have been made on the public mind by a mis-statement) that the king never gave his cabinet ministers the smallest reason to believe that the measures in question wonld have his sanction and support; on the contrary, nearly three years ngo, his majesty declared his firm resolntion never to give his consent to certain acts, which consent, his sense and his conscience told him, wonld involve a violation of his coronation oath. To this must be impnted the memorable recall of Earl Fitzwilliam, and to this must he ascribed his firmness in rejecting the propositions, resisting the persuasions of his t." ministers. It is, indeed, to ?? a matter of extreme surprise, that under such circumstances, those ministers shonld have ventured to give a pledge in the first instance ; and afterward, for the purpose of redeeming it, to introduce the subject of it into his majesty's speech. The reception which such a proposition experienced was such as surely they had good reason to expect." Here it is admitted, that Ireland was cajoled into the union ; that the ministers knew,prior to the negotiation, the king's determination never to yield the point which they had co...

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