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or ontlaws from the British dominions. _ . ,

In fluting the grounds of this opinion, although your Committee will have much and important new matter to lay besore [he house; yet they will also be obliged to recall to the recollectioxi _os. the house, many/particulars which have already been brought under the consideration os parliament, but on which new lighLs have been thrown by the events whichhave since occurred, and by the subsequent intelligence which has been received. The insormation which has been produced to youncommittee, on the whole ssos this subject, has been most

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which they represented; who were delegated to a provincial committee, which held the immediate direction and superintendance of the several county and district committees in each os the sour provinces; and a. _" General Executive Directory," composed os five persons, was elece ted by the provincial directories; but the election os this directory was so managed, that none but the secretaries osthe provincial directories. knew on whom the eleaion selli It was made b ballot, but not reported to the electors; the appointment was notified only to those on - whom the election devolved; and the exccutive directory, thus composed', nsihmed and exercised the supreme and uncontrolled command Os the whole bod os the union,

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among them was therefore confidetz
ed as important to their ends; and
they all invited, or expected, the
countenance and aid of France.
The attempts made in the begin-
ning of this conspiracy to disguifiz
the real objects, under false pretences,
which ought at no time to have im-
posed even on superficial observers,
have long since been abandoned.
Subsequent tranfactions have not
merely shown the extremes to which
the nature and principles of these
societics naturally led, but have
completely unvei led the original and
settled designs of the persons chiefly
concerned in them. Your commit-
tee beg leave, in this place, to refer
the house to his majestss proclama-
tion * of the year 1792, and the
several addretles of both houtcs of
parliament thereupon; to the re-
ports of the committees of parlia-
ment in this kingdom and in Ire-land;
and to the different trials sor treason

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* Proclamation-and Addresses . . . . . . . . . .

1792. Lords Report . . . . . . . , . . . . 1794. Commons Report . . . . . . . . . May 1794. _D0. \ do. . . . . . . . . . june 1794. 'Irish Lprds Reports . . . . . . . . . - - . - - 1793.

Commons do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1798.

Trial of Muir, Skirving. Margarot, Gcrald, Palmer, and

- others, for sidition in Scotland, in z . . . . 1793 and 1794. ' -_- of Wart and Downie, for (reason in Scotland, in . . . . 1794.

-- of Hardy and others. for treason, in . . . . . . 1794.

....of Redhcad, alias Yorke, for scditlon, in . . . . 1795.

'_'- of Stone, far trcason, in . . . . . . . . . . . . 1796.

s 3. Fsizt?

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