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RELATIVE TO THE
AFFAIRS of IRELAND,
C Caldwell Sir James)
What I have heard permit me to relate.
To which are added,
i An Extract of such Parts of the British
Acts of PARLIAMENT as lay that
Trade under RESTRICTIONS;
An ENQUIRY how far those ResTRICTIONS are, or are not;
a Benefit to the British Dominions in general.
N the Beginning of the Winter of 1763,
when the Parliament was about to meet for the first Time after the Conclusion of a long War, when the Cultivation of the Arts of Peace had been recommended from the Throne, and the Attention of the Legislature would be naturally turned upon the Redress of Grievances, and the Establishment of public Oeconomy, I felt an Inclination to be present at the Deliberations of fo august an Alsembly, at fo critical a Time, and on Subjects so Interesting and Important.
I therefore-attended in the House of Commons, from its first fitting till the Recess at Christmas, without Intermiffion, except one Day, when a Breach of Privilege was complained of, by a Member whose Letter had been charged by an Officer of the Post-Office, being that Day confined by Indisposition: after the Recess, other Avocations rendered my Attendance irregular.