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DEDICATED TO

BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.

VOL. XXVIII.

TO BE CONTINUED OCCASIONALLY,

OR

ABOUT THREE NUMBERS ANNUALLY.

Omnes pensantur eâdem
Scriptores trutinâ.HOR. Epist.


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LETTER TO THE REV. SIR GEORGE LEE, Bart.

BY LORD NUGENT,

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR AYLESBURY.

MY DEAR SIR GEORGE,

SOME of my Electors have desired me to put through another edition, a Letter, which I addressed to them in 1820, on the Catholic Question. To any such desire, so expressed, I am, bound to attend; holding, as I do, from them and from you all the means I possess, or am ever likely to possess, of giving the support of a vote to any measure of public concern. At the same time, I know that it is not their wish that I should be called on to repeat, in a form which would in some respects be disagreeable to me, mere opinions, the repetition of which, if it would be irksome to myself, I may well conclude would be much more so to others. On looking at that publication, which is little more than a very hasty vindication of the course which I early adopted, and have always maintained, on the subject of the Catholic Claims, I see many reasons for wishing to put into a different shape whatever parts of it our friends may think worth being republished at this time. I find, it is true, no opinions advanced in it by which I am not still very willing that my conduct should be regulated and judged; but I find many things done carelessly, at least done in a manner which I may be allowed, after six years, to think might be better for reconsideration. But, my dear Sir George, I will confess that I have another motive for wishing to alter the form of that Letter, and address my Constituents through you. It is not on account of your profession as a clergyman, because, in my Pam. NO. LV.

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